The systems will be used in the production of advanced ceramic materials for applications requiring high thermal conductivity, such as high power LED lighting products and other cutting-edge heat sink substrates. 

The furnaces will perform a reaction on the materials in a controlled gaseous atmosphere at temperatures up to 2000°C. 

Furnace life

Harper’s advanced graphite vertical furnace is designed to overcome the engineering challenges associated with such high temperatures and enable long furnace life. The system also incorporates technology to manage the flowability of the material, preventing bridging of the materials and ultimately increasing production uptime. 

‘These integrated series of furnaces will also include materials handling and engineering of material throughput through multiple process steps,’ said Dr. Prasad Apte, director of technology at Harper International.  

ECRIM is a leader in the development of products for microelectronics and packaging, including fiber optics, infrared and semiconductor circuits.