Controlling Energy Use in Plastics Processing

Dates: To be verified.

Duration: 1 Day

Location: 7 Centre Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 RT29

Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance

Full Fee: €200.00 (inclusive of course materials, lunch and refreshments)

Course code: 143

Programme overview

Controlling Energy Use in Plastics Processing


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

Join First Polymer Training Skillnet at this seminar 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 seminar is focused on giving you the practical tools to reduce your energy bill. It is your opportunity to hear the views of the 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 organisation.


Learning outcomes

  • You will learn how to manage energy efficiently in your site
  • You will learn the basics in energy management such as how to effectively monitor and track energy use, and provides a thorough understanding of motors, the use of compressed air, cooling systems and drying polymers.

Who is the course for

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.

Trainer 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). 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 industry and as an independent consultant, he has carried out energy surveys and assessments on over 500 companies 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’.

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