Harper Lands Contract for Complete Pilot Scale Carbon Fibre Line
The line will be installed in Europe to produce carbon fibre for use in advanced communication technology. The fully integrated line incorporates several progressive design features for the production of carbon fibre from 6K PAN precursor and is engineered for higher than traditional processing speeds. Harper will supply its advanced oxidation oven technology, LT and HT slot furnaces rated for 1000 and 1600 °C respectively, fibre surface treatment and size application conditioning, waste gas abatement, and material transport systems. Harper has installed carbon fibre lines for many applications of various scale, ranging from “micro-lines” to lab and production scale pilot lines to full production scale lines (07/2011).