About us

The Industrievereinigung für Lebensmitteltechnologie und Verpackung e. V. (IVLV)
(Industry Association for Food Technology and Packaging) funds application-oriented, precompetitive research projects on the processing  and packaging of foods and related products. Our members mainly come from:

  • the food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics industries,
  • the packaging system and packaging material manufacturing industries,
  • and the packing machine construction sector

The joint research that is undertaken paves the way for future business opportunities. The IVLV network enhances the innovation of not only SMEs but also large companies. All the companies benefit from specialized external knowledge and expertise. They benefit from each other and from close collaboration with the research organizations who undertake the project work. The IVLV is currently engaged in 27 joint research projects in the following key areas:

These projects are being undertaken in collaboration with a total of 28 university departments/institutes, technical colleges, and non-university research organizations. The IVLV provides a solid knowledge basis for industry, supports young scientists, and makes newly acquired knowledge rapidly available to its members. Subsequently, the IVLV helps its individual members implement profitable innovative solutions.