Harper International finalized a contract for a research-scale carbon-fiber processing line for a leading carbon-fiber research institute in Asia. The Microline™ includes oxidation ovens, LT and HT furnaces, a state-of-the-art HMI supervisory control interface, material-handling and treatment systems, and waste-gas abatement systems. The line also includes Harper’s ultrahigh temperature (UHT) furnace technology, which is rated to 2800°C (5072°F) for advanced carbon-fiber development.

The Microline has the ability to process continuous tows of carbon fiber with high precision and data-collection capabilities. Its features offer increased versatility and flexibility for the customer’s adjustments and modifications during R&D trials.