FMN | February 4th, 2019

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February 4, 2019

Vol. 21 No. 3

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Key Trends Drive Corrugated Growth reported by Greg Kishbaugh

For exclusive content and breaking news please visit Separate Entities Under this acquisition, DLS will re- main a separate entity, retain its name and brand, and maintain all of its cur- rent employees and executive leader- ship, including its current CEO, Jim Kersten. All four major locations will run and operate as usual, serving dis- tributors and value-added resellers. TSC’s John Otott, the Global Gen- eral Manager of the consumable products business unit, will oversee DLS operations from a TSC stand- point in partnership with Kersten. TSC Acquires Diversified Labeling TSC Auto ID Technology, a global presence in the AIDC bar code printer industry with an American headquarerts in Brea, California, has acquired Diversified Labeling Solu- tions, Inc. (DLS). Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, DLS was founded by Bob Hakman in 1985. Today, DLS is a labeling solu- tions provider with more than 200 team members; four locations: Illi- nois, Georgia,Texas, and Nevada; and more than 320,000 square feet of production space.

TT he corrugated packaging market is growing rapidly, helped by the explosion of e-commerce and develop- ments in digital printing technologies, according to a new re- port from Smithers Pira called The Future of Corrugated Packaging to 2023 .

CAGR % Growth Prospects For Corrugated Board By End Use — 2018-2023

Electrical goods

Personal/household care

Processed foods


Vehicle parts



Wood, timber products



Paper Products

Fresh food/produce


1 2


4 5

Source: Smithers Pira

The report offers analysis on how this market is increasing, growing around 3.7 percent annually to reach $300 billion in 2023. The report reveals that the electrical goods end-use sec- tor will see the highest levels of growth.

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