Technology & Innovation

Explore our various technology platforms: Conventional Solvent-Based, Water-Based, Ultraviolet, and Electron Beam.


The ChemSHIELD® logo represents a superior combination of printability, chemical resistance, food safety and recyclability in printing ink.


Discover how SUSTAINABILITY has been at the core of who we are for over 100 years.

Rigid Metal Packaging

Watson Standard has been a leader in the Rigid Metal Packing Market for over 50 years. Learn how we serve this market.

General Industrial

Our commitment to Innovation, Quality, and Service differentiates us from our competitors in the General Industrial marketplace.

Flexible Packaging & Graphic Arts

Watson Standard supplies a wide array of unique coatings, adhesives and inks to this growing industry. Explore this pioneering technology.


Watson Standard is a privately held specialty coatings, inks and adhesives company. Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Watson Standard serves the global marketplace as an ISO 9001 certified company specializing in application based, customer specific conventional and energy curable coatings, inks, adhesives and related products. Markets served by Watson Standard include the food, beverage, general industrial, pharmaceutical, tobacco, confectionery, and general packaging industries.

Our Markets

Rigid Metal Packaging

Rigid Metal Packaging product offerings are comprised of a wide variety of interior and exterior coatings that can be spray or roll-coated.

Flexible Packaging & Graphic Arts

Watson Standard supplies the Flexible Packaging & Graphic Arts markets with a broad line of functional coatings, inks and adhesives.

General Industrial

We offer different types of coatings that have thermal and chemical resistance for the industrial purposes.