Roshnak in India Marks 10th Year Anniversary as Ritec’s Marketing Partner!

Roshnak Surface Care Systems, based in Raipur, India, recently celebrated their 10th year anniversary as Ritec International’s official Marketing Partner in the region. In that time, they launched Ritec’s ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass® in India and have become very successful. Mrs Ujwala Bhagwat, the owner of Roshnak, explains the story:

“Ten years ago, I visited the Ritec International factory in the UK with the intention of understanding their business. I remember being excited by the potential of all these cutting edge and innovative products in the Indian setting which was a booming and developing market, hence Roshnak Surface Care Systems was born. I did not underestimate the work that would go into it though and I felt motivated every day to achieve our vision of all glass – ‘Non-Stick’.

Ten years later, I am as motivated as ever. The Indian glass industry has accepted the ClearShield® trend-shift with open arms. We are happy to be early adopters of this unique glass surface protection technology in India. We have managed to proliferate into different levels of the glass industry in the past decade, from small scale applicators and fabricators, to large scale glass processors and even architects. We offer an on-site glass renovation, protection and maintenance service, saving our clients time and money from having to replace glass. We now have 50+ partners all over the country, encompassing almost 20 states. We have also won industry awards, a sign that ‘we’ve made it’!

Having said all this, I feel this is still just the start and if we have learnt something after treating more than a million square feet of glass with ClearShield®, is that ‘Non-Stick’ Glass Surfaces are here to stay. I thank Stephen, Karen, Prerana, Ka-Shing, Bob & everyone else at Ritec for their continuous support. I also would like to thank our applicators and processor partners in India who work with us in tandem to achieve our vision. Here’s to moving onwards and upwards in the coming decade.”

The staff at Ritec International would like to congratulate Roshnak on this outstanding milestone and we wish them even more success for the future!

Beachside Balustrade Glass Bettered with ClearShield Eco-System®!

‘Non-stick’ easy-clean ClearShield® protection is perfect for balustrade glass – even in aggressive coastal environments – as this project in Papamoa, New Zealand demonstrates.

Papamoa, also known as Papamoa Beach, is a suburb of Tauranga, located about 7 miles from the city centre. This beautiful location is popular for fishing, surfing, and as a holiday retreat.

The new owners of a house right on the beach, however, felt they were not getting the full advantage from their investment: the balustrade glass had become badly stained due to long-term exposure from the salt and sand from the beach right on their doorstep.  They wanted the glass restored back to how it was plus having some way of making it easier to clean in the future; replacing the glass was very costly and not an option.

This is where the ClearShield Eco-System® from Ritec International comes in. This award-winning System renovates, protects and maintains glass and can be applied on-site as was the case here. Ordinary, unprotected glass upgraded with this System becomes ClearShield Eco-Glass® with numerous benefits: it resists staining and discolouration, makes glass easier to clean and keep clean, typically halves the frequency of cleaning and maintains a pristine look for longer.

Peter and Heather Wavish of Specialist Glass Cleaning and Protection (SGC) have many years of experience applying the ClearShield Eco-System®. They were contacted to use the System to renovate the balustrade glass to an ‘as-new’ appearance before applying ClearShield®, a unique surface treatment that once cured, gives proven and durable protection from moisture, alkalinity and dirt – perfect for glass exposed to the elements.

The owners were very impressed by SGC and the ClearShield Eco-System® as it solved their problems. So much so that they have specified the System for other windows to be renovated and protected with ClearShield®.

So if you have balustrade glass looking old before its time (or any other glass for that matter), find out more about the Ritec ClearShield Eco-System® by visiting

OverflateXperten and ClearShield® Give Outstanding Performance at Historic Norwegian Theatre!

Den Nationale Scene (National Theatre) is the largest theatre in Bergen, Norway and is one of the oldest permanent theatres in the country, opening in 1850 as ‘Det Norske Theater’ (The Norwegian Theatre). The theatre closed in 1863 after bankruptcy, re-opened in 1876 in the same building with its current name before moving to a different building in 1909.

Over the years, Den Nationale Scene has undergone major changes, extensions, renovation, restoration and technical modernisation of the stage. More recently, after a year and a half of renovation work on the roofing and façades, the glass was left in a poor state. Despite much time and effort, workers found it impossible to remove the concrete dust, pollution and tree sap that had all firmly bonded to the glass.

