Did you know … Cruise lines protect glass surfaces on their ships at the end of the construction!

There is a solution to dirty glass! Ritec Services offer cruise lines, shipyards, and ship window / balcony manufacturers a complete and unique service that helps keeping glass on cruise ships looking like new, whilst reducing water and crew time requirements for its cleaning, and maximising passenger satisfaction.


The contamination of glass surfaces starts long before the ship’s maiden voyage. The construction process is very aggressive to glass, in spite of protective films being used. Glue left over by those films, paint deposits, silicone sealants and deposits of mineral salts create a cocktail of contamination that all contribute to stained and dirty glass, and create higher costs for ship yards and cruise lines.

Ritec’s ClearShield Eco-System™ for the renovation, protection and maintenance of glass ensures all windscreens, balconies, cabin windows and all public areas are clean and transparent for the ship’s maiden voyage, and remain that way in the future. It is a green technology that reduces energy use and avoids the use of harsh and polluting cleaning agents.


Ritec Services’ teams of highly trained and experienced applicators are brought in during the final phase of construction of the cruise ship. They carry out a specialist deep clean to remove all glue, paint, silicone sealants and mineral salts deposits, regaining the ‘as-new’ appearance, sparkle and transparency of the glass.


The glass is then protected to ensure it remains that way for as long as possible. At sea, and especially during the inauguration voyage, crew members may spend less time cleaning glass, using less water doing so. Passengers can take in the amazing views.

ClearShield@ protected glass no longer requires harsh and polluting chemicals for its maintenance. Ritec Services offers full training and a very effective after-care programme.

For more information on Ritec Services and on the ClearShield Eco-System™ for new-build cruise ships, contact Stefan Roelands at info@ritecservices.com.

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