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Pressure-Sensitive Products


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This market profile analyzes factors contributing to growing U.S. demand for pressure sensitive tapes, unprinted labels, label base stock, and other pressure-sensitive products materials. Analyzes cost structure of U.S. plants; provides individual company sales data, profit margins, and market shares for the leading manufacturers.


Section 1: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Market Trends
Executive Summary

  • Table 1-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Market Sales, 1977-2001 (Dollars)
  • Table 1-2 Real U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Sales and U.S. Industrial Production, 1983-2001 (Dollars and Index)
  • Table 1-3 Comparative Growth Analysis of U.S. Real Pressure- Sensitive Products Market Sales and Industrial Production, 1985-1996 (Index and Percent)
  • Table 1-4 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends for Pressure-Sensitive Products, 1983-2001 (Index)
  • Table 1-5 Gross Profit Margins for U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Plants and The U.S. Manufacturing Average, 1977-1996 (Percent)
  • Scope and Methodology

Section 2: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipment Trends
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 2-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Shipments and Share of Gross Domestic Product
  • Table 2-2 Real U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments, 1983-2001 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-3 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments by Major Product Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Tape, Labels, Base Stock, and Other Unprinted Products
  • Table 2-4 Distribution of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments by Major Type, 1977-2001 (Percent): Tape, Labels, Base Stock, and Other Unprinted Products
  • Table 2-5 U.S. Shipments of Pressure-Sensitive Tape by Major Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Single-Faced Tape and Double-Faced Tape
  • Table 2-6 U.S. Shipments of Single-Faced Pressure-Sensitive Tape by Product Type, 1977-2001 (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 an by Use, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Total Shipments, for Labels, and for Other Than Labels
  • Table 2-8 Total U.S. Label Material Shipments, 1977-2001 (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, 1977-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-10 U.S. Shipments of Adhesive Films, 1977-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-11 Real U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments by Type, 1986-1996 (Dollars): Single-Faced Tape by Type, Double-Faced Tape, Unprinted Pressure- Sensitive Labels, and Base Stock for Labels
  • Table 2-12 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends by Detail Product Type, 1986-1996 (Index): Single-Faced Tape by Type, Double-Faced Tape, Unprinted Labels, Base Stock, and Adhesive Films

Section 3: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Imports
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 3-1 U.S. Imports of Pressure Sensitive Products, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Imports and Percent of U.S. Market Sales
  • Table 3-2 U.S. Imports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type, 1989-1996 (Dollars): Light-Reflecting Surface, Filament- Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, Transparent Tape, Other Plastic-Based Products, Unprinted Labels, and Other Pressure-Sensitive Paper Products
  • Table 3-3 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Imports by Type, 1990-1996 (Quantity and Dollars): Light-Reflective Surface, Filament-Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, Transparent Tape, Other Plastic-Based Products, Unprinted Labels, and Other Pressure-Sensitive Paper Products
  • Table 3-4 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Imports by the Top Twelve Countries of Origin, 1990-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 3-5 U.S. Plastic-Based Pressure-Sensitive Products Imports Shipped in Rolls of a Width Not Exceeding 20 CM by Type and by Major Country of Origin, 1990-1995 (Square Meters and Dollars): Light-Reflective Surface, Filament-Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, and Other Plastic-Based Products
  • Table 3-6 U.S. Plastic-Based Pressure-Sensitive Products Imports Shipped in Rolls of Other Sizes by Type and by Major Country of Origin, 1990-1995 (Square Meters and Dollars): Light Reflective Surface, Filament- Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, and Other Plastic- Based Products
  • Table 3-7 U.S. Imports of Unprinted Labels and Adhesive Paper by Major Country of Origin, 1990-1995 (Kilograms and Dollars)

