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Pressure-Sensitive Products


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The Specialists in Business Information market profile analyzes the factors contributing to growing U.S. demand for pressure-sensitive tapes, unprinted labels, label base stock, and other pressure- sensitive products materials. Each report section reviews strategies that will allow the reader to outpace industry trends. Data trends provide insights into pressure-sentitive's share of total label printing revenues, pressure-sensitive label printing processes, and label printer base stock purchases.


    Section 1: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Market Trends
    • Executive Summary
    • Size and Growth of Domestic Demand
    • Growing Emphasis on Label Products
    • Shifting Tape Materials
    • New Technologies and Value-Added Products Stimulate Growth Expanding Global Market Sales
    • Profitable Industry Structure
    • Competitive Pressures Rise
    • Consolidation Begins
    • Outlook
      • Table 1-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Market Sales: 1977- 2003 (dollars)
      • Figure 1-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Market Sales: 1983-2003 (dollars)
      • Table 1-2 Real U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Sales and U.S. Industrial Production: 1983-2003 (dollars and index)
      • Table 1-3 Comparative Growth Analysis of U.S. Real Pressure-Sensitive Product Market Sales and Industrial Production: 1983-1998 (index and percent)
      • Table 1-4 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Pressure-Sensitive Products: 1983-2003 (index)
      • Figure 1-2 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Pressure-Sensitive Products: 1990-1998 (index)
      • Table 1-5 Gross Profit Margins for U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plants and the U.S. Manufacturing Average: 1977-1998 (percent)
    • Scope and Methodology

    Section 2: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Overall Shipment and Growth Analysis
    • Tape Shipment Trends
    • Shifting Single-Faced Tape Materials
    • Base Stock's Growing Position
    • Increasing Reliance on Label Products
    • Adhesive Film Shipments
    • Role of New Products
    • Value-Added Product and System Strategies
      • Table 2-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments: 1977-2003 (dollars): Shipments and Share of Gross Domestic Product
      • Table 2-2 Real U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments: 1983-2003 (dollars)
      • Table 2-3 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments by Major Product Type: 1977-2003 (dollars): Tape, Labels, Base Stock, and Other Unprinted Products
      • Table 2-4 Distribution of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments by Major Type: 1977-2003 (percent): Tape, Labels, Base Stock, and Other Unprinted Products
      • Table 2-5 U.S. Shipments of Pressure-Sensitive Tape by Major Type: 1977-2003 (dollars): Single-Faced Tape and Double-Faced Tape
      • Table 2-6 U.S. Shipments of Single-Faced Pressure-Sensitive Tape by Product Type: 1982-2003 (dollars): Paper Backing, Cloth Backing, Film Backing, Reinforced and Laminated Tape, Electrical Tape, and Other Single-Faced Tape
      • Table 2-7 U.S. Shipments of Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock and by Use: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total Shipments, for Labels, and for Other Than Labels
      • Table 2-8 Total U.S. Label Material Shipments: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total Shipments, Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock for Labels and Unprinted Pressure-Sensitive Labels
      • Table 2-9 U.S. Shipments of Rubber-Backed Pressure-Sensitive Tape: 1977-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 2-10 U.S. Shipments of Adhesive Films: 1977-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 2-11 Real U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments by Type: 1986-1998 (dollars): Single-Faced Tape by Type, Double-Faced Tape, Unprinted Pressure-Sensitive Labels, and Base Stock for Labels
      • Table 2-12 U.S. Producer Price Trends by Detail Product Type: 1992-1998 (index): Single-Faced Tape and by Type, Double-Faced Tape, Unprinted Labels, and Base Stock

    Section 3: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Imports

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • U.S. Import Trends
    • Growing Import Product Lines and Pricing Trends
    • Major Foreign Sources
      • Table 3-1 U.S. Imports of Pressure-Sensitive Products: 1977-2003 (dollars): Imports and Percent of U.S. Market Sales
      • Table 3-2 U.S. Imports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type: 1989-1998 (dollars): Light-Reflecting Surface, Filament-Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, Transparent Tape, Other Plastic-Based Products, Unprinted Labels, and Other Pressure-Sensitive Products
      • Table 3-3 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Imports for the Top Ten Countries of Origin: 1992-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 3-4 U.S. Imports of Light-Reflecting Pressure-Sensitive Products by Size and Type: 1992-1998 (quantity and dollars): Pavement Marking Tape, Reflectorized Sheeting, and Other Products; Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 3-5 U.S. Imports of Filament Reinforced Tape by Size: 1992-1998 (pounds and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 3-6 U.S. Imports of Electrical Tape by Size: 1992-1998 (pounds and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 3-7 U.S. Imports of Transparent Tape by Size: 1992-1998 (pounds and dollars): Rolls by Width and Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 3-8 U.S. Imports of Other Plastics Backed Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type, and Paper Backed Labels and Adhesive Paper: 1992-1998 (pounds and dollars)

