In the Changing Packaging Labels Industry, Which Regions and Technologies Will See the Biggest Gains?

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Demand for labels is dominated by the Asia Pacific region, which commands 34% of the global market. Glue-applied labeling technologies still take the major technology share at 38%, although pressure-sensitive labels now take a 34% share. Prime label applications are the main growth driver, particularly for beverages and food.


Global Information Inc (GII) highlights the latest market research reports detailing the global markets for labeling from our premium research partner AWA Alexander Watson Associates. Providing some of the most up-to-date data available on all the major labeling technologies, these reports will benefit labelstock producers, material suppliers and all companies involved in the product decoration and identification value chain.

Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2012

While Asia continues to drive growth in label volumes, South America (with around 6% of the world's population) is unique in exhibiting high growth rates across all label formats -- wet glue, pressure-sensitive, sleeving, and in-mold -- albeit from a low starting point. Estimated regional volume growth for 2011, at 11.5%-12%, conceals significant variations by country, from a high of 12.5-13% in the leading regional economy, Brazil, to a low of around 7.5%-8% for Chile. Label usage is very much focused on prime label applications -- particularly and unsurprisingly in the beverage and food sector.

With the highest percentage growth rate of all regions, the South American label market keeps on growing and offering opportunities. This assessment of the South American label market in South America focuses on materials used in the production of all types of labels and on the trends shaping the future of the labeling market. The primary data exhibited in this report 

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Labeling Markets Asian Market Study & Sourcebook 2012

China (at 42% of the regional market) and India are today the most active markets for labels, but there remains huge growth potential in Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia, and Oceania.

The data in this report is set in the context of macro market drivers, raw material price issues, and environmental concerns. Label trends and forecast growth levels in the medium term are identified for glue-applied; pressure-sensitive; heat shrink, stretch, and RFS/ROSO shrink sleeves; and in-mold technologies. The report also provides a directory of companies active within the region in the fields of press, die, test equipment and inks manufacture; label film and paper and release base paper suppliers; and printers.

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Labeling Markets Africa and Middle East Market Study & Sourcebook 2012

Using research based on AWA's internal database of label market information, this report reveals critical insight into the African and Middle Eastern market for labeling technologies. The study focuses on product decoration and identification, with particular emphasis on face materials required for the production of labels in their various formats.

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AWA Labeling and Product Decoration Markets Global Review 2012

Glue-applied technologies are still the preferred label format. Cold glue and wraparound hot melt glue-applied currently take the largest market share. Meanwhile, pressure-sensitive labels enjoy only half the volumes of the glue-applied formats, but investments are still being made in narrow-web flexo/UV flexo and in digital label print. There are good opportunities in pressure-sensitive labels, particularly in the area of added functionalities, such as security labels using anti-counterfeiting devices, and clear-on-clear film labels for beverages.

This report provides world label volumes and demand, market structure, label market characteristics by region, label market characteristics by substrate and label market growth rates.

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