Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Our Services

Food, Packaging, Processing Machinery, Product Performance as well as Recycling and Environment


From the ingredient to the finished product, we develop high quality and safe food products from alternative and sustainable protein sources for healthy consumption and support you in all food safety issues.



We develop recyclable packaging made of biopolymers as well as sustainable packaging concepts and offer a wide range of quality assurance services including conformity testing of food packaging.

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 Perfomance

We support you in the development and optimization of products with sensory properties that address consumer needs in an optimal way. Thus, your products will benefit from a higher consumer acceptance.

Recycling and Environment

We offer you innovative recycling processes to recover pure polymers. In addition, we support you in developing bio-based technical products to replace fossil raw materials with plant-based ones. Furthermore we carry out environmental analytical studies for you.

The Fraunhofer IVV guiding principles


As Fraunhofer IVV, we are leaders in applied research for the secure supply of high-quality foodstuffs and for sustainable packaging systems. Because of our respect for nature, we strive for climate neutrality and shape the technologies of tomorrow. Together with our partners, we develop bio-based and recyclable products as well as resource-saving processes — for long-term quality of life and a healthy future.


We are a driving force in the transformation towards a resilient and sustainable food and packaging industry. In this process, we combine scientific data with business requirements and social responsibility. Our developments are oriented towards the needs of people and the protection of the environment. We transfer our multidisciplinary expertise to diverse applications in various industries.


We treat each other with respect and fairness. Our decision-making processes are open and transparent.

We see change as an opportunity and continue to develop through open-mindedness, self-reflection and feedback. We develop the potential of our employees, create space for worker participation and promote team spirit in order to find creative solutions together.

We are a dependable partner for companies and research institutions. We focus on good scientific practice, the highest result quality and customer satisfaction.

News from the Fraunhofer IVV


Press release / 1.9.2021

Start of the EU project CIRCULAR FoodPack

CIRCULAR FoodPack aims to facilitate the circular use of plastic packaging, even for the most sensitive food product category.



Newsletter / 3.8.2021

Digital tool makes quality assessment in viticulture easier

As part of the SmartGrape project, which was launched recently, we have been developing an AI-based measurement system. This can be used to assess the quality of grapes quickly and in a non-destructive manner.  


Newsletter / 18.5.2021

Active packaging prolongs shelf life of fruit and vegetables

In the FreshInPac project, our researchers are developing active packaging for fresh and perishable foods such as fruit and vegetables to avoid spoilage caused by mold and ethylen.


News / 18.5.2021

Recyclates in cosmetics packaging

In cooperation with partners from industry, the Fraunhofer IVV has developed a guideline for the use of polyolefin recyclates in cosmetics packaging.

Fraunhofer IVV at a glance


Location in Freising

Giggenhauser Str. 35
85354 Freising

Phone +49 8161 491-0

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Location in Dresden

Heidelberger Str. 20
01189 Dresden

Phone +49 351 43614-30

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Fraunhofer IVV

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Networks and Collaborations

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging is a member of the following associations and alliances of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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Corona pandemic: We are here for you

Despite all the restrictions and challenges in the current situation, we are available for our customers and partners. All projects are handled as usual and we are also ready for new ideas and initiatives. The best way to reach our employees at present is by e-mail. This way individual appointments can be arranged.