PRA Membership brings many benefits. Membership of PRA is open to all surface coatings related businesses including paint, ink, adhesive and sealant manufacturers, chemical raw material suppliers, other research associations, instrument equipment manufacturers, end users of coatings and consultants.
The Paint Research Association (PRA) was founded in 1926 as an independent association of member companies to support innovation and growth in the surface coatings sector. It was founded by the industry, for the industry and is sustained by involvement in the membership, as well as the continued use of its services.
Today PRA is an independent membership organisation which continues to deliver its founding services and is governed by a management team with the support of an Advisory Board of Member Representatives. Member interests are represented by the Advisory Board, which provides strategic guidance to PRA in line with its original objectives. Each year there is an Annual Members’ Day, open to all member companies.
What are the benefits of membership? PRA Membership provides companies with the advantage of accessing our full range of products and services, unlocking a wealth of coatings expertise, priority access & discounts and networking with the global coatings community.
The PRA Membership Structure has been refreshed to make the subscription affordable for all sizes of organisation.
Whether you want to drive your business to the fore in your sector, or improve the way you do things or do something absolutely new, PRA is better placed than ever to help you. It is what we are here to do, and what your membership is for. PRA members receive a world of benefits:
We have been helping companies innovate, improve and grow for over 80 years so enjoy making the most of your PRA membership;
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