Section 4: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Label Market
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 4-1 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Label Market Analysis by Sector, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Base Stock for Labels, Unprinted Labels, Printed Labels, and Total Market
  • Table 4-2 U.S. Label and Wrapper Printer Revenues, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Total Commercial Printer Revenues and Label and Wrapper Printing Revenues
  • Table 4-3 U.S. Label and Wrapper Printer Revenues by Printing Process, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Letterpress and Flexographic, Lithographic, and Gravure
  • Table 4-4 U.S. Commercial Printer Label Revenues by Type, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Flat, Rolls, Screen Process, Pressure-Sensitive, Non-Paper, and Total Labels
  • Table 4-5 U.S. Printed Pressure-Sensitive Label Revenues by Commercial Printing Process and Type, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Letterpress, Flexographic, Screen Process, Lithographic, Gravure, and Total Shipments
  • Table 4-6 Number of U.S. Commercial Printers Producing Pressure-Sensitive Labels by Process and Type and Average Revenues Per Printer, 1982-1992 (Dollars): Letterpress, Flexographic, Screen Process, Lithographic, and Gravure; Flat and Rolls
  • Table 4-7 Purchases of Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock by U.S. Commercial Printers, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Purchases and Percent of Total U.S. Shipments
  • Table 4-8 U.S. Purchases of Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock by Type of Commercial Printers, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Letterpress, Lithographic, Gravure, and Manifold Business Forms
  • Table 4-9 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends for Custom and Stock Printed Pressure-Sensitive Labels by Printing Process, 1983-1996 (Index): Lithographic and Letterpress
  • Table 4-10 Plant Operating Ratios for U.S. Commercial Printers Specializing in Labels and Wrappers by Printing Process, 1987-1994 (Percent): Payroll and Material Costs Percent Total Plant Revenues; Lithographic, Gravure, Letterpress, and Flexographic
  • Table 4-11 U.S. Commercial Printer Label and Wrapper Revenues by Printing Process and by Select State, 1992 (Dollars): Lithographic, Gravure, Letterpress, and Flexographic

Section 5: Factors Affecting U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Demand
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 5-1 U.S. Production Trends for Key Industrial End-Use Markets, 1992-1996 (Index): Drugs and Medicines, Soap and Toiletries, Paperboard Containers, Job Printing, Household Appliances, Electronic Components, Autos, and Trucks and Buses
  • Table 5-2 Comparative Bonding Material Methods, 1995 (Chart): Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive, Hot Melt, Mechanical Fasteners, Spray Adhesive, and Vibration and Sonic Welding; Costs, Safety Issues, and Appearance
  • Table 5-3 U.S. Packaging Materials Shipments, 1982-2001 (Dollars): Total Packaging Materials Shipments and Percent GDP
  • Table 5-4 Labeling Methods and Label Materials Used by the U.S. Packaging Industry, 1990-2000 (Percent): Pressure-Sensitive, Wet-Glue, Gummed, and in-Mold; Film, Foil, and Paper
  • Table 5-5 U.S. Shipments of Medical Devices and Surgical Dressings, 1977-1996
  • Table 5-6 U.S. Spending on Construction Put in Place by Market, 1972-1996 (Dollars and Index): Total, Private, Residential, Nonresidential, and Public
  • Table 5-7 Real U.S. Spending on Construction Put in Place by Market and Building Type, 1987-1996 (Dollars): Residential Buildings by Type, Nonresidential Buildings by Type, Public Buildings by Type, Public Utilities by Type, and Public Facilities by Type

Section 6: U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Exports and the Canadian Trade
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 6-1 U.S. Exports of Pressure-Sensitive Products, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Exports and Percent U.S. Factory Shipments
  • Table 6-2 U.S. Exports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type, 1991-1996 (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 Products Exports by Type, 1990-1996 (Quantity and Dollars): Light-Reflecting Surface, Filament-Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, Transparent Tape, Other Plastic-Based Products, Unprinted Labels, and Other Pressure-Sensitive Paper Products
  • Table 6-4 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Exports by the Top Fifteen Countries of Destination, 1992-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 6-5 U.S. Plastic-Based Pressure-Sensitive Products Exports Shipped in Rolls of a Width Not Exceeding 20 CM by Type and by Major Country of Destination, 1990-1995 (Square Meters and Dollars): Light-Reflective Surface, Filament-Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, and Other Plastic-Based Products
  • Table 6-6 U.S. Plastic-Based Pressure-Sensitive Products Exports Shipped in Rolls of Other Sizes by Type and by Major Country of Destination, 1990-1995 (Square Meters and Dollars): Light-Reflective Surface, Filament- Reinforced Tape, Electrical Tape, and Other Plastic- Based Products
  • Table 6-7 U.S. Exports of Unprinted Labels and Adhesive Paper by Major Country of Destination, 1990-1995 (Kilograms and Dollars)
  • Table 6-8 Canadian Imports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type and Major Country of Origin, 1991-1995 (Kilograms and Dollars): Self-Adhesive Plastic and Paper
  • Table 6-9 Canadian Exports of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Type and Major Country of Destination, 1991-1995 (Kilograms and Dollars): Self-Adhesive Plastic and Paper

