Labels

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While pressure sensitive labels will enjoy healthy advances, they will face growing competition from alternative labeling methods such as heat-shrink and stretch sleeve, and in-mold labels.

US demand to rise 4.2% annually through 2017

Label demand in the US is projected to climb 4.2 percent annually to $19.1 billion in 2017. While the dominant pressure sensitive segment will enjoy healthy advances, it will face growing competition from alternative labeling methods for primary packaging, such as heat-shrink and stretch sleeve, and in-mold labels. Heat-shrink labels will experience the fastest gains through 2017, with increases attributable to their ability to form-fit contoured containers and their strong visual appeal afforded by 360-degree graphics and maximum promotional area, enabling consumer products to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Glue-applied labels, despite their lower unit costs and speed of application, will face further loss of share due to competition from higher performing labels, especially in key markets such as beer and wine.

Plastic stock to continue gaining market share

Paper will continue to account for the majority of label stock over the forecast period based on its cost advantages and the ability to be coated for enhanced durability. The use of higher-end materials -- such as metallic and holographic papers -- will also promote value growth. However, plastic stock will continue to capture share from paper in a broad range of label applications based on aesthetic and performance advantages, along with a shift in the overall packaging product mix toward plastics. The popularity of the no-label look will also bode well for plastic labels. By 2017, plastic will account for more than 30 percent of label demand in value terms.

Digital label printing to see double-digit growth

The vast majority of labels are printed in some manner before sale to the final user, and additional printing, such as barcoding or addressing, may be done on site by the customer. Flexography is the leading label printing technology due to its versatility, low cost, and suitability for use in the large pressure sensitive segment and the faster growing sleeve label segment. However, digital printing will experience double-digit annual advances through 2017 as it continues to displace traditional methods such as lithography and flexography. Advances will reflect improvements in print quality and speed that will fuel growing adoption by label converters and printers. Among the advantages of digital printing are increased design flexibility, shortened lead times, and lower costs, especially for short run projects, since there are no plate charges or setup fees, which add to the cost of traditional commercial printing. Moreover, the benefits of digital label printing coincide with the trend in many packaged goods markets toward more product variation and target marketing, both of which tend to result in smaller quantity runs.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $15.6 billion US label industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by raw and stock material (e.g., paper, plastic films, adhesives, inks), application method (e.g., pressure sensitive, glue-applied, heat-shrink and stretch sleeve, heat transfer, in-mold), printing technology (e.g., flexography, lithography, screen, digital, letterpress, gravure), and function (e.g., primary packaging, secondary, industrial, mailing and shipping, decorative).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry players such as Avery Dennison, UPM-Kymmene and Green Bay Packaging.

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  1. Labels

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $130.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $119.00

      1. Table | US LABEL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,080.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $132.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Outlook

        $154.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $107.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $155.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales

        $148.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Business Establishments

        $119.00

        1. Table | BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS (thousands)

      8. 3.8 Packaging Trends

        $394.00

        1. 3.8.1 Packaging Outlook

          $241.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.8.2 Labeling Trends

          $132.00

      9. 3.9 Mailing & Shipping Trends

        $243.00

        1. 3.9.1 USPS Outlook

          $176.00

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

        2. 3.9.2 Automation Technologies

          $82.00

      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

        $83.00

        1. Table | LABEL DEMAND, 2002-2012

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

        $82.00

      12. 3.12 Regulatory Issues

        $154.00

      13. 3.13 Environmental Considerations

        $174.00

      14. 3.14 World Markets

        $82.00

      15. 3.15 US Foreign Trade

        $82.00

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

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS

      $964.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Barcoding Trends

        $401.00

        1. 4.2.1 Growth Factors

          $117.00

        2. 4.2.2 Applications

          $210.00

      3. 4.3 Smart Labeling

        $331.00

        1. 4.3.1 Technologies & Suppliers

          $99.00

        2. 4.3.2 Applications

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Competitive Profile

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Competitive Technologies

        $213.00

        1. 4.4.1 Direct Printing

          $137.00

        2. 4.4.2 Electronic Shelf Labeling

          $82.00

    5. 5 RAW MATERIALS

      $1,195.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

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

      2. 5.2 Paper

        $206.00

        1. 5.2.1 Types

          $95.00

        2. 5.2.2 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Plastic Films

        $536.00

        1. 5.3.1 Polyethylene

          $82.00

        2. 5.3.2 Polypropylene

          $120.00

        3. 5.3.3 Polyvinyl Chloride

          $82.00

        4. 5.3.4 Other Resins

          $131.00

      4. 5.4 Adhesives

        $131.00

      5. 5.5 Inks

        $207.00

        1. 5.5.1 Types

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Technologies

          $124.00

      6. 5.6 Other

        $82.00

    6. 6 APPLICATION METHODS

      $2,080.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | LABEL SUPPLY & DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Pressure Sensitive

        $399.00

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

        2. 6.2.1 Attributes

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.2 Materials

          $122.00

        4. 6.2.3 Applications

          $82.00

        5. 6.2.4 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 6.3 Glue-Applied

        $229.00

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

        2. 6.3.1 Attributes

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.2 Materials

          $82.00

        4. 6.3.3 Applications

          $82.00

        5. 6.3.4 Producers

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Heat-Shrink & Stretch Sleeve

