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“Irfab Market Studies are the best in class”
-PRA Advisory Board

The PRA team, using the Irfab™ brand, produce bespoke and ‘off the shelf’ reports for clients in the paint, coatings and related raw materials industries. PRA’s long established reputation for quality is unmatched in terms of depth, accuracy, consistency and reliability in this complex sector of the chemicals industry.

With more than 30 years of experience in providing Business Intelligence to the European chemical and coatings industry, the PRA team is well placed to understand the coatings and related raw materials market sector. PRA is actively involved in business consulting as well as market intelligence specialising in chemicals, intermediates, resins and polymers, coatings and related raw materials.

Our multi-client studies are a unique source of market data and technical insights into complex markets, providing:

  • High Granularity of global market data for coatings
  • Critical insights for business planning, forecasting and strategy development
  • Technical insights, with in-depth breakdown of technologies used in end-user segments
  • A combination of modules that best suits a subscriber’s business needs

Areas of expertise include decorative wall coatings, roof coatings, floor coatings, architectural wood coatings, automotive coatings, marine coatings, protective coatings, rail coatings, aircraft coatings, ace coatings, industrial wood coatings, metal packaging coatings, plastics components coatings, pre-coated metal sheet coatings, truck & buses coatings and general industrial coatings.

Global Industrial Coatings Markets

In response to customer feedback, PRA has released a new edition of its successful Irfab Global Industrial Coatings Market study. This new edition draws on a wealth of PRA Irfab market data sets, together with insight from interviews with the industry’s leading participants.

The reports provide a comprehensive analysis of the major industrial coatings market segments, with historic and forecast data for coatings demand. It discusses market drivers that affect coatings demand, and technology trends by segment and by region that are likely to influence coatings’ development over the next five years.

This study is organised in modules. Thirteen modules cover industrial market segments in each of four regions. A complementary module – Suppliers Global Position – is available with each subscription. An executive summary is included in subscriptions with a minimum of 10 modules.

Region Map Transparent

Market Segments

  • Agriculture, Construction and Earthmoving
  • Aircraft
  • Automotive OEM
  • Automotive Refinish
  • General Industrial
  • Industrial Wood
  • Marine

Market Segments cont.

  • Metal Packaging
  • Plastics Components
  • Pre-coated metal sheets
  • Protective
  • Rail
  • Trucks, buses and other vehicles (including motorcycles)

Overview and Market Context

  • Executive Summary
  • Suppliers Global Position

Global Architectural Coatings Markets

Following the success of PRA’s previous multi-client studies and in response to customer feedback, PRA created the Global Architectural Coatings Market reports. Alongside Global Industrial Coatings Markets, the study provides a complete picture of the global coatings market.

The report draws on a wealth of market data together with insights from interviews with the industry’s leading participants. It provides you with vital information on both markets and technologies when formulating strategies, and helps you identify potential opportunities and threats.

Architectural coatings constitute the largest single segment for the coatings industry. The study provides the depth of analysis that this segment merits but which has not been readily available.

This report is published in 20 core modules, covering five market segments in each of four regions. Two more modules – Technology and Economic Data – provide market context and will be included in all subscriptions.

Region Map Transparent

Market Segment 

  • Decorative and Functional Interior Wall Coatings
  • Decorative and Functional Exterior Wall Coatings
  • Liquid Applied Floor Coatings
  • Liquid Applied Roof Coatings
  • Architectural Coatings for Wood

Overview and Market Context

  • Executive Summary
  • Technology
  • Economic Data

Irfab Single-Client Studies

The Irfab team works with individual clients on tailor-made market insight projects, providing detailed analysis of specific industry segments to raw material, coatings and equipment suppliers, and coatings end-users.

Irfab Market Insights support your business strategies in a variety of ways, including:

  • New marketing initiatives
  • New product launches
  • Merger and Acquisition activities
  • Identification of new or alternative sources of key raw materials or coatings

With a solid foundation of market information and extensive databases created for the two, industry-leading Irfab multi-client studies, covering the global Industrial and Architectural coatings markets, the Irfab team is well placed to understand the coatings and related raw materials market sector. You may be looking for more detailed information on the coatings market in an individual country or in a defined region, or on the regional or global market potential for a new product launch. Starting from existing information and data, the team can expand the market analysis through additional primary and secondary research in order to provide an in-depth insight into your target sectors.

To complement a Market Insight project you may also wish to draw on the range of services available from PRA: technical evaluation and product testing, literature and patent searches, and the network of associate consultants with many years’ experience across different sectors of the coatings industry. Market Insights provide valuable information to complement projects involving PRA’s Technical Department, defining the scope of these projects in order to guide the technical programme to best effect.

Bespoke studies will combine a number of different elements, including:

Market and Industry Analysis

  • Market Assessment – detailed analysis of the target market, opportunities and limitations
  • Workshops– brainstorming discussion  with PRA consultants and key personnel within your company
  • Technology trends, including intellectual property landscape

Company Insights, including

  • Competitors,suppliers of competing technologies or an initial assessment of potential Merger & Acquisition target
  • Potential Suppliers, and analysis of the Supply Chain
  • Potential Customers, and end user markets

The most appropriate combination of these or other elements will be determined through initial discussions with your designated project team.