    Section 4: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Unprinted and Printed Label Markets

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Total Pressure-Sensitive Label Market
    • Commercial Printer Label Revenues
    • Commercial Printer Base Stock Purchases
    • Label Printer Plant Efficiency
    • Need to Upgrade Label Printers
      • Table 4-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Label Market Analysis by Sector: 1977-2003 (dollars): Base Stock for Labels, Unprinted Labels, Printed Labels, and Total Market
      • Table 4-2 U.S. Label and Wrapper Printer Revenues: 1977-1998 (dollars): Total Commercial Printer Revenues and Label and Wrapper Printing Revenues
      • Table 4-3 U.S. Label and Wrapper Printer Revenues by Printing Process: 1977-1998 (dollars): Letterpress and Flexographic, Lithographic, and Gravure
      • Table 4-4 U.S. Commercial Printer Label Revenues by Type: 1977-1998 (dollars): Flat, Rolls, Screen Process, Pressure-Sensitive, Nonpaper, and Total Labels
      • Table 4-5 U.S. Printed Pressure-Sensitive Label Revenues by Commercial Printing Process and Type: 1977-1998 (dollars): Letterpress, Flexographic, Screen Process, Lithographic, Gravure, and Total Shipments
      • Table 4-6 Purchases of Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock by U.S. Commercial Printers: 1977-1998 (dollars): Purchases and Percent of Total U.S. Shipments
      • Table 4-7 U.S. Purchases of Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock by Type of Commercial Printer and Business Forms Printers: 1977-1998 (dollars): Letterpress and Flexographic, Lithographic, Gravure, and Manifold Business Forms
      • Table 4-8 Plant Operating Ratios for U.S. Commercial Printers Specializing in Labels and Wrappers by Printing Process: 1987-1996 (percent): Payroll and Material Costs Percent Total Plant Revenues

    Section 5: Factors Affecting Domestic Demand

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Industrial and Construction Markets
    • Packaging Markets
    • Household Tape Markets
      • Table 5-1 U.S. Production Trends for Key Industrial End-Use Markets: 1994-1998 (index): Drugs and Medicines, Soap and Toiletries, Paperboard Containers, Job Printing, Household Appliances, Electronic Components, Autos, and Trucks and Buses
      • Table 5-2 U.S. Packaging Materials Shipments: 1982-2003 (dollars): Total Packaging Materials Shipments and Percent GDP
      • Table 5-3 U.S. Shipments of Medical Devices and Surgical Dressings: 1977-1998 (dollars): Total Device Shipments, Surgical Dressing Shipments, and Self-Adhering Bandages
      • Table 5-4 Real U.S. Spending on Building Construction by Type of Structure: 1994-1998 (dollars): Residential and Nonresidential Buildings by Type, Private and Public Buildings by Type
      • Table 5-5 U.S. Construction Spending on Electrical Utilities and Other Public Facilities: 1987-1998 (dollars): Electric Utilities, Streets and Highways, Telecommunications Facilities, Railroads, Gas and Petroleum Pipelines, and Other Facilities
      • Table 5-6 U.S. Retail Household Tape Sales by Type of Outlet: 1994-1998 (number and dollars): Food Stores, Drug Stores, Mass Merchandisers
      • Table 5-7 U.S. Retail Household Tape Sales for Five Companies, Their Brands, and Private Label: 1994-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 5-8 Share of U.S. Retail Household Tape Sales for Five Companies, Their Brands, and Private Label: 1994-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 5-9 Average Retail Value per Unit of Household Tape Sold for Five Companies, Their Brands, and Private Label: 1994-1998
      • Table 5-10 U.S. Food Store Household Tape Sales for Five Companies, Their Brands, and Private Label: 1994-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 5-11 U.S. Drug Store Household Tape Sales for Five Companies, Their Brands, and Private Label: 1994-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 5-12 U.S. Mass Merchandiser Household Tape Sales for Five Companies, Their Brands, and Private Label: 1994-1998 (number and dollars)

