Linerless Labels Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID 19 Impact, And Trends By Adhesive Type (Strong Permanent, Permanent, Semi-Permanent), By End-User Industry (Food & Beverage, Retail, Healthcare, Others), And By Geography- Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

Published: Apr 2021 | Report Code:  KSI061613791 | Pages:  120

The global linerless labels market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.75% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$2.513 billion in 2026 from US$1.816 billion in 2019.

Linerless labels are which are sensitive to pressure and do not contain a release liner. The labels are wound on a roll that has the release coating applied to the front of the face stock to prevent the adhesive on the back, from sticking to the label below it on the roll. The most important benefit these labels offer in comparison to the conventional laminates includes that there is an elimination of paper or filmic liner or backing, hence, this contributes to the reduction of raw material costs as a percentage of the total label production costs.

The presence of finished labels per roll further contributes to the reduction of overall handling and transportation and freight costs as well. Linerless labels contributing to eliminate waste holds importance from the environmental point of view. This is because, in comparison to liner labels, linerless do not produce additional waste as these labels utilize the entire material. In addition, paper consumption is also reduced which helps in the wastage of paper. Many companies which are into the linerless labels market work towards providing environment-friendly labels that prevent environmental degradation. For instance, SATO Holdings Corporation (SATO Europe GmbH) has been amongst the oldest player in the market, they are an environmentally responsible organization, they produce linerless labels which help to decrease waste, save resources, and alongside, reduce overall cost.

The demand for linerless labels can be credited to the high growth and increase in demand for packaged and convenience food products across the globe. Various factors such as high demand from food & beverage manufacturers for innovative, environmentally friendly, and sustainable labeling solutions across the world are driving forces for linerless labels. More so, with the growing trend of adopting sustainable products, the linerless labels appear quite promising market growth prospects during the course of the forecast period. Furthermore, with the growing e-commerce retailing, linerless labels are providing immense growth opportunities during the course of the forecast period as the Linerless labels are providing operational advantages for E-Commerce businesses. Several challenges arise in the distribution and fulfillment centers and many executives are seeking opportunities for improving operations such as inventory management, order picking, order releasing, and packing in the E-Commerce industry. One solution to adopt cost-cutting is the utilization of linerless labels and improve the packaging solutions. The linerless labels are much easier to store than the conventional labels, as they require less space, which in turn reduces the freight and transportation charges.

The extensive application of linerless labels across the varied end-use industry verticals is further providing an impetus in burgeoning the market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, with the expanding working population and increasing adoption of packaged food and beverages, the market is projected to grow in the next few years. The key players in the market are adopting various strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, expansion, etc. in order to maintain their position in the market and to meet the increasing demand for linerless labels. For instance, In March 2021, Toshiba and UPM Raflatac entered into a European-wide collaboration to develop a linerless print technology using Toshiba’s latest printer and UPM Raflatac’s OptiCut label portfolio. Geographically, North America is expected to hold a significant market share in the global linerless labels market during the forecast period. On the other hand, the Asia Pacific is predicted to attain high growth with the growing retail industry and rising consumer awareness regarding the utilization of sustainable products for packaging.

global linerless labels market

The Global Linerless Labels Market is segmented on the basis of Adhesive Type, End-User Industry, and Geography.

  • On the basis of Adhesive Type, the global linerless labels market can be segmented into Strong Permanent, Permanent, and Semi-Permanent.
  • On the basis of the End-User Industry, the global linerless labels market can be segmented into Food and Beverage, Retail, Healthcare, and Others.
  • On the basis of Geography, the global linerless labels market can be segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Growth Factors

  • Environmental Friendliness

The linerless labels are environment-friendly products as they can be recycled easily, they reduce the consumption of paper, etc. since, these labels are environment friendly as well as the other advantages such as reduction in transportation and storage cost, freight charges, etc. they have become extremely popular in the end-user industries. Giant companies use linerless labels as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, which has further contributed to the growth of the linerless labels market. For instance, Paragon Print and Packaging, United Kingdom, a label converter, use the linerless labeling technology as part of its corporate responsibility towards environmental and social issues.

  • Investments by Companies, globally

Various end-user industries have been investing their funds to venture into the linerless labels market to meet the growing demand of the industry. For instance, Coveris Company, in late 2018, announced the investment of around £1 million in its linerless label facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire, U.K. The facility is geared to increase the production capacity by more than 20% to fulfill the growing customer demand.


  • Low Adoption

Despite linerless labels gaining popularity across the globe, many developing nations have not adopted these labelling solutions yet. The major reason behind this is the lack of awareness regarding the advantages of linerless labels over conventional labels.

Impact of COVID-19

The market has experienced a slight decline amid the novel Covid-19 pandemic owing to the cease of manufacturing operations due to labor shortages and lockdown scenarios worldwide. Besides, the adoption of preventive measures by the governments such as lockdown and self-quarantine measures have further contributed to a decrease in the market growth of the year 2020, globally.

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Competitive Insights

Prominent/major key market players in the Global Linerless Labels Market include R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Coveris Company, Avery Dennison Corporation, SATO Holdings Corporation (SATO Europe GmbH), Gipako, UAB. Rekvizitai.It., and Bizerba USA, Inc. The players in the Global Linerless Labels Market are implementing various growth strategies to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors in this market. Major market players in the market have been covered along with their relative competitive strategies and the report also mentions recent deals and investments of different market players over the last few years. The company profiles section details the business overview, financial performance (public companies) for the past few years, key products and services being offered along with the recent deals and investments of these important players in the Global Linerless Labels Market.

Linerless Labels Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 The market size value in 2019  US$1.816 billion
 The market size value in 2026  US$2.513 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.75% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year      2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Adhesive Type, End-User Industry, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, MEA, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Coveris, Avery Dennison Corporation, SATO Europe   GmbH, Gipako UAB, Bizerba Group
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Adhesive Type
    • Strong Permanent
    • Permanent
    • Semi-Permanent
  • By End-User Industry
    • Food & Beverage
    • Retail
    • Healthcare
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the linerless labels market size by 2026?
A1. The global linerless labels market is expected to reach a market size of US$2.513 billion by 2026.

Q2. What is the size of the global linerless labels market?
A2. Linerless Labels market was valued at US$1.816 billion in 2019.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the linerless labels market?
A3. The linerless labels market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.75% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the linerless labels market growth?
A4. The demand for linerless labels can be credited to the high growth and increase in demand for packaged and convenience food products across the globe.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the linerless labels market?
A5. Geographically, North America is projected to hold a significant share in the global linerless labels market during the forecast period. 

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