ClearShield® Transforms Glass in Mexican Neighbourhood!

Earlier this year, Transparencia en Servicios – the official Marketing Partner of Ritec International Limited for Mexico – completed a number of glass renovation and protection projects in Bosques de las Lomas. This affluent residential neighbourhood and business centre is located in southwestern Mexico City and falls partly in Cuajimalpa borough and partly in Miguel Hidalgo borough.

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Transparencia en Servicios specialise in the on-site application of the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System® to renovate and protect existing glass. The System is tried and tested over extended periods of time for all types of glass (new or old, exterior or interior) in all types of locations (urban, countryside, coastal) and in all types of environmental conditions (hot, cold, dry, humid, windy, sandy). Glass treated with the ClearShield Eco-System® becomes ClearShield Eco-Glass® that is ‘non-stick’ and easier to clean and keep clean. Because it resists staining and discolouration, the glass looks pristine for longer.

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The types of projects Transparencia en Servicios completed include glass in private residences, balustrades and building façades. In all instances, the glass has been transformed to an ‘as-new’ appearance but without the financial expense and inconvenience associated with replacing glass. The newly-upgraded ClearShield Eco-Glass® will protect the glass from future staining and will be much easier to maintain; typically the frequency of cleaning is halved.

Windows in an indoor swimming pool in a Bosques de las Lomas residence

The results have left occupiers amazed with just what the ClearShield Eco-System® can do to transform dirty glass. The pristine glass helps to maintain a cleaner and safer image for the neighbourhood.

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So if your old glass needs to be brought back to life, contact us to find out how the ClearShield Eco-System® can help you!

Ritec International SafePQQ-Accredited for Greater Supply Chain Transparency

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It gives Ritec International great pleasure to be awarded SafePQQ accreditation a year after its introduction by Alcumus SafeContractor, a leading third-party accreditation scheme.

SafePQQ is an extension of the SafeContractor health and safety contractor management system and provides organisations with greater visibility of their supply chain compliance. It is an online product built to include the common question sets defined within PAS91, a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire.

Only contractors with the SafeContractor accreditation are eligible for SafePQQ and submit their details once a year. SafePQQ collects and verifies information including financial data, environmental management, quality management, equality, modern slavery, anti-bribery and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The scheme gives businesses the confidence that they have the most up to date information on a company’s supply chain compliance, helping them make informed decisions on procurement choices.

For Ritec, being SafePQQ accredited means it can demonstrate that the company is a safe, ethical and sustainable one to work with through the SafePQQ verification badge.

Martin Burkett AIIRSM, Ritec’s Production Manager, says: “Being SafePQQ Verified means as a supplier, we share our values with customers. In conjunction with SafeContractor, SafePQQ aligns the Health and Safety module and other key elements of PAS91, a construction industry specification, and is recognised across all industries. This gives our existing and potential customers the utmost confidence in working with us.”

Ritec is already accredited or certified with many industry standard schemes, and SafePQQ is another demonstration of Ritec’s commitment to continuous improvement.

For more information, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

Pitcher Perfect! Ritecoat® Restores Railings at Prestigious Golf Resort

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ClearShield SA is Ritec International’s Official Marketing Partner for South Africa. Not only are they fully trained in the application of the ClearShield Eco-System® for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass, they can treat other surfaces too with the equally remarkable Ritecoat System™.

This System is used to restore metal, plastic and painted surfaces and provide durable ‘non-stick’ protection. With the Ritecoat System™, ClearShield SA recently treated 41 linear metres of stainless steel railings on-site in Oubaai, a prestigious and picturesque residential golf estate in The Garden Route on South Africa’s southern coast.

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The renovation process of the System removed all existing dirt, staining and rust marks using specialist Ritec products. This restored the stainless steel back to its original, ‘as-new’ appearance, absolutely delighting the clients. After the renovation process was the application of Ritecoat 2200 to provide the ‘non-stick’, easy-clean protection that resists future staining and maintains this pristine appearance between cleaning cycles.

This achievement is a prime example of what the Ritecoat System™ can accomplish, and it saved the client time and hassle too as an alternative to outright replacement.

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Sticking to the subject of golf, ClearShield SA also renovated and protected glass in a beach home belonging to one of the country’s famous golfers.

Using the ClearShield Eco-System®, they first carried out a demonstration: two panes of existing glass started out equally clean, one treated with ClearShield® and the other without treatment.

After just three weeks, the difference was already clear, resulting in the client ordering all sea-facing window and door glass to be treated with ClearShield®. This will ensure a long-lasting, clearer view with less dirt build-up and reduced maintenance. Another prestigious job for ClearShield South Africa!

For more information about ClearShield SA, please visit www.clearshield.co.za. For more information about Ritec and the Ritecoat™ and ClearShield® Systems for surface renovation and protection, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

Ritec Launch New Disinfect-All™: A Bug’s Worst Enemy!

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Keeping surfaces clean and hygienic is of course important for your health. Introducing new Ritec Disinfect-All™, a powerful all-in-one general cleaner and disinfectant to help you do just that!

