Labels

US label shipments will grow 5.1 percent annually through 2011. Best opportunities are anticipated for the dominant pressure sensitive segment. However, stretch sleeve and heat shrink labels will grow the fastest. Paper will remain the largest stock material but will continue losing market share to plastic.

This study analyzes the $14.3 billion US label industry. It presents historical demand data for 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by raw material (e.g., paper, plastic films, adhesives, inks); application method (e.g., pressure sensitive, glue-applied, stretch sleeve and heat-shrink, thermal transfer, in-mold); stock material (e.g., paper, plastic); printing technology (e.g., flexography, lithography, screen, letterpress, gravure, digital); and function (e.g., primary packaging, secondary labels).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 leading producers including Avery Dennison, Bemis, Green Bay Packaging, and UPM-Kymmene.

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  1. Labels

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | US LABEL MARKET (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

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        1. Table | CONSUMER INCOME & SPENDING (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales

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        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Business Establishments

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        1. Table | BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS

      8. 3.8 Packaging Trends

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        1. 3.8.1 Packaging Outlook

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          1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (billion dollars)

        2. 3.8.2 Labeling Trends

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      9. 3.9 Mailing & Shipping Trends

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        1. 3.9.1 USPS Outlook

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          1. Table | US POSTAL SERVICE MAIL REVENUES & PIECES OF MAIL HANDLED (billion dollars)

        2. 3.9.2 Automation Technologies

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      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | LABEL SALES, 1996-2006

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | LABEL PRICES

      12. 3.12 Regulatory Issues

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      13. 3.13 Environmental Considerations

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      14. 3.14 World Markets

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      15. 3.15 US Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN LABELS (million dollars)

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Bar Coding Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD BAR CODING EQUIPMENT MARKET

        2. 4.2.1 Growth Factors

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        3. 4.2.2 Applications

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      3. 4.3 Smart Labeling

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        1. Table | SMART LABEL SALES

        2. 4.3.1 Technologies & Suppliers

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        3. 4.3.2 Applications

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        4. 4.3.3 Competitive Profile

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      4. 4.4 Competitive Technologies

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        1. 4.4.1 Direct Printing

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        2. 4.4.2 Electronic Shelf Labeling

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    5. 5 RAW MATERIALS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN LABELS (million pounds)

      2. 5.2 Paper

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        1. 5.2.1 Types

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        2. 5.2.2 Producers

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      3. 5.3 Plastic Films

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        1. 5.3.1 Polypropylene

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        2. 5.3.2 Polyvinyl Chloride

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        3. 5.3.3 Other Resins

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      4. 5.4 Adhesives

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      5. 5.5 Inks

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        1. 5.5.1 Types

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        2. 5.5.2 Technologies

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      6. 5.6 Other

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    6. 6 APPLICATION METHODS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | LABEL SALES & SHIPMENTS BY APPLICATION METHOD (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Pressure Sensitive

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        1. Table | PRESSURE SENSITIVE LABEL SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Attributes

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        3. 6.2.2 Materials

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        4. 6.2.3 Applications

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        5. 6.2.4 Producers

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      3. 6.3 Glue-Applied

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        1. Table | GLUE-APPLIED LABEL SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Attributes

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        3. 6.3.2 Materials

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        4. 6.3.3 Applications

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        5. 6.3.4 Producers

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      4. 6.4 Stretch Sleeve & Heat-Shrink

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        1. Table | STRETCH SLEEVE & HEAT-SHRINK LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE & MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Stretch Sleeves

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        3. 6.4.2 Heat-Shrinks

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      5. 6.5 Thermal Transfer

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        1. Table | THERMAL TRANSFER LABEL SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Attributes

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        3. 6.5.2 Applications

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        4. 6.5.3 Producers

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      6. 6.6 In-Mold

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        1. Table | IN-MOLD LABEL SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL & MOLDING PROCESS (million dollars)

        2. 6.6.1 Attributes

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        3. 6.6.2 Materials

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        4. 6.6.3 Applications

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        5. 6.6.4 Producers

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      7. 6.7 Other Application Methods

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        1. Table | OTHER ADHESIVE LABEL SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 6.7.1 Non-Shrink Wraparound

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        3. 6.7.2 Heat-Seal

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        4. 6.7.3 Gummed

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    7. 7 STOCK MATERIALS

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | LABEL SHIPMENTS BY STOCK MATERIAL (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Paper

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        1. 7.2.1 Types

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          1. Table | PAPER LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.2 Application Methods

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          1. Table | PAPER LABEL SHIPMENTS BY APPLICATION METHOD (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Plastic

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        1. Table | PLASTIC LABEL SHIPMENTS BY APPLICATION METHOD (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.1 Types

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        3. 7.3.2 Application Methods

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      4. 7.4 Other

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        1. Table | OTHER LABEL SHIPMENTS BY APPLICATION METHOD (million dollars)

    8. 8 PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

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      1. 8.1 General

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        1. Table | LABEL SHIPMENTS BY PRINTING TECHNOLOGY (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Flexography

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        1. Table | FLEXOGRAPHIC LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 8.2.1 Characteristics & Technologies

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        3. 8.2.2 Applications

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      3. 8.3 Lithography

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        1. Table | LITHOGRAPHIC LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 8.3.1 Characteristics & Technologies

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        3. 8.3.2 Applications

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      4. 8.4 Screen

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        1. Table | SCREEN PRINTED LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 8.4.1 Characteristics & Technologies

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        3. 8.4.2 Applications

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      5. 8.5 Letterpress

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        1. Table | LETTERPRESS LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 8.5.1 Characteristics & Technologies

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        3. 8.5.2 Applications

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      6. 8.6 Gravure

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        1. Table | GRAVURE LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 8.6.1 Characteristics & Technologies

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        3. 8.6.2 Applications

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      7. 8.7 Digital

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        1. Table | DIGITAL LABEL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 8.7.1 Characteristics & Technologies

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        3. 8.7.2 Applications

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      8. 8.8 Variable Information Printing

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    9. 9 FUNCTIONS

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      1. 9.1 General

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        1. Table | LABEL DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Primary Packaging Labels

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        1. Table | PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 9.2.1 Food Processing

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          1. Table | FOOD LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.2.2 Beverages

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          1. Table | BEVERAGE LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 9.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

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          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 9.2.4 Cosmetics & Toiletries

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          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 9.2.5 Other Primary Packaging

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          1. Table | OTHER PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Secondary Labels

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        1. Table | SECONDARY LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 9.3.1 Retail

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          1. Table | RETAIL LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.3.2 Other Secondary

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          1. Table | OTHER SECONDARY LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 9.4 Industrial Labels

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 9.5 Decorative Labels

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        1. Table | DECORATIVE LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 9.6 Mailing & Shipping Labels

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        1. Table | MAILING & SHIPPING LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 9.7 Other Labels

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        1. Table | OTHER LABEL DEMAND

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 General

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        1. Table | US LABEL SALES BY COMPANY, 2006 (million dollars)

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $232.00

        1. 10.2.1 Label Stock Producers

          $150.00

        2. 10.2.2 Label Printers & Converters

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      3. 10.3 Competitive Strategies

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      4. 10.4 Cost Considerations

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      5. 10.5 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      6. 10.6 Cooperative Agreements

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      7. 10.7 Manufacturing

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      8. 10.8 Marketing

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      9. 10.9 Distribution

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      10. 10.10 Company Profiles

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      11. 10.11 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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