    Section 6: U.S. Manufacturers' Global Sales Strategies and the Canadian Market Situation

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Export Shipment Trends
    • Growing Export Product Lines and Price Trends
    • Important Export Markets
    • U.S.-Based Manufacturers Expand Foreign Operations
    • Canadian Market Trends
      • Table 6-1 U.S. Exports of Pressure-Sensitive Products: 1977-2003 (dollars): Exports and Percent U.S. Factory Shipments
      • Table 6-2 U.S. Exports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type: 1991-1998 (dollars): Light-Reflecting Surface, Filament-Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, Transparent Tape, Other Plastic-Based Products, Unprinted Labels, and Other Pressure-Sensitive Paper Products
      • Table 6-3 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Exports for the Top Twenty-Three Countries of Destination: 1992-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 6-4 U.S. Exports of Light-Reflecting Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type: 1992-1998 (quantity and dollars): Tape and Sheeting
      • Table 6-5 U.S. Exports of Light-Reflecting Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1998 (quantity and dollars): Tape and Sheeting
      • Table 6-6 U.S. Exports of Filament Reinforced Tape by Size: 1992-1998 (square yards and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-7 U.S. Exports of Filament Reinforced Tape by Size by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1998 (square meters and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-8 U.S. Exports of Electrical Tape by Size: 1992-1998 (square yards and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-9 U.S. Exports of Electrical Tape by Size by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1998 (square meters and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-10 U.S. Exports of Transparent Tape by Size: 1992-1998 (square yards and dollars): Rolls by Width and Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-11 U.S. Exports of Transparent Tape by Size by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1998 (square meters and dollars): Rolls by Width and Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-12 U.S. Exports of Other Plastics Backed Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type and Paper Backed Labels and Adhesive Paper: 1992-1998 (Square Yards, Pounds, and Dollars)
      • Table 6-13 U.S. Exports of Other Plastics Backed Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1998 (square meters and dollars): Whether or not in Rolls
      • Table 6-14 U.S. Exports of Paper Backed Labels and Adhesive Paper by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1998 (Kilograms and Dollars)
      • Table 6-15 Canadian Market for Pressure-Sensitive Tape and Labels: 1992-1997 (Canadian dollars): Plastics Backed and Paper Backed
      • Table 6-16 Canadian Exports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1997 (Kilograms and Canadian Dollars): Plastic Backed, Pressure-Sensitive Tapes and Labels, Paper Backed Labels, and Self-Adhesive Papers
      • Table 6-17 Canadian Imports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type by Major Country of Origin: 1992-1997 (Kilograms and Canadian Dollars): Plastic Backed, Pressure-Sensitive Tapes and Labels, Paper Backed Labels, and Self-Adhesive Papers

    Section 7: Cost Structure of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plants and the Competitive Environment

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Plant Profitability
    • Moderating Material and Labor Costs
    • Rising Competitive Pressures
    • Industry Consolidation Begins
      • Table 7-1 Number and Revenues of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plants: 1977-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 7-2 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plant Operating Ratios and Profit Margins: 1977-1998 (percent): Payroll, Material, Costs, Total Operating Costs, and Gross Profit Margins
      • Table 7-3 Materials Purchased by Kind by U.S. Nonflexible Packaging Paper Coating and Laminating Plants: 1987-1998 (dollars): Paper, Glues and Adhesives, Plastic Resin, Plastic Products, Printing Ink, Aluminum Foil, and Paperboard Containers
      • Table 7-4 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Major Material Inputs: 1977-1998 (index): Plastic Resin, Paper, and Adhesives
      • Table 7-5 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plant Labor Situation: 1977-1998 (number and dollars): Number of Employees, Percent Production Workers, Average Hourly Wages, Average Weekly Hours, and Shipments per Employee
      • Table 7-6 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plant Capital Expenditures: 1977-1996 (dollars): New Capital Expenditures and Percent Value Added
      • Table 7-7 Share of U.S. Factory Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments by Company Group Category: 1977-1997 (percent): 4, 8, 20, 50 Largest Companies
      • Table 7-8 Share of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments for Twenty Top Manufacturers: 1997 (percent)
      • Table 7-9 Worldwide Pressure-Sensitive Product Sales for Twenty-Seven North American-Based Manufacturers: 1995 and 1997 (dollars)
      • Table 7-10 Sales and Profit Trends for Fifteen Major Pressure-Sensitive Product Manufacturers: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)

