Global Packaging & Shipping Tapes

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Specialty Tapes

This study analyzes the global market for pressure sensitive tapes used in packaging and shipping applications. Tapes used to package and ship an item after final assembly is complete are considered to be part of the packaging and shipping market, while used in the assembly of a product are considered to be part of the manufacturing market and are therefore excluded from the scope of this report.

Included in the scope of this study is a variety of tape products, including:

  • carton sealing tape
  • masking tape
  • double-sided tape
  • duct tape
  • foil tape
  • surface protection tapes
  • strapping and bundling tape

Excluded from the scope of the study are water-activated/gummed, heat-activated, and other non-pressure sensitive tapes; related pressure sensitive items such as contact papers and protective films; and pressure sensitive labels.

Historical data are provided for 2010, 2015, and 2020, with forecasts for 2025 and 2030. The term “demand” refers to “apparent consumption” and is defined as production (also referred to variously as “shipments”, “output”, or “supply”) from a country’s domestic manufacturing facilities plus imports, minus exports. “Demand” is used interchangeably with the terms “market”, “sales”, and “consumption”. Data are presented in metric tons and US dollars.

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