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Accelerating innovation

PRA has substantial technical and business experience in coatings, inks, adhesives and sealants right across the supply chain. Our research capabilities are targeted at accelerating new product development for individual customers or part of an open or collaborative process. Working with us gives you access to PRA’s global network of companies, universities and research and technology organisations. 

  • Would support in the innovation process accelerate your success?
  • Want expertise and not sure where to find it?
  • Do you need access to a wider supply chain?
  • Looking to expand your network?
  • Are you looking to meet new customers?

  • Do you need support commercialising your innovative product or process?

Our extensive laboratories can offer contract testing and a wide range of bespoke project-based activity including:

  • Coating evaluations
  • Bench marking
  • Raw material evaluations
  • Coating selections
  • New product developments
  • Applications
  • Brand specifications
  • Process development
  • Scale up support
  • Formulating
  • Technology scouting
  • Market diligence 
  • Resin synthesis

Please see some of our example case studies:

Comparative Trials Case Study

Metal Packaging Case Study

New Coating Selection Case Study

Raw Materials Case Study 


 

Coatings News

Press Release Nov 17

9th November 2017

PRA granted UKAS accreditation

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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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7th Nov 2018

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7th Nov 2018

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2nd Nov 2018

On November 15, PRA will be making their way to Mottram Hall in Cheshire to attend the BCF Awards. We’re delighted… https://t.co/UbNR63C20N

31st Oct 2018

PRA’s Paint Technology Course is getting great feedback. Peter Carter of Camcoat Performance Coatings said 'Excelle… https://t.co/DgADM6vHqz

24th Oct 2018

Congratulations to Miriam Peralta from Lubrizol, winner of the Holbrow Medal for Best Paper presented at PRA’s 11th… https://t.co/3D49HaeSbv

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