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Linerless Labels Market: Growing Inclination towards Eco-friendly Labeling to Encourage Preference for Linerless over Conventional: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) and Opportunity Assessment (2018 - 2028)

Linerless Labels Market: Growing Inclination towards Eco-friendly Labeling to Encourage Preference for Linerless over Conventional: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) and Opportunity Assessment (2018 - 2028)

Direct thermal labels market holds a larger market share in contrast to variably imaged labels market

Linerless labels are the modern labels that have been gaining substantial popularity in the global market over the past few years. The labels have eco-friendly properties and do not require release liner, which makes it more efficient. The global market for linerless labels consists of two product types, i.e. variable imaged and direct thermal. According to the recent forecast for linerless labels market, direct thermal is dominating the variably imaged labels segment and will possibly continue to lead during the next decade. The direct thermal market is expected to grow at a robust CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period, and is expected to register a market value of over US$ 260 Mn by the end of 2028.

The market growth is primarily driven by rising awareness about the benefits of using linerless labels. It is also considered as a cost-effective alternative to conventionally used labels, which offers them an edge over traditional linered labels in terms of cost. In case of linered labels, the release liner accounts for a major share of the overall cost of the pressure-sensitive laminate, i.e. around 30 percent of the total cost. The total elimination of the release liner translates to reduced cost which is required for additional processing of the label web. Independent research studies have shown that around 15% of the total applied cost of labels made from pressure-sensitive stocks can be saved by using linerless labels. Several brands and manufacturers are thus expected to adopt the same throughout the forecast period. Linerless labels also save space, as more labels can now be fit on a roll due to the absence of release liner.

Linerless labels are also termed as the tost efficient eco-friendly labeling solution

The linerless labels are considered one of the best labeling options available in the current market. In the times of growing environmental concerns, there is a need for a global push towards environment-friendly packaging and labeling solutions. Linerless labels are relatively economic in terms of storage and freight, and have been witnessing steady growth in adoption since the recent past. Environmental benefits from manufacturing linerless labels are also being considered significant, as the use of linerless labels results in total elimination of the release liner waste, which is one of the key waste materials specific to the label industry. This is expected to aid in exploring solutions to the landfill problems worldwide.

