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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.