PRA Membership brings many benefits. Membership of PRA is open to all surface coatings related businesses including paint, ink, adhesive and sealant manufacturers, chemical raw material suppliers, other research associations, instrument equipment manufacturers, end users of coatings and consultants.
The Paint Research Association (PRA) was founded in 1926 as an independent association of member companies to support innovation and growth in the surface coatings sector. PRA is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee and has no shareholders. It was founded by the industry, for the industry and is sustained by involvement in the membership, as well as the continued use of its services.
At the beginning of 2009, PRA merged with another research & technology association, Pera which has similar aims & objectives right across manufacturing industry. PRA now operates as a business unit within Pera and is governed by a management team with the support of an Advisory Board of Member Representatives, which meets quarterly. Each year there is an Annual General Meeting of Members, open to all member companies.
You do not have to be a member to benefit from PRA services but membership is recommended. Members receive a selection of free services, discounts on all other services and priority attention from PRA staff, as well as certain member only events.
Whether you want to drive your business to the fore in your sector, or improve the way you do things or do
something absolutely new, PRA is better placed than ever to help you. It is what we are here to do, and what your membership is for. PRA members receive a world of benefits:
We have been helping companies innovate, improve and grow for over 80 years so enjoy making the most of your PRA membership;
Fees are determined in relation to scale of business and extent of use of PRA services. Discounts on consultancy services are also available – contact the Membership Secretary for details.