Packaging Material / Type (25)
Glas (7) Metal (7) Paper & Board (15) Plastics (24) Textile (6) Wood (7) Mix of materials (7) Bags (13) Bowls (5) Containers (5) Films (16) Others (11) Pallets (7) Box (5) Bottles (5)
Product Sector (16)
Food (21) Non-food / chemical (8) Non-food / pharmaceutical (9) Non-food / others (10) Distribution/logistics (8) e-Commerce (3)
Packaging Appliances (17)
Tapes (4) Glues (4) Screws (1) Lids (5) Labels (5) Cushioning Materials (5) Binding materials (5)
Packaging Machines (16)
Filling machines (1) Forming machines (1) Closing machines (3) Winding machines (1) Identification/coding/labelling (1) Others (1)
Packaging Services (11)
Packaging Services (24)
Packaging Partners (20)
ESTL (3) Fost Plus (3) IBE-BVI (Belgian Packaging Institute) (7) KIDV (Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging) (9) Pack4Food (6) University of Antwerp (1) VAL-I-PAC (4) Verpakkingscentrum Universiteit Hasselt (6) Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek (2) University of Twente (2)


Glopack: The next generation of packaging should be eco-efficient in respect to its source, usage benefit and end of life. Packaging should reduce food waste and preserve food quality and safety. The main objectives of the GLOPACK project are to increase the Technology Readiness Levels of...
27 August 2018

Seal workshop

Heat sealing of packaging films can be influenced by machine parameters, film composition, the presence of contamination and seal technology. The seal window is of high industrial importance as it provides a range of parameter settings within which a good seal strength is obtained. This information...
27 August 2018

Migration and Packaging

Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food must comply with several European and national laws and regulations. BPI provides advice on this legislation and accordingly performs tests on all types of food contact materials (such as packagings, kitchen utensils, machine...
08 August 2018


Gaspermeability (O2 - N2 - CO2 ) of materials and packaging
08 August 2018

Transport simulation and climate testing of packaging and palletised items

A transport simulation mimics a real transport under standardized conditions. So, the repeatability and comparability of the tests are warranted; in this way test comparisons and repetitions can be done at any time and place. A transport simulation consists of a number of different tests, which of...
19 September 2017

Testing packaging materials

The quality of your packaging is it always the same? Does your new packaging has the right quality? In discussion with your supplier or with a customer? We can determine the technical properties for paper, folding carton and corrugated board as well as for plastic materials
19 September 2017

Determination of the gas, water vapour and air permeability

The permeability of O2, N2, CO2 and other gases as well as water vapour through packaging materialshas an influence on the conservation conditions of foodstuff, such as drinks and fresh vegetables.Testing those materials and/or packaging is indispensable to prevent problems.The Belgian Packaging...
08 August 2017

IOP/ICPC Project

During the design process many decision are taken and only after the decision the consequences can be analysed. To design sustainable packaging it should be possible to take consequences into account during the selection steps of concepts, materials, production techniques etc.   In this...
04 August 2017

Sustainable packaging design

For many companies sustainable packaging solutions or methods have been developed by students for their master theses. To mention some companies/organisations: Grolsch, Heinz, FrieslandCampina, Ahold, Enviu, Fair Trade, Lidl, C1000, Van Houtum Papier, KIDV
04 August 2017


"OptiBarrier" is a VIS-trajectory that has started on 1st of October 2015. A VIS-trajectory is a IWT Subsidized Flemish Innovation Partnership which aims to deal with specific challenges of a group of companies through innovation . A VIS-trajectory focuses primarily on Flemish companies,...
20 December 2016

Packaging Optimization

Optimalization of packaging solutions on the hand of material testing, comparative tests, screening of transport packaging, ....
20 December 2016

Pet-trays: working towards structural solutions

The use of PET-trays has increased exponentially in recent years. However, the trays are still difficult to recycle, which leads to the accumulation of large stocks at waste sorting companies and post separators. The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) carried out an exploratory...
16 December 2016

