AWA Market Study Predicts Growth in Glue-Applied Labels

The worldwide market for glue-applied labels is the subject of a new, second edition of a market study from specialist researchers AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. The "Global Glue Applied Label Market and Technology Review 2011" provides an in-depth update of market and material data for this leading labeling format.

Still leading the field

With 41% of the world market share in labels, the glue-applied technology remains the preferred choice. Embracing both cold (wet) glue-applied labels and hot melt, wraparound glue-applied labels, it grew overall by 4% in 2010 and is forecast to continue to grow in every region in the medium term, with Asia Pacific enjoying the most dynamic activity. Most glue-applied labels are destined for the beverage market—which takes a 70% share of usage—and are based on papers.

Current and future status

The "Global Glue Applied Label Market and Technology Review 2011" provides a timely market overview that will be of value for label converters, laminators, material suppliers, and users in evaluating current status and threats and future opportunities in this leading labeling market—set in the context of today’s competing product decoration technologies. It examines the market structure and value chain; market segmentation by end-use, geographies, and material choice; and evaluates in depth the world’s four main regions—Europe, North Americas, Asia Pacific, and South America.

Technology trends in both material choice and imaging are highlighted and, looking to the future, the effects of globalization and environmental issues are considered. The report ends with a company directory. Full details of The "Global Glue Applied Label Market and Technology Review 2011" are available via AWA Alexander Watson Assoc.’s website,, where it is also possible to order the report online.

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