Taghleef Industries
Winner of the Best Packaging 2021 Award

22.10.2021 The Jury of the Italian contest Best Packaging 2021 – former Oscar dell’Imballaggio, has announced that the solution proposed by Taghleef Industries (Dubai, UAE) and Lineapack has won the Best Packaging Award for its “visionary” value according to the Ethical Packaging Charter Foundation.

Taghleef Industries has won the Best Packaging 2021 Award in the category “forward-thinking” with a solution presented in collaboration with Lineapack.
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Taghleef Industries has won the Best Packaging 2021 Award in the category “forward-thinking” with a solution presented in collaboration with Lineapack.

The competition, organised by Packaging Meeting Srl and promoted by the Italian Packaging Institute (Istituto Italiano Imballaggio), is sponsored by the Ethical Packaging Charter Foundation (Fondazione Etica del Packaging). The Foundation shared its 10 core values – responsibility, balance, safety, accessibility, transparency, information, contemporaneity, forward-thinking, education, and sustainability. The awards have been assigned to solutions that fully accomplished these principles.

Understanding complexity, promoting sustainability

The motivation that led the commission, chaired by Prof Maurizio Boccacci Mariani, to reward the single-portion soft cheese packaging developed by Taghleef Industries in collaboration with Lineapack is the capacity to understand and combine the complexity of the product packaging requirements with the needs and sustainability profile demanded by the consumer, which resulted in a forward-thinking package.

The novel solution is made with a high barrier film, EXTENDO rcXTMH, in combination with a cast polypropylene film. EXTENDO rcXTMH is part of Taghleef Industries' reLIFE range that includes BOPP solutions with post-consumer chemically recycled content which allows for a significant saving of virgin raw material. To guarantee the sustainability of the process, starting with the management of raw materials, Taghleef Industries is certified according to the requirements of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification.

Redesigning traditional multi-material structures

Suitable for mechanical recycling streams, EXTENDO rcXTMH is also ideal to be used as a monoweb or as a laminate and is made to redesign the traditional multi-material structures used in most soft cheese applications with a more sustainable solution.

Taghleef’s collaborative and pioneering spirit in promoting new sustainable solutions has been awarded for two consecutive years by the Best Packaging Award. In 2020, the "Best Packaging Award Quality Design" was assigned to the prototype presented with Gerosa Group for dairy products. The 2021 Best Packaging edition, which for over 60 years has rewarded innovation in the packaging industry, will be remembered for its strong stance on the ethical and sustainable value of innovation in packaging, an approach already adopted by Taghleef Industries through Dynamic Cycle. This is Taghleef’s overall set of initiatives aimed to address sustainability issues within and for its stakeholders which includes the reDESIGN service of traditional packaging with the goal to contribute to the quality of life for the generations to come.