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
Convergence amplification and fluoroswitch detection for the determination of hygiene-relevant ESKAPE pathogens
Inverse streamer corona discharge for dry disinfection of textile floor coverings with electrode pile
Fluorescence quantification of bacterial endospores using aptazyme pairs and molecular beacons
Duplex amplification method for in situ rapid detection of hygiene-relevant germs on flexible endoscopes
Temperature connective polyurethane coating for elastic floorings
Electronic performance indicator for commercial dishwashers
Piezoelectric MRSA detection under coupling of photoinduced acoustic waves
Plasma-active care coating based on intumescent cross-linking agents for the plasma-based dry decoating of elastic floorings
pH-sociated care coating for elastic floorings
Magnetostrictive Snap Sensitizing sensor for monitoring microbiological water quality
Self-regenerating, fluorine-free, hydrophobic and oleophobic finishing of textile materials based on self-opening micellesreview
Monitoring of microbiological water quality by detection of microbial indicator enzymes using a bioelectric flow cellreview
Shock wave based cleaning method for wet barefoot areasreview
Test system for the evaluation of wettability and surface cleanlinessreview
Enzyme Janus particle indicator for controlling the hygiene status of surfacesreview
Real-time hygiene monitors based on stimulus-sensitive liposomesreview
Stimuli-connective surfactant systems for residue-free local soil removal from textile materialsreview
Catalytic Aptazym reporter systems for fungal spore detectionreview
Energy-efficient air dehumidification based on light sensitive hydrogelsreview
Disinfection of safety shoes by plasma activated water vapourreview