Avery Dennison Corporation is a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure sensitive adhesive materials (such as self-adhesive labels), office products, and various paper products. The company was originally founded in Los Angeles in 1935 as Kum Kleen Products, a partnership of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Avery. The name was changed to Avery Adhesives in 1937. In 1946 the company was incorporated as Avery Adhesive Label Corp. , and the name was subsequently changed to Avery Adhesive Products, Inc.