Our extensive range of Technical Services include: Analysis, Independent Testing, Accreditation and Calibrated Viscosity Oils.
We will advise clients about selecting the most appropriate test methods, or assist them in developing custom methods (e.g. validate, problem solve, etc.). Our testing page gives more information about the services available, with links to the summaries of more than 90 individual tests available from PRA.
Please note that test standards can change and we maintain up to date test methods within our laboratory.
We are able to assist raw material suppliers by incorporating their products into paints prior to testing and we have access to in-depth expertise in all matters related to colour matching.
Please Note: Following a review of our Marketing & Communications policy we as an independent association, do not issue reports containing the names of coatings unless they are made or marketed by the client. It is our policy not to allow our name or logos to be used in association with any advertising or promotional materials.
PRA is an approved laboratory for testing compliance with the European Union Ecolabel and the Nordic EcoLabel schemes.
As well as carrying out the necessary tests, we can prepare a dossier for you or check your own dossier.
We offer a complete Analytical Service ranging from determination of resin type found in a paint flake to a full quantitative analysis of a liquid paint.
We have expertise in identifying the causes of defects in surface coatings which may be due to the inclusion of fibres or particles or to contamination of the substrate prior to painting.
We supply a range of viscosity oils for calibration of flow cups and viscometers. All our oils come with a calibration certificate.
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