ID: MRFR/PNT/1391-HCR | 140 Pages | Published By Tejas Chaudhary on March 2023
Linerless Labels Market Size was valued at USD 2,418.9 million in 2021. The linerless labels industry is projected to grow from USD 2,532.59 million in 2022 to USD 3,492.94 million by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.70% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030).
The rise in demand for packed food & beverages and the growing transportation & logistics sector are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth of linerless labels.
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review
The growing off-trade sales of alcoholic beverages, the expansion of the tourism and hospitality sectors, and rising disposable incomes among the expanding middle class in developing countries all support the demand for alcoholic beverages with linerless labels. Moreover, the market of linerless labels is observing a rise in demand from the North American region. For instance, in 2021, 57% of respondents in the Canadian province of Quebec reported drinking alcohol at least once a week, according to StatCan, making Quebec consumers the most frequent drinkers. In Atlantic Canada, this percentage drops to 28%. Political party preference seems to have an impact on alcohol use as well, with Liberal party supporters being the most likely to drink at least once a week.
Numerous packaging suppliers are providing solutions to precisely meet this demand in response to the increased popularity of sweets and confectionery, further boosting their sales and revenues. Therefore, the growing consumption of packaged and processed food due to rapid urbanization and industrialization has driven the linerless labels market CAGR ly in recent years. For instance, the U.S. packaged food industry reached US$ 632 billion in 2022, around 24.3% of the packaged food industry.
Moreover, linerless labels start-up is trying to offer the best labeling on food packaging. Even some large corporations are using start-up technologies to create greater inventions. For instance, in March 2022, the UK start-up based in Yorkshire, England, Catchpoint Ltd., announced that it had included the linerless labels technology. It is another factor driving the growth of the linerless labels market revenue.
The linerless labels market segmentation, based on composition, includes facestock, adhesives, and topcoat. The facestock composition segment held the majority share in 2021, contributing to around ~48% of the linerless labels market revenue due to technological improvements. Furthermore, because of the growing urban population, the adhesive segment is projected to dominate the market by 2030. Facestock is the foundation of linerless labels’ design because it is the substance used to keep ink and adhesive on opposite sides of a label. Facestocks are available in a variety of materials, just like label adhesives.
The linerless labels market segmentation, based on printing ink, includes water-based inks, UV-curable inks, solvent-based inks, and hot melt-based inks. The UV-curable ink segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period 2022-2030 due to the high demand for UV-curable ink in the printing market. Due to the growing use of water-based inks in the linerless labels printing sector, the water-based ink category is also predicted to dominate the market by 2030. UV radiation cures and adheres the UV-curable ink to the substrate or media. A quick delivery request can be fulfilled because the print is already dry when it leaves the printer. Printing on non-absorbent materials, including plastic, glass, and metal, is possible. Hence, the high demand for UV-curable ink in the printing market for linerless labels positively impacts the market growth.
By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific linerless labels market accounted for USD 1,018.36 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period due to the expansion of the retail industry. The change in consumer attitudes about e-commerce has also impacted the growth of the linerless labels market in developed nations. In terms of using greener products, the Asia-Pacific region is home to a population of very responsible individuals. Manufacturers of linerless labels are still looking for the best ways to promote their products to customers. Linerless Label's extra capabilities in maintaining brand integrity, preventing food spoilage, and increasing shelf life have enhanced its market prospects in areas with stronger demand for the food and beverage business.
Further, the major countries studied in the market report are: The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.
North America linerless labels market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising adoption of inkjet printing in the printing technology in industrial applications. Moreover, market development of linerless labels is boosted during the anticipated period by changing consumer preferences and rising disposable incomes against informed purchasing. Further, the US linerless labels market held the largest market share, and the Canada linerless labels market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.
The Asia-Pacific Linerless Labels Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030 due to rapid economic expansion. According to the IMF, China and India are among the fastest-growing economies. India is anticipated to surpass China's growth rate, driving the economy. The market of linerless labels in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be driven by rising disposable income, the relocation of manufacturing facilities from developed countries like North America and Europe, and quickly expanding industrial sectors. Further, the China linerless labels market held the largest market share, and the India linerless labels market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.
Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the linerless labels market grow even more. Market participants of linerless labels are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the linerless labels industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.