Linerless labels may lag behind due to limitations in variety

Despite successful emergence of linerless labels as a new and more convenient labeling option in the market, a few factors in the market may continue to limit their widespread adoption. The global linerless labels market is expected to witness certain restraints in its growth, such as inability to offer variety in shapes. Linerless labels are similar to household tapes. Much like the way the household tapes are dispensed and cut, linerless labels offer only two varieties of shapes – square and rectangular. This is a key drawback and has been one of the prominent factors restricting their rapid penetration. Established brands are focusing more on appealing label designs in order to influence consumers’ purchasing decisions.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Analysis
1.3. FMI Analysis and Recommendations
1.4. Wheel of Opportunity
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Definition
2.2. Market Taxonomy
3. Market Background
3.1. Porter’s Analysis
3.2. Macro-Economic Factors
3.3. Forecast Factors – Relevance & Impact
3.4. Value Chain
3.5. Market Dynamics
3.5.1. Drivers
3.5.2. Restraints
3.6. Opportunity Analysis
4. Market Forecast
4.1. Market Volume Projections
4.2. Market Size Projections
4.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis
5. Global Linerless Labels Market Analysis By Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis By Product Type
5.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis By Product Type
5.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
5.2.1. Variable Imaged
5.2.2. Direct Thermal
5.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
5.3.1. Variable Imaged
5.3.2. Direct Thermal
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
6. Global Linerless Labels Market Analysis By Printing Technology
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis By Printing Technology
6.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis By Printing Technology
6.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
6.2.1. Digital Printing
6.2.2. Flexo Printing
6.2.3. Offset Printing
6.2.4. Gravure Printing
6.2.5. Screen Printing
6.2.6. Others
6.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
6.3.1. Digital Printing
6.3.2. Flexo Printing
6.3.3. Offset Printing
6.3.4. Gravure Printing
6.3.5. Screen Printing
6.3.6. Others
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Printing Technology
7. Global Linerless Labels Market Analysis By Adhesion
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis By Adhesion
7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis By Adhesion
7.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
7.2.1. Permanent
7.2.2. Removable
7.2.3. Repositionable
7.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Adhesion
7.3.1. Permanent
7.3.2. Removable
7.3.3. Repositionable
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Adhesion
8. Global Linerless Labels Market Analysis By End-Use Industry
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis By End-Use Industry
8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis By End-Use Industry
8.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By End-Use Industry
8.2.1. Retail
8.2.2. Food & Beverage
8.2.3. Logistics
8.2.4. Pharmaceuticals
8.2.5. Others
8.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By End-Use Industry
8.3.1. Retail
8.3.2. Food & Beverage
8.3.3. Logistics
8.3.4. Pharmaceuticals
8.3.5. Others
8.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By End-Use Industry
9. Global Linerless Labels Market Analysis By Region
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis By Region
9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis By Region
9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Region
9.2.1. North America
9.2.2. Latin America
9.2.3. Western Europe
9.2.4. Eastern Europe
9.2.5. MEA
9.2.6. Asia Pacific
9.2.7. Japan
9.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Region
9.3.1. North America
9.3.2. Latin America
9.3.3. Western Europe
9.3.4. Eastern Europe
9.3.5. MEA
9.3.6. Asia Pacific
9.3.7. Japan
9.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
10. Global Supply Demand Analysis
10.1. North America (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
10.2. Latin America (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
10.3. Eastern Europe (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
10.4. Western Europe (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
10.5. APEJ (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
10.6. MEA (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
10.7. Japan (Production, Consumption, Export, Import)
11. North America Linerless Labels Market Analysis
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Regional Pricing Analysis
11.3. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Country
11.3.1. U.S.
11.3.2. Canada
11.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Country
11.4.1. U.S.
11.4.2. Canada
11.5. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
11.5.1. Variable Imaged
11.5.2. Direct Thermal
11.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
11.6.1. Variable Imaged
