July 2014 – New Case Study Posted: Partnership for Manufacturing Excellence

Harper Pulse TeamCheck out Harper’s latest case study featuring our Pulse Team’s success with implementing operational reliability through exceptional service support. Today’s demands for superior quality, performance, reliability and minimized downtime require a new level of timely, comprehensive aftermarket service. Harper’s Pulse team is a one call solution to all of your technical and commercial needs.

Read the case study here.


May 2014 – Harper PhDs author article on Nuclear Materials for Ceramic Industry

HarperHarper experts have a long history in advance material processing and helping nuclear fuel producers meet increasing industry demands. Check out the latest article authored by two of Harper’s PhDs, “Ceramic Oxide-Based Nuclear Fuel Materials: Critical Considerations and Advancements in Thermal Processing” to learn  about the processing steps for making nuclear fuel for use in reactors.

Read the article here.


December 2013- Harper Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Microline™ Carbon Fiber Research System

Oxidation Oven for Carbon Fiber ProcessingHarper announces its selection by a Carbon Fiber company in Asia for a multi-million dollar contract for their state-of-the-art Microline™ system. The complete process line incorporates thermal systems including oxidation ovens, carbonization furnaces and a UHT (Ultra High Temperature) furnace system, surface treatment, sizing application, handling equipment, gas treatment, and advanced control systems. The Microline will be customized to support the client’s advanced fiber development program for Carbon Fiber research.

Read the full press release here.


November 2013- Harper’s Cutting Edge Pilot Line is Highlight of Upcoming CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber Conference

ORNL Carbon Fiber Technology CenterVisit Knoxville this December 9-12 and see Harper’s one-of-a-kind Pilot Carbon Fiber Line at Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the 2013 CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber Conference. This flexible and versatile line is the highlight of the 4-day event which concludes with a detailed facility tour.

The Harper designed line supports ORNL’s Low Cost Carbon Fiber research and technology transfer, with a focus on operation under multiple precursor platforms. The facility aims to be a collaborative research center and is designed as one of the most sophisticated and capable lines in the industry.  Harper was selected for the contract due to its capability to successfully design, manufacture, install, and commission a fully integrated carbon fiber process line.

To learn more about the event and tour, visit the Carbon Fiber Conference website.


August 2013- Harper Releases New 3D Video Featuring Scale Up of Carbon Fiber Lines

video picCheck out Harper’s latest video that brings to life the critical Carbon Fiber scale up path from small scientific research lines to full scale production in full 3D animation.

Harper’s expertise and passion is in helping customers meet their key business and technical objectives, no matter what scale of operation, and assisting in the successful scale up to the next level of production. In this video, several real world Carbon Fiber equipment installations are referenced including those at Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

See it now…


July 2013- Harper Reports Success at 2013 Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop

Light Bulb1Over 150 participants from the Carbon Fiber composites research space from around the world gathered in Buffalo, NY in July at the 2013 Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop, a unique opportunity to network and share insights on the latest development efforts in this growing market. Harper’s goal was to bring together thought leaders from the US and abroad from academia, industry, and the public sector for an exciting program on the future of Carbon Fiber research from the perspective of material development, process technology, and export control considerations. On display was Harper’s complete Carbon Fiber Microline™ research system, the world’s most flexible and highly tailored system, designed to support the unique needs of research and development efforts.

The technical sessions schedule was praised by attendees for both its diversity and depth, including speakers from renowned organizations such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ford Europe, University at Tennessee, India Institute of Technology, Clemson University, Applied NanoStructured Solutions, a Lockheed Martin Company, and many more. Attendees from almost 20 countries gathered in Buffalo and were treated by exceptional company and weather during a dinner excursion to the famous Niagara Falls.

“The quality of technical content and networking interactions exceeded our expectations, as reinforced by many attendees that I spoke with,” commented Diana Robbins, Vice President of Marketing and Sales Administration. “We are just so pleased to be a catalyst in the carbon fiber market, to help if even in a small way move this highly impactful material closer to its full realization as a life-changing technology for all applications to benefit from.”

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