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The U.S. Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels and Tape

SBI estimates the market for pressure sensitive labels and tapes to reach $7.7 billion in 2005. This increase is due to several factors, particularly the positive performance and outlook for end user industries and continued category innovation. Certain industries, such as printing, automotive, construction, and electronics, have steadily increased their industrial production from 2002 onward. This has also resulted in an increase in the shipment value of pressure-sensitive products, which are expected to touch $8.6 billion by 2010.

This all new SBI report, The U.S. Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels and Tape , presents an in-depth analysis of products, manufacturers and end users in the market. The report covers pressure sensitive label, tape and base stock products based on their properties and functional uses. The report contains comprehensive data on manufacturers and trends, U.S. shipments, imports and exports, end-use markets, and the competitive environment. It also identifies key issues and trends affecting the marketplace. The report also profiles major marketers, along with manufacturer and retailer strategies used to maximize growth and profitability.

Report Methodology
The information in The U.S. Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels and Tape is based on both primary and secondary research. Simmons Market Research Bureau (SMRB) provides the primary research data on consumer buying habits. Shipment data on pressure sensitive labels and tapes are compiled from U.S. Department of Commerce surveys and private data sources. Import data by major country of origin is derived from U.S. Customs records and rounds out the total U.S. supply. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index has been used to compare synthetic resin and rubber, hot melt and natural base sensitive adhesives. Secondary research data has been obtained from government sources, trade association publications, business journals, company literature and investment reports.

What You’ll Get in this Report
The U.S. Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels and Tape makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that The U.S. Market for Pressure Sensitive Labels and Tape offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • The Marketers (including discussions of specific marketer brand and market shares)
  • Competitive Profiles
  • The End User
  • The Products
  • Trends and Opportunities

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the pressure sensitive labels and tapes market, or is considering making the leap, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market, as well as projected sales and trends through 2009.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for pressure sensitive products.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in related industries understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.

Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Product Classification
      • Methodology
      • Pressure Sensitive Labels and Tapes Defined
      • Pressure Sensitive Labels
    • Market Size
      • Table U.S. Market for Pressure Sensitive Products, 2002-2010, (in billion $)
      • Shipment Value
        • Table U.S. Pressure Sensitive Product Shipments, 1992-2010 (in billion $)
      • Types of Pressure Sensitive Products
        • Table Market Composition by Category Share of U.S. Pressure Sensitive Product Shipments, 2005 (E) (%)
    • A Closer Look At Pressure Sensitive Tapes
    • A Closer Look at Total Base Stock
      • Table U.S. Shipments of Total Base Stock, 2002-2010 (in million $)
      • Table Top Five U.S. Importers and Exporters of Pressure Sensitive Products by Country, 2004
    • Producer Price Index
      • Table Producer Price Index of Pressure Sensitive Products, 1997-2004
    • Top Players
    • End Users
    • Trends
  • The Market
    • A $7.6 Billion Market in 2004
      • Shipments
        • Table U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments, 1992-2010 (in billion $)
        • Table Industrial Production Index of Selected Industries Using Pressure-Sensitive Tapes and Labels, 1997-2004
        • Table Market Share of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments by Type, 2000-2010 (%)
      • Tapes
      • Labels
      • Base Stock
        • Table U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments by Product Type, 1992-2010 ($ million)
      • Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
        • Table U.S. Shipments and Market Share of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Type, 1992-2010 ($ Million and %)
        • Table U.S. Shipments Market Share of Single Faced Pressure-Sensitive Tape by Product Type, 1992-2010 (%)
        • Table U.S. Shipments of Single Faced Pressure-Sensitive Tape by Product Type, 1992-2010 ($ Million)
      • Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock
        • Table U.S. Shipments and Market Share of Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock by Use, 1992-2010 ($ billion and %)
        • Table U.S. Imports and Exports of Coated and Laminated Paper, 2000 - 2004 ($ billion and %)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Paper and Paperboard, Pressure-Sensitive, Width Exceeding 15cmx36cmx15cm in the Unfolded State, In Strips or Rolls, 2004 (in kg, thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Paper and Paperboard, Pressure-Sensitive, In Strips Or Rolls, 2004 (in kg, thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Paper and Paperboard, Pressure-Sensitive, Cellulose Wadding And Webs Of Cellulose Fibers, Coated, Impregnated Nesoi, 2004 (in kg, thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Paper and Paperboard, Pressure-Sensitive, Width Exceeding 15cmx36cmx15cm in the Unfolded State, In Strips or Rolls, 2004 (in kg, thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Paper and Paperboard, Pressure-Sensitive, In Strips Or Rolls, 2004 (in kg, thousand $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Paper and Paperboard, Pressure-Sensitive, Cellulose Wadding And Webs Of Cellulose Fibers, Coated, Impregnated Nesoi, 2004 (in kg, thousand $)
        • Table Industry Statistics of Pressure-Sensitive Products, 1997-2002
        • Table Materials Purchased by Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing Industry, 1997-2005, ($ million)
        • Table Producer Price Index of Pressure-Sensitive Products
        • Table Producer Price Index for Different Types of Adhesives
        • Table Producer Price Index for Plastics Material & Resins Manufacturing
        • Table Revenues of Major Players in the Pressure-Sensitive Product Segment, 2003 and 2004 ($ million)
  • Company Profiles
    • 3M Company
      • Overview
        • Table 3M Annual Revenues of Industrial Segment (Including Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division), 2001-2004 (in $ billion)
        • Table 3M's Tape Product Portfolio
      • Highlights
        • Table Annual Revenues of 3M, 2000-2004 (in $ billion)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of 3M, 2004 (%)
        • Table Regional Sales of 3M, 2004, (in $ million)
    • Avery Dennison Corporation
      • Overview
        • Table Annual Revenues of Pressure Sensitive Materials Segment, 2001-2004, (in $ billion)
        • Table Specialty Tape Division Product Portfolio
      • Highlights
        • Table Annual Revenues of Avery Dennison Corporation, 2000-2004, (in $ billion)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of Avery Dennison Corporation, 2004 (%)
    • Bemis Company, Inc.
      • Overview
        • Table Annual Revenues of Pressure Sensitive Materials Segment, 2000-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Sales by Geographic Distribution of Pressure Sensitive Materials, 2004 (%)
        • Table Annual R & D Expenditure for Pressure Sensitive Materials Segment, 2001-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Bemis Company's Pressure Sensitive Materials Product Portfolio
      • Highlights
        • Table Annual Revenues of Bemis Company, Inc., 2000-2004 (in $ billion)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of Bemis Company, Inc., 2004 (%)
        • Table Regional Sales of Bemis Company, Inc., 2004 (in $ million)
    • Tyco Plastics & Adhesives
      • Overview
        • Table Annual Revenues for Tyco Adhesives Division, 2001-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Tyco Adhesives Division Brand Portfolio
        • Table Annual Revenues for Tyco Plastics and Adhesives, 2001-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of Tyco Plastics & Adhesives, 2004 (%)
        • Table R & D Expenditure for Tyco Plastics and Adhesives, 2001-2004 (in $ million)
    • CCL Industries Inc.
      • Overview
      • Highlights
        • Table Annual Revenues of CCL Industries' Labels Division, 2001-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Annual Revenues of CCL Industries Inc., 2000-2004 (in $ billion)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of CCL Industries Inc., 2004 (%)
        • Table Regional Sales of CCL Industries Inc., 2004 (in $ million)
    • Intertape Polymer Group Inc.
      • Overview
        • Table InterTape Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Annual Revenues of Intertape Polymer Group Inc., 2000-2004 (in $ million)
    • American Biltrite, Inc.
      • Overview
        • Table Annual Revenues for Tape Segment of American Biltrite Inc., 2001-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table ABI Inc. Brand Portfolio
