Avery Dennison Corporation is engaged in the production of pressure-sensitive materials and various tickets, tags, labels, and other converted products. The company also manufactures and sells various other converted products and items not involving pressure-sensitive components, such as fasteners, tickets, tags, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and imprinting equipment and related services, which it markets to retailers and apparel manufacturers and brand owners. The company has operations in approximately 50 countries. Segments The company operates through two segments, Pressure-sensitive Materials, and Retail Branding and Information Solutions. Pressure-sensitive Materials This segment manufactures and sells Fasson-, JAC-, and Avery Dennison-brand pressure-sensitive label and packaging materials; Avery Dennison-brand graphics and graphic films; Avery Dennison-brand reflective products; Avery Dennison-brand tapes; and performance polymers (primarily used to manufacture pressure-sensitive materials). Pressure-sensitive materials consist primarily of papers, plastic films, metal foils, and fabrics, which are coated with company-developed and purchased adhesives, and then laminated with specially coated backing papers and films. They are sold in roll or sheet form with either solid or patterned adhesive coatings, and are available in a range of face materials, sizes, thicknesses, and adhesive properties. These label and packaging materials are sold worldwide to label printers and converters for labeling, decorating, fastening, electronic data processing, and special applications in the home and personal care, beer and beverage, durables, pharmaceutical, wine and spirits, and food market segments. The company’s graphics and reflective businesses sell various films and other products to the architectural, commercial sign, digital printing, and other related market segments. It also sells cast and reflective films to the construction, automotive, and fleet transportation market segments; and reflective films for traffic and safety applications. The company provides sign shops, commercial printers, and designers a range of pressure-sensitive materials to enable the creation of impactful and informative brand and decorative graphics. The company has a range of pressure-sensitive vinyl and specialty materials designed for digital imaging, screen printing, and sign cutting applications. The company’s performance tapes business manufactures and sells coated tapes and adhesive transfer tapes for use in non-mechanical fastening, bonding, and sealing systems in various industries. These tapes are sold to industrial original equipment manufacturers, converters, and disposable diaper producers worldwide in roll form and are available in a range of face materials, sizes, thicknesses, and adhesive properties. Performance polymer products include a range of solvent- and emulsion-based acrylic polymer adhesives, protective coatings, and other polymer additives for internal use, as well as for sale to other companies. Competition: The company’s major competitors include Raflatac, a subsidiary of UPM-Kymmene Corporation; MacTac, a division of Bemis Company; Ritrama, Inc.; Flexcon Corporation, Inc.; 3M Company; the Orafol Group; Tesa-SE; and Nitto Denko Corporation. Retail Branding and Information Solutions This segment designs, manufactures, and sells various branding and information solutions to retailers, brand owners, apparel manufacturers, distributors, and industrial customers on a global basis. The branding solutions of this segment include creative services, brand embellishments, graphic tickets, tags, and labels, and sustainable packaging. This segment’s information solutions include RFID-enabled inventory accuracy, visibility, and loss prevention solutions; price ticketing and marking; care, content, and country of origin compliance solutions; and brand protection and security solutions. Seasonality: The business of this segment tends to be seasonal, with higher volume in advance of the spring, fall (back-to-school), and holiday shipping periods. Competition: The company’s major competitors include Checkpoint Systems, Inc.; R-pac International Corporation; and SML Group Limited. Other Specialty Converting Businesses The other specialty converting businesses category consists of Vancive Medical Technologies (Vancive). This business manufactures a range of pressure-sensitive adhesive products for surgical, wound care, ostomy, and electromedical applications. These products are sold primarily to medical supply and device manufacturers and healthcare providers. Vancive makes advances, including the development of Metria wearable sensors and Benehold proprietary adhesive technology. Dispositions In 2013, the company sold its Office and Consumer Products, and Designed and Engineered Solutions businesses to CCL Industries Inc. Research and Development The company’s expenses for research and development were $96 million in 2013. Patents and Trademarks The company’s primary trademarks include Avery Dennison, its logo, and Fasson. History Avery Dennison Corporation was founded in 1935.
avery dennison corp (AV3:Frankfurt)
207 Goode Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
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