About us

Pack4Food is a consortium of companies active in the food and packaging industry and their suppliers

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About us


Pack4Food helps companies to improve their food packaging and offers support in their daily packaging challenges and innovations.

We bring together companies and research institutes to realize large and small innovations in the packaging chain.

We provide advice and trainings. We initiate and coordinate research projects and offer a network.

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Food related packaging

The main topic within Pack4Food is food contact materials. This is divided into three subtopics:

  • Food and beverage (foodstuffs)
  • Packaging and packaging materials
  • Packing processes (filling systems)

Within each of these topics Pack4Food has one or more activities:

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Consumer central

The interest topics of Pack4Food are dictated by the consumer’s demand. Consumers expect from packed food to be tasty and healthy. Packaging should also preferably be sustainable and user friendly.

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Advantages membership

Become a member


Our strengths

  • Collaborations with universities and independent research institutions
  • Broad cross-sectoral network
  • Multidisciplinary vision

Your advantages

  • Free consultancy
  • Discount on trainings and seminars
  • Support with grant application for research
  • Access to the Trendwatch
  • Matchmaking - network

Interested in becoming a member?

Annual membership fee

The amount of the annual fee depends on the turnover of the company.
(price in euro, excl. VAT)

TurnoverAnnual fee for membership
< 2,5 million euros
550 euros
2,5 - 5 million euros
1.100 euros
5 - 10 million euros
1.650 euros
10 - 20 million euros
2.200 euros
20 - 40 million euros
2.750 euros
40 - 80 million euros
3.300 euros
80 - 200 million euros
3.850 euros
> 200 million euros
4.400 euros

EST. 2005

Pack4Food was founded in 2005 within the framework of an IWT-TD (Technological Services Project) within Ghent University. Meanwhile Pack4Food transformed into a non-profit organization and in addition to giving advice on food packaging it also focuses on research in close collaboration with various research centers and industrial partners. The research topics are defined depending on the collective needs of the member companies.

Pack4Food has successfully completed several collective research projects whose results are widely disseminated. Additionally, Pack4Food also gives lectures on national and international seminars and conferences on various topics within the food packaging subject.

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