Dr. Robin Kent (B.Eng (Hons), Ph.D.)
Dr. Robin Kent
has a B.Eng.(Hons.)
in Materials Engineering from Monash University (Australia) and a Ph.D. in
Polymer Physics from the University of Surrey (UK).
Dr Kent has been
involved with plastics processing since 1972 in a variety of sectors
ranging from extrusion to injection moulding. He has many years experience
in product design, having worked as Technical Director for several of the
major plastics processing and window systems companies in UK and Europe.
As an independent consultant, he has carried out energy surveys and
assessments on over 250 companies throughout the world.
include over 250 technical and management papers on plastics and windows
and 6 books on plastics processing. He regularly lectures on energy
management in plastics processing and materials technology throughout the
world. He has chaired 5 committees setting standards for the UK plastics
and window industry and is a regular judge for major plastics and glazing
He currently sits
on the Research and Technical Committees of the Centre for Window and
Cladding Technology and is immediate past Chairman of the Plastics
Consultancy Network - the foremost grouping of plastics consultants in the
Dr Kent is a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Dr Kent is a
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners and Freeman of the City of
Technology Ltd. was formed in 1996 as a technology based consultancy dealing with the
needs of the plastics processing, plastics building products and PVC-U windows industries.
provides high quality change management, technical writing, training, product design
consultancy and field services these industries.
client base consists of plastics processors, window systems designers, window fabricators,
specifiers, large contractors, hardware manufacturers and consumers and includes many of
the largest plastics processing companies in the UK.
specialise in injection moulding and extrusion technology and produced the recent RAPRA
Review Report on Plastics Profile Extrusion.
is not a general engineering or management consultancy and supplies the specialist
technical knowledge that is needed by these industries.
Energy and Environmental Management
We survey and assess plastics processing factories for energy efficiency and
provide detailed programmes for energy efficiency improvements. We manage
the energy reduction process inside the factory. We develop, install and
externally monitor Environmental Management Systems.
Energy Management Surveys, Development and
installation of Energy Management Systems, Development and installation of
Environmental Management Systems, Training for Energy Managers.
We develop and implement manufacturing strategies, quality systems and Health and
Safety management systems to meet the requirements of the latest legislation. We can also
provide project management services for similar large projects.
Manufacturing Strategy, Quality Management, Factory
Layout, Health & Safety Management, Project Management.
We develop technical literature to back-up or sell your products. These can be complex
product manuals, specification guides or internal training information. All are designed
to your needs and to a variety of formats from paper based to Help files or web pages.
Product Manuals & Technical Information, Specification Guides, Help Files
& Expert Systems, Public Relations & Article Generation, Quality Documentation
Services, Web Site Generation and Management.
We provide standard courses and also develop special courses to your specifications.
Manufacturing Strategy, Quality Management, PVC-U Windows - Technical Aspects,
How to specify PVC-U windows, Statistical Process Control, Potential Failure Mode Effects
Analysis, Health & Safety, Project & Design Management.
We help to design and produce new products. At the forefront of product developments
for 20 years we help to get your product to market.
Product Design & Management.
We carry out a truly independent review and assessment of your needs for new machinery
Health Checks, Customer Set-up & Service, Information & Telephone
TANGRAM TECHNOLOGY Ltd.
P.O. Box 24, HITCHIN, HERTS. SG5 2FP
Tel: 01462 437 686
Specialist Consulting Engineers for Plastics Processing, Plastics Building Products
and PVC-U Windows.