Reedy Chemical Foam & Specialty Additives

9301-A Forsyth Park Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273 US

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Reedy International Gets New Name
Along with new headquarters, Reedy International has the new name of Reedy Chemical Foam & Specialty Additives.

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Six Rules to Keep You Out of Trouble In Foam Sheet Extrusion
Thermoplastic foam extrusion has proved advantageous to processors. But six essential rules are commonly overlooked.

Additives at NPE: Many Routes To ‘Greener’ Plastics
Just as eco-friendliness was a major theme in materials news at the big show in April, so it was with additives.

Magic color

Chemicals & Additives at NPE 2003
Compounders, molders, and extruders will find new answers to virtually all their additive needs at NPE 2003.

Wood-plastic and other natural-fiber composites

NPE News in Additives
Colorants were the most numerous class of additives making news at the huge triennial plastics exhibition last month in Chicago. Some of the new colorants were aimed at specialized applications, from natural-fiber composites to laser marking, while others were for aesthetic special effects, such as color shifts and diamond-like sparkle.

PLA resin blends

Enhancing Biopolymers: Additives Are Needed for Toughness, Heat Resistance & Processability
Plastics are going “green,” but they will need some help to get there. Biodegradable polymers derived from renewable resources are attracting lots of interest and publicity, but that enthusiasm is counterbalanced by persistent questions of availability, cost, performance, and processability. All these issues are inter-related: Increasing demand will lead to more capacity, which will presumably lead to lower prices. But the foundation is market demand, which ultimately depends on whether biopolymers will have the performance properties and processability to compete with existing non-renewable plastics.

Foaming Agent

Foaming Agent for PE, PS, PVC, Elastomers
A new endothermic/exothermic blended foaming agent is said to work in extrusion and injection of a variety of polymers, including PE, PS, PVC, and both thermoset and thermoplastic elastomers.

‘Universal’ Blowing/Nucleating Agents
A new universal masterbatch of an endothermic chemical nucleating and blowing agent is designed for foam injection molding and extrusion.

Cryovac’s foamed PLA trays

Foamed PLA Shows Promise In Biodegradable Meat Trays
Foamed food trays made of polylactic acid (PLA) resin, the corn-based biopolymer, have a commercial toehold in Europe and are undergoing market tests here.

Ciba’s Irgaclear XT-386 clarifyingnucleating agent

New Additives and Colorants To Debut at K 2007
The world’s largest plastics show next month in Dusseldorf will highlight an unusual mix of new polymer additives, including some based on novel chemistries that reportedly set new levels of performance.

Lead-free colors for PVC

NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Chemicals and Additives
There were new additives for every need at NPE 2006: Make your plastics prettier with new colorants. Make them stronger with new fillers and reinforcements. Make them lighter with foaming agents. Or just make them go away with improved purging agents and biodegradable masterbatches.

Hyperform HPN-20E

What to See at NPE 2006: Chemicals and Additives
Compounders, molders, and extruders will be treated to a wide range of new additives at NPE 2006.

Edge tear of WPC boards

Wood-Filled Plastics: They Need the Right Additives for Strength, Good Looks, and Long Life
Wood-plastic composites, or WPCs, are already a 1.3-billion-lb market and are growing at 20% annually.

Arosperse line of carbon blacks

Colorants and Additives Make a Splash at NPE 2003
Molders, extruders, and compounders found a host of new additives, including colorants, compatibilizers, impact modifiers, foaming agents, and processing aids.

Product Categories of Reedy Chemical Foam & Specialty Additives

Antiblocking Agents
Antiblocking Concentrates
Blowing Agents--Chemical Type
Blowing Agents--Concentrates
Lubricants
Nucleating/Clarifying Agents
Purging Compounds