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  • How Do We Want to Run Our Economy and Production?

    Press release / December 21, 2020

    Hydroponischer Anbau von Salatpflanzen
    © Fraunhofer EMB

    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.

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  • Let’s rethink plastic!

    Press release / October 13, 2020

    Packaged herbs and edible flowers in front of packaging machine
    © Fraunhofer FEP

    On April 1st the - FlexFunction2Sustain - Open Innovation Test Bed was launched to boost innovations for sustainable plastic and paper products to reach the market faster. The project, financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will support the Plastics and Paper Processing Industry in overcoming environmental challenges while entering the digital age.

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  • Change of Directorship at Fraunhofer IVV

    Press release / April 02, 2020

    Portraits of Prof. Dr. Langowski and Prof. Dr. Büttner side by side
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    As of 1 April 2020, Prof. Andrea Büttner is the new Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising.

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  • Granulate bottles with samples
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    Plastic recyclates produced from waste packaging have to meet high sensory requirements in order to be used for new products. Plastic recyclates often have off-odors, some of which have not hitherto been identified. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has analyzed the sensory properties of post-consumer shopping bags made of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and originating from different collection systems.

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  • Printed 3D electronic component
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV will present the manufacture of 3D electronics using the roll-to-roll principle at the LOPEC international fair for printed electronics being held in Munich on 25-26 March 2020 (Hall B0, Stand 411). A new thermoforming process makes this possible. It allows higher degrees of forming via temperature profiling. It was developed at Fraunhofer IVV Dresden.

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  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner, institute director Fraunhofer IVV
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner has been appointed Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising as of 1 November 2019. In recent years at Fraunhofer IVV, the internationally renowned scientist established the Department of Sensory Analytics, launched the Product Performance business field, and took on the role of Deputy Director of the Institute. Concurrently, she built up an aroma research group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and in 2017 was appointed Professor of the newly created Chair of Aroma and Smell Research.

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  • Man operates the new measuring device "Pack Peel Scan".
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Dresden, has developed the new “Pack Peel Scan” measuring device for testing peelable packaging. Equipped with artificial intelligence it allows the effective evaluation of easy opening packaging systems. The opening forces for peelable, thermoformed packaging can thus be measured and tested in accordance with the relevant standards.

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  • All-in-one service for recyclable packaging

    Press release / July 09, 2019

    Man looks at tablet with shelf-life simulation

    The all-in-one service offered by the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV helps companies meet the challenges associated with the use and development of recyclable packaging materials. The Fraunhofer IVV will be present at the FachPack fair in Nuremberg from 24-26 September 2019 (Hall 7, Stand 7-440) and will demonstrate how recyclable packaging can be specifically designed to meet the requirements of individual products.

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  • Various plastic recyclates, granulates and packaging snippets
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    The intersector and multidisciplinary research project "Circular Plastics Network for Training" (C-PlaNeT) was approved in May 2019 within the framework of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 Calls for European Joint Doctorates, with funding of almost 4 million euros. The Fraunhofer IVV is participating in the project in collaboration with the Chair of Flavor and Smell Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS.

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