Laminated Labels Market

Laminated Labels Market Size by Material Type (Polyester, Vinyl, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, and Others), Form (Rolls and Sheets), Composition (Adhesive, Facestock and Release Liner), Printing Technology (Digital, Flexography, Lithography, and Others), Application (Food and Beverages, Manufacturing, Fashion and Apparel, Electronics and Appliance, Pharmaceuticals, Retail Labels and Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14230
  • Published Date: Apr, 2024
  • Pages: 237
  • Category: Consumer Goods
  • Format: PDF
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The global laminated labels market was valued at USD 80 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 5% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 130.31 billion by 2033. The increasing demand for labelling across diverse industries will drive the growth of the global laminated labels market.

Market Introduction:

Laminated labels are labelling solutions consisting of multiple layers. It includes a base material, adhesive layer, and protective laminate. The base material is often paper or synthetic materials like vinyl or polyester, which provide the surface for printing essential information. An adhesive layer ensures secure attachment to various surfaces, while a protective laminate shields the label from environmental factors such as moisture, chemicals, abrasion, and UV radiation. Laminated labels convey crucial product information, including ingredients, usage instructions, and safety warnings. They ensure this information remains intact and legible throughout the product's lifecycle. Laminated labels are used in manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing to manage inventory efficiently. They are used in banners, posters, and signs, maintaining visibility and readability despite exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental factors. Moreover, laminated labels offer a professional appearance, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of products, packaging, and signage. Laminated labels play a vital role across industries, providing durable, visible, and protective labelling solutions.

Laminated Labels Market Size

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Recent Development
  • Parkside and the emerging food and beverage company Smug worked together to create a crisp packet that is 100% compostable and is constructed from certified home compostable laminate.   In less than 26 weeks, the pack—which uses Parkside's Park2Nature material—will decompose into water, carbon dioxide, and biomass in ordinary home compost heaps. It can also be sent for a 12-week decomposition period in an industrial compost.  

Market Dynamics:


The increasing demand for labelling solutions across diverse industries – The growth and development of key industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, retail, industrial manufacturing, and logistics will significantly contribute to the increasing demand for laminated labels. The rising demand for packaged goods In the food and beverage industry will drive the need for durable and compliant labelling solutions like laminated labels. Similarly, expanding healthcare services will fuel the demand for laminated labels for pharmaceutical packaging and medical device labelling in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. The cosmetics and personal care industry will require attractive, durable labelling solutions to enhance product presentation and brand differentiation. Adopting automation, digitalization, and Industry 4.0 technologies in industrial and manufacturing environments will lead to increased demand for robust labelling solutions for asset tracking, inventory management, and safety compliance. Therefore, the growth and development of these industries will drive the need for laminated labels as they play an integral role in these industries.


The cost of laminated labels laminated labels require multiple layers of materials, such as a base substrate, adhesive, and laminate film, each contributing to the overall cost. Speciality laminates with features like UV resistance or tamper-evident properties may incur higher costs. The lamination process involves additional steps beyond standard label printing, including coating with adhesive and applying the laminate film, requiring specialized equipment, labour, and energy. The investment in lamination equipment further adds to the production costs, along with any specialized tools or accessories. Customization options, such as unique shapes, sizes, colours, and finishes, can increase costs due to additional setup time, design work, and printing adjustments. Advanced printing techniques or speciality inks for customized label designs may also increase expenses. Therefore, the costs of laminated labels will hamper the market’s growth.


Advancements and innovation in laminated labels – Manufacturers prioritise eco-friendly materials like biodegradable films and recyclable substrates to address sustainability concerns. These materials reduce environmental impact and meet regulatory requirements and consumer preferences for green packaging solutions. Enhancements in adhesive technology and laminate materials have significantly improved the durability of laminated labels. These labels offer better resistance to abrasion, chemicals, moisture, and UV radiation, ensuring longevity and legibility even in harsh environmental conditions. Additionally, integrating smart technologies like RFID and NFC enables functionalities such as real-time tracking, authentication, and interactive engagement with consumers, enhancing supply chain visibility and consumer experiences. Laminated labels now feature advanced anti-counterfeiting features such as holographic foils and tamper-evident seals, bolstering product security and brand protection. Moreover, advancements in printable electronics technology allow for integrating electronic components like sensors into laminated labels, enabling temperature monitoring and interactive packaging. These advancements will contribute to the market’s growth and development during the forecast period.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Asia Pacific emerged as the most significant global laminated labels market, with a 44% market revenue share in 2023.

The region's rapidly growing economies, such as China, India, and Southeast Asian countries, drive demand for packaged goods across various sectors, including food, beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. With increasing industrialization, urbanization, and rising consumer purchasing power, the demand for laminated labels for branding and information dissemination is rising. Asia Pacific's food and beverage sector is expanding significantly, fueled by changing lifestyles and preferences. Urban consumers, in particular, seek convenience and a diverse range of packaged products, leading to heightened demand for laminated labels to enhance product presentation. Similarly, the pharmaceutical industry in the region is experiencing rapid growth due to increasing healthcare awareness and government initiatives to improve healthcare access. Laminated labels are crucial for pharmaceutical packaging. Technological advancements in printing and labelling have further propelled Asia Pacific's dominance in the laminated labels market.

