US demand for smart labels will grow by 11.1 percent annually through 2009, driven mainly by declining costs and new industry mandates for radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Interactive packaging labels (e.g., thermochromatic, time-temperature indicator) will also show strong gains. The dominant electronic article surveillance (EAS) sector will remain flat.
This study analyzes the US smart label industry. It presents historical demand data (1994, 1999, 2004) and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by smart label product (e.g., RFID, electronic article surveillance labels, interactive packaging), and by application (e.g., retail and distribution, government and institutional, service).
The study also considers market environment indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 major smart label producers including Tyco International, Checkpoint Systems, and 3M.