Fact Sheet

Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Founded in 1935 by R. Stanton Avery
  • Global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions
  • Sales from continuing operations of $6.3 billion in 2014
  • More than 175 manufacturing and distribution facilities
  • Located in over 50 countries
  • Headquartered in Glendale, Calif.


Products offered by Avery Dennison include:

  • Self-adhesive label and packaging materials
  • Graphic imaging media for fleet and architectural applications
  • Branding solutions for the apparel and retail industries
  • Graphic embellishments for apparel
  • RFID-based solutions for inventory, loss prevention and omni-channel retailing
  • Specialty tapes, adhesives and labels for automotive, industrial and durable goods applications
  • Barrier films, wearable sensors, and surgical, wound care, ostomy and securement products for healthcare
  • Avery Dennison™ Greenprint and other products and solutions for more sustainable labeling and packaging


Avery Dennison innovations include:

  • First self-adhesive label and label production technology
  • First synthetic pressure-sensitive adhesive and quick-release coating backing for self-adhesive products
  • First commercialized Crack 'N Peel labels with a breakaway liner for easy removal
  • Thin labeling materials
  • Avery Dennison CleanFlake™ label materials to facilitate plastic bottle recycling
  • RFID-based inventory and loss prevention systems for apparel brands and retailers
  • Avery Dennison Agility™ portfolio of external embellishments for apparel
  • Metria IH1™ Lifestyle Assessment System by Vancive Medical Technologies


Materials Group

  • Businesses: Label and Packaging Materials, Graphics and Reflective Solutions, Performance Tapes
  • 2014 Sales:$4.7 billion
  • Products/Solutions: Pressure-sensitive labeling materials, packaging materials and solutions, roll-fed sleeve, performance polymer adhesives and engineered films, graphic imaging media, reflective materials, pressure-sensitive tapes for automotive, building and construction, electronics, industrial and personal care products
  • Market Segments Served: Food, beverage, spirits, household products, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, durables, fleet, vehicle/automotive, architectural/retail, promotional/advertising, traffic, safety, transportation original equipment manufacturing, personal care, electronics, building and construction
  • Customers:Label converters, package designers, packaging engineers and manufacturers, industrial manufacturers, printers, distributors, designers, advertising agencies, government agencies, sign manufacturers, graphic vendors, electronics original equipment manufacturers, construction firms, personal care product manufacturers


Retail Branding and Information Solutions

  • Businesses: Retail Branding and Information Solutions
  • 2014 Sales:$1.6 billion
  • Products/Solutions: Creative services, brand embellishments, graphic tickets, tags and labels, sustainable packaging, inventory visibility and loss prevention solutions, data management services, price tickets, printers and scanners, RFID (radio-frequency identification) inlays, fasteners, brand protection and security solutions
  • Market Segments Served: Apparel manufacturing and retail and supply chain, food service and supply chains, mass market retailers, hard goods and supply chain, pharmaceutical supply chain, logistics
  • Customers:Apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers, food service, grocery and pharmaceutical supply chains, consumer goods brands, manufacturers and retailers, automotive manufacturers, transportation companies


Other specialty converting businesses

  • Businesses: Vancive Medical Technologies
  • 2014 Sales:$81 million
  • Products/Solutions: Skin contact adhesives, surgical, wound care, ostomy and securement products, medical barrier films, wearable sensor technology
  • Market Segments Served: Medical and healthcare,
  • Customers: Medical products and device manufacturers, clinicians and nurses