Harmony Elastomers has commercialized a range of advanced elastomers for polymer and rubber markets.
Harmony is an offshoot of Compounding Engineering Solutions Inc. of Clifton, N.J. The unit also has developed natural fiber elastomers with unique properties, President Arash Kiani said.
The new materials are being marketed under the Harmony trade name. CES also offers toll compounding services to resin makers and to other compounders that want to tap into the firm's expertise in producing thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic vulcanizates and temperature-sensitive materials, Kiani added.
Harmony's product line includes blends of butyl rubber with polyethylene and polypropylene resins and a PP/cellulose blend. The unit also makes maleated grades of PE and PP.
Applications for Harmony materials include acoustical and vibration damping, construction adhesives, tire sealants and roof coatings. They also can be used in butyl tapes for architectural glazing, weatherproofing, automotive windshields and vacuum injection molding.
Kiani founded CES in 1999 along with Fred Burbank. Both had extensive experience with extruder maker Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.