Paul Tuckner

Grace Technology and Development
1350 Helmo Ave. N.
Oakdale, MN
USA 55128

Biographical Sketch:
Paul Tuckner is currently the President of Grace Technology and Development. His current business focus is the development and support of test methods useful for measuring and integrating material properties into design. A primary part of this business is promoting and supporting the use of Compression Stress Relaxation Testing. Prior to starting this business 7 years ago, he had worked at Dyneon/3M for 28 years as a R&D, Application Development and Materials Engineer, specializing in Fluoroelastomers and Fluoroplastics. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry, with a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of St. Thomas. He has written and presented numerous SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and ACS (American Chemical Society) Rubber Division papers in the areas of Permeation, Compression Stress Relaxation and Sealing and has four patents.

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