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 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 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.

Harper wins $38 million carbon fiber production contract
Harper will provide oxidation ovens, carbonization systems, waste gas abatement, fiber handling, controls and other services for an unidentified carbon fiber manufacturer.

Harper sells R&D carbon fiber line into Asian facility
An unnamed Asian manufacturer of carbon fiber has acquired one of Harper's Microline carbon fiber manufacturing systems for use in research and development and pre-production work.

SNECMA added to Carbon Fiber conference lineup
SNECMA's Bruno Dambrine will discuss carbon fiber production for the LEAP fan module, including use of RTM'd woven preforms, at CompositesWorld's Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, Dec. 9-12 in Knoxville, Tenn., USA.

Harper workshop reviews carbon fiber technology developments
Harper International's 2013 Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop gathered carbon fiber experts from academia, industry and public sector to focus on the future of carbon fiber research and development.

Harper announces carbon fiber R&D workshop
The free event aims to connect peers in the carbon fiber research space to network and share insights on material and process technology.

Carbon Fiber 2012 conference adds automotive molding presentation
CompositesWorld's Carbon Fiber conference, Dec. 4-6 in La Jolla, Calif., USA, has added a presentation from Quickstep about the use of Resin Spray Transmission in automotive composites manufacturing.

Carbon Fiber 2012 conference agenda set
CompositesWorld reports that it has set the agenda for Carbon Fiber 2012, the carbon fiber industry's must-attend event of the year, Dec. 4-6 in La Jolla, Calif., USA. The early bird registration deadline has also been extended to Nov. 9.

Harper International lands contract for ultrahigh-temperature pyrolization furnace
Rated at 2700°C/4892°F, the furnace will be used to process high-modulus carbon fiber for an undisclosed customer.

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