about us

The „Institute for Film, Nonwovens & Paper“ based in Hamburg, was founded in March 2016.

The key objective of this new institution is to carry out polls and surveys about the Converting market – with the aim to provide the industry with qualitative information and empirical data of market movements.

In the past you probably have asked yourself:


where and in which regions will the demand for converting products increase?


what are the main high growth market segments?


how will the price level change?


which products, technologies and applications are the key to the future?

Studies and current projects

Converting Market Report 2017/18

We’re currently working on the first annual Converting Market Study about developments and forecasts for the future. If the company you are representing is active in the converting sector as a producer, distributor or service provider we would like to request your co-operation: Please take a few minutes to answer the survey. Therefore please send us an e-mail.

Printed Electronics Report 2018/19

We’re right now developing the questionnaire for the first annual Printed Electronics Market Study about current developments and forecasts for the future. Please contact us if the company you are representing is active in in this attractive growth market. Therefore please send us an e-mail.


FachPack (September 25 – 27, 2018 in Nürnberg)

Off course we will visit Fachpack in Nürnberg– the leading event for the converting industry. Please let us know if you would like to meet us there personally.

Institute management

Franz Hermann

Franz Hermann


Franz Hermann held various management positions at printing and converting companies. Further more her is known in the industry as a joint founder of the “International Converting Exhibition” (ICE) and as publisher of the trade magazine “C2 Coating & Converting”.

Yvonne Lichtenauer

Yvonne Lichtenauer

Director of studies

Yvonne Lichtenauer has been director of various trade publishing houses, specialising in continuous updating publications. For ten years her agency has been active in consulting midsize firms in the converting industry.

Philipp Lichtenauer

Philipp Lichtenauer

Coordination of the scientific advisory board

Dr. Philipp Lichtenauer, economist, entrepreneur in the converting industry for 12 years. After academic studies at Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, different management position in international companies. Chairman of the board of trustees at Fraunhofer Institut for Coating and Surface Technology IST