Better taste, less waste
Taghleef Industries’ Commitment to food protection and the Circular Economy
Taghleef Industries consistently monitors market trends and researches the needs and desires of the consumer, and to that end we have put in place a strategic pan-European model based on business units: Graphic Arts, Flexible Packaging, Label Films and Country Management.
As a world leader in the development of leading-edge film technology and spread across five continents, the Taghleef mission is to deliver innovative and creative products to a diverse and multi-cultural society. Our infrastructure for the Flexible Packaging Business Unit comprises three pillars:
• BoPP Specialty films
• EXTENDO® High Barrier OPP films
• NATIVIA® Bio-based films
responding to diverse market requirements.
Flexible packaging production across different countries can be a complex operation so Ti is providing a fresh approach and a unique business model to meet the needs of a variety of cultures and customers. Supported by an integrated team of specialists across countries and cultures, the organization includes a complete set of services underpinning all business units and country management.
Taghleef recognizes the many facets and constraints impacting the packaging industry today: the constraints on converters to achieve faster turnarounds and efficient cost controls ; the pressures caused by online purchasing and the need for faster development of new product lines to keep pace with competitive brands ; increasing manufacturing costs and fluctuating prices, together with consumer and legislative pressure for reduced packaging and reduced carbon and water footprints alongside the need for increased use of recycled materials. Not to mention macroeconomic factors such as consumer spending and population growth. With sociological factors such as single parent families and the rise in individual packs and changes in eating habits there is an increased responsibility on the suppliers to address the complexities of waste management and recycling.
A key mission for Taghleef is to respect the Circular Economy addressing sustainability and planet protection. By carefully researching each facet of their product portfolio – aesthetics, food protection, functionality and sustainability the company has designed products with the highest specifications, characteristics and benefits based on best practices in product innovation and supply chain optimization.
For example, EXTENDO® High Barrier OPP films have mineral oil, gas, moisture and external aromas barriers. This range offers unique packaging solutions to brand owners and retailers which can extend shelf life and give consumers excellent flavours, high quality food and food protection. It also provides solutions for other consumer applications. An important benefit of these films is the ease of recycling, resulting in the reduction of packaging waste.
Today, Taghleef is monitoring the upcoming European packaging legislation/recommendations regarding waste and food protection requirements. The company has looked ahead and is now perfectly positioned to provide solutions which meet the use of propylene layer, for packaging. Their OPP films are the material of choice for recycling and reuse.
Mario Molinaro, Sales and Marketing Director, says, “In Europe there are two major considerations in the market – the first is the Circular Economy and the second is Food Protection. Our films are already attracting significant attention as they answer the present directives of both of these important aspects. We are working with the full supply chain and many key players. We see an important part of our role as educating the stakeholders and providing solutions that not only satisfy consumer demand but meet the world’s need to look after our planet.” Ti is a global operation with global end users. The company mission is one of education as well as research and development. Taghleef sees the Circular Economy, Food Protection and Sustainability as the three main elements which will drive its business forward and help to protect the planet.