11.6.2. Direct Thermal
11.7. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
11.7.1. Digital Printing
11.7.2. Flexo Printing
11.7.3. Offset Printing
11.7.4. Gravure Printing
11.7.5. Screen Printing
11.7.6. Others
11.8. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
11.8.1. Digital Printing
11.8.2. Flexo Printing
11.8.3. Offset Printing
11.8.4. Gravure Printing
11.8.5. Screen Printing
11.8.6. Others
11.9. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
11.9.1. Permanent
11.9.2. Removable
11.9.3. Repositionable
11.10. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Adhesion
11.10.1. Permanent
11.10.2. Removable
11.10.3. Repositionable
11.11. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By End Use Industry
11.11.1. Retail
11.11.2. Food & Beverage
11.11.3. Logistics
11.11.4. Pharmaceuticals
11.11.5. Others
11.12. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By End Use Industry
11.12.1. Retail
11.12.2. Food & Beverage
11.12.3. Logistics
11.12.4. Pharmaceuticals
11.12.5. Others
11.13. Repositionable
11.14. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.14.1. By Country
11.14.2. By Product Type
11.14.3. By Printing Technology
11.14.4. By Adhesion
11.14.5. By End Use Industry
11.15. Market Trends
11.16. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
11.17. Drivers and Restraints – Impact Analysis
12. Latin America Linerless Labels Market Analysis
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Regional Pricing Analysis
12.3. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Country
12.3.1. Brazil
12.3.2. Mexico
12.3.3. Rest of Latin America
12.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Country
12.4.1. Brazil
12.4.2. Mexico
12.4.3. Rest of Latin America
12.5. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
12.5.1. Variable Imaged
12.5.2. Direct Thermal
12.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
12.6.1. Variable Imaged
12.6.2. Direct Thermal
12.7. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
12.7.1. Digital Printing
12.7.2. Flexo Printing
12.7.3. Offset Printing
12.7.4. Gravure Printing
12.7.5. Screen Printing
12.7.6. Others
12.8. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
12.8.1. Digital Printing
12.8.2. Flexo Printing
12.8.3. Offset Printing
12.8.4. Gravure Printing
12.8.5. Screen Printing
12.8.6. Others
12.9. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
12.9.1. Permanent
12.9.2. Removable
12.9.3. Repositionable
12.10. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Adhesion
12.10.1. Permanent
12.10.2. Removable
12.10.3. Repositionable
12.11. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By End Use Industry
12.11.1. Retail
12.11.2. Food & Beverage
12.11.3. Logistics
12.11.4. Pharmaceuticals
12.11.5. Others
12.12. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By End Use Industry
12.12.1. Retail
12.12.2. Food & Beverage
12.12.3. Logistics
12.12.4. Pharmaceuticals
12.12.5. Others
12.13. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.13.1. By Country
12.13.2. By Product Type
12.13.3. By Printing Technology
12.13.4. By Adhesion
12.13.5. By End Use Industry
12.14. Market Trends
12.15. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
12.16. Drivers and Restraints – Impact Analysis
13. Western Europe Linerless Labels Market Analysis
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Regional Pricing Analysis
13.3. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Country
13.3.1. Germany
13.3.2. Italy
13.3.3. France
13.3.4. Spain
13.3.5. U.K.
13.3.6. BENELUX
13.3.7. Rest of Western Europe
13.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Country
13.4.1. Germany
13.4.2. Italy
13.4.3. France
13.4.4. Spain
13.4.5. U.K.
13.4.6. BENELUX
13.4.7. Rest of Western Europe
13.5. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
13.5.1. Variable Imaged
13.5.2. Direct Thermal
13.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
13.6.1. Variable Imaged
13.6.2. Direct Thermal
13.7. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
13.7.1. Digital Printing
13.7.2. Flexo Printing
13.7.3. Offset Printing
13.7.4. Gravure Printing
13.7.5. Screen Printing
13.7.6. Others
13.8. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
13.8.1. Digital Printing
13.8.2. Flexo Printing
13.8.3. Offset Printing
13.8.4. Gravure Printing
13.8.5. Screen Printing
13.8.6. Others
13.9. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
13.9.1. Permanent
13.9.2. Removable
13.9.3. Repositionable
13.10. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Adhesion
13.10.1. Permanent
13.10.2. Removable
13.10.3. Repositionable
13.11. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By End Use Industry
13.11.1. Retail
13.11.2. Food & Beverage
13.11.3. Logistics
13.11.4. Pharmaceuticals
13.11.5. Others
13.12. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By End Use Industry
13.12.1. Retail
13.12.2. Food & Beverage
13.12.3. Logistics
13.12.4. Pharmaceuticals
13.12.5. Others
13.13. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.13.1. By Country
13.13.2. By Product Type
13.13.3. By Printing Technology
13.13.4. By Adhesion
13.13.5. By End Use Industry
13.14. Market Trends
13.15. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
