Harper International

A global provider of complete process solutions for the production of carbon fiber. From research-scale to full production, the company designs, engineers and manufactures the most efficient and advanced thermal processing systems available, including furnaces and ovens.

4455 Genesee St.
Ste. 123
Buffalo, NY 14225 US


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Carbon Fiber Conference 2019

Carbon Fiber 2019 issues call for papers
The Carbon Fiber 2019 conference will be held Nov. 19-21 in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.

Harper International carbon fiber oven

Harper International releases next-generation oxidation oven system
Harper International (Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.) announces the release of its next-generation oxidation oven system, as well as enhancements to its high-temperature (HT) furnace systems.

carbon fiber LT simulation

Harper, Oak Ridge National Labs progress in carbon fiber simulation joint project
The companies have completed the first phase of the joint project, developing a computational model for low-temperature pre-carbonization furnaces.

Carbon Fiber 2018

Carbon Fiber 2018 issues call for papers
The Carbon Fiber 2018 conference will be held Dec. 4 – Dec. 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, CA, US.

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Harper International to supply production scale carbon fiber processing plants
Company awarded multiple projects for advanced carbon fiber production systems.

Coal as an avenue to low-cost carbon fibers
An update on efforts to produce pitch-based fibers from low-cost coal.

Harper, Ferrite to partner on microwave solutions for industrial material processing
Harper will integrate FMT’s unique heating technology into its furnace systems.

JEC World 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

New Harper, ORNL project to focus on carbon fiber production equipment
The project includes analysis of critical processing factors, such as temperature, gas flow and chemical reaction, in carbon fiber production equipment.

Alternative precursor R&D: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, US) has been at the forefront of North American research into alternatives to the polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor used to make aerospace-grade carbon fiber.

CAMX 2015 preview: Harper Internatonal
Harper International (Buffalo, NY, US) is emphasizing at CAMX the results of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling to simulate the operation of ovens, low-temperature (LT) furnaces and high-temperature (HT) furnaces in a carbon fiber production line.

New Harper oxidation oven meets key performance metrics
Data was acquired at temperatures up to 280°C and air velocities up to 4 meters per second.

Harper International awarded contract for advanced carbon fiber MICROLINE
Asian carbon fiber research institute buys research scale carbon fiber processing line featuring ultra high temperature for advanced carbon fiber development for $5 million.

JEC Europe 2014 Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

CF 2011: Comment on end-markets and initiatives
Six speakers at the Carbon Fiber 2011 conference (December 2011) report on their organizations' activities in the carbon fiber market.

JEC Paris 2011 Review
This annual Paris trade event’s statistics signal an advanced composites resurgence.

JEC Composites Paris: 2011 Product Showcase
The news from this annual Parisian in-gathering of composites professionals is heavily weighted toward automotive lightweighting.

carbon fiber winders, carbon fibre

The making of carbon fiber
A look at the process by which precursor becomes carbon fiber through a careful (and mostly proprietary) manipulation of temperature and tension.

CW2008 booth

COMPOSITESWORLD Expo 2008 Showcase
The inaugural COMPOSITESWORLD Expo Conference and Exhibition draws participants from all segmentsof the industry, including many new faces.

SAMPE ’08 technology showcase
Billed as the world’s largest advanced materials trade event, SAMPE’s 2008 Symposium and Exhibition returned to Long Beach.

Product Categories of Harper International

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Curing ovens/lamp arrays
    • Drying equipment
    • Furnaces
    • Metal-treating and metal bonding equipment
    • Ovens
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Ovens, oxidation
Composite Structures & Components
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Repair services, equipment and machines
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials