Global volume demand for labels will grow 4.3 percent annually through 2013. The dominant pressure sensitive segment will continue to see above-average gains. Other presently less significant technologies with favorable outlooks include shrink sleeve, wrap-around film and in-mold labels. The Asia/Pacific region will expand market share, driven by China and India. The US will remain strong among developed markets.
This study analyzes the 39.5 billion square meter world label industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by application method (e.g., pressure sensitive, wet glued), material (e.g., paper, plastic), printing technology, market (e.g., food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, durable goods), world region and for 19 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 46 industry players, including Avery Dennison, UPM-Kymmene and Lintec.