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The US label market is expected to grow 3.8 percent annually through 2019 in value terms.  Advances will be driven by faster growth for value added product types, such as shrink sleeve and in-mold labels.  Additionally, digital printing will enjoy robust growth as it continues to displace traditional plate-based label printing methods such as flexography and lithography.  

This report segments the label industry by raw materials, application methods, stock materials, printing technologies, and functions.  Data is provided in million US dollars.  Raw material data is presented in million pounds.  

 Label raw materials include:
Paper
Plastic Films
Adhesives
Inks
Other Materials

Major label application methods include:
Pressure Sensitive
Glue-Applied
Heat Shrink & Stretch Sleeve
In-Mold
Heat Transfer
Other Application Methods

 Pressure sensitive was by far the leading label application method in 2014.  The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for in-mold labels, fueled by material properties and/or container trends favoring the no-label look.

Label stock materials include:
Paper
Plastic
Other

Paper was the largest label stock material in 2014.  Through 2018, faster gains are expected for plastic-based label stock, reflecting further inroads into markets traditionally held by paper substrates.  

Label printing technologies include:
Flexography
Lithography
Digital
Screen
Letterpress

Flexography was the leading label printing technology in 2014.  Fastest growth will be for digital printing, driven by cost effectiveness and the ability to easily print varying information on different labels.  

Among the key functions for labels are:
Primary Packaging
Secondary (e.g., retail)
Industrial
Mailing & Shipping
Decorative
Other

Primary packaging was the largest label function in 2014.  Going forward, secondary label functions will see the strongest advances, benefiting from increases in retail sales and expanding identification and tracking needs 

The label printing and converting industry ranges from large companies operating globally to small firms active on a local or regional basis.  Leading companies include Brady, CCL Industries, Cenveo, Constantia Flexibles, RR Donnelley, Fort Dearborn, Multi-Color, and WS Packaging.  Leading suppliers of label stock include Avery Dennison, Green Bay Packaging, MACtac, and UPM Kymmene.  


