The jury of the Italian contest Best Packaging — formerly known as Oscar dell’Imballaggio — honored a solution proposed by Taghleef Industries (Ti) and Lineapack with a 2021 Best Packaging Award, Dubai-based Ti said.

The competition, organized 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 awards were given to the solutions that fully accomplished the foundation’s 10 core values: responsibility, balance, safety, accessibility, transparency, information, contemporaneity, forward-thinking, education and sustainability. According to Ti, its single-portion soft cheese packaging — developed by the company in collaboration with Lineapack — won an award due to its 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 proposed solution is made with a high-barrier film, Extendo rcXTMH, in combination with a cast polypropylene film. Extendo rcXTMH is part of Ti’s reLIFE range that includes BOPP solutions with post-consumer chemically recycled content, which allows for a significant saving of virgin raw material. Ti said it is certified according to the requirements of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to guarantee the sustainability of the process, starting with the management of raw materials.

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. Ti says its collaborative and pioneering spirit in promoting new sustainable solutions has been recognized for two consecutive years by the Best Packaging awards program. In 2020, the "Best Packaging Award Quality Design" was given to the prototype presented with Gerosa Group for dairy products.