Harper Awarded Contract for Carbon Fibre Processing in Brazil
Harper International/US, world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has finalized a contract with a client in Brazil for a research scale carbon fibre processing line.
The line will include Harper’s oxidation ovens, LT and HT furnaces, as well as a state-of-the-art HMI supervisory control interface, material handling and material treatment systems including creels, winders, tensions stand, electrolysis, washing and drying, as well as waste gas abatement systems. The fully integrated and extensively outfitted microline has capacity to process continuous tows of carbon fibre with high precision and outstanding data collection capabilities. The system will be used largely for investigation into use of carbon fibre, as well as to expand the local knowledge base and proficiency at the university level. Harper’s client is leading the first step forward in the Brazilian market to develop a carbon fibre industry and technology expertise.