Tapi’s ABOR project utilises an upcoming concept in the packaging sector that combines the ideas of sustainable design, technology, nature and customisation.

The project makes a telling difference in this area, based on research into the reuse and creative recycling of distillation residues from our clients’ products.

A revolution that returns to the material origins of the distillate and therefore to its connection with the products of the soil from which it derives: ABOR is an abbreviation from the Latin ‘ab origine’, literally ‘from the beginning’ or ‘from the start’.

Tapì’s experience and continuous investment in design research and innovative processes have enabled it to create this new range of closures, which re-use distillation residues, usually thrown away by manufacturers as waste materials.

It is, therefore, a re-use of dry, plant material at the end of its useful life, which is combined with other materials to create intrinsically ecological but at the same time functional closures suitable for closing any spirit in a hermetic and completely inert fashion.

Closures can be made from marc, barley malt, sugar cane, maize, rye, agave, juniper and other natural materials from which the world’s most famous distillates are made. Through the ABOR project, the product and its history once again take centre-stage, bringing out the best in the raw materials, in their naturalness, becoming part of the packaging itself.

Managing director of research and development (R&D) of Tapì Group Domenico Liberati said: “ABOR is a new way of conceiving design for the spirits market and is also an opportunity to create brand awareness in an eco-sustainable way. This project has ensured that packaging for the spirits industry will never be the same again”.

On 31 October, Domenico presented the new ABOR project in London at the exclusive 2017 Spirits Strategies Congress.