Sandblasting can be used to create dramatic designs on glass, or just to transform its surface from transparent to opaque for privacy. However ordinary sandblasted glass easily and rapidly loses its visual appeal through staining, especially from fingermarks, if left unprotected. Maintenance becomes very difficult, if not impossible.
This is especially the case when used outdoors on a flat surface. This beautiful home in Fulham experienced it first hand. Just a few months after installation, in spite of a regular cleaning regime, stains started appearing and the glass rapidly looked dirty no matter how many times it was washed. It had completely lost its beautiful visual appeal.
The ClearShield® protection is the ideal solution as it resists fingermarks and staining and maintains the intended beautiful appearance of decorative glass. In addition, sandblasted glass resembles the more desirable satin look of acid-etched glass.
The award-winning durable ClearShield® protection on the surface of sandblasted glass:
- resists fingermarks and other staining
- is always easier to clean and keep clean
- maintains visual appearance and intended design
ClearShield® is part of a fully integrated system for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass, also known as The ClearShield Eco-System™. Its unique renovation process effectively removes contaminants that have not yet etched the glass – both organic and inorganic – from its surface where regular cleaning is no longer effective. So when all else fails, renovation is the ideal solution for exterior and interior glass surfaces that have been heavily contaminated and stained.
ClearShield® is the only technology that provides a smooth and uniform finish on the surface of sandblasted glass. It can be applied retrospectively on-site to glass already installed, or in the factory to new glass. So when buying or specifying sandblasted glass, do not forget to ask for the ClearShield® protection.
Please visit our website www.ritec.co.uk for more information, or contact our customer services department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 3 2018 – Ritec International has once again been awarded ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015 – the international quality and environmental standards for a company’s management systems covering its products and services.
With over 37 years of experience in the field, Ritec specialises in products and solutions for the renovation, ‘non-stick’, easy-clean protection and maintenance of glass, metal and plastic surfaces.
The company’s route to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification involved a thorough independent assessment of all internal systems, including production, sales order processing, purchasing, staff training, administration and after sales support. Ritec passed all aspects of it processes with flying colours.
Achieving these coveted ISO standards bring many benefits to Ritec, its staff and its customers, says the company’s Production Manager, Martin Burkett AIIRSM (Associate of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management), who was responsible for overseeing the certifications: “Although our systems already met the required quality and management standard, the standards are also about continued improvement and highlighted areas where we could improve even further. For example, by detailing certain monitoring rather than just monitoring, this results in enhanced productivity, administration and our service to customers.”
ISOQAR Lead Auditor Ian Thomas added, “The organisation [Ritec] has established and maintained its management system in line with the requirements of the standards and therefore concluded that the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations should be continued.”
Martin further commented, “ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 are great achievements, however we will not be resting on our laurels and believe it’s important for an international organisation such as ours to seek ever higher standards. We’ll be ensuring that orders are met consistently, and to the correct specification, motivating our staff to work towards continued improvement for the benefit of our business and our customers.”
Visit http://www.ritec.co.uk for more information on Ritec International and its innovative systems for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass and other surfaces including metals and plastics.