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The first Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop, held July 25-26 2013, offered a unique opportunity to network and share insights on the latest development efforts in this growing market.  Harper’s goal was to bring together thought leaders from the US and abroad from academia, industry, and the public sector for an exciting program on the future of Carbon Fiber research from the perspective of material development, process technology, and export control considerations. On display was Harper’s complete Carbon Fiber Microline™ research system, the world’s most flexible and highly tailored system, designed to support the unique needs of research and development efforts.

Representatives from the following organizations registered for the event from around the world, including companies from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Thailand, Korea, China, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia and India.

– Advanced Green Innovations, LLC
– Air Products & Chemicals
– Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
– Americarb
– Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc
– Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC
– Astris
– BorgWarner Inc
– Braskem
– Cadex
– Carbon Fibre Technologies International Ltd
– Carlisle Brake & Friction – Carbon Group
– Cedar Creek P&T, Inc.
– Centro Tecnológico da Marinha em São Paulo
– Clemson University
– CompositesWorld
– DOWAKSA
– Eastman Machine Company
– Epsilon Composite
– eSpin Technologies, Inc.
– EWI
– Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
– Fiber-Line LLC
– Fibraforce AG
– Ford Motor Company
– Georgia Institute of Technology
– Georgia Pacific Chemicals
– GloCal Network Corporation
– GoCarbonFiber
– GrafTech International
– HC Composite
– Herman Carbon Tech Co, Ltd
– Hexcel
– Hills, Inc.
– hubz
– Hyosung
– Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
– Innventia
– International Fibers, Ltd.
– Iowa State University
– JEC Composites
– Jilin Petrochemical Research Institute
– Jürgen Holz Industrievertretungen GmbH
– Kemrock Industries and Exports Limited
– Keyone Engineering Co., Ltd
– Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology
– Kureha America, LLC.
– Larkin Trade International (LTI)
– Laveena Engineering
– Leesona Corporation
– M Plan GmbH (BMW)
– M.A.E. S.p.A.
– Mecanica Solutions
– Mitsubishi Carbon Fibers and Composites
– Montero USA, Inc.
– NanoLab
– NCB Fintechproject
– Nume Kimya
– NV LIOF Industrial Bank
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
– Oerlikon Barmag
– OJSC “VNIISV”
– OMNIA LLC
– OptaFuel
– PH Windsolutions
– Praxair, Inc.
– Reliance Industries Ltd
– Rochester Institute of Technology
– RTI
– SABIC
– SGL Carbon Fibers
– SIMCO
– Steward Advanced Materials
– Thai Acrylic FIbre Co., Ltd
– The University of Tokyo
– Toray Carbon Fibers America
– U.S. Department of Commerce
– U.S. Department of Energy
– University at Buffalo
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
– University of Alberta
– University of British Columbia
– University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research
– University of Tennessee, Knoxville
– UTC Aerospace Systems
– VOLKSWAGEN Group of America, Inc.
– Zavod ATI Industrial Park
– Zoltek Corporation

The Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop was FREE to attend, including shuttle transportation to and from the workshop and the Niagara Falls dinner excursion, as well as meals/refreshments during workshop hours as indicated in the agenda. All airfare and hotel costs were the responsibility of the attendee.