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International association of packaging research institutes

BFSV - Consultancy, Research, System Planning, Packaging


Lohbrügger Kirchstrasse 65 D-21033 Hamburg


Prof Dr Bernd Sadlowsky (Chief Executive Officer and Director)

Other staff

Dipl-Ing Johannes D. Petzoldt (Vice Director)

Dipl-Ing Wolfgang Reimers (Scientific staff member)

Dipl-Ing Sven Tiedemann (Scientific staff member)

Dipl-Ing Kay von Oppel (Scientific staff member)

Dipl-Ing Frank Volkmann (Scientific staff member)


+49-(0) 40 428 75 60 10


+49-(0) 40 721 63 78

The BFSV - founded as the Institute for Seaworthy Packaging - has specialised in the provision of technological know-how in the fields of packaging - disposal - recovering - recycling. It provides industry with advice on all aspects of these fields and information on the current state of legislation. Its close links with the Fachhochschule Hamburg offer the opportunity to profit from a pool of additional expert knowledge if needed. Membership - for companies or individuals - permits easy access to the entire knowledge potential of the BFSV at reduced cost. It is the ideal way to ensure competent answers and solutions, even for interdisciplinary problems. The necessary test methods and instruments are provided by or are developed in the attached institute. Industrial projects are often tackled in form of degree thesis work, i.e. with university assistance - an ideal symbiosis of research + practical work + training for the next generation.


IAPRI 2017 -Call for papers opens

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details for the Call for Papers please click here.

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