        $663.00

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

        2. 6.4.1 Heat-Shrinks

          $445.00

        3. 6.4.2 Stretch Sleeves

          $128.00

      5. 6.5 Heat Transfer

        $179.00

        1. Table | HEAT TRANSFER LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Attributes

          $82.00

        3. 6.5.2 Applications

          $82.00

        4. 6.5.3 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 In-Mold

        $394.00

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

        2. 6.6.1 Attributes

          $107.00

        3. 6.6.2 Materials

          $82.00

        4. 6.6.3 Applications

          $82.00

        5. 6.6.4 Producers

          $82.00

      7. 6.7 Other Adhesive

        $145.00

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

        2. 6.7.1 Non-Shrink Wraparound

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.2 Heat-Seal

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.3 Gummed

          $82.00

    7. 7 STOCK MATERIALS

      $392.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

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

      2. 7.2 Paper

        $131.00

        1. 7.2.1 Types

          $82.00

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

        2. 7.2.2 Application Methods

          $82.00

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

      3. 7.3 Plastic

        $187.00

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

        2. 7.3.1 Types

          $82.00

        3. 7.3.2 Application Methods

          $82.00

      4. 7.4 Other

        $82.00

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

    8. 8 PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

      $1,139.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $149.00

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

      2. 8.2 Flexography

        $168.00

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

        2. 8.2.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.2 Applications

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Lithography

        $129.00

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

        2. 8.3.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.3.2 Applications

          $82.00

      4. 8.4 Screen

        $115.00

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

        2. 8.4.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.4.2 Applications

          $82.00

      5. 8.5 Digital

        $282.00

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

        2. 8.5.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $121.00

        3. 8.5.2 Applications

          $104.00

      6. 8.6 Letterpress

        $82.00

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

        2. 8.6.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.6.2 Applications

          $82.00

      7. 8.7 Gravure

        $165.00

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

        2. 8.7.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $87.00

        3. 8.7.2 Applications

          $82.00

      8. 8.8 Variable Information Printing

        $82.00

    9. 9 FUNCTIONS

      $1,843.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $119.00

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

      2. 9.2 Primary Packaging Labels

        $1,095.00

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

        2. 9.2.1 Food Processing

          $200.00

          1. Table | FOOD PROCESSING LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.2.2 Beverages

          $327.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 9.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

          $196.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 9.2.4 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $180.00

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

        6. 9.2.5 Other Primary Packaging

          $87.00

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

      3. 9.3 Secondary Labels

        $233.00

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

        2. 9.3.1 Retail

          $114.00

          1. Table | RETAIL LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.3.2 Other Secondary

          $82.00

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

      4. 9.4 Industrial Labels

        $157.00

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

        2. 9.4.1 Motor Vehicles

          $82.00

        3. 9.4.2 Other Industrial

          $82.00

      5. 9.5 Mailing & Shipping Labels

        $103.00

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

      6. 9.6 Decorative Labels

        $82.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 9.7 Other Labels

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER LABEL DEMAND (million dollars)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,914.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $122.00

        1. Table | US LABEL SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $296.00

        1. 10.2.1 Label Stock Producers

          $203.00

        2. 10.2.2 Label Printers & Converters

          $82.00

      3. 10.3 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      4. 10.4 Cost Considerations

        $91.00

      5. 10.5 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $213.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      6. 10.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      8. 10.8 Marketing

        $88.00

      9. 10.9 Distribution

        $82.00

      10. 10.10 Company Profiles

        $3,737.00

        1. 10.10.1 Acucote Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 10.10.2 Amcor Limited

          $82.00

        3. 10.10.3 AR Metallizing NV

          $82.00

        4. 10.10.4 Avery Dennison Corporation

          $314.00

        5. 10.10.5 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $139.00

        6. 10.10.6 Brady Corporation

          $92.00

        7. 10.10.7 CCL Industries Incorporated

          $193.00

        8. 10.10.8 Cenveo Incorporated

          $150.00

        9. 10.10.9 Chesapeake Limited

          $82.00

        10. 10.10.10 Donnelley (RR) & Sons Company

          $114.00

        11. 10.10.11 Dow Corning Corporation

          $82.00

        12. 10.10.12 Epsen Hillmer Graphics Company

          $82.00

        13. 10.10.13 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $91.00

        14. 10.10.14 FLEXcon Corporation

          $118.00

        15. 10.10.15 Fort Dearborn Company

          $119.00

        16. 10.10.16 Fuji Seal International Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 10.10.17 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $82.00

        18. 10.10.18 Green Bay Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 10.10.19 Hammer Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 10.10.20 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $162.00

        21. 10.10.21 Intermec Incorporated

          $91.00

        22. 10.10.22 International Paper Company

          $82.00

        23. 10.10.23 Lintec Corporation

          $114.00

        24. 10.10.24 Loparex BV

          $82.00

        25. 10.10.25 Mondi Group

          $86.00

        26. 10.10.26 MPI Label Systems

          $89.00

        27. 10.10.27 Multi-Color Corporation

          $116.00

        28. 10.10.28 NewPage Corporation

          $82.00

        29. 10.10.29 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 10.10.30 Ritrama SpA

          $82.00

        31. 10.10.31 Smyth Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 10.10.32 Spear USA

          $82.00

        33. 10.10.33 Spinnaker Coating LLC

          $82.00

        34. 10.10.34 Standard Register Company

          $82.00

        35. 10.10.35 Staples Incorporated

          $82.00

        36. 10.10.36 Stora Enso Oyj

          $88.00

        37. 10.10.37 Taghleef Industries LLC

          $82.00

        38. 10.10.38 3M Company

          $138.00

        39. 10.10.39 UPM-Kymmene Corporation

          $82.00

        40. 10.10.40 WS Packaging Group Incorporated

          $143.00

        41. 10.10.41 Zebra Technologies Corporation

          $109.00

      11. 10.11 Other Companies in the Label Industry

        $127.00

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