Our Goals

Short Profile of the Association

With over 300 member companies, the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e. V. is to date the largest association in the plastics packaging sector in Europe. The attributed significance on a national and international level is prerequisite to a successful representation of interests of the entire plastics packaging branch.

The Plastics Packaging Industry Association represents:

  • With over 300 member companies over 80 percent of the market
  • A branch with annual sales of over 14 billion Euros.
  • Annual production of 4 million tonnes
  • And over 60,000 employees

The IK is divided into market-oriented product groups. These groups offer a platform for the exchange of information and opinion-building.

The Megaphone of the Branch

The economic success of a company is no longer dependent only on its own innovation power and initiative, but increasingly on political and legal framework conditions. Companies must today take into account higher government intervention. The economic, legal, socio-political, technical and environmental conditions will be progressively more complex. Especially smaller and mid-size companies are often overburdened with expectations and requirements placed on them from politics and society. As a strong trade association, the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. is the megaphone of the plastic packaging industry in Germany and Europe. It extensively represents the interests of the branch with politics, the public and other economic groups.