Disinfect-All™ is so powerful that it kills MRSA, HIV Virus, Hepatitis B and C, C. Difficile and many other types of viruses and bacteria.

Highly versatile Disinfect-All™ works on most surfaces, including glass, metal, plastic, flooring, rubber and even upholstery. Disinfect-All™ also works on Ritec ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®*.

  • Better cleanliness and hygiene
  • Eliminates unpleasant odours
  • Non-flammable, not classified as hazardous
  • Pleasant, long-lasting fragrance

In short, Disinfect-All™ is ideal for most hard and soft surfaces in domestic, commercial and industrial applications, including floors, wall panels, washbasins, toilets and urinals.

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Disinfect-All™ is now available from our secure online store www.clearshield.biz for UK and Ireland residents in 500ml handy trigger spray bottles and economical 300ml concentrate refill packs (when diluted this will give you 1 litre of Disinfect-All™).

Stay clean, hygienic and healthy!

*If you have a shower protected with ClearShield®, you will still need to use Ritec’s specialist After-Care for Shower Glass to maintain your  shower warranty.

Coastal Balustrade Glass Renovated and Protected Thanks to ClearShield Eco-System®!

ClearShield SA, Ritec International’s Official Marketing Partner for South Africa treated glass in Buffalo Bay on the country’s southern coast.

ClearShield SA specialises in using the ClearShield Eco-System® – for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass – to upgrade ordinary, unprotected glass on-site. In this case, they initially treated 125m2 of ordinary, unprotected balustrade glass on a new property, upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass®.

Facing directly into the prevalent south-easterly wind, the original, unprotected glass in this home took a beating from aggressive salt spray carried by high winds. This resulted in an undesired sandblasted appearance, and quickly lost its clarity and shine.

The owners called ClearShield SA to treat the balustrade glass as a trial, prior to treating the many sliding doors and windows of this double storey home in paradise. The final results were amazing!

So thanks to the unique ClearShield Eco-System®, the treated glass looks as good as new. It will also resist future dirt and discolouration plus it will be easier to clean and keep clean. With so many benefits, specifying ClearShield® protection makes complete sense, particularly for glass situated in coastal areas.

With an excellent reputation for customer care, ClearShield SA will closely monitor the efficacy of the durable ClearShield® treatment in this very difficult environment.

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.

Raipur Hospital Façade Renovated and Protected with ClearShield Eco-System®

Roshnak Surface Care Systems – the official Marketing Partner of Ritec International Limited for India – recently renovated and protected glass at M.R. Bhagwat Memorial Hospital in Raipur City.

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Over the last ten years, the façade became badly stained, including marks from cement and silicone. This became impossible to remove using conventional cleaning methods. But thanks to Ritec’s award-winning ClearShield Eco-System® – for glass renovation, protection and maintenance – a highly cost-effective solution was found.

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The System removed the cement and silicone marks, even though they had bonded to the surface for many years. The glass was renovated to an ‘as-new’ appearance by Roshnak before they applied the unique ClearShield® surface treatment. After this application, the glass became ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass® that is expected to look pristine even after 10 years with reduced maintenance. ClearShield Eco-Glass® resists staining and discolouration, is always easier to clean and keep clean and typically halves the frequency of cleaning.

The ClearShield Eco-System® can help save considerable amounts of time and money as the glass is renovated in situ and not replaced. And as a bonus, thanks to ClearShield’s independently proven anti-microbial properties, the newly-treated glass also resists the growth and adhesion of bacteria to help maintain a more hygienic environment, which is of course paramount for a hospital.

Roshnak Renovates Beautiful Bungalows in Raipur, India

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Roshnak Surface Care Systems – the official Marketing Partner of Ritec International Limited for India – recently took over a project in Raipur for a private property development consisting of four bungalows. This project included the renovation and the protection of up to 560m² (6,000ft²) glass with the ClearShield Eco-System®.

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The ClearShield Eco-System® was developed to upgrade ordinary glass into ‘non-stick’, easy-clean glass, transforming it into ClearShield Eco-Glass®. This special type of glass is proven to resist staining and discolouration, is always easier to clean and keep clean and looks like new for longer.

The application was carried out in-situ on the glass windows, railings, shower cubicles and each of the four 75m² (800ft²) glass gazebos situated at the terrace of these bungalows. Inspired by Spanish-style courtyards, this beautiful collection of properties was conceived, planned and developed by Mr. Manish Taori, who heads one of the most renowned architectural teams in Central India that had already worked on some large scale projects.

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Mr. Ashish Agarwal, owner of these bungalows, said: “From the start, while discussing ideas with Manish, I was clear about wanting huge glass façades and shower enclosures. We also managed to include glass gazebos on the terrace which everyone in the family loves. On the recommendation of Manish, we met with Raunak [Head of Business Development at Roshnak Surface Care Systems] and after experiencing the demo, immediately decided to go ahead with protecting all our glass with ClearShield. I must say not only have the glass become easy to clean but there is no visible scale on any of the glass. I highly recommend this product to anyone with a lot of glass at their home.”