Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Development of packaging materials

We develop customized multilayer packaging, including systems based on biopolymers. In addition we carry out in-house material, migration, and sensory tests to optimize packaging quality.

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meat substitutes

Juicy – Tasty – Biteproof

Plant proteins form the basis. Via the specific extrusion technology, the texture can be specifically controlled from »fibrous, juicy« like cutlets to »grainy, fluffy« like minced meat.

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Processing Machinery

We develop efficient processing and cleaning technologies. Using modern data analysis methods, we identify critical points and potentials in established processes and create innovative concepts for Industry 4.0

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Hygienic production

Product and food safety are decisive criteria for consumer protection. We support you in all aspects of cleaning, hygienic design and sterilization of your existing plants and production rooms.

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We use both enzymatic processes and synergistic effects of raw material components to optimize the properties of biolubricants.

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Recycling of EPS waste

The Fraunhofer IVV CreaSolv® Process makes closed loop recycling of EPS waste possible

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Food safety and product safety

We research for the highest level of food safety and product safety for people and the environment.

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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 you with a solvent-based recycling process for recovering pure polymers. We also carry out environmental analyses and help you replace fossil raw materials with plant-based materials.

Locations of Fraunhofer IVV

Fraunhofer IVV

Giggenhauser Strasse 35

85354 Freising


Phone +49 8161 491-0

Fraunhofer IVV Dresden

Your competent partner for processing machinery and packaging technology

Fraunhofer Project Center, Brazil

Campinas, São Paulo


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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.