Breathtaking renovation & protection of a building façade in Istabul to restore its ‘as-new’ appearance!

The modern Akdag Plaza Windowist tower in Istanbul had been left unoccupied for almost 15 years. Over the years, its glass and aluminium façade became heavily contaminated. This contamination was virtually impossible to remove with regular washing, leaving the building looking very dirty with little light entering it.
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When all else fails, renovation is the ideal solution for exterior and interior glass that have been contaminated and stained. Ritec’s unique glass renovation process removes contamination – both organic and inorganic – from the surface of Problem Glass when regular cleaning is no longer effective. But this process is part of a full system that goes much further.

The ClearShield Eco-System™ is a unique, award-winning, fully-integrated system for:

Glass Renovation – brings glass already installed back to its ‘as-new’ appearance when all else fails.

Glass ‘Non-Stick’ Protection – converts the surface of ordinary glass into ClearShield Eco-Glass™ to help retain the original ease of maintenance, clarity and sparkle of glass.

Glass Maintenance – a simple and environmentally friendly after-care programme allows for ClearShield Eco-Glass™ to perform for the life of the glass.

Under the supervision of Kozmos Cam, Ritec’s Marketing Partner in Turkey, a specialist team of applicators restored the entire surface of the building, glass and aluminium panels, before protecting the glass with the ClearShield® protection.

The results were in the words of the research and development manager of the owner of the tower ‘breathtaking’. Not only the ‘as-new’ look of the façade was restored, but the protection will ensure it stays that way in the future and will reduce maintenance requirements and costs. Congratulations to all at Kozmos Cam for this great project.

Do you have Problem Glass in your building or at home? Are you looking for a new business opportunity and are interested in becoming a specialist applicator of the ClearShield Eco-System™? Contact us now at

1,700m2 of aged powder-coated surfaces renovated & protected using the Ritecoat System™ to restore & maintain their ‘as-new’ appearance

Ritec Services just started the ‘as-new’ restoration of over 1,700m2 of light and dark grey powder coated doors, frames and cladding with Ritecoat R630 on a retail unit in Breda, The Netherlands, that houses many stores including Media Markt, & KFC.
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This is the second phase on this retail estate, where over 1,170m2 was already renovated and protected last year. The result was just incredible. For the owner of the building, it means a more attractive building for tenants and visitors without the cost of expensive replacement, and easier maintenance since.
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Of the 4 buildings managed by TMC Vastgoedbeheer on the same boulevard, this is the largest. The powder coating became totally discoloured and looking very aged. Regular washing was no longer sufficient to maintain its appearance.
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In collaboration with Segeren Cleaning over a period of 22 days, the Ritec’s team of experts are using the Ritecoat System™ to carry out a deep clean to remove all contamination built up over the years, before protecting the powder coated surface to restore its ‘as-new’ appearance and protect it from further build-up to keep it looking like new for longer.
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If you also need to restore the ‘as-new’ appearance of your powder coating anywhere in the world, contact us today at, and a member of our team will be happy to provide you with details and assistance.


The ClearShield Eco-System™ restores the beauty of a sandblasted glass roof!

Sandblasting can be used to create dramatic designs on glass, or just to transform its surface from transparent to opaque for privacy. However ordinary sandblasted glass easily and rapidly loses its visual appeal through staining, especially from fingermarks, if left unprotected. Maintenance becomes very difficult, if not impossible.

This is especially the case when used outdoors on a flat surface. This beautiful home in Fulham experienced it first hand. Just a few months after installation, in spite of a regular cleaning regime, stains started appearing and the glass rapidly looked dirty no matter how many times it was washed. It had completely lost its beautiful visual appeal.

The ClearShield® protection is the ideal solution as it resists fingermarks and staining and maintains the intended beautiful appearance of decorative glass. In addition, sandblasted glass resembles the more desirable satin look of acid-etched glass.

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​ The award-winning durable ClearShield® protection on the surface of sandblasted glass:

  • resists fingermarks and other staining
  • is always easier to clean and keep clean
  • maintains visual appearance and intended design

ClearShield® is part of a fully integrated system for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass, also known as The ClearShield Eco-System™. Its unique renovation process effectively removes contaminants that have not yet etched the glass – both organic and inorganic – from its surface where regular cleaning is no longer effective. So when all else fails, renovation is the ideal solution for exterior and interior glass surfaces that have been heavily contaminated and stained.


ClearShield® is the only technology that provides a smooth and uniform finish on the surface of sandblasted glass. It can be applied retrospectively on-site to glass already installed, or in the factory to new glass. So when buying or specifying sandblasted glass, do not forget to ask for the ClearShield® protection.

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Ritec continues its ISO 9001 and 14001 seals of approval!

July 3 2018 – Ritec International has once again been awarded ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015 – the international quality and environmental standards for a company’s management systems covering its products and services.

