Become a PRA Member

Unlocking a world of coatings expertise

Join the PRA community and enhance your business

At the Paint Research Association (PRA), we are dedicated to fostering innovation and growth in the surface coatings sector. Our independent membership organisation has been supporting the industry since 1926, founded by and for the industry. With the continued involvement of our valued members, represented by the PRA Advisory Board, we strive to provide cutting-edge services, research, and development to stay at the forefront of the coatings world.

PRA membership is open to all surface coatings-related businesses, including paint, ink, adhesive and sealant manufacturers, chemical raw material suppliers, research associations, instrument equipment manufacturers, end users of coatings, and consultants. By becoming a PRA member, you’ll gain access to a wealth of coatings expertise, priority access and discounts, networking opportunities with the global coatings community, and much more.

With a revamped membership structure that makes subscriptions affordable for organisations of all sizes, there’s never been a better time to join PRA and achieve your business goals.

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Why Become a PRA Member?

Whether you’re looking to lead your business to the forefront of the coatings sector, enhance your operations, or embark on groundbreaking innovations, the Paint Research Association (PRA) is your ideal partner. At PRA, we are dedicated to supporting your organisation’s growth and success, and that’s precisely what your membership is designed to accomplish. As a PRA member, you’ll unlock a world of benefits, tailored to elevate your organisation’s position in the coatings industry:

Extensive Research Library

The power of knowledge is at your fingertips with unlimited access to our Coatings Online Library. This extensive database houses technical articles, news, and invaluable insights on surface coatings. Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, cutting-edge innovations, and market intelligence, helping you to make informed decisions.

Expert Support & Advice

Leverage our decades of experience in helping companies innovate, improve and grow. Our team of seasoned professionals offers personal support, technical advice, and R&D assistance to elevate your coatings expertise. From process development to market diligence, we provide the guidance you need to achieve your goals.

Networking Opportunities

Forge valuable connections within the global coatings community through our internationally renowned conferences and events. Participate in exclusive Members' Day workshops and networking sessions, providing a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, share best practices and collaborate with industry experts.

Knowledge & Skill Development

Enhance your team's coatings expertise with our comprehensive training programmes, workshops and courses. From flexible distance learning options to tailored on-site training, equip your staff with the knowledge they need to excel in their roles and contribute to driving continued innovation within your organisation.

Member-Only Discounts

Maximise your investment and take advantage of substantial savings on a range of offerings, including Irfab Global Coatings Market reports, classroom-based training courses, Woodcoatings Congress, laboratory testing, research projects and contracting & consultancy services, allowing you to save more while achieving more.

Research & Development

Gain priority access to our prestigious Coatings Technology Centre, a hub for cutting-edge research and development. Collaborate with experts to develop and test coatings that meet your specific requirements. From formulating to benchmarking, our state-of-the-art facilities will be the foundation of your organisation's growth.

Explore our membership plan options

PRA offers a range of membership levels designed to cater to the needs of various organisations within the Paint & Coatings industry. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, there’s a membership tier that suits you. Each level comes with its set of benefits and discounts to ensure maximum value for your investment, with all membership types including an exclusive listing of your company on the PRA website, promotion and recognition, plus a licence to display the PRA logo on your own website.

For comprehensive details on each membership level, including pricing and a breakdown of the benefits, please download our PDF document. It provides an in-depth overview of what each tier entails, allowing you to make an informed decision that aligns perfectly with your organisation’s goals.

Join PRA Today: Empower Your Coatings Success

At PRA, we are passionate about supporting our members and advancing the coatings industry together. Whether you are a large corporation or a small enterprise, PRA Membership offers a gateway to unparalleled expertise, resources and networking opportunities. Take advantage of our diverse range of services and let us help you innovate, improve and grow your business. For more information and to start your membership journey, get in touch with us today.