Linerless Labels Market

Global Linerless Labels Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Composition, Printing Ink, Printing Technology, Application, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 992.36 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00307 Format: PDF Pages: 300

Linerless Labels Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Linerless Labels Market grew at a CAGR of 4.2% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 1,794.6 Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 2,787.0 Mn by 2032 end.

While linerless labels offer all the advantages of self-adhesive labelling, including increased productivity, volume applications, and environmental advantages due to their lack of carrier backing paper, they are not always the best option for label manufacturing due to a few drawbacks.

The market is seeing technical advancements as a result of the industry participants’ ongoing research and development. Over the projection period, such improvements are anticipated to increase the popularity of linerless labels.

Market Dynamic


The linerless labels are deemed the most efficient and environmentally friendly. Linerless Labels do not have liners, which makes them very environmentally friendly. The wrapper-free labels are more affordable than traditional labels with their disposable liners as demand for them is increasing in the packaging industry.

Most key players in the market prefer linerless Labels due to their cost-effective nature in each aspect. The liners in a label will add weightage in transportation and can cause damage to the product during movement, increasing freight costs. With Linerless Labels, manufacturers can reduce production costs significantly because it is possible to wound them onto rolls due to the absence of liners.


With the fluctuating price of raw materials, it is difficult for manufacturers to cover their costs because raw materials become cheaper or more expensive during a certain period. Also, as there is no die-cutting machine for the Linerless Labels, this factor might be challenging. On the other hand, conventional labels use a simple adhesive technology that doesn’t require any special line equipment while applying it.


Innovations in Linerless Labels packaging have led to significant growth prospects for the Linerless Labels Market. The demand for disposable liners is growing; this has been aided by new applications of liners, increasing awareness among purchasers, and greater rethinking regarding the quality characteristics of various options. Many new players emerged in the packaging industry that strongly supports eco-friendly processes and supplies. Matured market players have also started to show interest in eco-friendly products that reduce carbon print. Such organizations regard the Linerless Labels primarily in their reserves. As Linerless Labels can adhere to even highly recycled content like corrugated boxes. Additionally, the availability of varied adhesive options for various applications has offered a promising opportunity for the Linerless Labels Market growth

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 has created an economic shock across the globe and affected the supply chain department of the Linerless Labels Market. In addition, there was an enhanced demand for the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage industries due to COVID-19, which has negatively impacted end-user applications. Additionally, there was increased usage of online shopping, leading to fast-paced growth.

Linerless Labels Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Composition:

  • Composition
  • Face-stock
  • Adhesives
  • Others

By Printing Ink:

  • Water-based ink
  • Solvent-based ink
  • Holt melt-based ink
  • UV curable ink

By Printing Technology:

  • Direct Thermal
  • Digital printing
  • Flexographic printing
  • Gravure printing
  • Lithography printing
  • Screen printing
  • Letterpress printing

By Application:

  • Food & beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care
  • Consumer products
  • Retail
  • Others

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Why is Direct Thermal projected to ensure the most revenue during the forecast period?

At 52.3% of the market, Direct Thermal had the greatest revenue share. Due to the low cost of ink and paper usage. Direct thermal printers utilize single-colored ink, which provides greater margin potential than color printing. In addition, these devices are efficient and portable, as they can easily be carried around with a customer’s shipment.

Why is the Food & beverage segment expected to expand the fastest during the forecast period?

In 2021, the Food & beverage application market will rule. Linerless labels are often used in the food industry to provide comprehensive information about food products such as seafood, vegetables, meat,  poultry, and snack products. Linerless labels are used to provide detailed information about goods and also make the product look attractive. This factor will likely bolster linerless brand demand during the forecast period.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • In 2021, the North American market held a sizeable revenue share of 31.4%. In emerging economies, rapid population development has risen mainly due to the increasing growth in the retail industry. The shift in the customers’ attitude toward e-commerce has also impacted the Linerless Labels Market growth in developed countries.
  • Europe is a lucrative market for linerless labels. The countries in Europe hold a significant share in this regard. Germany, Italy, France, and the UK are some major countries holding the baton toward such dominance. The development of industrialization and manufacturing further spurred growth in the product industry, increasing consumption at almost double the rate yearly. This has led to increased demand for linerless labels, which has also led to a rise in supply in this region

Competition Analysis

Major corporations are utilizing organic and inorganic development tactics to strengthen their position in the market by diversifying the products they provide. These actions have enabled market participants to increase their clientele and revenue. With the increasing demand for chlorinated solvents in the worldwide industry, market players in the Linerless Labels market can anticipate attractive growth prospects in the future.

Some of the key developments that have taken place in the Linerless Labels Market include:

  • In August 2019, With the addition of a new coating machine from Ravenwood Packaging, the Coater Com500F, Lexit Group began creating linerless labels. Scandinavian market demand could be satisfied.
  • In January 2020, a cutting-edge adhesive for linerless labels on the table. It provides a way for sustainable solutions for QSRs and aids in improving the efficiency of label production lines.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • RR Donnelley & Sons Company
  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Zebra Technologies Corp.
  • SATO Holdings Corporation
  • Coveris
  • Multi-Color Corporation
  • CCL Industries Inc.
  • Yupo Corporation
  • Ravenwood Packaging
  • General Data Company Inc.
  • Hub Labels
  • Gipako UAB
  • Reflex Labels Ltd.
  • Ritrama S.p.A.
  • Skanem AS

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Composition, Printing Ink, Printing Technology, Application, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request