Around 70 percent of the IK-members are (also) manufacturers of plastics packaging intended for food contact. More than 50 percent of the plastics packaging consumed by private users in Germany is food packaging. This is one reason why consumer protection represents a main issue for plastic packaging manufacturers and their association. The Executive Committee Food Contact, consisting of delegates from the different IK sector groups, evaluates current or planned legal requirements of the European and national food contact legislation and provides an overview on this difficult subject which can be used by the IK members in their daily practice.
As a federation of the manufacturers of plastics packagings and films IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. represents the interests of the plastics packaging industry vis-à-vis the legal bodies and national/international institutions and associations.
pic IK is the partner of the plastics packaging industry. Our association represents the whole lifecycle of plastics packaging: production, application, recycling in 11 sector groups. Due to its product-specific organisation and the close contact with its members IK guarantees tailor-made lobbying towards politics and public.