Labels in the US by Application Method, Stock Material, Market and Printing Technology

High Value Products & Technological Advancements Fuel Growth

Labels

Gains will be driven by increased focus on labels as sophisticated marketing and track and trace tools, leading to growth for value-added label types. Ongoing improvements in converting techniques and printing technologies will lower costs and increase penetration of these higher value labels.

Key Findings in the Labels Study:

Dominant Pressure Sensitive & Dynamic Heat-Shrink Label Segments Drive Gains

Growth in the US labels market is largely determined by the pressure sensitive segment, which accounted for 76% of total demand in 2016. Pressure sensitive labels will continue to displace glue-applied labels going forward, though at a slower pace than that of the last decade. Emerging opportunities include specialized labels – such as RFID-enabled varieties and extended content labels – and clear plastic types that achieve a no-label look in primary packaging applications.

Heat-shrink labels are expected to grow at an above average rate going forward and will compete with pressure sensitives, particularly in food and beverage markets. Though these labels are more costly to produce, advancements in digital printing are expected to lower costs and expand heat-shrink labels’ range of applications wherever superior aesthetics are required for product differentiation.

Advances in Digital Printing Will Continue to Create New Opportunities

Digital printing will continue to grow at the fastest rate of any label printing technique through 2021. Growth will be driven by a trend toward customized packaging for short-term product promotions and customized marketing, as digital printing is the most cost effective print method for short runs.

Demand for digitally printed labels will also be supported by increased regulatory activity, particularly in the pharmaceutical market, which sometimes requires frequent changes to information presented on labels. Digital printing’s versatility and minimal prepress preparation times allow adjustments to be made cost-effectively.

Secondary Labels & Mailing & Shipping Labels Remain Fastest Growing Markets

Variable information labels in secondary and mailing and shipping applications are expected to post strong growth. Gains in secondary labels will be largely driven by value-added track and trace labels in transportation and distribution markets, as well as increased retail activity.

Mailing and shipping labels will benefit from the continued growth of e-commerce. Address labels for individually packaged items instead of bulk shipping to stores, as well as a trend toward printing return labels, will boost demand.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 by application method (pressure sensitive, glue-applied, heat-shrink and stretch sleeve, in-mold, heat transfer), stock material (paper, plastic), market (primary packaging including food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and toiletries; secondary; industrial; mailing and shipping; decorative), and printing technology (flexography, lithography, digital, screen, gravure, letterpress, variable information printing). The study also evaluates company market share and offers analysis on industry competitors including Avery Dennison, CCL Industries, Fort Dearborn, Green Bay Packaging, LINTEC (MACtac), Multi-Color, RR Donnelley, UPM-Kymmene, and WS Packaging.

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  1. Labels in the US by Application Method, Stock Material, Market and Printing Technology

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Labels Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Labels Market

      2. 2.2 Labels Demand Overview

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        1. 2.2.1 Historical Market Trends

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          1. Table | Label Demand, 2006 - 2016

          2. Figure 2-2 | Label Demand, 2006 - 2016

        2. 2.2.2 Demand Forecast

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      3. 2.3 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Label Pricing, 2006 - 2021

      4. 2.4 Raw Materials

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        1. Table | Raw Material Use in Labels, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 2-3 | Plastic Resin Raw Material Demand in Labels, Share of Total, 2006 - 2021

      5. 2.5 Technological Trends

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        1. 2.5.1 Overview

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        2. 2.5.2 Barcoding Trends

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        3. 2.5.3 Smart Labeling

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        4. 2.5.4 Competitive Technologies

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          1. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Competitive Technologies

      6. 2.6 Regulatory Issues

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        1. 2.6.1 Overview

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        2. 2.6.2 Food & Beverage

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          1. Table | Recent Regulations Impacting Food & Beverage Label Markets

        3. 2.6.3 Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

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          1. Table | Recent Regulations Impacting Health & Pharmaceutical Label Markets

      7. 2.7 Environmental Considerations

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        1. 2.7.1 Overview

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        2. 2.7.2 Substrate

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        3. 2.7.3 Ink

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        4. 2.7.4 Adhesive

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        5. 2.7.5 Liner

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        6. 2.7.6 Certification Bodies

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      8. 2.8 Global Demand Trends

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      9. 2.9 US Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | US Foreign Trade in Labels, 2006 - 2021

    3. 3 APPLICATION METHODS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Label Application Methods

