Ritec was on top of the world in the Rhine Tower for ClearShield® 35th Anniversary

Ritec celebrated the 35th Anniversary of its unique and ground-breaking ClearShield® with a special event in Düsseldorf’s tallest building.


A private function was held in Düsseldorf unmissable attraction, the Rheinturm (Rhine Tower). 240.5 metre high, the telecommunications tower also houses a revolving restaurant, a bar and an observation deck.


A number of special guests were invited in addition to Ritec’s staff and international Marketing Partners to celebrate.


Ritec’s founders, Stephen and Karen Byers, were overwhelmed by the event, saying ‘We are very delighted to be surrounded by so many friends, and grateful to everyone for their huge support over the years.’

A very special thank you from all at Ritec to everyone who attended, and to anyone who could not be there but who contributed to this incredible success.

ClearShield® still pulls a crowd after 35 years

After 35 years of pioneering durable glass surface protection, Ritec has demonstrated that its ClearShield Eco-System™ still pulls a crowd.


The company marked this milestone with a host of exciting developments including its new One Stop Solutions concept, a new 3-way Guarantee for added value, performance and profit improvement, a new Peace of Mind Pledge and an improved range of application equipment.


Ritec illustrated the highly effective renovation capacity of the System and the award-winning ClearShield® protection in a wide range of applications with impressive track records.


Glasstec 16 attracted a record number of international glass processors and fabricators,
architects and other specifiers. We thank everyone that stopped by the
stand and will be in touch with all of you soon.

Read Anthony’s story and help him raise money to save lives

We are very proud to announce that our On-Site Supervisor Anthony Hawkes, who survived leukaemia 18 months ago, is now running the Tough Mudder London South event in September for Anthony Nolan.


Anthony Nolan is an incredible organisation that matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants. They save lives every day.

If you would like to support Anthony, you may find his fundraising page here.


In Anthony Hawkes’s own words: ‘I’m running the Tough Mudder London South event on 25th September and want to raise money and awareness for Anthony Nolan. It’s very close to my heart as I was diagnosed with AML leukaemia and told that I needed a transplant. I then received a stem cell transplant 18 months ago and have been very lucky in my recovery. I’m not only wanting to achieve raising money, but also want to show that you can survive and get back to strength and hopefully give hope to people who are in the position I was in, feeling like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. If it wasn’t for the Anthony Nolan register I wouldn’t be here with my two little girls.’

Anthony, everyone at Ritec is very proud of you and wish you the best of luck on your fundraising challenge.


We offer a full range of equipment for the application of the ClearShield glass surface protection so it is easily integrated into the production process whatever the volume requirement.

Our team of fully experienced technicians provide full support with the installation and subsequent maintenance to ensure no production stopages, an optimal coverage rate and optimum quality.

Visit us at Glasstec to find out about the latest developments in the range.

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Swansea Glass Centre now offers the ClearShield® protection

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-16-41-15Swansea Glass Centre have now joined the growing list of Licensed ClearShield Applicators.

With a wide product range available including decorative, showers, sandblasted and splashbacks, Swansea Glass Centre are now able to offer their customers the benefits of easy-clean, low maintenance glass protected by the ClearShield Eco-System™.

Interior glass, especially kitchen splashbacks can really benefit from the anti-microbial properties of the ClearShield® treatment. Managing Director Simon Cooze says “We are very pleased to now offer the ClearShield protection to our customers.”

Exciting developments to be presented at Glasstec 2016!

Ritec International celebrates 35 years as the pioneer and market leader for glass surface renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance with its unique and innovative ClearShield Eco-System™.

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The company marks this milestone with a host of exciting developments including its new Ritec One Stop Solutions™ concept and the product launch of Ritec Disinfect-All™ amongst other innovations.

At the show, Ritec will introduce a range of new business opportunities to expand its global network of Marketing Partners. This expansion is being carried out individually by market sector in each country.

The Ritec One Stop Solutions™ concept presents new business opportunities for installers,  offering customers solutions specifically tailored to their problems. It utilises Ritec’s total systems including the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™ for glass and the Ritecoat System™ for metal and painted surfaces so a wide range of surfaces in and around the home can benefit from ‘non-stick’ protection and low-maintenance.

The latest addition to the ClearShield® After-Care range, Ritec’s new Disinfect-All™ is a professional grade, dual-purpose disinfectant and cleaner. It is the first and only after-care for ClearShield Eco-Glass™ that kills most bugs including Hepatitis B and C, HIV and MRSA.

Ritec will also be showcasing new and improved methods of application of the ClearShield Eco-System™ for all levels of production.

In addition, Ritec will be introducing The ClearShield Eco-System’s new 3-Way ‘Effectiveness Guarantee’ for Added Value, Performance and Profit at each step of the supply chain.

Ritec hope to see you in Düsseldorf!

#RitecDYK … ClearShield® helps maintain the original A+ Window Energy Rating

An A+ Window Energy Rating is very important to help reduce energy costs, CO2 emissions and carbon usage.

Did you know

ClearShield Eco-Glass™ helps to maintain the A+ Window Energy Rating by allowing glass to uphold its optical clarity.

If you are a glass fabricator or installer, contact Ritec today at info@ritec.co.uk to find out how you could offer ClearShield Eco-Glass™ on your windows, differentiating from competition and adding value to your product range.

More can be read on Window Energy Ratings on the GGF website:


The page also has an Energy Savings Calculator  that lets anyone discover how much they could save by installing energy efficient windows in their home.