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Finalised research projects

  • Care coatings from liquid membrane separated complementary phase dispersions

    IGF 20504 N
  • Disinfection and deodorization of textile floor coverings with plasma-activated water vapour during daily maintenance cleaning

    IGF 20437 N
  • Heat-stable hot-melt adhesive based on initiator-functionalised heat absorber capsules for increasing the reprocessing resistance of textile laminates in drying processes

    IGF 20393 BG
  • MRSA detection based on up-conversion glassfibres

    IGF 20304 N
  • Determination of the concentration of active surfactants by electrochemical monitoring of the adsorption kinetics

    IGF 20243 N
  • Textile-friendly rinsing phase disinfection for CI clothing on the basis of hydrodynamic hybrid cavitation

    IGF 20242 N
  • Magneto-spumar particles for residue-free cleaning of textile floor coverings

    IGF 20214 N
  • Plasma-activated water for disinfectant treatment of hygienically demanding textiles

    IGF 20154 N
  • Self-regenerating, fluorine-free, hydrophobic and oleophobic finishing of textile materials based on self-opening micelles

    IGF 20153 N
  • Monitoring of microbiological water quality by detection of microbial indicator enzymes using a bioelectric flow cell

    IGF 19998 N
  • Impedimetric performance sensors for new adjustment or optimization of washing processes in textile service companies

    IGF 19950 BG
  • Shock wave based cleaning method for wet barefoot areas

    IGF 19949 N
  • Test system for the evaluation of wettability and surface cleanliness

    IGF 19864 N
  • Enzyme Janus particle indicator for controlling the hygiene status of surfaces

    IGF 19852 N
  • In situ recording of deformation, friction and flow forces in the washing process using piezoelectric textile monitors for quantitative evaluation of the washing mechanics

    IGF 19850 BG
  • Real-time hygiene monitors based on stimulus-sensitive liposomes

    IGF 19849 N
  • Membrane model-based indicators for parameter-based process control of disinfecting washing processes

    IGF 19848 N
  • Stimuli-connective surfactant systems for residue-free local soil removal from textile materials

    IGF 19847 N
  • Magnetoresponsive pyrocatalysts for process water treatment in
    textile service companies

    IGF 19703 N
  • Catalytic Aptazym reporter systems for fungal spore detection

    IGF 19702 N
  • Energy-efficient dehumidification based on stimuli-sensitive hydrogels

    IGF 19624 N
  • Bio-electric textile monitor for in-house process control for disinfectant washing processes

    IGF 19490 BG
  • Time depending temperature registration and controlling during textile reprocessing

    IGF 19489 N
  • Disinfection of safety shoes by plasma activated water vapour

    IGF 19288 N
  • Nano valve nanoparticles for photoacoustic determination of hygienic status on surfaces

    IGF 19241 N
  • In situ separable core-shell particles with switchable enzyme activity for improved soil removal

    IGF 19240 N
  • Photoacoustic monitoring of coating quality

    IGF 19152 N
  • Development of a continuous hygiene monitoring system for air-conditioning systems which cumulatively records microbial air pollution by ion jelly detectors

    IGF 19147 N
  • Online measurement and dosing for peracetic acid in chemothermal disinfection processes based on ratiometric detection of peroxoselective fluorescence probes

    IGF 19136 N
  • Drying process control with textile moisture content monitors

    IGF 19133 BG
  • Hygienic Re-processing of Delicate CI-Clothing by Plasma-activated Water Vapour

    IGF 19034 N
  • Light-induced coating and decoating of elastic floorings

    IGF 18996 N
  • Enzymatic comparative test for glutaraldehyde residues on flexible endoscopes

    IGF 18893 N
  • Need-based fountain solution preservation with enzymatically activatable antimicrobial systems for prevention of biofouling in offset printing

    IGF 18892 N
  • Removal of cationic soil by electrostatic complexation with anionic polyelectrolytes

    IGF 18804 N
  • Parameter-related process control of disinfection in commercial dishwashers based on functionalized vesicles

