ClearShield® Rescues Coastal Property!

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NEWSFLASH – ClearShield SA (South Africa), Ritec International’s Official Marketing Partner for that region, recently renovated and protected glass in a beautiful property in Herolds Bay, Western Cape province.

Some 48m2 of glass was sea facing, causing a severe problem for the client as the glass would easily become corroded, losing its sparkling appearance and was impossible to clean effectively.

ClearShield SA came to the rescue! With the proven ClearShield Eco-System®, they renovated the badly corroded glass to its original ‘as-new’ appearance before applying the durable ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield® protection. Glass specially treated with the ClearShield Eco-System® becomes ClearShield Eco-Glass® that resists staining, even from the aggressive coastal environment, and cleaning time and effort are noticeably reduced. The result? An absolutely delighted customer!

For more information about ClearShield SA, please visit www.clearshield.co.za. For more information about Ritec and the ClearShield Eco-System®, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

ClearShield® Expands to Egypt in New Partnership!

It gives Ritec immense pleasure to introduce our latest official Marketing Partner, Five Stars Trading Co. – Egypt, based in Giza. They will be the first ever company to officially introduce the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System® – for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass – to Egypt.

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Stephen Byers (Ritec Managing Director) and  Ahmad Saafan (Five Stars Trading Co. – Egypt CEO & Founder)
With over 20 years of knowledge and experience in the glass business, Five Stars Trading will be a huge asset in increasing the awareness of Ritec’s ‘non-stick’ easy-clean solutions in the region.

Ahmad Saafan, CEO & Founder, and Wael Fahmy, Business Development Director, visited Ritec in London recently for application and commercial training. They are now fully equipped to represent Ritec International in Egypt.

We look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship!

For more information on Five Stars Trading Co. – Egypt, please visit www.5stars-trading.com.

Ritec Services Shows Us ‘How It’s Done’ in TV Show!

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Ritec Services, Ritec International’s subsidiary based in the Netherlands, recently made an appearance in RTL Z’s ‘How It’s Done’ TV programme!

Experts in the on-site renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of powder coated, stainless steel and other surfaces, Ritec Services show how they can get them looking as good as new with the proven Ritecoat System™.

Stefan Roelands, Ritec Services’ General Manager, explains why surfaces degrade and demonstrates the solution on-site. You will be amazed at what can be achieved!

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Ritec Services use The Ritecoat System™ for surfaces such as metals and plastics, and also the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™ for the renovation, protection and maintenance of glass with similarly astonishing results.

The use of the Ritecoat System™ and ClearShield Eco-System® to renovate existing surfaces, rather than having them replaced, is better for the environment and significantly saves time and expense.

For more information about Ritec Services in the Netherlands, visit www.ritecservices.com. To find out more about Ritec International Limited, the UK-based parent company of Ritec Services, please visit www.ritec.co.uk.

OverflateXperten Renovates and Protects Glass on North Sea Oil Rig with ClearShield Eco-System®!

OverflateXperten in Norway is Ritec’s official Marketing Partner in the region. They possess a lot of experience renovating and protecting glass on-site, and are specialists with glass on oil rigs and platforms in the North Sea.

One area where glass has to be maintained properly is located in the driller’s cabin. The visibility of this glass is easily ruined as oil and mud will inevitably contaminate it. Additionally, harsh cleaning products and the aggressive sea environment itself will accelerate glass corrosion, again affecting visibility. Poor visibility can potentially result in accidents and therefore the operation risks being shut down by the Health & Safety Executive; shutting down an oil rig costs on average £75,000 / $100,000 a day.

The solution? The award-winning ClearShield Eco-System®. The System renovates, protects and maintains glass – even those exposed to harsh marine conditions – upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass®, making its surface ‘non-stick’ and easy-clean. This means the glass looks like new for longer, visibility is maximised and maintenance is significantly easier.

At Ekofisk Oil Field in the North Sea, this was a problem for a particular driller cabin. The glass was not maintained properly and the harsh environment resulted in it becoming virtually opaque. OverflateXperten were called in to renovate the glass to an ‘as-new’ appearance before protecting the glass with ClearShield® glass surface treatment. Thanks to ClearShield Eco-System® treatment, the glass was upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass®, so now the driller operator has maximum visibility, helping to avoid expensive shutdowns.

For more information about the many benefits of ClearShield® on offshore applications, please visit: www.ritec.co.uk/offshore.

Safety First at Ritec with RoSPA Membership!

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It gives Ritec International immense pleasure to announce we are now a member of RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Being a member of RoSPA gives Ritec access to more than a hundred years of experience in the field of safety and accident prevention, and the challenges faced within the manufacturing sector. It means we are able to access a wide range of specialist courses, audit and consultancy services designed to ensure that we manage our health and safety effectively.

So from our office workers to warehouse staff to on-site applicators, safety always comes first and RoSPA membership demonstrates Ritec’s commitment to the cause.

For more information about RoSPA, please visit http://www.rospa.com.

Ritec accredited Safecontractor for 7th year running, displaying commitment to Health & Safety!

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Ritec International is very proud that it has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in Health & Safety for the seventh year running.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme that recognises very high standards in health and safety management among UK contractors. Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a stringent audit process that examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Companies that meet the high standard are included on a database which is only accessible online by registered users.

Ritec’s Production Manager and Health & Safety Officer Martin Burkett AIIRSM says: “Achieving Safecontractor accreditation for the seventh year clearly displays Ritec’s commitment to the health and safety not only for its employees, but its clients and the general public. As always, our staff demonstrate commitment to health & safety whether working on-site or within our production site. This accreditation validates that and was only achieved with the co-operation of the whole Ritec team. I am therefore pleased to say thank you to everyone involved.”

Ritec goes even further, comments Martin: “Where possible we will also pass on our knowledge to our network of subsidiaries, international partners and licensed applicators, helping them to produce suitable documentation, work in a safe manner and understand that their actions have wider implications.”

Another award for Roshnak Surface Care Systems!

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Ritec India / Roshnak Surface Care Systems wrapped up a hugely successful glassproINDIA 2019 show in Mumbai by winning the Glass Bulletin Awards Best Innovation Product Award for the second year running! Congratulations to Roshnak’s Ujwala Bhagwat and her team for this excellent achievement!

Roshnak is Ritec International’s official distributor in the region for the ClearShield Eco-System® for glass renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance.

Ujwala commented, “This award brings us a step closer to our vision of having toughened, non-stick glass as a standard and we now feel even more encouraged to work towards this. It is a truly great acknowledgement that ClearShield is the clear winner in liquid-applied glass surface treatments.”