Globally Recognised Independent Coatings Experts”

Providing independent testing, product development, training and market intelligence services to the coatings industry since 1926.

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A few of our clients

Akzo Nobel
Annie Sloan
arkema
Auto glym
beckers2
carlisle
chemours
crown paints
Dow coating Materials
Eastman
FP Pigments
imerys
Jotun
Lubrizol
olin-epoxy
Research &
Development
  • Resin Synthesis
  • Coating Evaluations
  • Formulation
  • Brand Specifications
  • Bench marking
  • Raw Material Evaluations
  • New Product Development
  • Applications
  • Coatings Selections
  • Scale-Up Support
  • Technology Scouting
  • Market Diligence
  • Process Development
  • Consultancy
Independent
Testing
  • Testing Paint Pre-application
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Colour / Optical Properties
  • Weathering & Durability
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Ecolabel Testing
  • Paint Analysis of:
    • Substrates
    • Raw Materials
    • Fully formulated coatings
    • Multi-layer coatings systems
    • Fibrous & particulate contaminants
Market
Intelligence
  • Protective
  • Marine
  • Automotive OEM
  • Automotive Refinish
  • General Industrial
  • Aircraft
  • Industrial
  • Metal Packaging
  • Plastics Components
  • Pre-Coated Metal Sheet
  • Rail
  • Trucks, Buses & Other Vehicles
  • Interior Wall
  • Exterior Wall
  • Floor
  • Roof
  • Architectural Wood
Training &
Courses
  • Class room based courses
  • Onsite or at your site
  • Bespoke Courses
  • Paint & Coating Basics
  • Paint Technology
  • Pigments & Dispersion
  • Print & Ink Technology
  • Radiation Curing Technology
  • Paint Formulation
  • Waterborne Coatings
  • Distance Learning Courses
Research & Development
  • Resin Synthesis
  • Coating Evaluations
  • Formulation
  • Brand Specifications
  • Bench marking
  • Raw Material Evaluations
  • New Product Development
  • Applications
  • Coatings Selections
  • Scale-Up Support
  • Technology Scouting
  • Market Diligence
  • Process Development
  • Consultancy
Independent Testing
  • Testing Paint Pre-application
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Colour / Optical Properties
  • Weathering & Durability
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Ecolabel Testing
  • Paint Analysis of:
    • Substrates
    • Raw Materials
    • Fully formulated coatings
    • Multi-layer coatings systems
    • Fibrous & particulate contaminants
Market Intelligence
  • Protective
  • Marine
  • Automotive OEM
  • Automotive Refinish
  • General Industrial
  • Aircraft
  • Industrial
  • Metal Packaging
  • Plastics Components
  • Pre-Coated Metal Sheet
  • Rail
  • Trucks, Buses & Other Vehicles
  • Interior Wall
  • Exterior Wall
  • Floor
  • Roof
  • Architectural Wood
Training
  • Class room based courses
  • Onsite or at your site
  • Bespoke Courses
  • Paint & Coating Basics
  • Paint Technology
  • Pigments & Dispersion
  • Print & Ink Technology
  • Radiation Curing Technology
  • Paint Formulation
  • Waterborne Coatings
  • Distance Learning Courses

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15th May 2019 in Irfab, News

Global marine coatings market estimated to be over 1.3 billion tonnes

The global market for Marine Coatings is estimated to be 1.3 billion tonnes (848 million litre) with a market value more than €3.4 billion in 2017. It is expected to…
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8th May 2019 in News

Coatings Ambassadors Programme

As part of our continued drive to promote careers in the coatings, printing inks and wallcoverings industries, we have teamed up with the BCF and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s…
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2nd May 2019 in News

PRA Presenting at CHEMUK2019

Dr. Benjamin Naden Senior Research Scientist - PRA-World (Paint Research Association) Presentation Title : Reducing the Environmental Impact of Ocean Plastics Derived from Waste Paints PRA is delighted to announce that…
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26th March 2019 in News

Wall Odour Phenomenon

PRA regularly receive queries relating to wall odour phenomenon, mainly during spring time each year, when more people choose to decorate, therefore we have decided to re-issue our statement, originally…
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11th February 2019 in Events, News

PRA’s Dr Stephen Ryley Chairing at the ECS Conference 17th – 19th March 2019

“Powder coatings currently represent ca. 15 % of the total industrial coatings market. Some challenges still remain that need to be overcome before powder coatings can be more widely adopted…
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11th January 2019 in Events

European Coatings Show Conference 2019

If you have not yet registered for the European Coatings Show Conference 2019 then don't wait and register for the EARLY BIRD until February 04, 2019. What to expect? 10 highly…
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10th September 2018 in Events

Woodcoatings Congress 2018

Woodcoatings Congress 2018 23rd October 2018 - 24th October 2018 Read more
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10th September 2018 in Events

European Coatings Technology Forum

European Coatings Technology Forum 17th October 2018 - 18th October 2018 Read more
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