PRA is a global complete surface coatings advisor and an essential connector to the global surface coatings communiy throughout the supply chain. It provides independent knowledge based services and operates internationally with a network of partners and associates.

PRA provides independent knowledge based services in support of innovation and growth of its members - including EU Ecolabel licence holders for paints.

Aims of the PRA are:

  • To promote research, scientific and technological work in connection with paint, colour and allied industries, maintaining appropriate laboratories
  • To acquire, edit and publish literature on the activities of these industries, maintain a library and establish data and information relating to them; further to disseminate information through presentations and advice
  • To retain or employ professional advisors in connection with the above
  • To encourage invention and innovation in this field
  • To obtain grants from public bodies to promote these objectives
  • To co-operate with other organisations pursuing scientific or industrial research
  • To encourage and improve the education of people engaged in (or likely to be) these industries.

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