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ivm founded as Institute VerpackungsMarktforschung in Braunschweig which was a division of Schmalbach.
estructure and takeover of the division by Dr. Horst Antonischki.
First edition of section 28 of the German drug law for the requirement of child resistant packaging came into force.
ISO 8317 became applicable for re-closeable child resistant packaging.
ivm was accredited as a certification body under DIN EN 45011.
Directive 1999/45/EC (Dangerous Preparations Directive) came into force.
Dr. Rolf Abelmann joined as a head of testing for ivm.
Publication of “Kindergesicherte und seniorengerechte Verpackungen”, written by D. Horst Antonischki was released.
ivm became a GmbH (a limited company). Managing Directors were Dr. Horst Antonischki and Dr. Rolf Abelmann
ivm changed location to Friedrich-Seele-Str. 20, 38122 Braunschweig, Germany
Obtained accreditation for the testing and certification of lighters for child resistance (EN13869)
Obtained accreditation for the testing and certification for senior-friendly packaging (CEN/TS 15945)
ivm ‘s accreditation as certification body corresponds to the ISO/IEC 17065 (2013)