Section 7: Cost Structure of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Plants and the Competitive Environment
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 7-1 Number and Revenues of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Plants, 1977-1996 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 7-2 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Plant Operating Ratios and Profit Margins, 1977-1996 (Percent): Payroll, Material, Costs, Total Operating Costs, and Gross Profit Margins
  • Table 7-3 Materials Purchased by Kind and by U.S. Nonflexible Packaging Paper Coating and Laminating Plants, 1987-1996 (Dollars): Paper, Glues and Adhesives, Plastic Resin, Plastic Products, Printing Ink, Aluminum Foil, and Paperboard Containers
  • Table 7-4 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends for Major Material Inputs, 1977-1996 (Index): Plastic Resin, Paper, and Adhesives
  • Table 7-5 U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Plant Labor Situation, 1977-1996 (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 Products Plant Capital Expenditures, 1977-1994 (Dollars): New Capital Expenditures and Percent Value Added
  • Table 7-7 U.S. Shipments of Pressure-Sensitive Products by Select State, 1987 and 1992 (Dollars)
  • Table 7-8 Distribution of Plants Shipments and Operating Ratios by Number of Employees for U.S. Nonflexible Packaging Paper Cutting and Laminating Plants, 1992 (Number, Dollars, and Percent)
  • Table 7-9 Number of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Manufacturers by Type and Shipments Per Manufacturer, 1992 (Number and Dollars): Single- Faced Tape by Type, Double-Faced Tape, Rubber- Backed Tape, Unprinted Labels, Base Stock, Other Pressure-Sensitive Products, and Adhesive Films
  • Table 7-10 Share of U.S. Factory Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments by Company Group Category, 1977-1995 (Percent): 4, 8, 20, 50 Largest Companies
  • Table 7-11 Share of U.S. Pressure-Sensitive Products Shipments for Twenty Top Manufacturers, 1995 (Percent)
  • Table 7-12 Worldwide Pressure-Sensitive Products Sales for Thirty-Three U.S.-Based Manufacturers, 1995 (Dollars)
  • Table 7-13 Sales and Profit Trends for Twelve Major Pressure- Sensitive Products Manufacturers, 1992-1996 (Dollars and Percent)

Section 8: Company Profiles and Recent Developments
Summary of Major Findings

  • Extending Product Lines With New Products, Adding Capacity,
  • and Acquisitions
  • Improving Operating Efficiency
  • Expanding Foreign Marketing Efforts
  • Methodology, Sources, and Objectives
  • Adhesive Research, Inc.
  • American Biltrite, Inc.
  • American Business Products, Inc.
  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Beiersdorf Ag
  • Bemis Co., Inc.
  • W.H. Brady Co.
  • CCL Industries, Inc.
  • Chase Corp.
  • Coating Sciences, Inc.
  • Data Documents, Inc.
  • Gibraltar Packaging Group, Inc.
  • International Paper Co.
  • Intertape Polymer Group, Inc.
  • Manco, Inc.
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.
  • Nashua Corp.
  • Moore Corp. Ltd.
  • Plymouth Rubber Co., Inc.
  • Porter Chadburn Plc.
  • The Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
  • Shurtape Technologies, Inc.
  • Sonoco Products, Co.
  • Spinnaker Industries, Inc.
  • The Standard Register Co.
  • Teraoka Seisakusho Co. Ltd.
  • Trimas Corp.
  • Tyco International Ltd.
  • Uarco, Inc.
  • Wallace Computer Services, Inc.

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