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With over 37 years of experience in the field, Ritec specialises in products and solutions for the renovation, ‘non-stick’, easy-clean protection and maintenance of glass, metal and plastic surfaces.

The company’s route to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification involved a thorough independent assessment of all internal systems, including production, sales order processing, purchasing, staff training, administration and after sales support. Ritec passed all aspects of it processes with flying colours.

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Achieving these coveted ISO standards bring many benefits to Ritec, its staff and its customers, says the company’s Production Manager, Martin Burkett AIIRSM (Associate of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management), who was responsible for overseeing the certifications: “Although our systems already met the required quality and management standard, the standards are also about continued improvement and highlighted areas where we could improve even further. For example, by detailing certain monitoring rather than just monitoring, this results in enhanced productivity, administration and our service to customers.”

ISOQAR Lead Auditor Ian Thomas added, “The organisation [Ritec] has established and maintained its management system in line with the requirements of the standards and therefore concluded that the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations should be continued.”

Martin further commented, “ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 are great achievements, however we will not be resting on our laurels and believe it’s important for an international organisation such as ours to seek ever higher standards. We’ll be ensuring that orders are met consistently, and to the correct specification, motivating our staff to work towards continued improvement for the benefit of our business and our customers.”

Visit for more information on Ritec International and its innovative systems for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass and other surfaces including metals and plastics.

Did you know … Ritec Services have protected an astounding 120,000m² of glass with ClearShield® on Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Since 2010, Ritec Services have protected an astounding 120,000m² of glass with ClearShield® on Norwegian Cruise Line ships, the equivalent of almost 30 football pitches! This includes all newly-built ships of the prestigious cruise line, seven in total.

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Highly-experienced applicators carry out a deep clean during the final phase of construction to remove all glue, paint, silicone sealants and mineral salts deposits, restoring the ‘as-new’ appearance of the glass. The glass is then protected by award-winning ClearShield® ‘non-stick’ glass technology to help ensure it remains that way for as long as possible.


At sea, crew members spend less time cleaning glass (thanks to ClearShield’s easy-clean properties) and use less water doing so, and passengers can admire the amazing views.

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Renovation and protection of glass at sea on cruise ship … dramatic result for clearer and cleaner views to passengers!

The Ritec team is applying the ClearShield® protection at sea onto windows in the Norwegian Bliss.

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The complete ClearShield Eco-System™ renovates glass stained by sea salts and protects it so it stays easier to clean and keep clean!

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Better daylighting, cleanliness and clarity to enhance wellbeing with Ritec’s ClearShield Eco-System™ on the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau 2018!

Following on the huge interest received in 2016, Ritec International is back at Fensterbau to present the latest in its unique and complete system for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass. The company will be presenting new application equipment and solutions to increase productivity and profitability, complete and easy start up packages for glass fabricators and processors, and new business opportunities for installers with its ‘One Stop Solutions™’ concept in the home.

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The ClearShield Eco-System™ transforms all types of new or existing glass into a higher value product with low-maintenance performance. Working like ‘non-stick’ cookware, the ClearShield Eco-System™ upgrades unprotected glass into ClearShield Eco-Glass™, an easy clean and anti-microbial surface that maintains its ‘as-new’ sparkling appearance for much longer.

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The ClearShield® protection on the surface of glass in windows, conservatories, rooflights and glass roofs saves cleaning time, effort and cost, ensures cleaner glass without the pain, and maintains a pristine appearance! The award-winning protection also offers huge benefits on building façades, shower enclosures, splashbacks and sandblasted and other decorative glass.


Glass fabricators and processors differentiate, add value to their product range and gain profits upgrading unprotected glass into ClearShield Eco-Glass™ with minimal start-up costs. The system avoids the cost of stocking a new type of glass; Ritec’s simple added-value packages enable unprotected glass to be upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass™ in the factory to almost all types of glass.

Keep Safe and Legal

ClearShield® remains the safest glass surface protection technology available in storage and usage as it is not classified as hazardous. A full range of application equipment caters for all levels of production. In addition, ClearShield® does not have a shelf-life, avoiding quality issues and unnecessary wasted material.

For installers, the Ritec One Stop Solutions™ concept presents new business opportunities for glass surface renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance on-site. Because the ClearShield Eco-System™ offers solutions for all glass in the home, external and internal, installers can also renovate and protect a client’s windows, patio doors, conservatories, solar panels, shower enclosures, kitchen splashbacks and balustrades.


Ritec invites visitors to stand 4A-305 on the UK Pavilion to find out more about their products. In addition, Ritec’s Marketing Partners from the Netherlands and Germany – Ritec Services and Flextec GmbH respectively – will also be in attendance. Stephen Byers, Managing Director of Ritec International comments: “We look forward to establishing new relationships with Fensterbau Show visitors. If you are unable to come along to the exhibition but are interested in Ritec’s new and exciting developments, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to discuss them with you.”

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