    IGF 18792 N
  • In situ surfactant regeneration by soil absorption from washing liquor

    IGF 18777 N
  • Magnetically induced thermography for the detection of microbial contaminations

    IGF 18612 N
  • Facade cleaning based on segregating gel networks

    IGF 18607 N
  • Renewable functionalization of textile laminates for optimization of the water vapor permeability

    IGF 18540 N
  • Renewable floorcare coatings for elastic floorings based on counterionic polymeric adsorber systems

    IGF 18539 N
  • Thermomechanical textile drying by radial shock waves

    IGF 18497 N
  • Biochemical synchronous determination of hygiene relevant microorganisms and total germ count on surfaces

    IGF 18467 N
  • Resource-saving disinfection by controlled release of low temperature catalysts from dual responsive matrices

    IGF 18432 N
  • Non destructive fast method to measure wet penetration of surgical textiles using modified liposomes

    IGF 18372 N
  • Optochemical care coatings for controlling of surface wetting in cleaning and disinfection processes

    IGF 18300 N
  • Soil load dependent detergent dosage based on micellar inclusion of fluores-cence probes

    IGF 18285 N
  • Renewable antimicrobial peptide primer systems ensuring sustainable hygiene of elastic floorings in the healthcare sector

    IGF 18177 N
  • Method for preserving warning function of protective clothing based on renewable multifunctional nanocomposites

    IGF 18151 N
  • Resources saving disinfection processes for textiles based on pyroelectrocatalytic systems

    IGF 18142 N
  • Development of a photocatalytic recycling process for weakly contaminated process waters based on ferrimagnetic core-shell microparticles with a multi-layer structure

    IGF 18109 N
  • Development of a ressource-saving reprocessing procedure based on pH-switchable soil-release systems

    IGF 18108 N
  • Dry decoating of resilient floorings with non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas

    IGF 18035 BG
  • Enhancing the market of reusable protective textiles in terms of KrWG by increasing of physiological wearing characteristics and the development of more gentle reprocessing methods on the example of surgical textiles

    IGF 17976 N
  • Development of a waterbased cleaning process for printing machine housings

    IGF 17952 N
  • Process control of surface disinfection based on functionalized proteoliposomes

    IGF 17922 N
  • Gentle low temperature reprocessing procedure for hygienically demanding work wear based on hydrodynamic cavitation

    IGF 17915 N
  • Development of a novel low-temperature sterilization procedure using supercritical carbon dioxide and of compatible nanocomposites for medical devices

    IGF 98 EN
  • Reprocessing of sensitive outerwear with radial shock waves

    IGF 17887 N
  • Simultaneous determination of indicator bacteria and total viable count in process water using microorganisms-induced hypsochromia

    IGF 17870 N
  • Development of thermally switchable dosing systems for a LAMP-rapid detection of MRSA

    IGF 17775 N
  • Development of a biocatalytic color indicator system for process control of disinfection in commercial dishwashers

    IGF 17664 N
  • Development of a process for renewable superhydrophobization of textiles based on fluorine-free nano@micro-systems

    IGF 17540 N
  • Development of novel bioresorbable implant materials, and compatible sterilization procedures

    IGF 17455 BG
  • Development of a process for improving cleaning and hygiene of textile floor coverings based on carbon dioxide clathrates

    IGF 17402 N
  • Quick detection of microbial contaminations on inhomogeneous wet surfaces with flow cytometry and liquefiable sampling matrix

    IGF 386 ZN
  • Development of appropriate fast methods for cleaning service enterprises to analyze cleanliness and hygiene in cleanrooms

    IGF 60 EN
  • Development of a process for industrial parts cleaning based on shock waves and ionic liquids in dense phase carbon dioxide

    IGF 17327 N
  • Development of a rapid method for self-monitoring of hydrophobization with fluorocarbon resins in textile rental enterprises

    IGF 17243 N
  • Development of a quick self check method to evaluate the resistance of surgical drapes, gowns and clean air suites against microbial penetration in the dry state

    IGF 17220 N
  • Development of ressource-saving and friendly textile processing methods on the basis of shock waves

