FMN | December 11th, 2017

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December 11, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 25

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Demand For PS Labels Trends Upward D emand for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), or self-adhesive labels, is expected to rise 3.5 percent per year to $15.1 bil- lion in 2021, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group. Demand for pressure sensitives, which accounted for 76 percent of total label demand in 2016, will benefit from greater demand for value-added types and smart labels.The almost exclu- sive use of PSAs in fast-growing markets such as the secondary and mailing and shipping segments will also drive growth.

For exclusive content and breaking news please visit www.flexomarketnews.com The company was able to identify the alleged counterfeit Avery products after receiving consumer complaints about defective labels purchased online. The products came boxed in what ap- peared to be Avery packaging, but did- n’t perform like genuineAvery labels. Western Shield Acquires DAC Labels Western Shield Label Company, a label manufacturer headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, California, has ac- quired DAC Labels & Graphic Special- ties, Inc., a flexo label converter in Dallas, Texas. The new location repre- sents Western Shield’s third freestand- ing location. In January 2017,Western Shield announced the acquisition of Ohio-based Inline Label Company. Counterfeiters Hit In Avery Lawsuit Avery Products Corporation, a divi- sion of CCL Industries based in Brea, California, is taking legal action against sellers of alleged counterfeit Avery labels in the United States by filing a lawsuit. The move is part of Avery’s effort to protect consumers from substandard merchandise and ensure the reputation of its brand.

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While paper-based labels represent the vast majority of de- mand — 74 percent of the total in 2016 — plastic or film-based pressure sensitive labels are expected to grow more rapidly. The entire U.S. labels market is forecast to grow 3.4 percent annually to $19.8 billion in 2021, accelerating from the 2011- 2016 pace. Gains will be driven by increased focus on labels

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