Robin Kent is founder and managing director of British consulting firm Tangram Technology Ltd. He formed Tangram in March 1996 to address the needs of U.K. plastics processors, window systems suppliers, window fabricators, specifiers and consumers. He also has become an expert on energy management for all types of plastics processors. For the past 36 years he has been involved with plastics processing in a variety of sectors, from extrusion to injection molding. Kent also has also been very active in unplasticized vinyl (PVC-U) extrusion and windows since 1981. He has many years experience in product design, having worked as technical director for several major plastics processing companies in the U.K. and Europe. An Australian native, Kent has a bachelor of engineering honors degree in materials engineering from Monash University in Australia and a Ph.D. in solid-state polymer physics from the University of Surrey in England. He has published more than 220 technical papers and articles on plastics and windows and is a regular lecturer at conferences on materials processing and PVC-U windows.
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Next it addresses these questions:
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