| Avery Dennison is engaged in the production of pressure-sensitive materials and a variety of tickets, tags, labels and other converted products. Co. sells its pressure-sensitive materials to label printers and converters that convert the materials into labels and other products through embossing, printing, stamping and die-cutting. Co. sells other pressure-sensitive materials in converted form as tapes and reflective sheeting. Co. also manufactures and sells a variety of other converted products and items not involving pressure-sensitive components, such as fasteners, tickets, tags, radio-frequency identification inlays and tags, and imprinting equipment and related solutions. |
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