Courses & Workshops

Training courses are held at the PRA Coatings Technology Centre, Hampton only half an hour from London's Heathrow Airport.

Prices are per delegate and include all course materials, tea, coffee and a light lunch. VAT payable at 20% and accommodation are not included.

Special Booking Offer

Book 2 or more people on the same course at the same time and receive a 5% discount.

Coatings for Wood & Wood-Based Substrates

The special characteristics of wood and their influence on coating formulation for maintenance and industrial coatings are described in detail.The course will be useful for those involved in formulating or specifying coatings for wood.

This course is scheduled according to demand. Please use our Contact Form to register your interest.

Colour Measurement & Colour Control

Designed to be useful to those engaged in any industry where colour is of importance. It will be especially of value to employees in the: paint, ink, plastics, surface coatings and graphic arts industries.

This course provides foundation knowledge in the concepts, terminology and assessment methods used in colour science. In addition, practical exercises using viewing cabinets, colour measuring equipment and demonstration software are used to illustrate the link between the theoretical and practical aspects of colour measurement and control

The next date for this course has not been scheduled yet. If you would like us to let you know the next date as soon as it is scheduled please use our Contact Form to let us know.

Making Competitive Intelligence Work in Coatings

Stay on top of your competitors and derive powerful insights into their businesses. This workshop provides the skills and tools to begin to exploit Competitive Intelligence actively within the coatings market. Participants will be provided with a simple audit checklist to allow a preliminary assessment of the status of Competitive Intelligence.

This course is scheduled according to demand. Please use our Contact Form to register your interest.

Market Research in the Coatings Industry

This leading edge workshop designed will give participants a clear understanding of Market Research as well as the practical skills and tools to carry out systematic Market Research and to set up a Market Research network. The workshop has been designed for all those involved in strategic planning in the coatings and related markets

This course is scheduled according to demand. Please use our Contact Form to register your interest.

Networking for Business Development in the Coatings Sector

An interactive workshop for all those within the coating sector whose role is to grow the business, and who wish to enhance their networking skills and make their networking more effective.

This course is scheduled according to demand. Please use our Contact Form to register your interest.

Paint & Coatings Basics

Designed for anyone who is either a newcomer to a paint related field or does not have a scientific background. It will be particularly useful to sales and marketing personnel.

The course provides an introduction to paint technology. It will explain why paints are used and from what they are made. Other aspects include manufacture and application, testing and performance. A commercial overview of the major markets is also included.

29 April 2014
445.00 ‒ PRA Member • 495.00 ‒ Standard Price

25 November 2014
445.00 ‒ PRA Member • 495.00 ‒ Standard Price

Paint Technology

Designed for newcomers to the industry who need a firm foundation in the technology of surface coatings

A comprehensive and intensive four day course that contains an overview of the raw materials used in surface coatings and their contribution to the final properties of the coatings. The study of coating systems emphasises the changes taking place in modern technology.

12 15 May 2014
1362.00 ‒ PRA Member • 1550.00 ‒ Standard Price

10 13 November 2014
1362.00 ‒ PRA Member • 1550.00 ‒ Standard Price

Patent Searching for the Coatings & Allied Industries

An interactive workshop for locating and retrieving patent information from freely available sources.Course participants will be provided with a workbook and quick links to useful web pages.

This course is scheduled according to demand. Please use our Contact Form to register your interest.

Powder Coating Technology

Designed for those responsible for the introduction and use of coating powders and for those, who on a day-to-day basis, wish to apply them efficiently and effectively.

This intensive two-day course includes an insight into the formulation and manufacture of both thermoplastic and thermosetting coating powders. The course includes a practical session during which there will be an opportunity for delegates to apply coating powders.

2 3 December 2014
793.00 ‒ PRA Member • 899.00 ‒ Standard Price

Principles of Waterborne Coatings

Designed to appeal to a wide cross section of interests.

The course provides an in depth overview of the special features that distinguish waterborne technology from other generic types such as solventborne, high solids etc. Major types of waterborne technology will be covered including waterborne dispersions ('latexes'), solutions and emulsions.

3 4 June 2014
793.00 ‒ PRA Member • 899.00 ‒ Standard Price

Print & Ink Technology

Designed to appeal to a wide cross section of interests.

This three day course provides a firm foundation in the terminology and concepts used in print & printing ink technology. The course covers the formulation, application, manufacture and testing of inks, and reviews in the context of the inks and substrates all the various printing processes.

14 16 October 2014
1173.00 ‒ PRA Member • 1300.00 ‒ Standard Price

Professional Paint Formulation

Designed for suppliers of raw materials, formulators and production personnel.

This course provides an overview of the many factors involved in developing commercial formulations. Additionally participants are shown how to locate sources of raw material information and to use formulating spreadsheets and databases for creating formulating templates and calculating paint constants.

21 22 October 2014
793.00 ‒ PRA Member • 899.00 ‒ Standard Price

Radiation Curing Technology

Designed for both newcomers and more experienced personnel, from companies involved in formulation, supplying raw materials, equipment manufacture and end use.

An intensive course that provides a firm foundation in the chemistry, principles and applications of ultraviolet and electron beam technologies.

The next date for this course has not been scheduled yet. If you would like us to let you know the next date as soon as it is scheduled please use our Contact Form to let us know.

Understanding & Testing the Wet & Dry Properties of Coatings

This course has a strong practical emphasis enabling delegates to understand the principles and consequences of key coating attributes. The course is designed for all those working on the development, specification, and quality control of coatings where the use and interpretation of test methods is required.

This course is scheduled according to demand. Please use our Contact Form to register your interest.

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