R&D Specialties

A. A. Parker creates value by providing an economical and efficient alternative to conventional in-house R&D.  A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC has been in the business of providing R&D services to a wide array of organizations since 2001. R&D specialties include silanes and adhesion, polymer science, surface chemistry, polymer processing, formulation chemistry, coatings chemistry, and spectroscopic techniques for problem solving.
Science, Art, Invent, Create.  A. A. Parker uses science and art to invent and create in multiple fields, and in multiple disciplines. Product development success is limited only by the bounds of what can be imagined. The evidence speaks for itself – A. A. Parker has more than 30 patents with examples of commercial successes in multiple business fields – spanning from wood composites & biopolymers to medical devices and surface treatments for guidewires, pigments, windshields, and even musical instrument strings.  A partial list of A. A. Parker’s specializations and services is provided below.
  • Product Development – polymer applications, adhesives, composites, surface treatments, green chemistry, coatings, and medical devices
  • Product & Materials Research – silanes and adhesion, polymer science & surface chemistry, formulation chemistry, materials science & analytical consulting
  • Intellectual Property – invention, creation & patent assistance
  • Process/Product Performance & Problem Solving – statistically designed experimental methods, pilot trials, production scale-up
  • Management Consulting – strategic planning, marketing strategy, technical staffing, cost analysis
  • Short Courses (as taught at Pittcon) – Industrial Problem Solving Using Thermal Analysis Techniques, Language and Matter: Technical Writing for Industrial Scientists and Managers, and Industrial Problem Solving Using NMR Techniques
  • A. A. Parker’s Building Blocks polymers, metals, glass, plastics, ceramics, paper, wood, metal oxides, organosilanes, bio-based materials, polyurethanes, epoxies, silanes, polysiloxanes, polyolefins, PVC, hot-melts, 2-component adhesive systems, single-component systems, UV curable monomers, silicones, acrylics, isocyanates, graft copolymers, PVA, PVAc, phosphonates, other large & small molecules, chiral molecules, PVB, EVA, PVC, titanium, phosphor bronze, brass, stainless steel
  • A. A. Parker’s Tools & Techniques FTIR (surfaces, solids, liquids), NMR (solid state and solution), XPS, DMA, DSC, TGA, statistical DOE’s, sedimentation, refractive index (Becke method), contact angle goniometer, extruders, presses, viscometers, microscopes, guitars, microphones, preamps, piano, bass, and harmonica

Title – We Need Love (reprise)

Artist – Tony Parker
From the Album We Need Love
© 2009, Starlite MacPark (ASCAP)
Featuring the first recordings made with organosilane surface-treated titanium acoustic guitar strings (U.S. Patent 7,476,791)