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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19th September 2019 in News

Another successful PRA conference

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2019 PRA Conference. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces at the event. As promised, I have made the…
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21st August 2019 in Irfab, News

Chromate-free Coatings Systems for Aerospace and Defence Applications

Dr Ben Naden Senior Chemist PRA World Abstract Aluminium alloys used in the aerospace industry provide a combination of good strength to weight ratio and cost but are susceptible to…
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1st July 2019 in News

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Ocean Plastics Derived from Waste Paints

Dr Ben Naden Senior Chemist PRA World Abstract Ocean plastics is a topic often in the news currently. The main focus seems to be plastic bottles, packaging waste and other…
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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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25th September 2019 in Events

European Technical Coatings Congress 2020

PRA are proud to announce that we will be partnering with FATIPEC in the delivery of the upcoming European Technical Coatings Congress 2020. Information provided by FATIPEC:   ETCC2020 –…
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15th August 2019 in Events

Formulating Functional Films and Coatings Event

Submit a Poster or Register at https://www.formulation.org.uk/fffc2 The Formulation Science & Technology Group (FSTG)  and the Surface Coatings Interest Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry are organising “Formulating Functional…
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11th July 2019 in Events

PRA Annual Conference 2019

Sustainability: Challenges & future opportunities for the coatings industry PRA will be holding its annual conference on 10th September 2019 at our offices in Melton Mowbray. This event is open…
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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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