3-Part Workshop: Controlling Energy Use in Plastics Processing

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Controlling Energy Use in Plastics Processing



All workshop days are from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

June 3, 2024
June 4, 2024
June 5, 2024

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Nonmembers $800

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Discover how you can lower your energy use and cut your energy bills while improving the sustainability of your company.

Join SPE at this workshop as energy expert Dr. Robin Kent walks you through all aspects of the plastics manufacturing process, showing time and energy-saving techniques at each stage.

This workshop is focused on giving you practical tools to reduce your energy bill. It is your opportunity to hear the views of one of the world’s leading experts on energy and energy management in the plastics industry. It is aimed at senior and middle managers who are responsible for energy management within their companies. The event will show you how to save energy and save money for your organization.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for professionals at any level with an interest in, or those responsible for, improving the way that energy is managed within their manufacturing facility and reducing overhead costs.


Robin Kent
Managing Director
Tangram Technology Ltd.

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). He has been involved with plastics processing since 1971 in a variety of sectors ranging from extrusion to injection moulding. He has wide experience in product design, having worked as Technical Director for several of the major plastics processing and window systems companies in UK and Europe. Since 1995, he has specialised in energy management for the plastics processing industry and as an independent consultant, he has carried out energy surveys and assessments on over 500 plastics processors throughout the world. His publications include over 500 technical and management articles and papers on plastics and windows and 10 books on plastics processing. He regularly lectures on cost and 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 industry awards.

Dr Kent is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Energy Manager. Dr Kent is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners and Freeman of the City of London. He is a past Chairman of the Plastics Consultancy Network – the foremost grouping of plastics consultants in the world. He was awarded the Plastics Industry Awards 2010 ‘Personal Contribution’ award for his work as ‘a champion of energy efficiency and for helping numerous processors to make savings through better energy use’.

Why Should You Attend?

Cost Efficiency: Energy consumption constitutes a substantial segment of operational expenses within polymer processing facilities. Typically, it ranks as the third most significant cost factor (following materials and labor) or even the second in highly automated plants. Enhancing energy efficiency allows companies to curtail their energy expenditures, thereby exerting a considerable influence on their overall profitability.

Environmental Responsibility: The generation and consumption of energy are primary contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and environmental deterioration. The adoption of energy-efficient practices in polymer processing substantially diminishes the industry's carbon footprint, playing a pivotal role in mitigating climate change and alleviating environmental harm.

Productivity: Energy efficiency is intricately tied to the productivity of the plant. By acquiring and implementing best practices for energy efficiency, you can unlock the full potential of your polymer plant, thereby boosting throughput and reaping greater benefits from its operational capacity.

Questions? Contact:

For questions, contact Iván D. López.

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