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US LABEL SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Outlook
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Retail Sales
      • Table RETAIL SALES
    • Business Establishments
      • Table BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
    • Packaging Trends
      • Packaging Outlook
        • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Glass & Wood
      • Labeling Trends
    • Mailing & Shipping Trends
      • USPS Outlook
        • Table US POSTAL SERVICE MAIL REVENUES & PIECES OF MAIL HANDLED
      • Automation Technologies
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table LABEL DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 LABEL DEMAND, 2004-2014
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table CHART II-2 LABEL PRICING, 2004-2024
    • Regulatory Issues
    • Environmental Considerations
    • World Markets
      • Table CHART II-3 WORLD LABEL DEMAND, 2014
    • US Foreign Trade
      • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN LABELS
  • TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
    • General
    • Barcoding Trends
      • Growth Factors
      • Applications
    • Smart Labeling
      • Technologies & Suppliers
      • Applications
      • Competitive Profile
    • Competitive Technologies
      • Direct Printing
      • Electronic Shelf Labeling
  • RAW MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table RAW MATERIAL USE IN LABELS
    • Paper
      • Types
      • Producers
    • Plastic Films
      • Polyethylene
      • Polypropylene
      • Polyvinyl Chloride
      • Other Plastic Films
    • Adhesives
    • Inks
      • Types
      • Technologies
    • Other
  • APPLICATION METHODS
    • General
      • Table LABEL SUPPLY & DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD
      • Table CHART V-1 LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD, 2014
    • Pressure Sensitive
      • Table PRESSURE SENSITIVE LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Attributes
      • Materials
      • Applications
      • Producers
    • Glue-Applied
      • Table GLUE-APPLIED LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Attributes
      • Materials
      • Applications
      • Producers
    • Heat-Shrink & Stretch Sleeve
      • Table HEAT-SHRINK & STRETCH SLEEVE LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE & MATERIAL
      • Heat-Shrink
      • Stretch Sleeve
    • In-Mold
      • Table IN-MOLD LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MOLDING PROCESS
      • Attributes
      • Materials
      • Applications
      • Producers
    • Heat Transfer
      • Table HEAT TRANSFER LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Attributes
      • Applications
      • Producers
    • Other Labels
      • Table OTHER ADHESIVE LABEL DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Non-Shrink Wraparound
      • Heat-Seal
      • Gummed
      • Foam
  • STOCK MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table LABEL DEMAND BY STOCK MATERIAL
    • Paper
      • Types
        • Table PAPER LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Application Methods
        • Table PAPER LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD
    • Plastic
      • Table PLASTIC LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD
      • Types
      • Application Methods
    • Other
      • Table OTHER LABEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION METHOD
  • PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES
    • General
      • Table LABEL DEMAND BY PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
      • Table CHART VII-1 LABEL DEMAND BY PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, 2014
    • Flexography
      • Table FLEXOGRAPHIC LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Characteristics & Technologies
      • Applications
    • Lithography
      • Table LITHOGRAPHIC LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Characteristics & Technologies
      • Applications
    • Digital
      • Table DIGITAL LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Characteristics & Technologies
      • Applications
    • Screen
      • Table SCREEN PRINTED LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Characteristics & Technologies
      • Applications
    • Gravure
      • Table GRAVURE LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Characteristics & Technologies
      • Applications
    • Letterpress
      • Table LETTERPRESS LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Characteristics & Technologies
      • Applications
    • Variable Information Printing
  • FUNCTIONS
    • General
      • Table LABEL DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Table CHART VIII-1 LABEL DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2014
    • Primary Packaging Labels
      • Table PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VIII-2 PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Food Processing
        • Table FOOD PROCESSING LABEL DEMAND
      • Beverages
        • Table BEVERAGE LABEL DEMAND
      • Pharmaceuticals
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL LABEL DEMAND
      • Cosmetics & Toiletries
        • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY LABEL DEMAND
      • Other Primary Packaging
        • Table OTHER PRIMARY PACKAGING LABEL DEMAND
    • Secondary Labels
      • Table SECONDARY LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Retail
        • Table RETAIL LABEL DEMAND
      • Other Secondary
        • Table OTHER SECONDARY LABEL DEMAND
    • Industrial Labels
      • Table INDUSTRIAL LABEL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Motor Vehicles
      • Other Industrial
    • Mailing & Shipping Labels
      • Table MAILING & SHIPPING LABEL DEMAND
    • Decorative Labels
      • Table DECORATIVE LABEL DEMAND
    • Other Labels
      • Table OTHER LABEL DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US LABEL SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Label Stock Producers
        • Table CHART IX-1 US LABEL STOCK MARKET SHARE, 2014
      • Label Printers & Converters
        • Table CHART IX-2 US FINISHED LABEL MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cost Considerations
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Acucote Incorporated
      • Amcor Limited
      • Appvion Incorporated
      • AR Metallizing NV
      • Avery Dennison Corporation
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Brady Corporation
      • CCL Industries Incorporated
      • Cenveo Incorporated
      • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
      • Donnelley (RR) &Sons Company
      • Dow Corning Corporation
      • Epsen Hillmer Graphics Company
      • Expera Specialty Solutions LLC
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • FLEXcon Company Incorporated
      • Fort Dearborn Company
      • Fuji Seal International Incorporated
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Green Bay Packaging Incorporated
      • Hammer Packaging Corporation
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
      • Inland
      • Jindal Poly Films Limited
      • Lintec Corporation
      • Loparex BV
      • MACtac
      • Mondi Group
      • MPI Label Systems
      • Multi-Color Corporation
      • Multi-Packaging Solutions Incorporated
      • Neenah Paper Incorporated
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Ritrama SpA
      • Smyth Companies Incorporated
      • Spinnaker Coating LLC
      • Standard Register Company
      • Staples Incorporated
      • Taghleef Industries LLC
      • Technicote Incorporated
      • 3M Company
      • UPM-Kymmene Corporation
      • Verso Corporation
      • WS Packaging Group Incorporated
      • Zebra Technologies Corporation
    • Additional Companies in the Label Industry

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