Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

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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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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Sustainable packaging

We develop packaging with focus on recyclability and the use of biopolymers.

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

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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.

News from the Fraunhofer IVV


Press release / 10.3.2021

Fraunhofer lighthouse project »FutureProteins«

The lighthouse project »FutureProteins« combines the production of alternative protein sources in closed agricultural systems with an integrated use of all by-products to create further protein raw materials.


News / 20.1.2021

Fraunhofer Center for Biogenic Value Creation and Smart Farming

Within the Fraunhofer Center for Biogenic Value Creation and Smart Farming, five Fraunhofer institutes jointly develop innovative technologies to promote sustainable agriculture right along the entire value chain.


Newsletter / 22.2.2021

Microparticulated plant proteins for low-fat foods

Cutting down on sugar, fats and salt is a priority in our efforts to develop foods that support a healthier diet. For example, one project underway now has us developing a novel fat substitute sourced from plant proteins.


Press release / 21.12.2020

EVOBIO - Feasibility of a bio-based Circular Economy

In the EVOBIO project, 19 Fraunhofer Institutes have combined their expertise and over a period of five months have developed concepts and modules for a new way of doing business. This is now demonstrated through the use of selected examples.

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.