Label markets are forecast to reach $48,317 million in 2026, growing at 3.0% average annual growth rate from 2021, whilst release liner consumption is expected to grow at 4.0% AGR, reaching $10,679 million in 2026. By 2026, the market is expected to reach 87,193 million m2
, with a CAGR of 3.8% from 2021.
Building upon extensive secondary research and interviews with key industry participants, this expert market report discusses the impact of key marketplace and technology trends upon production and usage of labelling and release liner products, and forecasts consumption by market and geographic segment to 2026.
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What will you discover?
- Development and adoption of liner-less release label stock constructions will continue and modestly accelerate over the forecast period, as both consumers and regional regulatory bodies (in the EU zone in particular) increasingly demand more sustainable packaging options
- Resumption of trends toward the adoption of more functional labels – interactive and ‘smart’ labels, for instance – and toward refinement and adoption of integrated digital printing systems for labels.
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- Global and regional economic disruptions caused by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic began in the first quarter of 2020, with early, tentative signs of recovery emerging by mid-2021. Impacts upon label and release liner markets has varied widely:
- Relatively minor effects upon essential goods markets (food, many personal care and household items, medical products, for example)
- Significantly curtailed consumer spending for discretionary items (i.e. cosmetics, clothing, etc) as activities outside the home have been severely restricted
- Acceleration of growth of e-markets, and the associated packaging and labelling materials, at the expense of traditional retail outlets
- Ongoing disruptions of global supply / distribution chains, especially with global ocean freight and at the distribution / retail end of the supply chain.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with targeted interviews with packaging material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
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About the author:
- Manufacturers of label printing equipment
- Suppliers of inks and coatings
- Suppliers of label stocks
has an extensive portfolio of hands-on experience in marketing research, market development, and new business creation with global manufacturing giants Eastman Chemical, DuPont, and BASF, and as an independent consultant. Under Bob’s leadership, the independent consultancy Marketing Intelligence & Strategy Associates, creates value for its clients through leadership, imagination and accomplishment. Planning and executing complex marketing research programs, formulating valuable insights, and collaborating with business leaders to implement recommendations. Some areas of experience include novel multifunctional monomers and specialty polymers, specialty polymers for housewares and infant care products, medical devices and packaging, new building materials and green building designs, specialty polymers for ophthalmics, eyewear, and home appliances, paint, coating and polymer intermediates, consumer and industrial packaging materials and systems, bio-materials, recycling, and ‘circular economies’.