      2. 3.2 Application Methods Outlook

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        1. Table | Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-2 | Label Demand by Application Method, 2016

      3. 3.3 Pressure Sensitive Labels

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        1. 3.3.1 Pressure Sensitive Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Pressure Sensitive Label Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.3.2 Pressure Sensitive Labels: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Figure 3-3 | Pressure Sensitive Labels: Key Advantages & Fastest Growing Markets

        3. 3.3.3 Pressure Sensitive Labels: Growth Opportunities

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        4. 3.3.4 Pressure Sensitive Labels: Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Selected Pressure Sensitive Product Launches

      4. 3.4 Glue-Applied Labels

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        1. 3.4.1 Glue-Applied Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Glue-Applied Label Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.4.2 Glue-Applied Labels: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Figure 3-4 | Glue-Applied Labels: Key Advantages & Markets

        3. 3.4.3 Glue-Applied Labels: Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Glue-Applied Label Suppliers & Production Capabilities

      5. 3.5 Heat-Shrink & Stretch Sleeve Labels

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        1. 3.5.1 Heat-Shrink & Stretch Sleeve Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Heat-Shrink & Stretch Sleeve Label Demand by Type & Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.5.2 Heat-Shrink Labels

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          1. Table | Heat-Shrink Label Types: Drivers & Restraints

          2. Table | Heat-Shrink Labels: Production & Printing Technology Key Trends & Characteristics

          3. Figure 3-5 | Heat-Shrink Labels: Key Advantages & Markets

        3. 3.5.3 Stretch Sleeve Labels

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          1. Figure 3-6 | Stretch Sleeve Labels: Key Advantages & Markets

        4. 3.5.4 Heat-Shrink & Stretch Sleeve Labels: Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Stretch Sleeve Label Suppliers & Production Capabilities

      6. 3.6 In-Mold Labels

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        1. 3.6.1 In-Mold Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | In-Mold Label Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.6.2 In-Mold Labels: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | In-Mold Label Demand by Molding Process, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-7 | In-Mold Labels: Key Advantages & Markets

        3. 3.6.3 In-Mold Labels: Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | In-Mold Label Suppliers & Production Capabilities

      7. 3.7 Heat Transfer Labels

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        1. 3.7.1 Heat Transfer Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Heat Transfer Label Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.7.2 Heat Transfer Labels: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Figure 3-8 | Heat Transfer Labels: Key Advantages & Markets

        3. 3.7.3 Heat Transfer Labels: Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Heat Transfer Label Suppliers & Products

      8. 3.8 Other Labels

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        1. 3.8.1 Other Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Label Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.8.2 Non-Shrink Wraparound Labels

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        3. 3.8.3 Heat-Seal Labels

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        4. 3.8.4 Gummed Labels

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        5. 3.8.5 Foam Labels

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    4. 4 STOCK MATERIALS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Label Stock Materials

      2. 4.2 Stock Materials Outlook

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        1. Table | Label Demand by Stock Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 4-2 | Paper & Plastic Share of Total Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

      3. 4.3 Paper Labels

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        1. 4.3.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Figure 4-3 | Paper Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.3.2 Application Methods

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          1. Table | Paper Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.3.3 Types

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          1. Table | Paper Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

      4. 4.4 Plastic Labels

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        1. 4.4.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Plastic Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.4.2 Application Methods

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          1. Table | Plastic Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.4.3 Types

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          1. Table | Major Label Resins: Advantages & Selected Applications

      5. 4.5 Other Stock Materials

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        1. Table | Other Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Label Markets

      2. 5.2 Markets Outlook

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        1. Table | Label Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 5-2 | Label Demand by Market, 2016

      3. 5.3 Primary Packaging Labels

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        1. 5.3.1 Primary Packaging Label Outlook

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          1. Table | Primary Packaging Label Demand by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-3 | Primary Packaging Label Demand by Segment, 2016

        2. 5.3.2 Food Processing

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          1. Figure 5-4 | Food Processing Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Food Processing Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Food Processing Label Uses by Application Method

        3. 5.3.3 Beverages

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          1. Figure 5-5 | Beverage Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Beverage Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.3.4 Pharmaceuticals

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          1. Figure 5-6 | Pharmaceutical Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Pharmaceutical Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

        5. 5.3.5 Cosmetics & Toiletries

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          1. Figure 5-7 | Cosmetic & Toiletry Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Cosmetic & Toiletry Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

        6. 5.3.6 Other Primary Packaging

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          1. Table | Other Major Primary Packaging Segments: Application Methods & Key Trends

