Coatings Ambassadors Programme

As part of our continued drive to promote careers in the coatings, printing inks and wallcoverings industries, we have teamed up with the BCF and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Surface Coatings Interest Group, in an exciting new ‘Coatings Ambassadors’ programme, organised by Cogent Skills. PRA members, are invited to become a Coatings Ambassador, and […]

PRA Presenting at CHEMUK2019

Presentation Title : Reducing the Environmental Impact of Ocean Plastics Derived from Waste Paints PRA is delighted to announce that we will be presenting at the CHEMUK2019 show. Abstract: Ocean plastics is a topic often in the news currently. The main focus seems to be plastic bottles, packaging waste, etc. However, the paint and coatings sector […]

Wall Odour Phenomenon

PRA regularly receive queries relating to wall odour phenomenon, mainly during spring time each year, when more people choose to decorate, therefore we have decided to re-issue our statement, originally issued in September 2014. The information posted below was correct at the time of writing. Further studies may have been conducted elsewhere in the industry […]

Royal Society of Chemistry – Interest Group News

REMINDER Please participate in our Survey of Technical/R&D talent needs in the Coatings Industry The Royal Society of Chemistry Surface Coatings Group is asking employers to tell us about their current and future needs for technical and R&D talent. This will be of help to universities and colleges in designing courses to prepare students for […]

Protective coatings market expected to grow at 2.2% CAGR by 2023.

The global market for Protective Coatings was estimated to be almost €10 billion in 2017 and the volume demand is expected to grow at 2.2% CAGR to reach 2.7 million tonne (1.8 billion litre) in 2023. Although the global Protective coatings market was affected by reduced levels of infrastructure spending in major economies in Europe, […]

3.0% CAGR expected in Global Industrial Coatings

The global demand in the Global Industrial Coatings Market is estimated to be 17 million tonne (12.8 billion litre) with the values of €65.9 billion in 2018; the global market is expected to grow at 3.0% CAGR over the period from 2018 to 2023. The global market for industrial coatings is divided into three broad […]

Self-cleaning superhydrophobic coatings: Potential industrial applications

Sanjay S.Latthe Rajaram S.Sutar Vishnu S.Kodag A.K.Bhosale. MadhanKumar Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni RuiminXing Shanhu Liua https://doi.org/10/1016/j.porgcoat.2018.12.008 Abstract Many technologies have surfaced through careful observation and investigation of unusual features of various species found in Nature. Among which, the remarkable non – wetting properties of lotus leaf has hugely occupied the minds of students, researchers and industrialists […]

New for 2019: Global Industrial Coatings Market Report

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A new Irfab report from PRA The Irfab report provides comprehensive analysis of the global industrial coatings market, with historical and forecast data for coatings demand and technology trends that are likely to influ-ence coatings’ development over the next five years by segment and by geography. The demand in the Global Industrial Coatings Market is […]

The CBI Monthly Economic Brief – January 2019

CBI Monthly Economic Brief January 2019 Economic Summary CBI Economic Narrative UK GDP growth unrevised at 0.6% in Q3 2018 The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the third quarter of 2018, unrevised from the first estimate. Q3 GDP growth was supported by the warm weather, which provided a boost to a broad range of […]