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
Evaluation of disinfection performance in catalytic UVA treatment of weakly microbially contaminated waters
Stimulus-amphiphilic surfactant systems for cleaning textile floor coverings
Immobilizable Scorpion primers for the detection of viral pathogens
Artificial intelligence for determining the slip resistance class of installed resilient floor coverings
Dynamically cross-linked maintenance filming for resilient floor coverings
Quasi liquid coating systems based on trifunctional polymers for the generation of oil and water repellent surfaces
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
Care coatings from liquid membrane separated complementary phase dispersionsreview
Disinfection and deodorization of textile floor coverings with plasma-activated water vapour during daily maintenance cleaningreview
MRSA detection based on up-conversion glassfibresreview
Magneto-spumar particles for residue-free cleaning of textile floor coveringsreview
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