          2. Table | Other Primary Packaging Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

      4. 5.4 Secondary Labels

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        1. 5.4.1 Secondary Labels: Scope

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          1. Table | Secondary Label Market: Scope

        2. 5.4.2 Secondary Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Secondary Label Demand by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-8 | Retail Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

      5. 5.5 Industrial Labels

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        1. 5.5.1 Industrial Labels: Scope

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        2. 5.5.2 Industrial Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Figure 5-9 | Industrial Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.5.3 Industrial Labels: Application Methods

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          1. Table | Industrial Label Demand by Application Method, 2006 - 2021

      6. 5.6 Mailing & Shipping Labels

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        1. 5.6.1 Scope

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        2. 5.6.2 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Mailing & Shipping Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

      7. 5.7 Decorative Labels

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        1. 5.7.1 Decorative Labels: Scope

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        2. 5.7.2 Decorative Labels: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Decorative Label Demand, 2006 - 2021

      8. 5.8 Other Markets

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        1. 5.8.1 Scope

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        2. 5.8.2 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Label Markets Demand, 2006 - 2021

    6. 6 PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in Label Printing Technologies

      2. 6.2 Printing Technologies Outlook

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        1. Table | Label Demand by Printing Technology, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 6-2 | Label Demand by Printing Technology, 2016

      3. 6.3 Flexography

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        1. 6.3.1 Flexography: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Flexographic Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. 6.3.2 Flexography: Characteristics & Technologies

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          1. Figure 6-3 | Flexographic Printing: SWOT Analysis

      4. 6.4 Lithography

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        1. 6.4.1 Lithography: Demand Forecast

          $109.00

          1. Table | Lithographic Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. 6.4.2 Lithography: Characteristics & Technologies

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          1. Figure 6-4 | Lithographic Printing: SWOT Analysis

      5. 6.5 Digital

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        1. 6.5.1 Digital: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Digital Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. 6.5.2 Digital: Characteristics & Technologies

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          1. Figure 6-5 | Digital Printing: SWOT Analysis

      6. 6.6 Screen

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        1. 6.6.1 Screen: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Screen Printed Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. 6.6.2 Screen: Characteristics & Technologies

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          1. Figure 6-6 | Screen Printing: SWOT Analysis

      7. 6.7 Gravure

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        1. 6.7.1 Gravure: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Gravure Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. 6.7.2 Gravure: Characteristics & Technologies

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          1. Figure 6-7 | Gravure Printing: SWOT Analysis

      8. 6.8 Letterpress

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        1. 6.8.1 Letterpress: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Letterpress Label Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. 6.8.2 Letterpress: Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

          1. Figure 6-8 | Letterpress Printing: SWOT Analysis

      9. 6.9 Variable Information Printing

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    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Label Sales by Company, 2016

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. 7.2.1 Overview

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        2. 7.2.2 Label Stock Producers

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          1. Figure 7-1 | US Label Stock Market Share, 2016

          2. Figure 7-2 | Label Stock Market Share: Leading Supplier

          3. Figure 7-3 | Label Stock Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

          4. Figure 7-4 | Label Stock Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

          5. Figure 7-5 | Label Stock Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

        3. 7.2.3 Label Printers & Converters

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          1. Figure 7-6 | US Finished Label Market Share, 2016

          2. Figure 7-7 | Finished Label Market Share: Leading Supplier

          3. Figure 7-8 | Finished Label Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

          4. Figure 7-9 | Finished Label Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

          5. Figure 7-10 | Finished Label Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

          6. Figure 7-11 | Finished Label Market Share: Fifth Leading Supplier

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies in the US Labels Industry

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 7.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      6. 7.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 7.7 List of Industry Participants

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    8. 8 APPENDIX

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      1. 8.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 8.2 Methodology

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      3. 8.3 Sources

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      4. 8.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 8.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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        1. 8.5.1 US Studies

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        2. 8.5.2 Global Studies

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      6. 8.6 Definitions

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        1. 8.6.1 General

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        2. 8.6.2 Application Methods

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        3. 8.6.3 Printing Technologies

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      7. 8.7 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      8. 8.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 8.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 8-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2016, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 8.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 8-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2001 - 2016

        3. 8.8.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2006 - 2021

        4. 8.8.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        5. 8.8.5 Business Establishments

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          1. Table | Business Establishments, 2006 - 2021

        6. 8.8.6 Packaging Industry Overview

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          1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

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