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European Cleaning and
Hygiene Technology Research Association

Who is FRT?

Research Association

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.

Our goal

Economic Development

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.

Members

Research Determination

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

  • Members determine the topics of FRT-research.
  • Members can discuss and solve problems in the area of cleaning, maintenance and hygiene of hard surfaces in working groups.
  • Members can initiate diploma theses.
  • Members can obtain answers from experts.
  • Members can obtain continuous information about the research projects in progress due to participation in the work and can use these information directly.
  • Members get assistance in transferring research results.
  • Members are informed on a regular basis by "FRT-Information" about progress in research work, new cognitions in other sectors, new international literature, further developments and changes in the legal situation.
  • Members are offered assistance in solving technical problems (process technology, environmental aspects), in the application process for public funds, in discussions with the government or local authorities.
  • Members improve their prospects for the future by collaborating in the FRT work in the field of standardisation, determination of regulations and contribution to legislation.

Research Projects

in progress

IGF 19852 N

Enzyme Janus particle indicator for controlling the hygiene status of surfaces

in progress

IGF 19847 N

Stimuli-connective surfactant systems for residue-free local soil removal from textile materials

in progress

IGF 19702 N

Catalytic Aptazym reporter systems for fungal spore detection

in progress

IGF 19624 N

Energy-efficient air dehumidification based on light sensitive hydrogels

in progress

IGF 19288 N

Disinfection of safety shoes by plasma activated water vapour

in progress

IGF 19241 N

Nanoventile nanoparticles for photoacoustic determination of hygienic status on surfaces

in progress

IGF 19152 N

Photoacoustic monitoring of coating quality

in progress

IGF 19147 N

Development of a continuous hygiene monitoring system for air-conditioning systems which cumulatively records microbial air pollution by ion jelly detectors

in progress

IGF 18996 N

Light-induced coating and decoating of elastic floorings

in progress

IGF 18792 N

Parameter-related process control of disinfection in commercial dishwashers based on functionalized vesicles

finalised

IGF 18893 N

Enzymatic comparative test for glutaraldehyde residues on flexible endoscopes

review

finalised

IGF 18892 N

Need-based foun­tain so­lu­tion preser­va­tion with en­zy­mat­i­cal­ly ac­ti­vat­able an­timi­cro­bial sys­tems for pre­ven­tion of bio­foul­ing in off­set print­ing

review

finalised

IGF 18539 N

Renewable floorcare coatings for elastic floorings based on counterionic polymeric adsorber systems

review

finalised

IGF 18467 N

Biochemical synchronous determination of hygienically relevant microorganisms and total germ count on surfaces

review

finalised

IGF 18177 N

Re­new­able an­timi­cro­bial pep­tide primer sys­tems en­sur­ing sus­tain­able hy­giene of elas­tic floor­ing in the health­care sec­tor

review

finalised

IGF 18035 BG

Dry de­coat­ing of re­silient floor­ings with non-ther­mal at­mo­spher­ic pres­sure plas­mas

review

finalised

IGF 17952 N

De­vel­op­ment of a wa­ter­based clean­ing pro­cess for print­ing ma­chine hous­ings

review

finalised

IGF 17922 N

Pro­cess con­trol of sur­face dis­in­fec­tion based on func­tion­al­ized pro­te­oli­po­somes

review

finalised

IGF 98 EN

De­vel­op­ment of a novel low-tem­per­a­ture ster­il­iza­tion pro­ce­dure using su­per­crit­i­cal car­bon diox­ide and of com­pat­i­ble nanocom­pos­ites for med­i­cal de­vices

review

finalised

IGF 17775 N

De­vel­op­ment of ther­mal­ly switch­able dos­ing sys­tems for a LAMP-rapid de­tec­tion of MRSA

review

Task Groups & Standardization

Laun­der­ing & treat­ment of clean­ing tex­tiles

Clean­ing and main­te­nance rec­om­men­da­tions elas­tic floor­ings

Min­er­al floor­ings

Clean­ing and main­te­nance of wood, par­quet and lam­i­nate floor­ings

Clean­ing and main­te­nance of sports, gyms and mul­ti-pur­pose halls

Clean­ing and main­te­nance of stone and ce­ram­ics

Clean­ing and main­te­nance of wood­en floor­ings, dance halls

Clean­ing and main­te­nance of san­i­tary fit­tings

Elas­tic floor­ings

Elas­tic floor­ings with spe­cial elec­tro­stat­ic prop­er­ties

Project advisory boards
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