Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging

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Fraunhofer Institute for
Process Engineering and Packaging
Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging
Institute building in Freising
Category: research Institute
Carrier: Fraunhofer Society
Legal form of the carrier: Registered association
Seat of the wearer: Munich
Facility location: Freising
Type of research: Applied research
Subjects: Engineering
Areas of expertise: process technology
Basic funding: Federal government (90%), states (10%)
Management: Horst-Christian Langowski
Employee: approx. 200

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) is part of the Fraunhofer Society and focuses on applied research and development in the field of food and packaging technology . The seat is in Freising . Further parts of the institute are located in Dresden , Kempten , Brazil and South Korea .

The Fraunhofer IVV develops new products and processes in the business areas of food, packaging, product effects, processing machines, and recycling and the environment.


  • Total employees: 240
  • Scientists and engineers: 104
  • PhD students: 42
  • Operating budget: € 17.7 million
  • Institutional funding: € 4.2 million
  • Internal programs: € 1.0 million
  • External income: € 13.5 million


In 1941 the institute for food research in Munich and a sponsoring association as sponsor for the institute were founded by 7 companies, today's industrial association for food technology and packaging IVLV eV. In the course of its existence, the institute was renamed the Institute for Food Technology with a connection to the Technical University of Munich . In 1972 it was incorporated into the Fraunhofer Society as an Institute for Food Technology and Packaging. In 1998 the institute was given its current name Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV through the addition of further focal points .

Current research and development priorities

  • Process development of vegetable raw materials
  • Process development food
  • Quality preservation food
  • Analytical sensors
  • Product safety and analytics
  • Material development
  • Machine development and process design
  • Process development for polymer recycling

Important awards

  • Award for recycling concept of HDPE milk bottles "The Plastics Industry Awards 2007" - category "Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Program"
  • Fraunhofer Prize 2007 for low-fat fitness sausage
  • Kurt Täufel Prize 2010 for groundbreaking work on the chemical characterization and physiological effects of odorous substances
  • Fraunhofer Prize 2011 for photovoltaics from the roll
  • German Raw Material Efficiency Prize 2011 for a project consortium led by Fraunhofer IVV for the development of an oil-free polymer-based lubricant for use in metal processing.
  • FERCHAU Innovation Award and Sience2Business Award 2013 for a process for the production of vegetable meat substitutes
  • German Future Prize 2014 for the development of a process with which bitter substances and disruptive aromas can be removed from lupine seeds and lupine proteins serve as a substitute for milk protein.
  • DIN Innovation Award 2015 for the development of a standardized, mechanical test method with which the opening behavior of packs can be determined in order to optimize easy-opening packaging concepts.
  • German Packaging Prize in Gold 2016 for the development of a modular heating technology for thermoforming flexible materials    

Technical center

  • for packaging development, in particular the production, processing and refining of polymers
  • for food development
  • for processing machines and packaging technology, especially the processing of flexible materials and industrial cleaning technologies

Special analytical equipment

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX / RMA) and cryopreparation
  • PTR-MS (PTR-QMS and PTR-TOFMS) for online measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Cooperations with universities and colleges

  • Technical University of Munich: Chair for Food Packaging Technology - Horst-Christian Langowski
  • Technical University of Dresden: Chair for Processing Machines / Processing Technology - Jens-Peter Majschak
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg: Chair of Food Chemistry - Andrea Büttner working group
  • University of Applied Sciences Kempten: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Food and Packaging Technology course - Kajetan Müller
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (University Clinic RWTH Aachen): Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology - Jessica Freiherr


  • AMIDORI Food Company GmbH & Co. KG
  • Elosun GmbH
  • Origin Foods
  • Prolupin GmbH
  • watttron GmbH

Web links

Individual evidence


Coordinates: 48 ° 23 '39.1 "  N , 11 ° 42' 33"  E