According to AWA, this report is an in-depth evaluation of a key packaging market sector which represents 31% of global label demand. The report covers all the currently-popular technologies: pressure-sensitive, glue-applied, heat shrink, stretch, and ROSO sleeving, and in-mold labelling. Trends in material usage, such as choice of label facestock – which in Europe remains 60% paper-based, although film facestocks are exhibiting a greater growth rate – are detailed. Other topics include track-and-trace and product authentication, packaging waste legislation, environmental and sustainability issues, raw material prices and shortages, and threats to traditional label from direct-printed packages and flexible pouches. The report concludes with a directory of industry suppliers – materials suppliers, leading European printers, and equipment suppliers.
A detailed prospectus on Labeling Markets: European Market Study & Sourcebook 2011 is available on the AWA Alexander Watson Associates website, www.awa-bv.com, where it is also possible to order the report online.