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
Soil release coating for textile floor coverings based on dirigated functional nanocellulose
Biodegradation of specially designed polyacrylates adapted to the enzymology of environmental organisms and their exemplary application in care dispersions for resilient floor coverings
Catch-sweep fluorescence indicator for continuous monitoring of the microbial status of wipe dispensing systems
At site quantification of fibrin residues on medical instruments
Magnetosensitive care filming for resilient floor coverings for automated, process-integrated determination of filming quality
Process-induced release of peptide mimetics to ensure sustainable hygiene of elastic floorings
Bioimpedimetric monitoring of disinfection processes using polarizable membrane models
Immobilizable Scorpion primers for the detection of viral pathogens
Stimulus-amphiphilic surfactant systems for cleaning textile floor coveringsreview
Artificial intelligence for determining the slip-resistance class of laid elastic floor coveringreview
Quasi liquid coating systems based on trifunctional polymers for the generation of oil and water-repellent surfacesreview
Convergence amplification and fluoroswitch detection for the determination of hygiene-relevant ESKAPE pathogensreview
Inverse streamer corona discharge for dry disinfection of textile floor coverings with electrode pilereview
Duplex amplification method for in situ rapid detection of hygiene-relevant germs on flexible endoscopesreview
Temperature connective polyurethane coating for elastic flooringsreview
Electronic performance indicator for commercial dishwashersreview
Piezoelectric MRSA detection under coupling of photoinduced acoustic wavesreview
Plasma-active care coating based on intumescent cross-linking agents for the plasma-based dry decoating of elastic flooringsreview