It gives Ritec International immense pleasure to announce that Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has chosen ClearShield Technologies, LLC, our subsidiary in the USA, to be part of its new Vitro X™ Innovation Partnership programme.
Through the Vitro X™ Innovation Partnership, Vitro is teaming up with a select group of growing businesses that are developing revolutionary technologies with the potential to impact the future of the glass industry. Together, Vitro and its partners will bring new products and services to market that will enhance and protect glass surfaces and reduce the need for exterior glass maintenance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ritec International and ClearShield Technologies to our Vitro X™ Innovation Partnerships program,” said Martin Bracamonte, Vice President, Marketing & Innovation at Vitro Architectural Glass. “With its legacy of proven success and decades of experience, we look forward to bringing this innovative glass protection product to a larger audience of glass industry leaders.”
For more than 40 years, Ritec has been the pioneer and market leader for ‘non-stick’, easy-clean glass. Our award-winning ClearShield® liquid-applied durable glass protection technology upgrades virtually any glass product and ensure its clarity, visibility and cleanliness over time.
ClearShield® glass protection can be applied in any factory as well as to glass that has already been installed. In addition, existing glass that has been stained and discoloured can be brought back to an ‘as-new’ appearance thanks to the technology’s unique renovation process.
Glass processors and fabricators worldwide enjoy the benefits of ClearShield® glass protection in many applications, including architectural, solar, decorative, shower, marine and residential glass. ClearShield® is also independently proven to resist bacterial adhesion, which can be invaluable to hospital projects such as operating rooms.
Ritec International’s Director, Karen Byers, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement and opportunity for our North American subsidiary to partner such a well-known industry player. We are delighted that Vitro Architectural Glass has selected our ClearShield ‘non-stick’ glass technology for their Innovation Partnership programme which will undoubtedly help promote its many benefits.”
For more information about Ritec International, visit www.ritec.co.uk. To learn more about Vitro X™ Innovation Partnerships, visit vitro-x.com.