Our Company

Materials science is in our DNA.

The pursuit of our vision has aligned our businesses into a focused, customer-driven company that specializes in materials science. Our in-depth pool of expertise and global scale enable us to deliver insights, innovative products and intelligent solutions to customers all over the world.

What We Do

Avery Dennison is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets.

Our Competitive Advantage

Avery Dennison’s global scale - operating in over 180 locations - and extensive expertise in our core businesses allows us to be recognized as an industry leader.


Ray Stanton (“Stan”) Avery invented the world’s first self-adhesive label as a way to merchandise objects. In 1935, he founded Avery Adhesives in downtown Los Angeles and, in 1990, the company merged with Dennison Manufacturing to form Avery Dennison. Over the past 80+ years, we have grown from one bright idea into a global Fortune 500® corporation that continues to advance quality and innovation in materials science.

Our Businesses

Label and Packaging Materials

Graphics Solutions

Reflective Solutions

Digital Ink Solutions

Apparel Solutions

Avery Dennison Smartrac

Identification Solutions


Performance Tapes

Fastener Solutions

Avery Dennison Medical

Performance Polymers

Yongle Tape