July 2015 – Harper Reports Success at Pre-Conference Site Visit & Tour

Harper OvenIt was a successful event for the GOCarbonFibre 2015 pre-conference site visit at Harper International in Buffalo, New York. Attendees received the unique opportunity to tour Harper’s research and development Microline™ and 3 Meter Oxidation Oven. Harper’s PhD and technical experts led small group tours of each unit operation, including the Oxidation Oven, LT and HT Furnace systems, UHT Furnace system, and advanced control systems, offering insight into the advantages of this state-of-the-art line. The day culminated in a networking dinner next to historic Niagara Falls.



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July 2015 – Breaking News! Harper to Display Cutting Edge Production Scale Oxidation Oven on GOCarbonFiber Tour

Section of an Advanced Carbon Fiber Oxidation Oven Designed by Harper International Harper is excited to announce that its production scale Oxidation Oven will be on display as a part of the July 20th pre-conference tour for GOCarbonFiber!

A section of Harper’s advanced three (3) meter, 1500 TPY of 12K parallel flow Oven will be available for viewing and questions with Bill Stry, PhD, who is also speaking on Wednesday at the GOCarbonFiber conference on “Novel Oxidation Oven Technology for the Next Generation of Carbon Fiber Manufacturing”. Harper’s cutting edge design offers a multitude of improvements beyond what’s available on the market today, including energy efficiency features, minimization of the chimney effect, improved velocity uniformity and range, and optimal control of the reaction ultimately enhancing fiber quality. 

It’s not too late to sign up for GOCarbonFiber. Click here or contact Harper for more info.

April 2015 – The Big GOCarbonFibre Agenda Reveal: Who Will You Learn From This July?

Harper Carbon Fiber OvenJoin us from July 20-22 in Niagara Falls to learn from over 20 of the most influential minds in the composites industry. This year’s forum will cover the most topical issues that you want to hear about, including market overviews, carbon fiber automotive applications, new developments in carbon fiber manufacturing, and more. The GOCarbonFiber agenda will feature presentations from thought leaders from across the supply chain, including Zoltek, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cytec and more.

See the agenda here.

March 2015 – Harper’s Feature on Selecting Rotary Furnaces for Advanced Materials Processing

materials-group-of-4_0438Harper’s material processing expertise is the focus of this article on AZoM.com (the A to Z of Materials), with Sales Engineer Brian Fuller offering technical advice in the area of Rotary Tube furnaces. Ideal for continuous processing of advanced materials such as granular, powder, or particulate aggregates in high purity and specialty atmosphere environments at temperatures up to 3000°C, this article gives insights to key considerations and design features.

Read the full article here.

February 2015 – Harper to Host Exclusive Microline™ Tour during GOCarbonFibre Conference in July

Harper Oxidation OvenHarper is excited to announce a partnership with GOCarbonFibre for the 2015 North America Conference! We are honored to be hosting a pre-conference site visit to our facility in Buffalo, NY, including a tour of our cutting-edge research and development Microline™ on July 20th. Our PhD and technical experts will lead insightful tours of our innovative R&D line for carbon fiber, culminating in a networking dinner that evening next to historic Niagara Falls, hosted by Harper.

Learn more about the conference here.


January 2015 – Harper Awarded Contract for Multiple Furnaces by Chinese Research Institute for Thermal Processing of Advanced Ceramic Powders

Example of Harper’s High Temperature Rotary FurnacesHarper has finalized a contract exceeding $3M USD for high temperature Vertical and Rotary reactors to support East China Research Institute of Microelectronics (ECRIM). The systems will be used in the production of advanced ceramic materials for applications requiring high thermal conductivity such as high power LED lighting products and other cutting-edge heat sink substrates.

Read the full press release here.

November 2014 – Harper Partners with University of Colorado Boulder to Engineer Cutting-Edge R&D System for Advanced Magnesium Processing

Harper InternationalHarper has finalized a contract for a research scale high-temperature reactor to support University of Colorado Boulder’s development of magnesium for lightweight vehicle parts. With a $3.6M grant from the U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, the CU-Boulder research team will utilize the Harper reactor to produce magnesium and synthesis gas, or syngas, a precursor for synthetic gasoline.

Read the full press release here.

September 2014 – Harper Awarded Contract by Leading Asian Research Institute for Advanced Carbon Fiber Microline™ for approximately $5M USD

Oxidation OvensHarper International has finalized a contract for a research scale Carbon Fiber processing line for use by a leading Carbon Fiber research institute in Asia. The Harper Microline™ will include innovative oxidation ovens, LT and HT furnaces, state-of-the-art HMI supervisory control interface, material handling and treatment systems, and waste gas abatement systems.

Read the full press release here.