Asia Pacific Region Laminated Labels Market Share in 2023 - 44%

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  • One of South China's largest producers of laminated tubes, Meitai, recently purchased a nine-color Hontec flexo press with an automatic unwind-rewind mechanism. The device is operating with impressive stability and has already started mass production. Numerous applications, such as self-adhesive labels, wraparound labels, shrink sleeves, lids, tags, and tickets, in-mould labels (IML), laminated tubes, wet-glue labels, and multi-layer labels, can be handled with the FlexiCon series' adaptability. Each printing unit in the FlexiCon series has two independent servo motors, which provide accurate control over material tension and printing registration.
Material type Segment Analysis

The material type segment is divided into polyester, vinyl, polycarbonate, polypropylene, and others. The polyester segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 37% in 2023. Polyester is a synthetic polymer known for its durability. Polyester offers robust resistance against tearing, abrasion, and moisture, ensuring labels remain intact and legible in extreme environmental conditions. Its chemical resistance safeguards printed information from degradation when exposed to various substances, making it invaluable in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and automotive sectors. Moreover, polyester's wide temperature tolerance enables laminated labels to endure extreme heat or cold without compromising adhesion or integrity. Polyester's clarity and printability enable high-quality graphics, text, and barcodes, ensuring superior print resolution and readability on laminated labels. Its dimensional stability prevents shrinkage or expansion, maintaining label shape and size over time for accurate placement and readability. Polyester's UV resistance also protects against sunlight-induced fading or discolouration, ensuring labels retain their visual appeal in outdoor applications. Therefore, the numerous advantages of polyester in laminated labels contribute to its dominance in the market.

Form Segment Analysis

The form segment is divided into rolls and sheets. The rolls segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 53% in 2023. Rolls denote a continuous length of laminated label material wound around a cylindrical core. Rolls facilitate high-volume production, as they can accommodate a larger quantity of label material than sheets. This minimizes the need for frequent material changeovers during printing and manufacturing, enhancing production efficiency and reducing downtime. Moreover, utilizing rolls leads to reduced material waste. Continuous production enabled by rolls allows label manufacturers to optimize material usage, resulting in cost savings and improved sustainability. Rolls offer flexibility in label length, allowing manufacturers to cater to diverse customer requirements and application needs. This adaptability facilitates customization. These benefits offered by Rolls translate to its dominance in the global market.

Composition Segment Analysis

The composition segment is divided into adhesive, facestock and release liner. The facestock segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 38% in 2023. The facestock composition in laminated labels refers to the layer of label material directly printed upon, which serves as the visible surface. It is crucial for laminated labels' performance, appearance, and durability. Facestocks are typically made from paper, film, or synthetic materials such as polyester, polypropylene, or polyethylene.

Printing Technology Segment Analysis

The printing technology segment is divided into digital, flexography, lithography, and others. The digital segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 40% in 2023. Digital printing technology is a method of printing where digital-based images are directly printed onto various substrates, such as paper, film, or synthetic materials, using inkjet or laser printers. Digital printing offers high-quality printing with vibrant colours, sharp images, and fine details, making it ideal for producing visually appealing labels. This high-quality printing capability enhances brand visibility and attracts consumer attention in competitive markets. Digital printing allows for customization and personalization of labels. Additionally, digital printing offers cost-effective short print runs and variable data printing solutions, eliminating the need for expensive setup costs and printing plates associated with traditional printing methods. Digital printing technology's combination of high-quality printing, customization capabilities, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency makes it the preferred choice for laminated labels in various industries.

  • Primera Technology, a manufacturer of specialized digital printing equipment, announced the release of their newest product, the AP-CODE Lot & Date Coder. Primera's AP360 and AP362 Label Applicators, both installed and newly acquired, are compatible with AP-CODE. To enter data and configure date and lot codes, the equipment has a full-colour touchscreen that eliminates the need for a separate power source. Free-format print fields allow for the inclusion of multiple symbols, numerals, and letters. Production can be sped up by storing forms for subsequent use.
Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into food and beverages, manufacturing, fashion and apparel, electronics and appliances, pharmaceuticals, retail labels and others. The food and beverages segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 36% in 2023. Laminated labels are essential in the food and beverage industry, given the need to offer information according to governing regulations, brand differentiation, and marking needs, among other requirements. The industry's growth, propelled by population expansion, urbanization, and changing consumer preferences, positively impacts laminated label demand.

  • In EMEA, S-One Labels & Packaging unveiled its newest collection of vintage pre-laminate films. Metalized MPET/LDPE and PET/white EVOH LDPE pre-laminate films are included in the introduction. Pre-laminated films are available in metalized or white architecture. Pre-laminate PET/LDPE (12/60 micron) films are equipped with moisture and oxygen barrier properties. The ideal pre-laminate selection will be determined in part by the particular product to be packaged and its requirements. Pre-laminate films with many layers prolong the freshness of the content and are suitable for direct food contact, meal prep and snacking on the go.
Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • CCL Label, Inc.
  • Cenveo Corporation
  • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
  • Coveris Holdings S.A.
  • Hub Labels, Inc.
  • ImageTek Labels
  • Langley Labels
  • Reflex Label

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 80 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 130.31 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 5%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Material Type, Form, Composition, Printing Technology and Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global laminated labels market was valued at USD 80 billion in 2023 to USD 130.31 billion by 2033.

Global laminated labels market is growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the increasing demand for labelling solutions across diverse industries.

The cost of laminated labels could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global laminated labels market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Laminated labels Market by Material Type:

  • Polyester
  • Vinyl
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

Global Laminated labels Market by Form:

  • Rolls
  • Sheets

Global Laminated labels Market by Composition:

  • Adhesive
  • Facestock
  • Release Liner

Global Laminated labels Market by Printing Technology:

  • Digital
  • Flexography
  • Lithography
  • Others

Global Laminated labels Market by Application:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Manufacturing
  • Fashion and Apparel
  • Electronics and Appliance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail Labels
  • Others

Global Laminated labels Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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