        • Table Annual Revenues of American Biltrite Inc., 2000-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of American Biltrite Inc., 2004 (%)
        • Table Regional Sales of American Biltrite Inc., 2004 (in $ million)
    • Nashua Corporation
      • Overview
        • Table Annual Revenues of Label Products Division, 2001-2004 (in $ million)
      • Highlights
        • Table Annual Revenues of Nashua Corporation, 2000-2004 (in $ million)
        • Table Business Segment Sales of Nashua Corporation, 2004 (%)
    • Shurtape Technologies Inc.
      • Overview
        • Table Shurtape Technologies Inc. Product Portfolio
    • Adhesives Research Inc.
      • Overview
        • Table Adhesives Research Inc. Product Portfolio by Industrial Applications
    • Distributor Profiles
      • Tape-Rite Company
        • Table Tape-Rite Product Portfolio
    • Tapeworks
      • Table Laminates
      • Table Shield Mask Tapes
      • Table Copper and Aluminum Tapes
    • Stag Enterprise Inc.
    • Can-Do National Tape
      • Table Can-Do National Tape Adhesive Tape Product Portfolio
    • Great Lakes Textiles (GLT) Products
      • Table Great lakes Textile Product Portfolio
    • GT Industries of Oklahoma, Inc
      • Table GT Industries of Oklahoma Product Offerings
      • Table Tape Manufacturers Who Supply Their Product to GT Industries*
      • Table Specialty Tape Product Sectors
    • Thomas G. Goldkamp Inc.
      • Table Thomas G. Goldkamp Inc. Product Offerings
  • The End User
    • Overview
      • Table Share of Total Industrial Production of Selected Industries Using Pressure Sensitive Tapes, 2000-2003 (%)
    • Printing
      • Overview
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc., Used in Different Printing Sectors, 1997, 2002, 2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Commercial Lithographic Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc Consumed by Commercial Lithographic Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S Shipment Value of Label Printing (Lithographic), Custom and Stock Labels, Including Bordered, Made of Paper, Pressure Sensitive (self-adhesive) in Label and Wrapper Printing, 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Commercial Gravure Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure Sensitive Base Stock, Self Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc Consumed Commercial Gravure Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S Shipment Value Of Label Printing (Gravure), Custom And Stock Labels, Including Bordered, Made Of Paper, Pressure Sensitive (Self-Adhesive) In Label And Wrapper Printing, 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Commercial Flexographic Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc. Consumed by Commercial Flexographic Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S Shipment Value Of Label Printing (Flexographic), Custom And Stock Labels, Including Bordered, Made Of Paper, Pressure Sensitive, Flat In Label And Wrapper Printing, 1997-2005
        • Table U.S Shipment Value Of Label Printing (Lithographic), Custom And Stock Labels, Including Bordered, Made Of Paper, Pressure Sensitive, Rolls In Label And Wrapper Printing, 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Commercial Screen Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc. Consumed by Commercial Screen Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Quick Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc. Consumed by Commercial Quick Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Digital Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc. Consumed by Digital Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Mainfold Form Business Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc. Consumed by Mainfold Form Business Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Book Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil etc. Consumed by Book Printing in U.S., 1997-2005
        • Table U.S. Other Commercial Printing Shipments, 1997-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Cost of Pressure Sensitive Base Stock, Self-Adhesives Including Paper, Film, Foil Etc Consumed By Other Commercial Printing In U.S., 1997-2005
    • Automotive
      • Overview
      • Industry Performance
        • Table Real Manufacturing and Trade Sales of Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing, Seasonally Adjusted, 1997-2004, (in billion $)
      • Pressure Sensitive Tapes in the Auto Industry
    • Electronics
      • Overview
    • Industry Performance
      • Table Real Manufacturing and Trade Sales of Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, Seasonally Adjusted, 1997-2004, (in billion $)
      • Pressure Sensitive Tapes in Computer and Electronic Components
    • Construction
      • Overview
        • Table Annual Value of Construction in the U.S., 2002-2004 (In million $)
      • Industrial Performance
      • Pressure Sensitive Tapes in the Construction Industry
    • Aerospace
      • Overview
      • Industry Performance
      • Pressure Sensitive Tapes in the Airline Industry
    • Medical Equipment and Supplies
      • Overview
      • Industry Performance
      • Pressure Sensitive Tapes in the Medical Industry
  • Trends
    • Overview
      • Rising Raw Material Prices
      • Adhesive Companies Increase Prices
      • Impact on PS Tape Manufacturers
      • Adhesive Industry Developments
      • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Adhesive Trends
      • Combating SIS Dependence
      • Improvement Through Tackifying Resins
      • SIBS As a Replacement For SIS
      • SIS-SIBS Combination
      • APO
        • Table Different Formulations with Reduced Isoprene Content
      • Environmentally Benign Adhesives (EBAs)
    • Tape and Label Trends
      • The Wine Labeling Example
      • Anti-Microbial Packaging for Food
      • Environmental Advantages of PSA Tapes for Packaging
        • Table Weight and Mass of Box Closure Materials, Polypropylene Tapes vs. Others
        • Table Recycling Properties of Box Closure Materials
        • Table Comparative Source Reduction Advantages of PSA Box Sealing Tapes
      • Smart Labels/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
      • Dual Testing
      • Value Addition by Pressure Sensitive Additives
    • New Product Introductions
      • Table 2004 New Pressure Sensitive Products by Intertape Polymer Group
      • Table 2004 New Pressure Sensitive Products by Shurtape Technologies, Inc
      • Table 2004 New Pressure Sensitive Products by Adhesives Research Inc
      • Table 2004 New Pressure Sensitive Products by Tyco Adhesives
  • Addresses of Selected Marketers

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