Advanced MaterialsHarper serves advanced, cutting-edge material industries with custom-engineered thermal processing systems. Our support to these emerging industries begins in early stages of research and development, whether at corporate R&D centers, universities, government institutions, or start-ups.  Harper is a partner through the entire development process assisting in the scale up and commercialization of advanced materials that will change our everyday lives.

Carbon Fiber began more than 40 years ago with simple small scale production plants.  Through partnerships with the leading producers and our continual innovation, current day production rates are 10 to 20x greater per production line.  Harper’s commitment to state of the art technology provides efficient and consistent production rates at the lowest operating costs allowing our clients to become ever more competitive. Together, Harper and our partners meet and exceed the needs of each new and challenging application.

Our cumulative experience and engineering expertise allows Harper to develop the optimum thermal processing system for your advanced material processing needs.  Harper furnaces, ovens and kilns include gas-solid or solid-solid reactors providing calcination, graphitization, carburization, controlled oxidation, reduction, purification, pyrolysis, drying, metalizing, debinding, waste remediation, and more. Precise control of temperature, process atmosphere, material flow, and residence time ensure consistent and uniform material production.

Harper is proud to collaborate with leaders in advanced material development on their most demanding product innovations.

Not sure which technology solution is right for your material process? Check out our quick guide here.

Learn more…