Examples of Single-client Projects

Single-client projects that have been successfully completed by the Irfab team include:

  • Market Entry Strategy: supply market data and provide information on industry approval procedures through direct contact with key players along the whole of the supply chain. Provide support to client to formulate a market entry strategy for a novel binder technology. Case Study: Metal Packaging
  • Market Opportunity Assessment: identify potential new market opportunities within the coatings’ industry for an existing product, and support a full technical assessment in PRA’s laboratories of its performance in coatings formulations typically used for the target end-use. Case Study: Raw Materials
  • Market Analysis: market assessment for construction chemicals in Middle East
  • Supplier Identification: identify alternative sources of specialist powder coatings for an end-user and organise first contacts with potential new suppliers
  • Mergers & Acquisition: identify target companies in Europe and North America for a leading multi-national company, and produce a suitable short-list for further evaluation

For further details and information, please contact us via our chat service, by email at [email protected] or by phone on +44 (0)1664 501212.

Global Industrial Coatings Markets

In response to customer feedback, PRA has released a new edition of its successful Irfab Global Industrial Coatings Market study. This new edition draws on a wealth of PRA Irfab market data sets, together with insight from interviews with the industry’s leading participants.

The reports provide a comprehensive analysis of the major industrial coatings market segments, with historic and forecast data for coatings demand. It discusses market drivers that affect coatings demand, and technology trends by segment and by region that are likely to influence coatings’ development over the next five years.

This study is organised in modules. Thirteen modules cover industrial market segments in each of four regions. A complementary module – Suppliers Global Position – is available with each subscription. An executive summary is included in subscriptions with a minimum of 10 modules.

Region Map Transparent

Market Segments

  • Agriculture, Construction and Earthmoving
  • Aircraft
  • Automotive OEM
  • Automotive Refinish
  • General Industrial
  • Industrial Wood
  • Marine

Market Segments cont.

  • Metal Packaging
  • Plastics Components
  • Pre-coated metal sheets
  • Protective
  • Rail
  • Trucks, buses and other vehicles (including motorcycles)

Overview and Market Context

  • Executive Summary
  • Suppliers Global Position

Global Architectural Coatings Markets

Following the success of PRA’s previous multi-client studies and in response to customer feedback, PRA created the Global Architectural Coatings Market reports. Alongside Global Industrial Coatings Markets, the study provides a complete picture of the global coatings market.

The report draws on a wealth of market data together with insights from interviews with the industry’s leading participants. It provides you with vital information on both markets and technologies when formulating strategies, and helps you identify potential opportunities and threats.

Architectural coatings constitute the largest single segment for the coatings industry. The study provides the depth of analysis that this segment merits but which has not been readily available.

This report is published in 20 core modules, covering five market segments in each of four regions. Two more modules – Technology and Economic Data – provide market context and will be included in all subscriptions.

Region Map Transparent

Market Segment 

  • Decorative and Functional Interior Wall Coatings
  • Decorative and Functional Exterior Wall Coatings
  • Liquid Applied Floor Coatings
  • Liquid Applied Roof Coatings
  • Architectural Coatings for Wood

Overview and Market Context

  • Executive Summary
  • Technology
  • Economic Data

Irfab Single-Client Studies

The Irfab team works with individual clients on tailor-made market insight projects, providing detailed analysis of specific industry segments to raw material, coatings and equipment suppliers, and coatings end-users.

Irfab Market Insights support your business strategies in a variety of ways, including:

  • New marketing initiatives
  • New product launches
  • Merger and Acquisition activities
  • Identification of new or alternative sources of key raw materials or coatings

With a solid foundation of market information and extensive databases created for the two, industry-leading Irfab multi-client studies, covering the global Industrial and Architectural coatings markets, the Irfab team is well placed to understand the coatings and related raw materials market sector. You may be looking for more detailed information on the coatings market in an individual country or in a defined region, or on the regional or global market potential for a new product launch. Starting from existing information and data, the team can expand the market analysis through additional primary and secondary research in order to provide an in-depth insight into your target sectors.

To complement a Market Insight project you may also wish to draw on the range of services available from PRA: technical evaluation and product testing, literature and patent searches, and the network of associate consultants with many years’ experience across different sectors of the coatings industry. Market Insights provide valuable information to complement projects involving PRA’s Technical Department, defining the scope of these projects in order to guide the technical programme to best effect.

Bespoke studies will combine a number of different elements, including:

Market and Industry Analysis

  • Market Assessment – detailed analysis of the target market, opportunities and limitations
  • Workshops– brainstorming discussion  with PRA consultants and key personnel within your company
  • Technology trends, including intellectual property landscape

Company Insights, including

  • Competitors,suppliers of competing technologies or an initial assessment of potential Merger & Acquisition target
  • Potential Suppliers, and analysis of the Supply Chain
  • Potential Customers, and end user markets

The most appropriate combination of these or other elements will be determined through initial discussions with your designated project team.

Examples of Single-client Projects

Single-client projects that have been successfully completed by the Irfab team include:

    • Market Entry Strategy: supply market data and provide information on industry approval procedures through direct contact with key players along the whole of the supply chain. Provide support to client to formulate a market entry strategy for a novel binder technology. Case Study: Metal Packaging
    • Market Opportunity Assessment: identify potential new market opportunities within the coatings’ industry for an existing product, and support a full technical assessment in PRA’s laboratories of its performance in coatings formulations typically used for the target end-use. Case Study: Raw Materials
  • Market Analysis: market assessment for construction chemicals in Middle East
  • Supplier Identification: identify alternative sources of specialist powder coatings for an end-user and organise first contacts with potential new suppliers
  • Mergers & Acquisition: identify target companies in Europe and North America for a leading multi-national company, and produce a suitable short-list for further evaluation

For further details and information, please contact us via our chat service, by email at [email protected] or by phone on +44 (0)1664 501212.

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