The European Cleaning and Hygiene Technology Research Association (FRT) was incorporated in 1991 by renowned enterprises and registered in the association roll of the Krefeld commercial court; it is an accepted non-profit organisation. As a member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (Association of Industrial Research Organisations, AiF), it has access to pre-competitive research programmes and funding for small and medium sized enterprises which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.
FRT is a network of the affiliated professional organisations and companies in the field of cleaning and hygiene. It plans and evaluates projects of common interest and tries to find ways how to finance them. It organises an implementation relevant to industrial interests and the fast and effective transfer of the achieved results into practise. Its scope hereby is to maximise the financing from public funds, which is offered for pre-competitive research and development especially for small and medium enterprises.
FRT shall initiate research projects of its members' common interest, give help in transferring the results into the individual companies and thereby find answers for the growing demands of the ecological and quality assurance discussion in the field of cleaning and care of hard surfaces. The research organisation is funded by the subscriptions of its members.
The members determine the research programme and the individual research projects according to their priorities and the economical importance by their elected research advisory board. They assign the work to be done according to their interests.
Advantages of a Membership
Self-regenerating, fluorine-free, hydrophobic and oleophobic finishing of textile materials based on self-opening micelles
Monitoring of microbiological water quality by detection of microbial indicator enzymes using a bioelectric flow cell
Shock wave based cleaning method for wet barefoot areas
Test system for the evaluation of wettability and surface cleanliness
Enzyme Janus particle indicator for controlling the hygiene status of surfaces
Real-time hygiene monitors based on stimulus-sensitive liposomes
Stimuli-connective surfactant systems for residue-free local soil removal from textile materials
Catalytic Aptazym reporter systems for fungal spore detection
Energy-efficient air dehumidification based on light sensitive hydrogels
Disinfection of safety shoes by plasma activated water vapour
Enzymatic comparative test for glutaraldehyde residues on flexible endoscopesreview
Need-based fountain solution preservation with enzymatically activatable antimicrobial systems for prevention of biofouling in offset printingreview
Facade cleaning based on segregating gel networksreview
Renewable floorcare coatings for elastic floorings based on counterionic polymeric adsorber systemsreview
Biochemical synchronous determination of hygienically relevant microorganisms and total germ count on surfacesreview
Optochemical care coatings for controlling of surface wetting in cleaning and disinfection processesreview
Renewable antimicrobial peptide primer systems ensuring sustainable hygiene of elastic flooring in the healthcare sectorreview
Dry decoating of resilient floorings with non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmasreview
Development of a waterbased cleaning process for printing machine housingsreview
Process control of surface disinfection based on functionalized proteoliposomesreview