The Future of Labels and Release Liners to 2023

Global labels market sales are projected to reach just over $39.01 billion in 2018, and are forecast to grow 4.0% annually across 2018-2023 to $47.54 billion.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 06 Apr 2018
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of tables: 203
  • Volume demand will rise from 68.24 billion m² to 85.76 billion m² across the same time period; a 4.7% annual growth rate.
  • The Future of Labels and Release Liners to 2023 delivers an unparalleled insight into this market evolution as innovative technologies lower costs and improve production and printing efficiencies to also open up new markets for label and release liner producers.
  • Value for the release liners that hold labels will increase more rapidly than for label stock, as new superior products enter the market. This will push a global value of $9.10 billion for these vital components at a 4.7% growth rate to reach $11.45 billion in 2023.

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Our exclusive content:

  • Comprehensive analysis of current and future demand for label and release liner materials in all key end-use packaging applications and geographic markets.
  • An exclusive data set presented in over 250 tables and figures segmenting this market (by value and volume) across all key metrics.
  • Expert profiling of industry trends and quantitative assessments of their impact on future consumption of different label materials and format.

What methodology is used?

  • The Future of Labels and Release Liners to 2023 draws upon Smithers Pira’s extensive global network of experts and contacts in the packaging and print market. Combining its own extensive database and analytical studies of these core industries and material markets with:
  • Interviews with label and release liner material suppliers and converters
  • Company websites and annual reports
  • Conference proceedings
  • Technical papers and patent filings
  • The latest trade association and other third-party data sources
  • Official government statistics

What will you discover?

  • Exclusive analysis of evolving brand and consumer trends impacting the introduction of new technologies; including recyclable label and liner stocks, lineless labels, no-look labels, smart interactivity, and the competition between digital and analogue label print processes.
  • The current and future demand for different label types in each geographic region across all major end-use applications.
  • Dedicated analysis of the influence of the latest label market developments on release liner consumption by base material stock – glassine calendered kraft, clay-coated kraftolyolefin-coated paper, films and other papers – across the same essential metrics.
  • Consideration of how the wider use of flexible packaging will affect label use; and what converters, brands, and material suppliers can do to resist this move.

Who should buy this report?

  • Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of labels and release liner stock
  • Label converters
  • Builders of labelling, packaging and print machinery
  • Brand users in the alcoholic beverage, soft drinks, food & dairy, and other key end-use applications
  • Consultants and analysts

table of contents

Executive summary

  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Economic, demographic and lifestyle drivers
  • Sustainable labelling
  • Key technological advances
  • Label formats
  • Release liner materials
  • End-use applications
  • Geographic perspectives
  • Label printing

Introduction and methodology

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Scope and definitions
    • Label types
    • Print processes
    • Release liner types
    • End-use sector
    • Geographic markets
  • Data
  • Methodology
  • List of abbreviations
  • Exchange Rates

Label and release liner market overview and drivers 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Economic influences
    • Lifestyle and demographic influences
    • Population trends
    • Healthy eating and drinking trends
    • Urbanisation and the 21st Century consumer
    • Feminisation of the workforce
    • Single-parent and single-person households
  • Source reduction and sustainable packaging
  • Rigid plastic packaging and the challenge of flexible packs
  • Direct package printing
  • Colour labelling
  • Evolution in global retail chains
  • Developing niche markets and concepts
    • Smart labels
    • Security labels
    • Organic products
    • Craft beer

Cutting-edge technology developments 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Digital printing
  • Industrial inkjet labelling
  • Linerless labels
  • New label stock materials
    • In-mould labels
    • Sustainable materials
    • New label films
    • Adhesives
    • Label inks
  • Label print machinery developments
    • Flexographic plate technology developments
    • Narrow web flexographic developments
    • Hybrid solutions
    • Rotary screen printing
    • Inspection equipment

The label and release liner market 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Labels
    • Pressure-sensitive labels
    • Shrink sleeve labels
    • Stretch sleeve labels
    • Wet glue labels
    • Pre-gummed labels
    • In-mould labels
  • Release liners
    • Glassine, calendered kraft
    • Clay-coated kraft paper
    • Polyolefin-coated paper
    • Filmic
    • Other paper

Label printing process markets 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Offset litho
  • Flexography
  • Gravure
  • Screen
  • Letterpress
  • Digital printing
    • Electrophotography (toner)
    • Inkjet

End-use market for labels 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Food & dairy products
    • Canned Food
    • Fresh food
    • Milk and dairy products
    • Food and dairy labels market forecast 2018-2023
  • Soft drinks
    • Carbonated soft drinks
    • Bottled water
    • Fruit juices
    • Soft drink labels market forecast 2018-2023
  • Alcoholic drinks
    • Beer
    • Wine
    • Champagne
    • Spirits
    • Alcoholic drink labels market forecast 2018-2023
  • Healthcare & pharmaceuticals
    • Market trends
    • Healthcare & pharmaceutical labels market forecast 2018-2023
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
    • Market trends
    • Cosmetics and personal care labels market forecast 2018-2023
  • Household products
    • Market trends
    • Household product labels market forecast 2018-2023
  • Industrial products
    • Market trends
    • Industrial labels market forecast 2018-2023

