PITTSBURGH - Watson Standard, Pittsburgh, has acquired certain assets of Delta Coatings Corp., Melrose Park, IL, a privately owned coatings company that specializes in coatings for the general industrial and packaging industries.

Acquiring Delta allows Watson to re-enter the general industrial coatings marketplace and add to its existing portfolio of coatings and adhesives for the packaging industry. The acquired business will operate as Watson Standard Industrial Coatings.

Watson plans to bring to full commercialization a technology platform developed by Delta for BPA non-intent coatings for the packaging industry.

Delta is best known for its waterborne coatings for the container and drum, OEM/general industrial, and transportation industries. Delta’s portfolio also includes high solids, conventional solvent-based, HAP’s-free and solvent-free radiation-curable coatings for spray, dip, roll-coat, coil, electrostatic and electro-coat applications.