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


Event / 12.9.2022

Visit us at drinctec 2022

We will be presenting AJCsens, the latest version of an intelligent, autonomously operating tank cleaning system for time- and resource-optimized cleaning processes, at drinktec in Munich, at VDMA booth in hall B3, booth 336 , from September 12 to 16, 2022.


News / 2.8.2022

Recyclable bio-based coatings for paper packaging

In an interdisciplinary team with  the Papiertechnische Stiftung (German Paper Technology Institute) we are functionalizing the barrier characteristics of bio-based coatings for paper packaging so that they can satisfy the level of product protection required and comply with the requirements of the recycling process. 


News / 2.8.2022

Cost-effective and needs-based gas chromatography sensor systems

We develop needs-based, cost-effective gas chromatography sensor systems so that interfering odors can already be detected during production or the producer can check the quality directly.

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

Visit virtually our technical center for packaging development in Freising and for machine processing in Dresden.

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.