Geographic market forecasts for active & intelligent packaging 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Western Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Scandanavia
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Central &Eastern Europe
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • North America
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • US
  • South & Central America
    • Brazil
    • Other South & Central America
  • Asia
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Other Asia
  • Rest of the World
    • Turkey
    • Other Rest of the World

tables and figures

  • Global labels consumption by label type, percentage share of market volume by area, 2017/2023
  • Global label stock release liner consumption by base type, percentage share of market volume by area, 2017/2023
  • Global labels consumption by end uses sector, percentage share of market volume by area, 2017/2023
  • Global labels consumption by region, percentage share of market volume by area, 2017/2023
  • Global labels and release liner market value, 2013-2023, ($ million)
  • Labels and release liners – summary of key market drivers and trends to 2023
  • GDP growth trends by world region, percentage, 2016-2019
  • Population trends by region/country, 2013-2023 (millions of people)
  • Timeline of label technology developments to 2023
  • Narrow web inkjet press manufacturers, 2017
  • Global labels consumption by type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Global labels market value by type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Pressure-sensitive labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Pressure-sensitive labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Shrink sleeve labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Shrink sleeve labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Stretch sleeve labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Stretch sleeve labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Wet glue labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Wet glue labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Pre-gummed labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Pre-gummed labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • In-mould labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • In-mould labels consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Label stock release liner consumption by liner type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Label stock release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Label stock release liner consumption by region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Glassine, calendered kraft release liner consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Clay-coated kraft paper release liner consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Polyolefin-coated paper release liner consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Filmic release liner consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Other paper release liner consumption by region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Global label printing output by process type, 2013-2023 (million m²) 77
  • Global label printing output by process and label type, 2017 (million m²) 77
  • Global label printing output by process and label type, 2023 (million m²) 78
  • Offset litho label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Offset litho label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Flexo label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Flexo label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Gravure label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Gravure label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Screen label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Screen label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Letterpress label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Letterpress label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Gravure label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Gravure label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Digital label printing by label type and region, 2017 (million m²)
  • Digital label printing by label type and region, 2023 (million m²)
  • Global labels consumption by end-use sector, 2013-21 (million m²)
  • Global labels consumption by end-use and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Global labels consumption by end-use and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Global release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-21 (million m²)
  • Food and dairy products: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Food and dairy products: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Soft drinks: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Soft drinks: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Alcoholic drinks: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Alcoholic drinks: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Pharmaceuticals: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Pharmaceuticals: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Cosmetics and personal care: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Cosmetics and personal care: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Household products: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Household products: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Industrial products: labels consumption by region and label type, 2017 (million m²)
  • Industrial products: labels consumption by region and label type, 2023 (million m²)
  • Label consumption by geographic region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Label consumption by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Release liner consumption by geographic region, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Release liner consumption by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Western Europe: label consumption by national market, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Western Europe: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Western Europe: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Western Europe: label consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Western Europe: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Western Europe: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • France: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • France: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • France: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • France: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • France: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • France: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Germany: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Germany: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Germany: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Germany: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Germany: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Germany: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Italy: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Italy: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Italy: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Italy: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Italy: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Italy: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Scandinavia: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Scandinavia: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Scandinavia: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Scandinavia: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Scandinavia: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Scandinavia: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Spain: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Spain: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Spain: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Spain: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Spain: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Spain: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • UK: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • UK: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • UK: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • UK: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • UK: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • UK: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Central &Eastern Europe: label consumption by national market, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Central &Eastern Europe: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Central &Eastern Europe: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Central &Eastern Europe: label consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Central &Eastern Europe: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Central &Eastern Europe: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Poland: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Poland: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Poland: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Poland: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Poland: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Poland: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Russia: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Russia: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Russia: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Russia: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Russia: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Russia: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • North America: label consumption by national market, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • North America: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • North America: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • North America: label consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • North America: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • North America: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Canada: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Canada: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Canada: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Canada: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Canada: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Canada: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Mexico: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Mexico: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Mexico: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Mexico: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Mexico: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Mexico: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • US: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • US: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • US: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • US: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • US: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • US: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • South & Central America: label consumption by national market, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • South & Central America: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • South & Central America: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • South & Central America: label consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • South & Central America: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • South & Central America: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Brazil: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Brazil: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Brazil: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Brazil: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Brazil: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Brazil: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Asia: label consumption by national market, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Asia: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Asia: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Asia: label consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Asia: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Asia: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • China: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • China: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • China: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • China: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • China: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • China: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Japan: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Japan: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Japan: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Japan: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Japan: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Japan: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • India: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • India: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • India: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • India: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • India: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • India: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Rest of the World: label consumption by national market, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Rest of the World: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Rest of the World: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Rest of the World: label consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Rest of the World: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Rest of the World: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Turkey: economic & demographic trends, 2013-2023
  • Turkey: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Turkey: label consumption by label type, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Turkey: label consumption by end use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Turkey: release liner consumption by base substrate, 2013-2023 (million m²)
  • Turkey: release liner consumption by end-use sector, 2013-2023 (million m²)