    Section 8: Competitor Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

    • Sources, Methodology, and Objectives
    • Adhesives Research, Inc.
      • Products and Sales
      • Medical Tapes
      • Splicing Tapes
      • Industrial Tapes
    • American Biltrite, Inc
      • Tape Products/Ideal Division Products and Manufacturing
      • Marketing and Distribution
      • Protective Film Products
      • Premask Paper
      • Automobile Wrap Protection Products
      • Sales and Profit Trends
    • American Business Products, Inc.
      • Discount Labels Subsidiary
      • Curtis 1000 Subsidiary
    • Avery Dennison Corp
      • Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive and Materials Sector
      • Consumer and Converted Products Sector
      • Manufacturing Plants
      • Integration and New Products
      • International Expansion
      • Sales, Market Share, and Profit Margins
    • Beiersdorf AG
      • Tesa Division Products and Sales
      • United States Operations and Sales
    • Bemis Co., Inc.
      • Pressure-Sensitive Materials Products
      • Manufacturing Facilities and Capacity Investments
      • Marketing and New Product Strategies
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Brady Corp.
      • Industrial and Facility Identification Products
      • Safety and Regulatory Compliance Products
      • Original Equipment Manufacturer Products
      • Manufacturing and Capital Investments
      • Marketing and Distribution
      • International Expansion
      • New Products
      • Sales and Market Share
    • CCL Industries, Inc.
      • Label Manufacturing and Markets
      • Acquisition of Engraph
      • Important End-Users and New Products
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Decora Industries, Inc
      • Decora Products and Brands
      • Hornschuch Products and Brands
      • Marketing and Distribution
      • Sales Trends
    • Gibraltar Packaging Group, Inc
      • GB Labels Division
      • Label Sales
    • Intertape Polymer Group, Inc
      • Carton Sealing Tape Products
      • Masking and Reinforced Filament Tape
      • Manufacturing and Distribution
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Mail-Well, Inc.
      • Label Manufacturer Acquisitions
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Manco, Inc.
      • Pressure-Sensitive Products and Distribution
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co
      • Pressure-Sensitive Products and Markets
      • Tape Sales and Market Share
      • New Product Line
    • Moore Corp. Ltd
      • Label Products and Sales
      • Strategic Acquisitions
    • Nashua Corp
      • Label Products and Markets
      • New Products
      • Upgrading Presses
      • Label Sales Trends
    • Plymouth Rubber Co., Inc
      • Tape Products and Manufacturing
      • Strengthening European Operations
      • Marketing and Distribution
      • Capacity Expansion
      • New Products
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Porter Chadburn, Inc
      • United States Label Subsidiaries and Sales
      • Lord Label
      • Lancer Label
      • Central Products
    • Scapa Group, PLC
      • Scapa Tapes North America
      • Manufacturing and Markets
      • New Markets
    • Shurtape Technologies, Inc.
      • Pressure-Sensitive Tape Products
      • New Products
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Spinnaker Industries, Inc.
      • Central Products
      • Brown-Bridge
      • Acquires S.D. Warren
      • Capital Projects
      • Sales and Market Share
    • The Standard Register Co.
      • Pressure-Sensitive Label Products
      • UARCO Acquisition Extends Line
      • Sales and Market Share
    • Tyco International, Inc
      • Tyco Adhesives Products and Markets Sales and Market Share
    • Wallace Computer Services, Inc
      • Label Group Products
      • Growth Actions
      • Sales and Market Share

    Section 9: Comparative Analysis Appendix

    • Compare Your Company's Performance to the Overall Industry
    • Calculate Industry Shares
    • Compare Plant Operating Ratios and Profitability
    • Determining Foreign Sales Effort
      • Table 9-1 Calculate Your Company's Share of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Shipments: 1977-1998 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 9-2 Calculate Your Company's Market Share by Pressure-Sensitive Product Sector: 1998 (dollars and percent): Single-Faced Tape, Double-Faced Tape, Unprinted Labels, Label Base Stock, Other Base Stock, and Other Unprinted Products
      • Table 9-3 Compare U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Gross Plant Profit Margins to Your Own Company's Performance: 1977-1998 (percent)
      • Table 9-4 Compare U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Plant Operating Ratios with Your Company's Plant Ratios: 1998 (percent and dollars): Payroll and Material Costs Percent Shipments, Production Worker Average Hourly Wages and Weekly Hours, and Shipments per Employee Table 9-5 Compare U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Product Exports' Share of Shipments to Your Own Company's Export-Shipment Ratio: 1977-1998 (percent)

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