Coatings & Technology Scouting

Make informed decisions with expert technical & marketing analysis

Transforming data into actionable insights for growth

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses within the paint and coatings industries must constantly innovate and adapt to new trends and technologies to remain competitive. However, with the information landscape changing and growing rapidly, it can be challenging to translate large volumes of data into actionable insights to drive your business forward. At PRA, our expert information specialists are dedicated to collecting, curating, and analysing technical and market information on a daily basis, from patents and research papers to technical publications and market news.

Our Technology Scouting service allows you to tap into this cutting-edge resource and gain valuable insights into the latest trends, technological advancements, and emerging opportunities. We’ll work closely with you to understand your unique needs, then leverage our extensive database and expertise to deliver customised solutions, empowering you to take strategic actions to drive business growth. Whether you’re looking to develop new products, optimise your manufacturing processes, identify new markets or reduce costs, with PRA’s Technology Scouting service, you’ll have the edge you need to succeed.

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How can Technology Scouting help your business?

Accelerating your innovation strategy

  • <h3>Identifying new raw materials</h3>

    Identifying new raw materials

    Are you looking for new and innovative raw materials to use in your paint and coatings formulations? Technology scouting can help you identify a range of options that can enhance the performance, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness of your products, from novel additives and high-performance pigments, to bio-based resins or solvents which can help to reduce the environmental impact of your product.

  • <h3>Sourcing new technologies</h3>

    Sourcing new technologies

    Interested in improving the performance, durability or functionality of your products? By leveraging the power of technology scouting, you can evaluate cutting-edge coatings technologies such as nanotechnology, "smart" coatings, or coatings that can be applied in novel ways to reduce manufacturing costs, enabling you to create products that stand out in the market and meet the evolving needs of your customers.

  • <h3>Assessing emerging trends</h3>

    Assessing emerging trends

    Do you want to stay ahead of the curve and meet changing customer needs and preferences? Technology scouting can help you assess emerging trends in the industry, such as the growing demand for environmentally friendly products or the use of digital technologies in manufacturing. By anticipating future trends and adapting to them, you can position your business for success in a dynamic industry.

  • <h3>Identifying acquisition targets</h3>

    Identifying acquisition targets

    Looking for ways to enhance your existing portfolio? Our technology scouting services can help your company identify potential acquisition targets, such as startups that are developing new technologies or materials that can complement your product offerings. By strategically acquiring these companies, you can expand your portfolio and gain a competitive advantage in the market.

  • <h3>Selecting the right coatings</h3>

    Selecting the right coatings

    Struggling to find the right coating for your project? Our technology scouting service can help to determine the most suitable coating for your application, based on factors such as performance, environmental considerations, and budget constraints. We can also provide support throughout the testing process to ensure that the chosen coating is fit for purpose, providing valuable insights and data to inform your decision-making.

Unlock growth opportunities with customised insights

Stay ahead of the curve with PRA

If you’re looking for a partner that can help you navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the paint and coatings industries, look no further. Contact us today to learn more about how our technology scouting service can benefit your business.