AST (Advanced Surface Technologies) is Ritec International’s Marketing Partner for Italy. Based in Milan, they have many years of experience with the ClearShield Eco-System®, upgrading ordinary glass to ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®.
One of the most famous names to come out of Italy is of course Ferrari. This legendary name encapsulates prestige, passion, performance at the highest level and success. It is no surprise therefore that the ClearShield Eco-System®, with its own track record of proven performance, was specified to protect the glass façade of the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena. This museum is the brainchild of the “Fondazione Casa Natale di Enzo Ferrari – Museo” (Enzo Ferrari Home & Museum Foundation), whose aim is to promote the Modena region’s rich motoring tradition.
With its roof shaped like a gigantic sportscar bonnet, the futuristic museum building celebrates the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the eponymous sports car marque. Inside is a permanent exhibition displaying some of Ferrari’s most noteworthy automobiles, including rare cars from the 1950s, Formula One racing cars and more recent sports cars.
The museum’s entire glass façade (almost 500m2) was treated on-site with ClearShield® during its construction in 2011 by AST. ClearShield® – the protective element of the ClearShield Eco-System® – is a unique glass surface treatment that upgrades ordinary glass surfaces to ClearShield Eco-Glass® that is always easier to clean and keep clean. This helps to maintain the general pristine appearance of the museum.
Because ClearShield® keeps glass looking like new for longer, this special ‘non-stick’ protection is perfect for use in museums and showrooms.