Recoup your entire start up costs and make money from your first project with the ClearShield Eco-System™

Andy Broad has been discussing the return on investment with the ClearShield® ‘non-stick’ durable glass surface protection with one of Ritec’s new customers. After just 3 months of selling ClearShield Eco-Glass™ to their interior glass customer base, they have been happy to report that they have recouped their initial investment….with product to spare and are now moving into profit.

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Not bad for a business that is fairly new to the glass processing business and certainly new to glass surface protection. The reasons for their success are open for discussion, but when they chose Ritec’s ClearShield®, they chose the market leading technology, that has real market value and proven performance.

Coupled to Ritec’s ongoing support for their customers with bespoke marketing messages, this is a strong business proposition for anyone in the glass industry. If you want to know how ClearShield® can deliver these profits to you, call Andy Broad at Ritec International.

Motorway service station owners avoid expensive glass replacement and reduce further maintenance costs thanks to the ClearShield Eco-System™

The Ritec team this week is very happy to be carrying out a renovation project on the glass canopy of a motorway service station on the M6 in Stafford.
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The glass was badly stained and could no longer be cleaned effectively, resulting in an unsightly look. Using the proven ClearShield Eco-System™,  Ritec is restoring the glass to its original ‘as-new’ appearance and then protecting it with ClearShield® to resist staining and discolouration.
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The owners made substantial cost savings too as replacing the glass would have cost 5 times as much. The treated surface will now be ‘non-stick’, easy-clean for easier and reduced maintenance in the future.
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There are teams of trained and experienced specialist applicators of the ClearShield Eco-System™ who can help you with glass that can no longer be cleaned effectively. Contact us now to obtain a free quote or to become one.

1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance adds Glass Renovation & Protection to their impressive range of services

Based in Portsmouth, 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance has evolved into a leading commercial cleaning company that now operates across the south coast and the Home Counties.  Specialist cleaning of building façades, windows, public art and areas with restricted access are all part of their current services. They have now added the ClearShield Eco-System™ to their range of specialist solutions.

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The first and only complete system for glass renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance, it is the technology of choice when regular cleaning is no longer sufficient to clean and keep glass surfaces clean.  Paul Coupland, Director and Dawn Nickels, Operations Coordinator, said “ We are excited by the ClearShield Eco-System’s capabilities to prevent costly glass replacement, as well as keep our clients’ buildings looking like new for many years”.

Paul and team spent two days training with the Ritec team to become qualified and approved ClearShield Eco-System™ specialist applicators. They will now be offering the unique solutions provided by the System to all their clients who need to renovate and protect problem glass.

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Ritec is very happy to count 1st Choice as approved applicators of their award-winning System. The firm’s highly-trained workforce and full fleet of specialist vehicles and equipment enables them to respond quickly to urgent requests whilst also being able to manage large infrastructure projects.

So don’t put up with dirty or dull looking glass, contact 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance now!

ClearShield Eco-System™ technology of choice to restore & durably protect glass on fleet of ferries in New Zealand

Experiencing dirty and stained glass surfaces on marine vessels that become virtually impossible to clean is a common problem. Fullers Ferries of New-Zealand were no strangers to it.

After running disappointing and unsuccessful trials with what is sometimes referred to as ‘nanotechnology’, they were approached by Brent Lewis of ClearShield Auckland in 2011 who brought them the solution they had been looking for. Over 4000m2 of glass on their entire fleet of 15 vessels have since been protected with the award-winning ClearShield® protection.

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Mineral salts (sea spray) firmly bond to the surface of glass creating stains and making the cleaning process difficult if not impossible, time consuming, more frequent, and often yielding unsatisfactory results. This means higher cleaning costs and reduced visibility, impacting on passenger satisfaction, and sometimes reduced safety.

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Note: images illustrating the renovation of marine windows in this article were taken on a cruise ship that had suffered similar contamination.

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A very successful trial proved that not only did the ClearShield Eco-System™ restore the ‘as-new’ appearance of the glass without the need for very costly replacement, but it kept it that way year after year to the great satisfaction of passengers, crew and owners alike. The result was uninterrupted clear views for the passengers, greater safety on-board, lower costs and an improved presentation for the Fullers Fleet. In addition, ClearShield® protected glass does not require harsh cleaning agents, for a better environment.

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Fullers Ferries certainly care for their passengers and for the environment. They initially contracted ClearShield Auckland to restore and protect all of their 15 ferries. In order to further reduce crew time requirements for the maintenance of glass, the contract was then extended to include yearly maintenance. In 2013, Easy Clean Glass Ltd took over the contract and successfully retained it through continuous astounding service and detail by its director, Trent Harrison.

Ritec, developers and manufacturers of the ClearShield Eco-System™, send their sincere congratulations to ClearShield Auckland and Easy Clean Glass Ltd for their professionalism and expertise. If you are also experiencing difficult maintenance and visibility on marine glass on cruiseships, ferries or super yachts, contact us now to discuss how we or our network of global partners can offer you a true and durable solution avoiding the cost of replacing the glass.

Celebrating more than 16 years of success for the ClearShield System™ in South Africa

Stephen and Karen Byers and the whole Ritec team were very happy to welcome Chris Woodcock from ClearShield South Africa yesterday, Ritec’s valued Marketing Partner there for more than 16 years.

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We discussed the latest market sector plans and ClearShield’s global leadership in the glass surface protection industry, preparing for and looking forward to many more years of success together.

Thanks Chris.

Did you know … lab tests alone cannot predict performance or durability in actual field conditions

Ritec’s ClearShield® durability guidelines are all based on more than 35 years of successful field experience.

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‘Test organisations have reported that laboratory tests or combination of tests alone cannot predict the performance or durability of a GST under actual field conditions.’

Extract from the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) datasheet entitled ‘Surface Modification of Glass for Ease of Maintenance – Liquid Applied Glass Surface Treatments. Read more here: http://www.ggf.org.uk/technical-information/document/section-5-5-19-2-23-115