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Dr. Robin Kent: B.Eng (Hons), Ph.D.


Materials and Design

  • Materials selection

  • Product design

  • Product engineering


  • Health and safety and training

  • Profile and sheet extrusion

  • Quality assurance

  • Rotational moulding

  • Thermoforming

Secondary Operations



  • Energy management

  • Environmental and recycling

  • Expert witness and legal

  • Strategic planning and forecasting


  • Automotive

  • Building

  • General products

  • Packaging

Other Skills

  • Authoring

  • Benchmarking

  • Project management

  • Training

  • Translation

  • Trouble shooting

  • Web site design and manufacture
          (Webmaster for this site)

Cost Management in Plastics Processing

Energy Management in Plastics Processing

Personal Profile

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.

His publications include over 400 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 industry awards.

He is immediate past Chairman of the Plastics Consultancy Network - the foremost grouping of plastics consultants in the world.

Dr Kent is a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Dr Kent is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners and Freeman of the City of London.

Company Profile

  • Tangram Technology Ltd. was formed in 1996 as a technology based consultancy dealing with the needs of the plastics processing industry.

  • Tangram provides high quality change management, technical writing, training, product design consultancy and field services.

  • Our 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.

  • We specialise in injection moulding and extrusion technology.

  • Tangram is not a general engineering or management consultancy and supplies the specialist technical knowledge that is needed by these industries.

Products and Services

Click here for a summary of some projects we have completed

  • 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.

  • Change Management

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.

  • Technical Writing

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.

  • Training Seminars

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.

  • Product Design

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.

  • Field Service

We carry out a truly independent review and assessment of your needs for new machinery or systems.

Health Checks, Customer Set-up & Service, Information & Telephone Service.

Contact Address


33 Gaping Lane, HITCHIN, HERTS. SG5 2JE

Tel: 01462 437 686

email: pcn@tangram.co.uk

Web site: www.tangram.co.uk

Specialist Consulting Engineers for Plastics Processing.