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
Energy-efficient air dehumidification based on light sensitive hydrogels
Disinfection of safety shoes by plasma activated water vapour
Nanoventile nanoparticles for photoacoustic determination of hygienic status on surfaces
Development of a continuous hygiene monitoring system for air-conditioning systems ‒ cumulative recording of microbial air pollution by ion jelly
Photoacoustic monitoring of coating quality
Light-induced coating and decoating of elastic floorings
Enzymatic comparative test for glutaraldehyde residues on flexible endoscopes
Need-based fountain solution preservation with enzymatically activatable antimicrobial systems for prevention of biofouling in offset printing
Parameter-related process control of disinfection in commercial dishwashers based on functionalized vesicles
Facade cleaning based on segregating gel networks
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
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
Development of a novel low-temperature sterilization procedure using supercritical carbon dioxide and of compatible nanocomposites for medical devicesreview
Development of thermally switchable dosing systems for a LAMP-rapid detection of MRSAreview
Development of a biocatalytic color indicator system for process control of disinfection in commercial dishwashersreview
Development of a process for improving cleaning and hygiene of textile floor coverings based on carbon dioxide clathratesreview