Press Releases

  • Scientist at his desk with two screens showing a SIMKOR cleaning simulation and the Fraunhofer IVV logo.
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    The upcoming international fair of the meat industry IFFA from 4 to 9 May 2019 in Frankfurt will see the Fraunhofer IVV present new technologies for the efficient cleaning of meat processing plants and machinery. A versatile, mobile cleaning robot is used for this, with concomitant time and cost savings. In addition, innovative simulation software is allowing the rapid and effective design of spray cleaning systems. It guarantees effective and precisely targeted cleaning and saves time-consuming tests in the plant design phase. Both technologies will be presented in the VDMA Technology Lounge in Hall 11.1, B41.

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  • Fat-reduced spreads and cream fillings in glass bowls and croissants, followed by vegetable protein sources, oils and seeds.
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    At the start of 2019 the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV started two research projects to pursue new technological approaches for improving the nutri-physiological properties of processed food products. The goal of the food technologists at the Fraunhofer IVV and their project partners is to lower the amount of saturated fatty acids in foods by 30%.

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  • Siegelwerkzeug mit Dünnschichttemperatursensoren
    © Fraunhofer IWM

    Fraunhofer IVV Dresden will be presenting sealing tools with innovative thin layer temperature sensors at the FachPack fair in Nuremberg. These tools and the self-learning assistance systems for machine operators help to minimize leaking package.

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  • Fraunhofer IVV Dresden at drinktec / 2017

    Industrial Cleaning 4.0 – Innovative Solutions for the Beverage Industry

    Press Release / 19.7.2017

    © Fraunhofer IVV Dresden

    Innovative solutions for efficient and adaptive cleaning of machinery in the beverage industry will be presented by the Fraunhofer IVV Dresden at the drinktec fair in Munich from 11-15 September 2017 on the stand of the VDMA (Hall B3, Stand 113). The new mobile cleaning robot is versatile in its use and realizes time and cost savings for cleaning processing machinery. Easier and more thorough cleaning of tanks is also realized using a novel jet cleaner. In combination with simulation tools, they also guarantee effective cleaning in a production environment without the need for time-consuming cleaning tests on machine prototypes.

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  • Fraunhofer IVV Dresden at interpack / 2017

    Efficient process management for processing machinery

    Press Release / 7.3.2017

    Two variants of the Mobile Cleaning Device: self-driven or on conveyor belt
    © Fraunhofer IVV Dresden

    The Fraunhofer IVV Dresden will present two new systems for efficient process management at interpack 2017 from 4-10 May 2017 in Düsseldorf on the stand of the VDMA (Hall 5, Stand J38): An innovative mobile device for cleaning processing machinery and a self-learning assistance system to help remedy machine faults.

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  • Fraunhofer at the International Converting Exhibition ICE Europe / 2017

    Functional films and efficient coating processes

    Press Release / 13.2.2017

    Inline measurement of the degree of crosslinking and film thickness
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB will present new developments in films and the efficient control of coating processes at the upcoming International Converting Exhibition Europe ICE being held in Munich from 21 - 23 March 2017. Under the motto "Functional films – efficient coating processes", emphasis will be put on new film functionalities and accelerated test methods (Hall A5, Stand 1031).

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  • Successful conclusion of BMBF funded research project »flex 25« enables novel fluoropolymer film applications on buildings and façades. / 2016

    Flexible protection for »smart« building and façade components

    Press Release / 30.11.2016

    Solar cell under solar radiation
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    The trend in architecture and facility management is towards »smart« buildings which, by means of integrated flexible electronics, automatically react on changing ambient conditions. These buildings are energy efficient and may have a number of comfortable features like solar cell modules integrated into façades or electrochromic windows, which change tint from clear to dark in strong sunshine. The implementation of novel usage concepts, however, still faces several challenges, mostly concerning the required service life of electronic components and their direct integration into building envelopes, especially when these are of lightweight construction or comprise flexible membrane roofing systems or façades.

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  • EIT announces a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Food / 2016

    A new leading partnership will drive a transformation towards a consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector

    Press Release / 21.11.2016

    Food development with optimum quality

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of a pan-European competition on the Food4Future call: EIT Food. EIT Food will build sustainable end-to-end food supply chains realized through transformative innovation and education initiatives, with a central role for the consumer. EIT Food has broad coverage in EU member states and associated countries and is a unique partnership of 50 leading companies, universities, and scientific partners covering the entire food value chain. With the consumers as change agents, each of them is committed to jointly transform the way in which we currently produce, distribute and consume our food. Over the next seven years, the partners will invest close to 1.2 billion euros matched with up to 400 million euros financed by the EIT.

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  • Healthy eating / 2016

    Seaweed instead of salt

    Research News / 1.7.2016

    Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, stomach and kidneys. Fraunhofer researchers show how seaweed, which has a naturally salty taste, has the potential to replace salt.

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  • © Fraunhofer IWM

    If food packaging or drug packaging is not properly sealed when the customer buys the product, it reflects poorly on the manufacturer. In the future, a thin-film temperature sensor will allow companies to carry out fast and reliable inline detection and rejection of packaging which has been incorrectly sealed.

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