Ritec International are celebrating this week after being shortlisted from hundreds of entrants for the prestigious ‘Big Innovation Pitch’ final for their new ClearShield Eco-System™. The final is being held on Wednesday, 4th March, at Ecobuild – the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment – and is being judged by Munish Datta, Head of Facilities Management at Marks & Spencer and key figures in the sustainable building trade. A joint initiative between M&S and Ecobuild, The Big Innovation Pitch, aims to unearth a true sustainable innovation across the sustainable design, construction and energy sectors. In a second win, the ClearShield Eco-System™ has also been chosen by an independent panel of judges to be displayed in the ‘Innovation Showcase’, which will be open to all visitors.
Ritec will be exhibiting on stand S3076 at the three-day event which takes place at ExCel in London between 3th and 5th March 2015 and showcasing its new ‘One Stop Shop’. The new One Stop Shop Service will see Ritec’s systems convert a wide range of high maintenance surfaces into “non-stick” and easy clean substrates. It will not only provide diversification for existing businesses but continues to add value every step of the supply chain. In addition, Ritec are looking to partner with new businesses who will train their own Applicators to offer customers renovation, protection and maintenance of glass, ceramic, metal or painted surfaces.
Ritec are also set to generate interest with their ClearShield Eco-GlassTM for photovoltaic solar panels. Protecting panels from dirt and contamination, this treatment increases the light transmission of photovoltaic glass and increases its effectiveness. This has recently been applied to the panels on the famous ‘Solar Trees’ sited in the Netherlands.
Stephen Byers, Managing Director of Ritec says: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2015 during such an exciting period of growth for the business. Ritec continue to lead the way in the field of ethical, ‘safe to apply’ glass surface treatments and develop products that help differentiate our customers’ products. We look forward to establishing new relationships with visitors at Ecobuild to deliver added value to the whole of the glass supply chain.”