    IGF 17155 N
  • Development of luminescent care coatings with integrated functionalization for rapid determination of the coating quality

    IGF 17096 N
  • Development of a gentle low-temperature reprocessing procedure for business wear based on thermally switchable soil-release systems with LCST-behavior

    IGF 16991 N
  • Development of a simple and quick process for routine evaluation of cleaning and disinfecting performance when reprocessing thermolabile medical devices

    IGF 16932 N
  • Development of renewable soil release coatings for heat-insulating facade materials based on interpenetrating polymer networks

    IGF 16887 N
  • Development of a simple and quick hygiene monitoring method for solvent based reprocessing

    IGF 16880 N
  • Development of a technique for enzyme recovery from process waters of textile service companies based on superparamagnetic micro particles

    IGF 16879 N
  • Development of renewable impermeable polymeric coatings for elastic floorings with barrier function against permeative soil components

    IGF 16834 N
  • Development of a process for the renewable thermostabile soil release finishing of personal protective clothing

    IGF 16826 N
  • Development of a pre-treatment process for heavily soiled hydrophobized textiles based on microbially functionalized PSA-hydrogels using the example of high visibility warning clothing

    IGF 16677 N
  • Development of a biochemical self monitoring method for the evaluation of the barrier function of surgical textiles

    IGF 16629 N
  • Development of an energy saving disinfecting and bleaching process based on low temperature catalysts

    IGF 16625 N
  • Development of renewable and slip resistant care coatings for ceramic floorings in water-loaded barefoot areas as well as of a mobile system for the determination of slip resistance

    IGF 16556 N in cooperation with PFI
  • Development of a rapid method for process control of surface disinfection based on enzymatic detection of apathogens

    IGF 16490 N
  • New hygiene services in medical device cleaning and reprocessing by the use of liquid carbon dioxide and extremophile enzymes

    IGF 32 EN
  • Mobile system for improving the cleaning properties of elastic floorings by functionalisation with low temperature atmospheric plasma

    IGF 16259 N
  • Development of an self-limiting laser-cleaning process to remove temporary
    floorcare products

    IGF 16241 BG in cooperation with LLT and FILK
  • Development of a method for hydrophobisation and accordingly oleophobisation of textiles in liquid carbon dioxide

    IGF 16071 N
  • Development of gentle, effective and environmentally friendly reprocessing
    procedures for business wear using psychrophilic enzymes

    IGF 16070 N
  • Development of quick detection methods for press- and process water germs from laundries within self control systems

    IGF 16067 N in cooperation with BPI
  • Development of a cleaning process based on thixotropic soilrelease
    gels for the removal of strongly adhesive industrial soilings

    IGF 15911 N
  • Development of a disinfecting CO2 cleaning process for safety shoes from
    hygiene demanding areas with regard to security properties of personal protective equipment (PPE)

    IGF 15910 N in cooperation with PFI
  • Development of a photo catalytic disinfecting and treatment method for process water reuse in textile service companies

    IGF 15713 N
  • Development of reprocessing methods for the renewal of the conductive properties of protective clothing for clean room areas and industrial explosion controlled areas by temporary conductive finishings

    IGF 15492 N
  • Development of a validated, residue-free and mobile disinfection process for surfaces in hygienically demanding clean rooms based on cold atmospheric plasmas

    IGF 15469 N
  • Development of care processes for conductive floorings

    IGF 15272 N
  • Development of an effective and mobile water- and chemical-free method to clean façades with atmospheric plasma

    IGF 15271 N
  • Development of textile-based roller paddings for rotary ironers
    in cooperation with: STFI (FS 1), ITA (FS 2)

    IGF 15246 N
  • Development of a biological, environmentally friendly pre-cleaning process for
    laundering of heavily soiled work wear with soil decomposing bacteria

    IGF 15177 N
  • Development of a procedure to protect the fluorescent dyes in high-visibility warning clothing (EN 471 and EN 471/343) against UV-radiation by application of a renewable nano-finish during the rinsing process

