Student Of The Year Award 2023 Finalist – Patrycja Zuchowska

Ian Hay (Managing Director) and Andrew Jones (Operations Director) were in attendance of this years BCF Awards evening, where Patrycja Zuchowska, who has been completing an apprenticeship at PRA, was selected to be a finalist in the student of the year category. Everyone at PRA would like to congratulate Patrycja, and thank her for all […]

Dr Ben Naden speaking at Ti02 World Summit & The Pigments & Colour Forum

Dr Ben Naden will be delivering a presentation on a circular economy for enhanced sustainability of Ti02. PRA has developed technology for the recovery of pigments, particularly TiO2, from waste paint, including the separation of materials from complex mixtures. We have shown that TiO2 can be isolated from mixed waste paint, providing a product with properties comparable to virgin product.

Polymers in Liquid Formulations

Very few outside of the chemical industries will have heard of polymers in liquid formulations – or PLFs – but almost everyone in the world interacts with them on a daily basis. Found in millions of consumer and industrial products, they are an intrinsic part of our lives – from the paints on our walls […]

European Technical Coatings Congress 2022

Congress ETCC2022.  New Date 12–14 July 2022 Due to the social and legal limitations caused by the SARS CoV-2 pandemic new date of the European Technical Coatings Congress ETCC2022 (before ETCC2020) is: 12 – 14 July 2022 in Krakow. The ETCC2022 presentations refer to the latest scientific and technical achievements concerning: paints, coatings, raw materials, […]

PRA Sponsor Excellence in Training Award at BCF Industry Awards

The PRA were delighted to be sponsors of the BCF 10th anniversary coatings industry awards on Thursday 28th November 2019. PRA chose to sponsor and recognise companies that have shown Excellence in Training at his awards event and was pleased to see two companies had made it onto the shortlist; AkzoNobel and PPG. The winner […]

Irfab Article – Waterborne Coatings

A steady growing business The global market for water-borne coatings is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.5 % – 2.8 % by 2023. According to the Irfab Coatings Markets study, published by PRA, more than 92 % of the demand for water-borne coatings is attributed to architectural coatings, while about 8 % is […]

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 speakers presentations available. To access them please click on the relevant links below. Deeba Ansari – Imerys, Science and Technology Director Industrial minerals step up […]

Chromate-free Coatings Systems for Aerospace and Defence Applications

Abstract Aluminium alloys used in the aerospace industry provide a combination of good strength to weight ratio and cost but are susceptible to galvanic corrosion. Chromate-based compounds offer excellent anti-corrosive properties and their use has been widespread to provide protection to environmental degradation. Acknowledgement of the dangers to human health and the environment has led […]

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Ocean Plastics Derived from Waste Paints

Abstract Ocean plastics is a topic often in the news currently. The main focus seems to be plastic bottles, packaging waste and other large discarded items; more recently, microplastics have been generating legislative reactions, with the proposed ban of plastic microbeads from cosmetics and personal care products.  However, the paint and coatings sector also have […]