Rather than having to replace the glass at massive expense and inconvenience, they discovered OverflateXperten (‘surface specialists’ in Norwegian) who had the perfect, proven solution. They could get the glass looking as good as new in little time and at substantially lower cost.

OverflateXperten is Ritec International’s official Marketing Partner in Norway. Ritec is the developer of the ClearShield Eco-System® for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass. The System is used to upgrade ordinary glass to superior easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®. OverflateXperten is an experienced applicator of the ClearShield Eco-System® and got to work. They used special products to remove all of the existing bonded staining on the glass before sealing and protecting the surface with ClearShield®. This is an award-winning glass surface treatment that protects glass, resisting future staining. Additionally, the surface is always easier to clean and keep clean compared to ordinary glass. The end result was easy-clean sparkling glass that looked as good as new, and another delighted client.

Dagfinn Eldøy, Operations Manager of Den Nationale Scene who oversaw the work, said:

“The windows got very dirty during all the renovation work and were impossible to clean. But with OverflateXperten’s specialist products and techniques, they got the windows completely clean. We can safely recommend OverflateXperten!”

For more information about OverflateXperten, visit

ClearShield® Protects Holiday Cottage in Dream City, India!

Roshnak Surface Care Systems – Ritec International’s official Marketing Partner in India – recently treated a glass holiday cottage in Dream City, Raipur with the ClearShield Eco-System®.

Although the cottage’s huge glass windows were of course new when installed, they were exposed to dirt. Additionally, Roshnak found limescale had started to form on the glass surface due to hard water moisture attack. The solution was application of the award-winning Ritec ClearShield Eco-System®, developed for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass. This System upgrades ordinary unprotected glass to superior, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®.

Roshnak first renovated the glass using specialist Ritec Glass Renovator products to get it back to its ‘as-new’ appearance before protecting it with unique ClearShield® glass surface treatment. The newly treated glass is now upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass® and its ‘non-stick’ surface is easier to clean and keep clean compared to ordinary glass. The durable ClearShield® protection resists staining, limescale and discolouration and saves time and effort when maintaining the glass.  Following Ritec’s environmentally-friendly After-Care programme will ensure the longevity of ClearShield® and all its benefits.

This is yet another example of the effectiveness of The ClearShield Eco-System® in an on-site application setting, saving the homeowner from costly replacement of unsightly, dirty glass.

For more information about ClearShield®, visit

New Singapore Hospital Gets the ClearShield® Treatment!

The new Outram Community Hospital (OCH) in Singapore is a 19-storey building comprising of 550 beds. Opened in December 2019, the OCH is the first community hospital providing step-down care in southern Singapore where government figures show there is a higher proportion of patients aged 65 years and older.

The Hospital has been designed and furnished to resemble a public estate, so patients can learn how to adapt after they return home. For example, the hospital has facilities that resemble the interiors of buses and trains, for patients to learn to navigate the public transport system using a wheelchair.

Approximately 20,700m2 of glass was factory-applied with ClearShield® by two different façade contractors. ClearShield® – manufactured in the UK by Ritec International – is a unique glass surface treatment that upgrades ordinary glass to ‘non-stick’, easy clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®. There are numerous benefits:

  • Resists staining and discolouration
  • Typically halves the frequency of cleaning, saving time and costs
  • Glass looks cleaner for longer, promoting a more pristine image

Many buildings around the world have award-winning ClearShield® specified primarily to reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance as the glass is easier to clean and keep clean compared to ordinary glass.

ClearShield® has also been awarded Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) Green Mark certification so helps to promote more sustainable building practices.

Parmis Pte Ltd is Ritec’s Marketing Partner based in Singapore and promotes the benefits of ClearShield® glass protection to many countries in South East Asia. Godfrey Foong, Parmis’s MD, said: “Today, more and more architects and specifiers are becoming increasingly aware of the fact glass should have ClearShield protection specified as it is a real help to reduce maintenance costs. With less dirt sticking to the glass, ClearShield Eco-Glass looks like new for longer compared to ordinary glass. This means occupants can enjoy better light transmission – proven to be beneficial to human health, so important for a hospital – and a long-lasting pristine appearance between cleaning cycles.”

For more information about Parmis, please visit