    IGF 15134 N
  • Sustainable measures for industrial laundry expansion strategies:
    SMART Laundry 2015 (SMILES)

    EU-FP7 217809 (Summary) Layman's report SMILES
  • Advanced CO2-cleaning as an ecological process technology (ACCEPT)

    EU-FP7 222051
  • Development of an electrochemical low temperature process for bleaching and disinfection of work wear as a part of the reprocessing

    IGF 15133 N
  • Development of an easy to use and fast intraplant method for validation of disinfecting washing processes to improve the profitability of service enterprises

    IGF 15121 N
  • Development of a rapid method analyse hygienic relevant residues for validation of preparation processes of textiles from hygienic exacting areas using proteins as guide characteristic parameter

    IGF 15120 N
  • Development of a temporary coating for flexible floor coverings based on photo-catalytic active metal oxides in order to improve sustainability of cleaning and disinfection measures

    IGF 15110 N
  • Development of a PCR based high-speed method for proof and documentation of a requirement-fair surface cleaning and disinfection in accordance with the new RKI guideline

    IGF 14974 N
  • Development of economical and environmentally friendly biochemical bleaching and disinfecting processes using enzymatic systems

    IGF 14713 N
  • Development of safely disinfecting finish processes

    IGF 14673 N
  • Development of a mobile system for the determination of the slip resistance on floors under operating conditions in order to optimise the cleaning and care methods according to BGR 181

    IGF 14619 N in cooperation with PFI
  • Development of a rapid-response method for the detection of pathogenic germs within an "in house self-check" for textile services enterprises

    IGF 14460 N
  • Development of a disinfecting CO2-cleaning procedure for sensitive materials by the example of shoes for hygienically demanding areas as well as a model shoe which can be processed commercially

    IGF 14374 in cooperation with PFI
  • Development of an economical, safe and environmentally friendly
    decontamination process for cleanroom textiles using liquid carbon dioxide

    IGF 14331 N
  • Development of a safe, validated and economical cleaning process based on optimised wiping processes in combination with the application of carbon dioxide snow for surfaces in clean rooms

    IGF 14194 N
  • Development of an ice-blast cleaning-process for heavily soiled hard surfaces in
    industrial, commercial and public areas

    IGF 14143 N
  • Development of laundering processes based on cleavable surfactants for the minimisation of residual surfactants on surgical textilles and protective clothing

    IGF 14110 N
  • Development of a method for a temporary and renewable soil release finishing of work wear used in varnishing and other fields with highly adhesive soilings

    IGF 13875 N
  • Development of a cleaning method for the safe and economical removal of highly effective drugs on surfaces in hospitals using cytotoxics as an example

    IGF 13711 N in cooperation with IUTA
  • Development of a method for the economical validation of laundering processes for protective clothing in laundries

    IGF 13487 N
  • Development of an effective and economical carbon dioxide snow cleaning process for heavily soiled surfaces in commercial and industrial areas

    IGF 13464 N
  • Development of basic and advanced training modules for cleaning service enterprises in order to implement the European Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament on the hygiene of foodstuffs from January 2006

  • Development of training modules on the sustainability of commercial
    cleaning processes

    EU-Leonardo da Vinci-Project PP 146 360
  • Development of education and training modules for the appropriate application of the standard EN14065 for introducing RABC-systems

    Leonardo da Vinci Research Project D/03/B/F/PP-146 082
  • Development of economical laundering processes with optimised water-,
    energy- and detergent consumption in order to achieve an appropriate
    particle content for operating theatre textiles

    BMBF-Research Project 0330466
  • Development of an optimised sampling method for evaluation of cleaning and disinfecting measures within self control measures in hygiene demanding

    IGF 276 ZN (in cooperation with DIL and IUTA)
  • Development of an effective and economical laser-cleaning process to remove temporary floorcare products

    IGF 187 ZBG in cooperation with LLT and FILK
  • Development of a physical binding process for cytotoxics and other highly effective drugs with gels and foams for the decontamination and sampling of hard surfaces

    IGF 99 ZN in cooperation with IUTA and DIL