Labels

As Quoted In Packaging Digest

Gains will be fueled by economic expansion, and by solid growth in the dominant pressure sensitive segment based on a versatility of applications and suitability for value added products such as smart labels.

US demand to rise 3.8% annually through 2019

Demand for labels in the US is projected to increase 3.8 percent annually to $19.7 billion in 2019. Since labels serve a breadth of applications, gains will be fueled by overall economic expansion, population increases, and a healthy outlook for consumer spending. Solid growth in the dominant pressure sensitive segment will reflect versatility of applications as well as suitability for value added products such as smart labels. The maturing of some applications along with increasingly intense competition in primary packaging applications with other label types, especially heat-shrink and in-mold labels (IML), will moderate growth. Among competing label technologies, heat-shrink and IML are expected to experience the most rapid growth through 2019. While remaining an important component of the label mix, glue-applied labels will face further losses to pressure sensitive labels, even in traditional strongholds such as wine, spirits, and specialty beverages.

Plastics to make further inroads on paper stock

Though paper will continue to account for the majority of label stock, plastics will make further inroads at the expense of paper. These gains will reflect the aesthetic and performance advantages of plastic labels, as well as the significance of plastic packaging. Additionally, labeling methods which rely heavily on plastic substrates -- such as pressure sensitive, in-mold, and sleeves -- are increasingly popular. The coveted no-label look in a variety of consumer products will also promote increases for plastic label stock.

Secondary, mailing/shipping labels to grow fastest

Primary packaging, which represented almost 50 percent of demand in 2014, is the leading application for labels. While gains will be aided by greater use of higher value labels, including security labels for pharmaceuticals and larger, full-body labels, prospects will be held back by the maturity of some applications along with expanded use of flexible packaging, which typically utilizes direct printing rather than labels. Secondary labeling and labels used in mailing and shipping are projected to achieve the fastest growth through 2019. Gains in secondary labeling will be promoted by increases in retail sales and expanding identification and tracking needs in institutional, transportation, and distribution markets. Continued strong expansion for Internet shopping will fuel increases in related package shipping activity, which will propel growth for labels in mailing and shipping uses. However, address labels will see continued declines based on further contraction in the volume of items being mailed in light of increased electronic communication.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Labels, analyzes the $16.3 billion US label industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by raw material (e.g., paper, plastic films, adhesives, inks), application method (e.g., pressure sensitive, glue-applied, heat-shrink and stretch sleeve, in-mold, heat transfer), printing technology, and function (e.g., primary packaging, secondary labels, industrial, mailing and shipping, decorative). The study also considers market environment factors, reviews technology trends, evaluates company market share, and profiles 46 industry players, including CCL Industries, Multi-Color, and RR Donnelley.

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  1. Labels

    $5,500.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $131.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $110.00

      1. Table | US LABEL SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,163.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $169.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Outlook

        $147.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $95.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $196.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales

        $153.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      7. 3.7 Business Establishments

        $107.00

        1. Table | BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS

      8. 3.8 Packaging Trends

        $419.00

        1. 3.8.1 Packaging Outlook

          $99.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 3.8.2 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.3 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.4 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.8.5 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

        6. 3.8.6 Labeling Trends

          $150.00

      9. 3.9 Mailing & Shipping Trends

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        1. 3.9.1 USPS Outlook

          $164.00

          1. Table | US POSTAL SERVICE MAIL REVENUES & PIECES OF MAIL HANDLED

        2. 3.9.2 Automation Technologies

          $82.00

      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | LABEL DEMAND, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-1 LABEL DEMAND, 2004-2014

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

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        1. CHART II-2 LABEL PRICING, 2004-2024

      12. 3.12 Regulatory Issues

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      13. 3.13 Environmental Considerations

        $178.00

      14. 3.14 World Markets

        $82.00

        1. CHART II-3 WORLD LABEL DEMAND, 2014

      15. 3.15 US Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN LABELS

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS

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      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Barcoding Trends

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        1. 4.2.1 Growth Factors

          $104.00

        2. 4.2.2 Applications

          $194.00

      3. 4.3 Smart Labeling

        $274.00

        1. 4.3.1 Technologies & Suppliers

          $97.00

        2. 4.3.2 Applications

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Competitive Profile

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Competitive Technologies

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        1. 4.4.1 Direct Printing

