The $1.9-billion looseleaf binder and device market strengthened during the current recovery period due to growing demand from home, educational, and business service markets. U.S. manufacturers also benefited from rising foreign sales. This SBI First Look profile uncovers this and other trends in its analysis of U.S. shipments, imports, end-use markets, factors affecting demand, exports, plant cost structure, and competitive environment. Shipment data are provided for stock and custom-ring binders; flexible prong, plastic channel, and report covers; and other specialty binders. Strategies to outpace future market growth trends and further boost bottom-line performance are included in the profiles of the industry's major competitors, including American Brands, Avery Dennison, Esselte, and Mead. Individual sections are available. Call for prices.