Chris Tucker is currently Director of Process Engineering for NFM Welding Engineers, Inc. After graduating in 1984 with a BSChE from Syracuse University he worked for Welding Engineers, Inc as a Process Engineer, then Manager of Process Technology with a focus on finishing of polymers and reactive extrusion. In 1994 he joined Solvay Engineered Polymers as Process Engineering Manager, and later as Engineering Manager where he focused on Banbury and twin screw compounding of TPO materials. In 2000 he joined Trexel Inc as an OEM Manager performing technology transfers in microcellular foam injection molding processes.
He joined NFM Welding Engineers in 2002 as the Director of Process Engineering.
His current focus is on finishing of elastomers from dilute solution, from water slurry, and from emulsion (latex) in twin screw extruders. He has overseen the construction and operation of one of the largest scale contract pilot extrusion devolatilization facilities for handling of flammable liquids in the country.
Chris has published several papers and taught seminars on mixing at the University of Akron and the University of Wisconsin. He served on the SPE Extrusion Division Board of Directors from 2004 -2006.
Chris holds the following patents:
US 10,016,698 B2 “Polymer Solution Concentrator Machine and Devolatilization Process”
US 9,316,439 B2 “Dewatering Machine and Process”