          $156.00

        2. 4.4.2 Electronic Shelf Labeling

          $82.00

    5. 5 RAW MATERIALS

      $1,140.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN LABELS

      2. 5.2 Paper

        $201.00

        1. 5.2.1 Types

          $88.00

        2. 5.2.2 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Plastic Films

        $526.00

        1. 5.3.1 Polyethylene

          $82.00

        2. 5.3.2 Polypropylene

          $110.00

        3. 5.3.3 Polyvinyl Chloride

          $82.00

        4. 5.3.4 Other Plastic Films

          $132.00

      4. 5.4 Adhesives

        $109.00

      5. 5.5 Inks

        $189.00

        1. 5.5.1 Types

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Technologies

          $107.00

      6. 5.6 Other

        $82.00

    6. 6 APPLICATION METHODS

      $2,059.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | LABEL SUPPLY & DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD

        2. CHART V-1 LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD, 2014

      2. 6.2 Pressure Sensitive

        $386.00

        1. Table | PRESSURE SENSITIVE LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. 6.2.1 Attributes

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.2 Materials

          $120.00

        4. 6.2.3 Applications

          $82.00

        5. 6.2.4 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 6.3 Glue-Applied

        $227.00

        1. Table | GLUE-APPLIED LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        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

        $651.00

        1. Table | HEAT-SHRINK & STRETCH SLEEVE LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE & MATERIAL

        2. 6.4.1 Heat-Shrink

          $419.00

        3. 6.4.2 Stretch Sleeve

          $126.00

      5. 6.5 In-Mold

        $376.00

        1. Table | IN-MOLD LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MOLDING PROCESS

        2. 6.5.1 Attributes

          $103.00

        3. 6.5.2 Materials

          $82.00

        4. 6.5.3 Applications

          $82.00

        5. 6.5.4 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 Heat Transfer

        $177.00

        1. Table | HEAT TRANSFER LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. 6.6.1 Attributes

          $82.00

        3. 6.6.2 Applications

          $82.00

        4. 6.6.3 Producers

          $82.00

      7. 6.7 Other Labels

        $168.00

        1. Table | OTHER ADHESIVE LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. 6.7.1 Non-Shrink Wraparound

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.2 Heat-Seal

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.3 Gummed

          $82.00

        5. 6.7.4 Foam

          $82.00

    7. 7 STOCK MATERIALS

      $379.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | LABEL DEMAND BY STOCK MATERIAL

      2. 7.2 Paper

        $132.00

        1. 7.2.1 Types

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPER LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 7.2.2 Application Methods

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPER LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD

      3. 7.3 Plastic

        $179.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD

        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

    8. 8 PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

      $1,099.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $137.00

        1. Table | LABEL DEMAND BY PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

        2. CHART VII-1 LABEL DEMAND BY PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, 2014

      2. 8.2 Flexography

        $151.00

        1. Table | FLEXOGRAPHIC LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 8.2.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.2 Applications

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Lithography

        $125.00

        1. Table | LITHOGRAPHIC LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 8.3.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.3.2 Applications

          $82.00

      4. 8.4 Digital

        $280.00

        1. Table | DIGITAL LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 8.4.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $109.00

        3. 8.4.2 Applications

          $116.00

      5. 8.5 Screen

        $113.00

        1. Table | SCREEN PRINTED LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 8.5.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.5.2 Applications

          $82.00

      6. 8.6 Gravure

        $161.00

        1. Table | GRAVURE LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 8.6.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $83.00

        3. 8.6.2 Applications

          $82.00

      7. 8.7 Letterpress

        $82.00

        1. Table | LETTERPRESS LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 8.7.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 8.7.2 Applications

          $82.00

      8. 8.8 Variable Information Printing

        $82.00

    9. 9 FUNCTIONS

      $1,868.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $122.00

        1. Table | LABEL DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. CHART VIII-1 LABEL DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2014

      2. 9.2 Primary Packaging Labels

        $1,080.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VIII-2 PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 9.2.1 Food Processing

          $203.00

          1. Table | FOOD PROCESSING LABEL DEMAND

        4. 9.2.2 Beverages

          $327.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE LABEL DEMAND

        5. 9.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

          $180.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL LABEL DEMAND

        6. 9.2.4 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $182.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY LABEL DEMAND

