PS tape demand could grow 4.2% by 2008.

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US sales of pressure sensitive tapes are projected to increase 4.2 percent per year to $5.7 billion in 2008, spurred by economic recovery and a rebound in durables manufacturing and nonresidential construction. Advances will be driven by material enhancements that will supplant alternative joining and bonding systems in industrial assembly, packaging and other applications. Further expansion for the aggregate tape market will be restrained by maturity in significant product categories, such as transparent tape and electrical tape.

These and other trends are presented in "Pressure Sensitive Tapes", a new study from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH, USA.

The strongest prospects exist for various technical and specialty tapes, including backed double-sided, adhesive transfer and single-sided electronic...

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