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Future Market Insights conducted a study on linerless labels for retail, digital and flexo printing; and their potential to becoming the eco-friendly alternative.  

Since the linerless labels are designed without a release liner, which reduces the amount of raw material required to manufacture labels, and makes these labels an eco-friendly alternative. Absence of a liner layer saves on extra labour, storage, and transportation costs for end users, and reduces industrial waste and carbon emission, say the analysts. 

The results from the study show that digital printing and flexo printing are projected to dominate the global linerless labels market, and hold nearly half of the market share by the end of 2029.  

The other takeaway was that consistent growth of the logistics sector across all geographies, coupled with high requirement of linerless labels for inventory management, asset tracking, and goods distribution, is steadily driving the linerless labels market. The retail industry is a prominent end user of linerless labels, owing to rising efforts across the world to reduce the incidence of counterfeiting.

The study further says that prominent packaging manufacturers across the world have already shifted their focus from conventional packaging solutions to environment-friendly packaging solutions. This shift is majorly driven by increasing focus towards reducing waste, and consumer preference towards sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions. Leading manufacturers are striving to maximize their manufacturing capacities to meet the rising demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions.