Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Minimal material usage for thermoforming

Our innovations improve your plastic molded component. We strive for functionality with minimal material usage at the same time.

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EIT Food: A huge new leading partnership

will drive a transformation towards a consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector

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Product sensory performance

We have expanded our range or services on offer to you

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Recycled polystyrene free of HBCDD

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

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We work together with you to develop high-quality food products and safe, effective, and convenient packaging. With utmost respect for nature and people, we put priority on the efficient use of raw materials and the minimization of any environmental impact.

In addition to the food and packaging industries, other sectors such as packaging and processing machinery construction, the chemical industry, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors, and the agricultural industry benefit from our expertise and the technologies we develop.

The continuous support we provide ensures your technological advantage and your economic success.

Our Services



We develop healthy, high-quality foods, including gluten-free, low salt, and vegan products, and also provide assistance with the quality assurance of food products.


We develop multilayer films and packaging systems and offer a wide range of services relating to quality assurance, including migration testing.

Processing Machinery

We analyze and optimize packaging machinery and cleaning processes used in the food and pharmaceutical industries and also for packaging material production.

Product Performance

We help you develop products which optimally meet the sensory needs of consumers. Your products benefit from enhanced consumer acceptance.

Recycling and Environment

We offer a solvent-based recycling process for recovering pure, high-quality polymers from plastic-containing waste streams. We also carry out environmental analyses.

Locations of Fraunhofer IVV


Fraunhofer IVV

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

Competence Center for Food and Packaging Technology KLEVERTEC

A colaboration of Fraunhofer IVV and Kempten University of Applied Sciences


Fraunhofer IVV Dresden

Your competent partner for processing machinery and packaging technology


Fraunhofer Project Center, Brazil

Campinas, São Paulo



Fraunhofer IVV Korea