Recycled polystyrene free of HBCDD

Fraunhofer's Creasolv® technology produces HBCDD free polystyrene from waste insulation materials.

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Making sure that packaging is properly sealed

A thin-film temperature sensor will allow companies to carry out fast and reliable inline detection and rejection of packaging which has been incorrectly sealed.

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Printed organic solar cells for everyday use

Highly developed high barrier films allow for protection of flexible electronics even outdoors.

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Welcome to the Fraunhofer IVV

The Fraunhofer IVV stands for high-quality food products and safe, effective, and convenient packaging systems. Efficient use of raw materials and minimal environmental impact are priorities in all our development work. We also transfer our technologies and expertise to applications outside the food and packaging industries. Companies and research organizations appreciate the Fraunhofer IVV as a business partner. People are inspired by our research work and the resulting products.

Services of our Business Fields



We develop healthy, high-quality foods and convenience products. We will gladly assist you with recipe development and the use of quality-enhancing food ingredients. We provide a comprehensive range of services relating to the safety, quality, and sensory analysis of foods along the whole production chain.



We develop new materials and packaging concepts for you. We adapt existing solutions to the needs of your specific products. In addition, we offer a wide range of services relating to quality assurance, compliance with food legislation, and migration testing.


Processing Machinery

We analyze and optimize packaging machinery used for foods and pharmaceuticals and also for packaging material production. To enhance the safety of processes and products we carry out microbiological validation of hygienic and aseptic filling plants. We also evaluate and optimize shaping and joining processes used for processing flexible materials.


Recycling and Environment

Our new solvent-based recycling process, the Creasolv® process, enables us to recover high-quality plastics from plastic-containing waste streams. With regards to the environment, we analyze sample materials for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins/PCBs, flame retardants, perfluorinated surfactants, and also for substances of very high concern (SVHCs) such as phthalates, bisphenol A, nonylphenol, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Locations of Fraunhofer IVV


Fraunhofer IVV

Your competent partner for research and development activities in the field of food and packaging.

Fraunhofer IVV Office in Kempten

creates a comprehensive network in the Allgäu region involving the entire food - packaging - packing machinery - distribution - retail - recycling chain.

Competence Center for Food and Packaging Technology KLEVERTEC

A colaboration of Fraunhofer IVV and Kempten University of Applied Sciences


Fraunhofer IVV Dresden

Our branch lab for for processing machinery and packaging technology in Dresden


Fraunhofer Project Center, Brazil

Campinas, São Paulo



Fraunhofer IVV Korea