News

Standardization of packaging machines - which committees are active in 2020?
This article reveals which safety standards are currently being worked on.
"We are where the new competition wants to be" - Dr. Peter Golz in an interview on the future of the German food machinery and packaging machinery industry
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary edition of "Lebensmitteltechnik", Dr. Peter Golz, deputy managing director of the Fachverband Nahrungsmittelmaschinen und Verpackungsmaschinen (German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association), comments on the future prospects of the German food processing and packaging machinery industry.
Order intake November - surge in demand for packaging machines
In November, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 8 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year.
"Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics" General meeting: March 17th, 2020 (Frankfurt/M.)
This year's general meeting of the department "Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics" will take place on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 in Frankfurt (industry meeting with dinner the evening before). Invitation and agenda will be sent to the member companies of the "Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics" department in the second half of January.
Replacement test microorganism for validating packaging decontamination by PulsedLight process
The VDMA trade association publication No. 10 (new edition 2016) specifies Aspergillus brasiliensis (DSM 1988/ATCC 16404) as the test germ for the validation of packaging disinfection using the pulse light method. On the basis of the test commissioned by ClaraNor, the issuing VDMA working group "Schnittstellenproblematik bei Aseptikanlagen" names Penicillium chrysogenum DSM 844 (spore suspension produced by Fraunhofer IVV, Freising) as a further test microorganism for the validation of packaging disinfection using the Pulsed Light process.
Data collection for SA BREF - Slaughterhouses to be reported at short notice!
The final version of the SA BREF questionnaire will be published at the end of January 2020. Slaughterhouses can still be reported.
Implementing Decision to the Conclusions on Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the Food, Beverage and Dairy Industries published
On 4 December 2019, the Implementing Decision to the Conclusions on Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the Food, Beverage and Dairy Industries was published in the Official Journal of the EU.
Business trip Kenya- Tanzania February 2020
From 23 to 28 February 2020, a business trip to Kenya and Tanzania will be offered to German machine builders of food processing and packaging machinery.
EU Commission publishes a new consolidated list of harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive
For the first time since March 2018, the EU Commission has published a consolidated list of harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive.

Press Releases

08.05.2018
Year-on-year, order intake in the Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery sector rose in real terms by 2 percent in March.
20.11.2017
At its general meeting on 8 November 2017 in Seeheim-Jugenheim, the members of the VDMA of Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association elected their new board of directors as scheduled. The board is elected for a term of four years.
11.09.2017
Munich, 11 September 2017 – The German mechanical engineering industry is expected to grow significantly again in 2017. The signs for this are getting more clear: machinery production rose by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2017. Order intake in July was 10 percent higher than in the previous year.
30.06.2017
Order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector increased by 23 percent in real terms. The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association expects demand to pick up further in the coming months.
13.06.2017
The demand for machinery and equipment for the production, filling and packaging of beverages continuous to be high and reached a new record in 2016.
08.06.2017
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA, the conceptual sponsor of drinktec, is organizing a comprehensive supporting program at the world leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid foods industry.
Michael Przytulla (VDMA) talks about industry 4.0 and its actual implementation with the VDMA smart4i demonstrator at the interpack special show.
Fatima Abdelfatah studied mechanical engineering and telecommunications at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canary and belongs to the team that worked on the VDMA smart4i demonstrator. She talks to us about her task and challenges concerning this industry 4.0 project and about her future.
The smart4i Demonstrator in the VDMA Technology Lounge shows how it is possible already with today’s state of the art machinery and components to realize the vision of Industry 4.0 and the individualization of products up to lot size 1.
04.05.2017
The German food processing and packaging machinery manufacturing companies look forward to the interpack trade fair full of confidence. “For years, our industry has shown a positive development and the German manufacturers can look back on a record year," said Richard Clemens, Managing Director of the VDMA Food Packaging and Packaging Machinery Association, at interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf.
IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives

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