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Technical services from PRA

Independent analysis, testing & certification

Our extensive range of Technical Services include: Analysis, Independent Testing, Accreditation and Calibrated Viscosity Oils.

Independent Testing

We will advise clients about selecting the most appropriate test methods, or assist them in developing custom methods (e.g. validate, problem solve, etc.). Our testing page gives more information about the services available, with links to the summaries of more than 90 individual tests available from PRA.

Please note that test standards can change and we maintain up to date test methods within our laboratory.

We are able to assist raw material suppliers by incorporating their products into paints prior to testing and we have access to in-depth expertise in all matters related to colour matching.

Please Note: Following a review of our Marketing & Communications policy we as an independent association, do not issue reports containing the names of coatings unless they are made or marketed by the client. It is our policy not to allow our name or logos to be used in association with any advertising or promotional materials.

EU and Nordic Ecolabel Accreditation

PRA is an approved laboratory for testing compliance with the European Union Ecolabel and the Nordic EcoLabel schemes.

As well as carrying out the necessary tests, we can prepare a dossier for you or check your own dossier.

Analysis

We offer a complete Analytical Service ranging from determination of resin type found in a paint flake to a full quantitative analysis of a liquid paint.

We have expertise in identifying the causes of defects in surface coatings which may be due to the inclusion of fibres or particles or to contamination of the substrate prior to painting.

Viscosity Calibration

We supply a range of viscosity oils for calibration of flow cups and viscometers. All our oils come with a calibration certificate.

Bespoke Projects

For bespoke projects please see our Accelerating Innovation page.

Coatings News

Irfab releases first Global Industrial Coatings Market study module - Protective

23rd January 2017

PRA Irfab have released the first module of the new Global Industrial Coatings Market study, Protective.

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Woodcoatings Congress Proceedings

11th January 2017

Did you miss PRA’s 10th International Woodcoatings Congress? You can now buy a copy of the full proceedings and papers from the European Coatings Website!

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Christmas Shutdown

21st December 2016

We will be closed between Saturday 24th December 2016 and Monday 2nd January 2017.

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PRA Newsletter

7th December 2016

Click on the link to view PRA's new quarterly Newsletter

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PRA Press Release November 2016

30th November 2016

Notice of Management Buyout of PRA from Pera Technology Solutions

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Welcome to new Member Olin Epoxy!

21st October 2016

Welcome to our newest member - Olin Epoxy!

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Welcome to M&K Ghana

28th September 2016

PRA are pleased to welcome M&K Ghana to membership.

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Welcome to our new Member Synthomer

14th September 2016

Welcome back to PRA Synthomer!

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Welcome Dupre Minerals to PRA

28th July 2016

PRA is delighted to welcome another new member to the PRA - Dupre Minerals

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Autumn/Winter Training Courses Announced

22nd July 2016

PRA is delighted to preview its Autumn/Winter Training Courses for 2016.

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Coatings Events

Future Dialogue 2017 (Berlin, Germany)

21st November 2017 - 22nd November 2017
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Woodcoatings Congress 2018

23rd October 2018 - 24th October 2018
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