13.16. Drivers and Restraints – Impact Analysis
14. Eastern Europe Linerless Labels Market Analysis
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Regional Pricing Analysis
14.3. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Country
14.3.1. Russia
14.3.2. Poland
14.3.3. Ukraine
14.3.4. Rest of Eastern Europe
14.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Country
14.4.1. Russia
14.4.2. Poland
14.4.3. Ukraine
14.4.4. Rest of Eastern Europe
14.5. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
14.5.1. Variable Imaged
14.5.2. Direct Thermal
14.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
14.6.1. Variable Imaged
14.6.2. Direct Thermal
14.7. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
14.7.1. Digital Printing
14.7.2. Flexo Printing
14.7.3. Offset Printing
14.7.4. Gravure Printing
14.7.5. Screen Printing
14.7.6. Others
14.8. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
14.8.1. Digital Printing
14.8.2. Flexo Printing
14.8.3. Offset Printing
14.8.4. Gravure Printing
14.8.5. Screen Printing
14.8.6. Others
14.9. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
14.9.1. Permanent
14.9.2. Removable
14.9.3. Repositionable
14.10. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Adhesion
14.10.1. Permanent
14.10.2. Removable
14.10.3. Repositionable
14.11. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By End Use Industry
14.11.1. Retail
14.11.2. Food & Beverage
14.11.3. Logistics
14.11.4. Pharmaceuticals
14.11.5. Others
14.12. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By End Use Industry
14.12.1. Retail
14.12.2. Food & Beverage
14.12.3. Logistics
14.12.4. Pharmaceuticals
14.12.5. Others
14.13. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.13.1. By Country
14.13.2. By Product Type
14.13.3. By Printing Technology
14.13.4. By Adhesion
14.13.5. By End Use Industry
14.14. Market Trends
14.15. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
14.16. Drivers and Restraints – Impact Analysis
15. Middle East and Africa Linerless Labels Market Analysis
15.1. Introduction
15.2. Regional Pricing Analysis
15.3. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Country
15.3.1. Northern Africa
15.3.2. GCC Countries
15.3.3. South Africa
15.3.4. Turkey
15.3.5. Rest of Middle East and Africa
15.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Country
15.4.1. Northern Africa
15.4.2. GCC Countries
15.4.3. South Africa
15.4.4. Turkey
15.4.5. Rest of Middle East and Africa
15.5. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
15.5.1. Variable Imaged
15.5.2. Direct Thermal
15.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
15.6.1. Variable Imaged
15.6.2. Direct Thermal
15.7. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
15.7.1. Digital Printing
15.7.2. Flexo Printing
15.7.3. Offset Printing
15.7.4. Gravure Printing
15.7.5. Screen Printing
15.7.6. Others
15.8. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
15.8.1. Digital Printing
15.8.2. Flexo Printing
15.8.3. Offset Printing
15.8.4. Gravure Printing
15.8.5. Screen Printing
15.8.6. Others
15.9. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
15.9.1. Permanent
15.9.2. Removable
15.9.3. Repositionable
15.10. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Adhesion
15.10.1. Permanent
15.10.2. Removable
15.10.3. Repositionable
15.11. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By End Use Industry
15.11.1. Retail
15.11.2. Food & Beverage
15.11.3. Logistics
15.11.4. Pharmaceuticals
15.11.5. Others
15.12. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By End Use Industry
15.12.1. Retail
15.12.2. Food & Beverage
15.12.3. Logistics
15.12.4. Pharmaceuticals
15.12.5. Others
15.13. Market Attractiveness Analysis
15.13.1. By Country
15.13.2. By Product Type
15.13.3. By Printing Technology
15.13.4. By Adhesion
15.13.5. By End Use Industry
15.14. Market Trends
15.15. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
15.16. Drivers and Restraints – Impact Analysis
16. Asia Pacific Linerless Labels Market Analysis
16.1. Introduction
16.2. Regional Pricing Analysis
16.3. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Country
16.3.1. India
16.3.2. ASEAN
16.3.3. Australia and New Zealand
16.3.4. Rest of APAC
16.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Country
16.4.1. India
16.4.2. ASEAN
16.4.3. Australia and New Zealand
16.4.4. Rest of APAC
16.5. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Product Type
16.5.1. Variable Imaged
16.5.2. Direct Thermal
16.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Product Type
16.6.1. Variable Imaged
16.6.2. Direct Thermal
16.7. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Printing Technology
16.7.1. Digital Printing
16.7.2. Flexo Printing
16.7.3. Offset Printing
16.7.4. Gravure Printing
16.7.5. Screen Printing
16.7.6. Others
16.8. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Forecast 2018-2028 By Printing Technology
16.8.1. Digital Printing
16.8.2. Flexo Printing
16.8.3. Offset Printing
16.8.4. Gravure Printing
16.8.5. Screen Printing
16.8.6. Others
16.9. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 sq.m) Analysis 2013-2017 By Adhesion
16.9.1. Permanent
16.9.2. Removable

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