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Some completed Tangram projects

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Plastics

  • Organisation and management of Business Workshops for the UK plastics industry on the customer needs.

  • Implementation of improved product development systems for extrusion companies

  • Development of wood-plastic composite materials and product designs.

  • Author of ‘Energy Management in Plastics Processing - Strategies, targets, techniques and tools’, PID publication.

  • Author of ‘Cost Management in Plastics Processing - Strategies, targets, techniques and tools’, PID publication.

  •  Author of ‘Plastics Profile Extrusion’, RAPRA publication.

  • Preparation of 'Energy Efficient Plastics Processing' manual for plastics processors.

  • Conduct of benchmarking exercises for energy use in injection moulding and extrusion blow moulding.

  • Training for effective Project Management.

  • Expert Witness reports on colour changes in PVC-U products.

  • Training for improved production management systems.

  • New product design, assessment and review.

  • Preparation of expert reports on technology status.

  • Review and implementation of Quality Management Systems for processors.

  • Review and implementation of Environmental Management Systems for processors.

Windows

  • Review and implementation of Quality Management Systems and Kitemarking for fabricators.

  • Review and implementation of Environmental Management Systems for fabricators.

  • Review and implementation of Health and Safety Systems for fabricators.

  • Implementation of production management systems for window productivity improvements.

  • Implementation of distribution management systems for improved customer service.

  • Training for improved production management systems.

  • Survey and preparation of condition reports of products and installations for domestic customers.

  • Window designs for wood-plastic composites.

  • New product design, assessment and review.

Energy Management

  • Energy usage surveys and energy reduction guidance for plastics processors.

  • Energy Management training for plastics processors.

  • Energy Management training for glass processors.

Waste Minimisation

  • Waste minimisation surveys and waste reduction guidance for plastics processors.

  • Waste minimisation training for plastics processors.

  • Preparation of expert reports on technology status.

Internet

  • Training manuals and documentation for Internet search engine operation.

  • Training manuals and documentation for Internet auction software and operation.

  • Web site creation, authoring and management for PVC-U Window companies, EU projects and Plastics Consultancy Network.

General

  • Management of DETR PII project for Domestic Window Energy Rating and subsequent creation of British Fenestration Rating Council.

  • Management of European Commission funded pan-European project (8 participating European countries) on Domestic Window Energy Rating.

  • Liaison with DETR on implementation of revised Building Regulations Approved Document Part L.