US label shipments will rise 4.8 percent annually through 2015. Pressure sensitive labels will remain dominant, but will continue to face growing competition from stretch sleeve, heat-shrink, in-mold and other labeling methods. Paper will remain by far the leading stock material, but will continue to lose market share to plastic.
This study analyzes the $15.7 billion US label industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by raw and stock material (e.g., paper, plastic, adhesives, inks), application method (e.g., pressure sensitive, glue-applied, stretch sleeve and heat-shrink, thermal transfer, in-mold), printing technology (e.g., flexography, lithography, screen) and function.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including Avery Dennison, RR Donnelley and CCL Industries.