Scientific research program

In the period 2015 – 2018 the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) conducts a scientific research program to the reduction of the environmental impact of future packaging chains in the Netherlands together with the universities of Twente, Groningen, Delft, Wageningen, Aachen...
16 December 2016

Sector innovation plans

It was agreed in the Dutch Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 that sector organizations would formulate innovation plans with the highest attainable objectives for sustainable packaging. The highest attainable objectives must be achieved in 2018. In 2017 sector organizations will commence...
16 December 2016

Research into the plastic (packaging) chain

In the Dutch Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022, the national government, the packaging industry and the Dutch municipalities (VNG) agreed to work towards a system in which revenue covers costs. The Addendum to the Framework Agreement states that significant steps will be implemented...
16 December 2016

Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel

In this publication, the KIDV summarizes the outcomes of the project ‘Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel’. This project comprised the pilot study ‘Can it be a bag less’ (2013) and a study on materials for carrier bags (2015). The project showed that shops...
16 December 2016

Collection and recycling of packaging waste, an international comparison

This KIDV factsheet concerns the implementation of the European Directive for packaging and packaging waste and the collection and performance in recycling in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and Spain. The European Directive for packaging and packaging waste (EU directive...
16 December 2016

Meldpunt verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers)

The Meldpunt Verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers) was established by the KIDV in May 2013. It was established in response to the Addendum to the Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 regarding the elimination and reduction (in weight) of packaging without added value. The KIDV...
16 December 2016

The circular economy as a key instrument for reducing climate change

The circular economy as a key instrument for reducing climate change Proper waste management strategies can achieve a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Increased recycling of 2/3 of municipal solid waste can reduce the annual global greenhouse gas emissions by 6%. The EU’s...
16 December 2016

Pilot study on the collection and re-use of beverage cartons

In 2013, the KIDV conducted a pilot study entitled ‘Collection and re-use of beverage cartons’. This pilot study focused on environmental and cost performance of the different ways of collecting and re-using beverage cartons. Residents in 37 municipalities and two post-separation areas...
16 December 2016


This project aims to develop a novel fibre-based thermo-formable packaging material for the production of compostable trays for fresh food packaging. Further development steps will include barrier functionalities for moisture and O2 impermeability optimised for thermo-processing and also...
06 December 2016

The applicability of bioplastics for food packaging

The goal of this project is to examine the applicability of these new combinations to pack different food, from products with a short preservability (e.g. fresh meat) to products with a long preservability (e.g. biscuits). The focus is on flexible bio based packages (foil packages, top foils and...
06 December 2016

Gas permeability

Nanotechnology improves gas barrier properties of bio-materials polyhydroxy alkanoaten
25 November 2016

Physical analysis

The potential of ultrasonic sealing for packaging concepts (ULTRASEAL)
25 November 2016

Transport simulations

Optimization of (transport) packaging and simulation of pallet loads and truck loading
25 November 2016


With the project 'E-green', VIL wants to support the e-commerce sector to reduce both the ecological footprint and the logistical costs. In addition to an extensive consumer consultation and simulations of modified delivery options on cost and carbon footprint, the amount of air and...
17 November 2016

Prevent Pack

PreventPack is a joint publication of Fost Plus and VAL-I-PAC to provide information on legislation and principles of prevention in packaging. Numerous examples have shown in practice how companies have improved the durability of and through their packaging. (Jointly Fost Plus & VAL-I-PAC)
26 October 2016

Greener Packaging Award & Conference

With the greener Packaging Award, VAL-I-PAC and Fost Plus want to place in the spotlight companies who distinguished themselves in improving their packaging. The intention is to encourage other companies to think about the durability of their packaging.  
26 October 2016

Packaging diagnostics for environmental improvement of packaging

VAL-I-PAC together with Fost plus screens your packaging. The aim is simply to propose sustainability improvements of and through packaging. The principle is to approach the entire packaging system in a holistic manner in combination with the product and this throughout all stages of the...
09 August 2016


With the LogPack project, VIL wants to deal with packaging and logistics carriers smartly and innovatively with improvements for transport, handling and storage activities.
21 July 2014