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 / 23.5.2024

Sustainable products and processes of Fraunhofer IVV at ACHEMA

From June 10-14, 2024, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV will be exhibiting at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main at the booth of the Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance in Hall 6.0, Booth D49. In line with this year's trade fair motto "INSPIRING SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS", the Fraunhofer IVV will be presenting high-performance, plant-based alternatives to mineral oil-based lubricants and lubricant additives as well as an innovative GC sensor system for the efficient quality assurance of processes and materials.


press release / 1.3.2024

AI-based operator assistance system wins European Paper Recycling Award 2023

On February 19, 2024, the "KIBAPap" research project was presented with the European Paper Recycling Award 2023 for innovative technologies and R&D in Brussels.


press release / 23.1.2024

Macauba food ingredients — spin-off of Fraunhofer IVV

With a new extraction method developed and patented by the Fraunhofer IVV, it is possible to utilize not only the oil from the macauba fruit but also the side streams produced during processing. The step towards commercial application was completed in summer 2023 with a spin-off from the Fraunhofer IVV.

Further information about the Fraunhofer IVV


Strategic themes areas

  • Bioeconomy and the circular economy
  • Health and well-being
  • Security and resilience

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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Fraunhofer IVV

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Contact and Locations

We are here for you at both of our locations!


Location in Freising

Giggenhauser Str. 35
85354 Freising

Phone +49 8161 491-0


Location in Dresden

Heidelberger Str. 20
01189 Dresden

Phone +49 351 43614-30