One of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the linerless labels industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector is manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs. In recent years, the linerless labels industry has adopted strategies of capacity expansion and acquisitions of smaller enterprises to improve their portfolio and services. The linerless labels market major players such as Coveris Holdings S.A. (US), 3M Company (US), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Constantia Flexible Group GMBH (Austria), CCL Industries Inc. (Canada), and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.
Constantia Flexible Group GMBH (Austria) is one of the leading manufacturers of flexible packaging and labels. The group supplies goods to multinational corporations and regional market leaders in the food, pet, pharmaceutical, and beverage sectors. The group has developed in recent years from a supplier with a strong regional focus on Europe into a group with operations in the most lucrative and rapidly expanding areas for flexible packaging and linerless labels. Constantia Flexibles stands for superior positioning, cutting-edge technology, customer proximity, and extremely effective production facilities. Constantia Flexibles' operations are divided into food, pharmaceuticals, and linerless labels. In August 2022, Constantia Flexibles entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of FFP Packaging Solutions, a leader in flexible, sustainable packaging, from Northampton, UK.
Also, CCL Industries Inc. (Canada) is one of the largest producers of pressure-sensitive and specialty extruded film materials and serves major customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare, chemicals, consumer electronics, and automotive industries, as well as government institutions. These customers require these materials for various decorative, instructional, functional, and security applications. Under the Avery brand, CCL Industries also produces linerless labels, specialty converted media, and software solutions. In May 2022, for its Avery unit, CCL Industries Inc., a leader in specialty label, security, and packaging solutions for large corporations, governmental organizations, small businesses, and consumers, acquired another specialist in the horticultural industry.
Coveris Holdings S.A. (US)
3M Company (US)
Avery Dennison Corporation (US)
Constantia Flexible Group GMBH (Austria)
CCL Industries Inc. (Canada)
RR Donnelley & Sons Company (US)
Hub Labels (US)
Cenveo Corporation (US)
General Data Company Inc. (US)
Reflex Labels (UK)
Skanem AS (Norway), among others
September 2022: Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials revealed an innovative direct thermal (DT) linerless labels platform for changeable information labels. The linerless labels are used in e-commerce, food delivery and pickup, fast-serve restaurants, weigh scales, transportation, and logistics.
August 2022: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company alleged that it had increased its capacity for linerless labels’ suppliers by about 40% in direct response to customer demand. RRD has installed a second linerless press in Monroe, Wisconsin, positioning it to provide a cutting-edge and simply usable labeling solution that meets higher output and sustainability demands.
January 2022: A third location was added to the ProPrint Group in Wellingborough. The new 33,000-square-foot office and warehouse offer a center for customer support and additional product storage. ProPrintGroup operates from three locations with a total square footage of 78,000.
Hot Melt-based Inks
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
|Market Size 2021||USD 2,418.9 million|
|Market Size 2022||USD 2,532.59 million|
|Market Size 2030||USD 3,492.94 million|
|Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)||4.70% (2022-2030)|
|Market Forecast Period||2022-2030|
|Historical Data||2018 & 2020|
|Market Forecast Units||Value (USD Million)|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends|
|Segments Covered||Composition, Printing Ink, and Region|
|Geographies Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World|
|Countries Covered||The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil|
|Key Companies Profiled||Coveris Holdings S.A. (US), 3M Company (US), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Constantia Flexible Group GMBH (Austria), CCL Industries Inc. (Canada), RR Donnelley & Sons Company (US), Hub Labels (US), Gipako (Europe), Cenveo Corporation (US), General Data Company Inc. (US), Reflex Labels (UK), and Skanem AS (Norway)|
|Key Market Opportunities||Stringent government policies in the emerging economies|
|Key Market Dynamics||Growing transportation and logistics sector Reduced production costs|
The linerless labels market size was valued at USD 2,418.9 Million in 2021.
The market of linerless labels is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.70% during the forecast period 2022-2030.
Asia-Pacific had the largest share in the market.
The key players in the market are Coveris Holdings S.A. (US), 3M Company (US), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Constantia Flexible Group GMBH (Austria), CCL Industries Inc. (Canada), RR Donnelley & Sons Company (US), Hub Labels (US), Gipako (Europe), Cenveo Corporation (US), General Data Company Inc. (US), Reflex Labels (UK), and Skanem AS (Norway).
The facestock composition category dominated the market in 2021.
The UV-curable inks had the largest share in the market.