News

18.02.2019
The European Commission launched a public consultation on 11 February 2019. Contributions are possible until 6 May 2019.
15.02.2019
It is foreseeable that consumption data for packaging systems will be requested more and more frequently in future. But how can data from different manufacturers be compared? Can the data be transferred to the conditions in user operation? Do they stand up to scrutiny? VDMA 8751: 2019-03 "Filling and packaging machines - Specification and measurement of energy and media consumption" provides the basis for answering these questions.
23.01.2019
Also this spring we offer our Infotag Hygienic Design (basic event) with a repetition of proven contents. The invitation to the event is now available.
23.01.2019
"List of missing substances" submitted for elastomers/silicone
18.01.2019
ITQ organizes a 2-day workshop on "Agile Virtual Engineering". The workshop was initiated by our association.
15.01.2019
"Passive" devices and heat exchangers in the area of application
09.01.2019
In 2019 there will also be two Risk Assessment Seminars, on the 10.4.2019 and the 08.10.2019.
07.01.2019
The Lighthouse Project 2018: Scientists from Erlangen and Munich have jointly developed the innovative VKB baking oven technology for energy-efficient and time-saving baking
12.12.2018
The third edition of VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Document No. 2 has been published recently.
21.11.2018
For the sixth time, the Risk Assessment Seminar was successfully held in October.
20.11.2018
The VDMA Specification looks at flat film to be processed on tubular bag and sealed- edge bag forming, filling and sealing machines. Quality appraisal criteria have been collated for these films and foils and minimum requirements compiled for these criteria which, when fulfilled, usually warrant troublefree operation of the aforementioned machines.
13.11.2018
Overview of selected standards currently being processed
13.11.2018
Use of pulsating and alternating flow for cleaning-in-place (CIP) of membranes
13.11.2018
Information on application procedure to add substances to official lists
02.11.2018
ISO/TC 313 launches WG 1 with standard on general requirements
23.10.2018
As part of the joint research initiative initiated by the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, promising sensor technologies are being further developed to prototype maturity and evaluated under practical conditions according to uniform criteria. A project volume of 1.85 million euros is available to the five participating research institutes for this purpose.
29.06.2018
Energy and utility media consumption of packaging machinery is dependent on the operation pattern of the machine system considered. This VDMA standard sheet defines key figures and machine performance levels for which average energy and media consumption could be specified related to defined boundary conditions. Based on these specifications the expected energy- and media consumption could be calculated for a given production pattern. The calculated consumption could be verified by measurement of energy and media consumption in the course of an acceptance run of the machine system.
01.06.2018
Personalized medicine is in the process of profoundly changing the global health care system. This does not only apply to the customary individualized treatment of cancer diseases today, but also to the entire spectrum of drug therapy and all pharmaceutical forms. This is shown by a future scenario outline commissioned by the VDMA.
24.05.2018
This VDMA-specification provides two concepts for the determination of the yield of tablet presses. The (overall) yield of a tablet press is distinguished from the technical yield of a tablet press whereas for the calculating of the technical yield only product losses related to the processing unit ‘tablet press’ are considered.
The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association publishes a Newsletter Industry 4.0. In it you will find selected industry 4.0 information on the topic from the VDMA and our partner network.
04.09.2017
The Riboflavin test is used for testing cleanability ( wettability) of open equipment. The VDMA information sheet was published by VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Industry Association in 2007 and is available in German and English.
01.09.2017
Presentation explaining the determination of the technical specific Adjustment Process Time rsp. EquippingTime according to VDMA 8752
24.05.2017
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA is making translations available.

Events

23.01.2019
Also this spring we offer our Infotag Hygienic Design (basic event) with a repetition of proven contents. The invitation to the event is now available.
18.01.2019
ITQ organizes a 2-day workshop on "Agile Virtual Engineering". The workshop was initiated by our association.
09.01.2019
In 2019 there will also be two Risk Assessment Seminars, on the 10.4.2019 and the 08.10.2019.

Publications

15.02.2019
It is foreseeable that consumption data for packaging systems will be requested more and more frequently in future. But how can data from different manufacturers be compared? Can the data be transferred to the conditions in user operation? Do they stand up to scrutiny? VDMA 8751: 2019-03 "Filling and packaging machines - Specification and measurement of energy and media consumption" provides the basis for answering these questions.
12.12.2018
The third edition of VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Document No. 2 has been published recently.
24.05.2018
This VDMA-specification provides two concepts for the determination of the yield of tablet presses. The (overall) yield of a tablet press is distinguished from the technical yield of a tablet press whereas for the calculating of the technical yield only product losses related to the processing unit ‘tablet press’ are considered.
24.05.2018
This guideline outlines the requirements arising from 21 CFR 11 and structures the data interchange to take account of these requirements. Furthermore it specifies the communication protocol VDMAXML version 2.0 to facilitate communication in a GxP environment. Examples of the implementation of GxP-specific services are given in the appendix of the guideline.
01.09.2017
Presentation explaining the determination of the technical specific Adjustment Process Time rsp. EquippingTime according to VDMA 8752
From January 2017 we have updated the patent information service for you. The subscription remains free of charge and now allows direct access to information of the German Patent and Trademark Office (DMPA) such as disclosure documents.
10.11.2016
For more than twenty years, the VDMA working group "Interface problems in aseptic plants" has been publishing guidelines on the topic of hygienic and aseptic filling. The topics range from methods of microbiological validation of aseptic plants, minimum requirements for sterilization performance to practical guidelines. A publication overview can be found here.
04.03.2013
In recent years, the working group has published guidelines on numerous topics related to confectionery production in loose succession. Here we provide an overview with download options.
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Michael Przytulla
Michael Przytulla
Industry 4.0, Weihenstephaner Standards, Research Food Processing Machinery, BVT (BREF) Slaughterhouses (SA)
+49 69 6603-1178
+49 69 6603-2178
Matthias Balley
Matthias Balley
Technical affairs, Research & standardisation beverage machinery, dairy machinery, packaging machinery, machine safety, Hygienic Design, materials for direct food contact, BVT (BREF)
+49 69 6603-1480
+49 69 6603-2480
Ortwin Fink
Ortwin Fink
Technical Affairs, Research & standardisation food processing machinery, Hygienic Design (open systems), machine safety food processing machinery
+49 69 6603-1435
+49 69 6603-2435
Dr. Peter Golz
Dr. Peter Golz
Technology coordination, packaging materials, applied automation, aseptic, EHEDG
+49 69 6603-1656
+49 69 6603-2656
Dr. Frank Wohnsland
Dr. Frank Wohnsland
Standardisation Food Processing Machinery, TC 153
+49 69 6603-1399
+49 69 6603-2399