HAMPTON, UK – PRA is sponsoring a two-day international conference and mini-exhibition, Measurement & Testing of Coatings, May 12-13, 2009.

Along with papers from industry and academia, there will be a mini-exhibition where manufacturers can showcase their latest measuring and testing equipment. Papers are being solicited from a broad range of companies, including equipment manufacturers, paint manufacturers, end-users of coatings, quality consultants and academics. For further details and to submit an abstract, visit www.pra-world.com/conferences.

In other news, PRA reported a return to economic health at its Annual General Meeting of Members. Revenues have grown 22 percent and 36 percent respectively over the past two years. This involved a significant expansion of information services to compliment the established range of technical services, most notably with the acquisition of Irfab Chemical Consultants in Brussels.