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.

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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.

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.

25 November 2014
 495.00 PRA Members:  445.00

14 April 2015
 495.00 PRA Members:  445.00

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.

1013 November 2014
 1 550.00 PRA Members:  1 362.00

1114 May 2015
 1 550.00 PRA Members:  1 362.00

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.

45 November 2014
 899.00 PRA Members:  793.00

1920 May 2015
 899.00 PRA Members:  793.00

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.

23 June 2015
 899.00 PRA Members:  793.00

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.

1416 October 2014
 1 300.00 PRA Members:  1 173.00

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.

2122 October 2014
 899.00 PRA Members:  793.00

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.

2830 April 2015
 1 300.00 PRA Members:  1 173.00

Understanding & Managing Colour Quality

One Day Workshop Coming Spring 2015

The date of this workshop will be confirmed shortly

The workshop is designed for those in the coated surface industries especially those from the paint and ink industries. However, the workshop will be useful to those in any industry where colour is of importance.

From the physics of colour to lighting, spectrophotometers and colour data, you will be taught how to measure, view and understand colour data. Through engaging presentations, live demonstrations and hands on activities such as trying the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test, you will learn how to control colour more effectively within your own organisation and throughout your supply chain.

For more information or to register your interest, contact Elisabeth Brown, Training Manager.

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