Updated: South African Coastal House Protected from Limescale Attack!

Earlier this month we described how a property in Western Cape, South Africa had been suffering from severe limescale attack on the glass. The property is located very near the sea, and uses borehole water for its garden irrigation system. The high level of dissolved solids in the borehole water, coupled with the regular winds from the SW and SE which come off the ocean, makes the alkaline attack relentless.

James from DCPRO (a local licensed ClearShield Applicator specialising in renovating dirty glass and protecting it with ‘non-stick’, easy clean ClearShield® protection) was contracted to provide the solution. During the renovation phase, James used Ritec Limescale Remover to clean the glass fast and with minimal fuss and stunning results.

The property’s owner was delighted with the demonstration and specified award-winning Ritec ClearShield Eco-System® treatment for the sea-facing windows, balustrade, a skylight and shower glass. In all, 98m² of glass was treated, upgrading the existing glass to ‘non-stick’ ClearShield Eco-Glass®. This higher performance glass will resist future limescale attack and other forms of staining, and will look pristine for longer with lower maintenance requirements.

As the happy property owner pleasingly discovered, you can get brand new-looking glass without having to pay for brand new glass!

Any ordinary glass, interior or exterior, domestic or commercial, can be upgraded to easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass® including splashbacks, mirrors, decorative glass, glass furniture, solar panels and partitions. So if you have a problem with dirty glass, contact the experts at Ritec!

Go Glass Provide Protective Screens Fit For a King!

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Go Glass, an independent glass design company in Cambridge designed, produced and installed protective glass screens for King’s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.


In a world where hygiene is more important than ever before, Go Glass were commissioned to design bespoke glass protection screens for this historic college, founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. From the outset, Go Glass knew an off-the-shelf acrylic product was never going to fit the bill and accepted the challenge to come up with the ideal customised solution. Drawing on the experience of their Design Director and his team, and utilising specialist glass processes including UV bonding, Go Glass proudly supplied and installed these glass screens to the Porters’ Lodge. The screens incorporated the King’s College logo, etched onto Go Glass’s toughened ‘hygiene glass’.


Go Glass’s new range of hygiene glass is powered by award-winning, ‘non-stick’ easy-clean Ritec ClearShield® glass surface treatment. Not only is treated glass easier to maintain and looks pristine for longer, it has been independently tested to resist the adhesion and growth of bacteria. Porters’ Lodge staff and visitors are now adequately protected from each other, and any germs on the screens will not adhere to the surface, so are easily removed during cleaning. These measures help to promote a more hygienic environment.

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Established in 1978, Go Glass remains a family owned and run business. Today the company specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke glass and systems. Shortlisted for ‘Glass Company of the Year’ in 2017 and 2018, and for a Manufacturing Innovation award in 2019, Go Glass have featured at exhibitions in Europe including Glasstec in Germany, Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows and their work can be seen at prestigious hotels, shops, restaurants and airports around the UK.

For more information about Go Glass, visit www.goglass.co.uk. For more information about Ritec ClearShield®, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

Ritec’s Achilles UVDB Re-Certified for Third Year Running


Ritec International is proud to be a member of Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database), the UK’s biggest utilities supplier online management community. For the third year running, Ritec has successfully recertified its registration.

UVDB is the utility industry pre-qualification system used by the utilities sector in the UK to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations. Utility companies strive for a transparent and efficient collaboration with best in class suppliers and UVDB helps to achieve that.

The scheme is a perfect fit for Ritec’s Systems that provide solutions for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance for a range of surfaces. Ritec’s Systems include the ClearShield Eco-System® for glass and other vitreous surfaces, the Ritecoat System® for metal, plastic and painted surfaces, and the VoltShield System® for glass and glazed ceramic electrical insulators. The Systems were developed to resist dirt, staining and discolouration as well as upgrading existing surfaces so they are easier to clean and keep clean.

The importance to Ritec of qualification and re-certification of the scheme is not to be understated; Martin Burkett AIIRSM, the company’s Production Manager responsible for maintaining the registration, explains: “Achilles UVDB directly showcases our profile to 80 sector organisations and over 3,000 buyers. Completing the online application allows us ultimately to save money and time in repetitive pre-qualification questions, and allows us to achieve new business through a fair and open platform. The scheme is used by organisations including National Grid and energy suppliers, and we are proud to be providing unique solutions to these types of companies.”

For more information about Ritec, visit www.ritec.co.uk. For the official Achilles UVDB website, visit www.achilles.com.

ClearShield® Positively Shines for Universal Plus Showroom!


In the Pachpedi Naka area of Raipur, India, there are numerous showrooms along the national highway. It is a popular marketplace for many things but all face the huge problems of constant dust, air pollutants and staining on their glass façades and entrance doors.

For a problem that is crying out for a solution, Roshnak Surface Care Systems managed to provide it for Universal Plus, considered as one of the best windows and bathroom retail showrooms in the area.

Roshnak is an official applicator of the ClearShield Eco-System®, developed for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass. Once ordinary glass is treated with the ClearShield Eco-System®, the glass is upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass® which resists dirt and staining, is always easier to clean and keep clean and looks pristine for longer. With almost 40 years of track records, the System is of particular benefit to glass in hot and dusty climates where it is near-impossible to remove dirt and staining that has bonded to the glass over a long time period.


So thanks to the ClearShield Eco-System®, the showroom glass now looks as good as new. For Universal Plus, this is important to create that great first impression for their potential customers. But not only that, they were so impressed with ClearShield® that they have taken it to the next level by offering the ‘non-stick’ glass protection to customers themselves.

Mr. Kevin, the showroom’s MD, says: “When Raunak [Head of Business Development at Roshnak Surface Care Systems] mentioned the solution for this recurring problem, I was instantly on board. We not only had our front showroom glass treated but now offer ‘non-stick’ ClearShield glass protection as an value added option to all our clients wanting the same in their windows or any glass that we sell. This one-time treatment can keep the glass easier to clean for up to 10 years and that for me is a great deal. We look forward to this collaboration of Roshnak & Universal.”

Problems with limescale on glass? See what Ritec Limescale Remover can do!

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Seeing is believing! This glass belonging to a property in Western Cape, South Africa had been suffering from severe limescale attack. James from DCPRO (a local ClearShield Applicator specialising in renovating dirty glass and protecting it with ‘non-stick’, easy clean ClearShield® protection) used Ritec Limescale Remover as a trial to clean the glass fast and with minimal fuss. The results as you can see are amazing!

The delighted client has subsequently specified ClearShield Eco-Glass® protection so the glass will, in the future, resist limescale build-up as well as dirt and discolouration. The newly upgraded glass will also be easier to clean and keep clean and maintain a longer-lasting beautiful appearance.

Using the award-winning Ritec ClearShield Eco-System® – specially developed to renovate, protect and maintain glass surfaces – the ordinary glass will be upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass®. As there is no need to replace the glass, this is a very cost-effective method to get glass looking as good as new, with additional lower maintenance benefits.

If you have a limescale problem in or around your home, contact Ritec for our amazing Limescale Remover! Available as a handy trigger spray bottle, it is effective on glass, ceramics, stainless steel, chrome, enamel, plastic and most other hard surfaces (always test on a discrete area first; do not use on marble, stone, granite or other surfaces that are not acid-resistant).