        7. 9.2.5 Other Primary Packaging

          $83.00

          1. Table | OTHER PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND

      3. 9.3 Secondary Labels

        $232.00

        1. Table | SECONDARY LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 9.3.1 Retail

          $120.00

          1. Table | RETAIL LABEL DEMAND

        3. 9.3.2 Other Secondary

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER SECONDARY LABEL DEMAND

      4. 9.4 Industrial Labels

        $184.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 9.4.1 Motor Vehicles

          $82.00

        3. 9.4.2 Other Industrial

          $82.00

      5. 9.5 Mailing & Shipping Labels

        $99.00

        1. Table | MAILING & SHIPPING LABEL DEMAND

      6. 9.6 Decorative Labels

        $88.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LABEL DEMAND

      7. 9.7 Other Labels

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER LABEL DEMAND

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,534.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $116.00

        1. Table | US LABEL SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $273.00

        1. 10.2.1 Label Stock Producers

          $196.00

          1. CHART IX-1 US LABEL STOCK MARKET SHARE, 2014

        2. 10.2.2 Label Printers & Converters

          $82.00

          1. CHART IX-2 US FINISHED LABEL MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 10.3 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      4. 10.4 Cost Considerations

        $91.00

      5. 10.5 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $101.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      6. 10.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 10.7 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      8. 10.8 Marketing

        $93.00

      9. 10.9 Distribution

        $82.00

      10. 10.10 Company Profiles

        $4,542.00

        1. 10.10.1 Acucote Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 10.10.2 Amcor Limited

          $82.00

        3. 10.10.3 Appvion Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 10.10.4 AR Metallizing NV

          $82.00

        5. 10.10.5 Avery Dennison Corporation

          $330.00

        6. 10.10.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 10.10.7 Brady Corporation

          $142.00

        8. 10.10.8 CCL Industries Incorporated

          $289.00

        9. 10.10.9 Cenveo Incorporated

          $159.00

        10. 10.10.10 Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

          $82.00

        11. 10.10.11 Donnelley (RR) &Sons Company

          $136.00

        12. 10.10.12 Dow Corning Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 10.10.13 Epsen Hillmer Graphics Company

          $82.00

        14. 10.10.14 Expera Specialty Solutions LLC

          $82.00

        15. 10.10.15 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 10.10.16 FLEXcon Company Incorporated

          $168.00

        17. 10.10.17 Fort Dearborn Company

          $125.00

        18. 10.10.18 Fuji Seal International Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 10.10.19 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $82.00

        20. 10.10.20 Green Bay Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 10.10.21 Hammer Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 10.10.22 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $91.00

        23. 10.10.23 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $176.00

        24. 10.10.24 Inland

          $82.00

        25. 10.10.25 Jindal Poly Films Limited

          $82.00

        26. 10.10.26 Lintec Corporation

          $125.00

        27. 10.10.27 Loparex BV

          $82.00

        28. 10.10.28 MACtac

          $124.00

        29. 10.10.29 Mondi Group

          $82.00

        30. 10.10.30 MPI Label Systems

          $93.00

        31. 10.10.31 Multi-Color Corporation

          $132.00

        32. 10.10.32 Multi-Packaging Solutions Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 10.10.33 Neenah Paper Incorporated

          $87.00

        34. 10.10.34 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 10.10.35 Ritrama SpA

          $82.00

        36. 10.10.36 Smyth Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        37. 10.10.37 Spinnaker Coating LLC

          $82.00

        38. 10.10.38 Standard Register Company

          $82.00

        39. 10.10.39 Staples Incorporated

          $100.00

        40. 10.10.40 Taghleef Industries LLC

          $82.00

        41. 10.10.41 Technicote Incorporated

          $163.00

        42. 10.10.42 3M Company

          $130.00

        43. 10.10.43 UPM-Kymmene Corporation

          $149.00

        44. 10.10.44 Verso Corporation

          $82.00

        45. 10.10.45 WS Packaging Group Incorporated

          $126.00

        46. 10.10.46 Zebra Technologies Corporation

          $95.00

      11. 10.11 Additional Companies in the Label Industry

        $121.00

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