Ritec and Friends Share Great Success in Glasstec Return!

At the recent Glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany, the world’s largest glass show, Ritec International, Ritec Services and Flexotec GmbH all enjoyed a highly successful show. For the first time, Ritec International, based in the UK, joined forces with its subsidiary in the Netherlands, Ritec Services, and long-time Marketing Partner Flexotec in Germany to have a combined presence at Glasstec.

Glasstec 2022 was hugely-anticipated for the glass industry. The show is normally held every two years but the pandemic and subsequent global lockdown meant this was the first one since 2018. Ritec International, Ritec Services and Flexotec GmbH could not wait to be back!

On the stand was the brand new ClearPad™ VPIR-200 automatic machine for the pad application of ClearShield® ‘non-stick’, easy-clean glass surface protection. The live demonstrations showed exactly how the high-speed pad application works. Designed for large volume glass processors, VPIR-200 generated significant amounts of interest thanks to Glasstec’s international audience and profile.

Also promoted on the stand was QuickSpray 300™, a small kit designed to quickly apply ClearShield®, perfect for lower volume glass processors and glass artists. Again, this was well-received.

Ritec Services used the Glasstec platform to promote the ClearShield Eco-System® as a solution to renovate, protect and maintain contaminated glass on-site, bringing them back to new. They also showcased Sealed Edge™, effective protection for the edges of laminated glass from delamination.

Meanwhile, Flexotec promoted their complete integrated solution to design, supply, and protect shower doors. This consists of powerful Smart-Builder 3D software developed specially for frameless glass constructions, Ritec ClearShield® ‘non-stick’, easy-clean surface protection and Poseidon shower fittings and hinges that combine beautiful aesthetics with top-end performance.

Combined with the successful afternoon stand parties, where visitors networked in a relaxed atmosphere with complimentary drinks and snacks and music, it can be said Glasstec 2022 will be a show to remember for Ritec International, Ritec Services and Flexotec!

Atrium and Rooflight Glass Rejuvenated Thanks to The ClearShield Eco-System®!

An atrium and rooflights in a North London property were all renovated and protected with the ClearShield Eco-System® recently, effectively bringing back the original sparkle.

Unsightly silicone run-off and other contaminants spoilt the look of the glass but thanks to Ritec’s On-Site Application Team, they got the surfaces looking like new again with The ClearShield Eco-System®.

With decades of proven track records, The System removes any contamination on the surface prior to the application of the ClearShield® protective treatment. Award-winning ClearShield® is not a coating and will never crack, peel or discolour. Instead, it is a truly unique polymer-based surface technology that actually bonds with the glass, giving it excellent durability. The result is ‘non-stick’ ClearShield Eco-Glass® that is easier clean, resistant to all kinds of contamination and keeps the glass looking like new for longer.

With over 40 years of experience, Ritec ClearShield® is proven in all kinds of glass applications, including architectural, residential, showers, splashbacks and marine. So if you don’t want to struggle with keeping glass clean, visit www.ritec.co.uk for more about our ‘non-stick’, easy-clean glass solutions.

New End-Consumer Website for UK and Ireland Launched!

We have launched our new end-consumer ClearShield.biz website! At ClearShield.biz, residents in the UK and Ireland can buy our range of Ritec After-Care products, Clear-Vision™ Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kits and other glass cleaning accessories.

Following customer feedback, the new website is much easier to navigate plus has many new features. Apart from the usual shower registration and online shop functions, users can now create an account so they can view their order history, manage addresses and save credit and debit card details, saving time from future form-filling!

Homeowners in the UK and Ireland that have a new shower protected with award-winning ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass® can register their shower on the new website to activate its warranty. They can also buy our best-selling After-Care for Shower Glass cleaner to maintain the warranty and keep the glass sparkling for longer. After-Care for Shower Glass is available in handy trigger spray bottles, as well as economical refill bottles. Our popular and highly-effective Limescale Remover is also available in these two pack options.

The secure online store is simplified so it is easier to find the product you want. More payment options are now accepted too, including American Express and Apple Pay.

There is also downloadable information on how to care for your ClearShield-protected glass at home, be it shower glass, decorative glass, other interior glass or exterior glass.

Why not visit www.ClearShield.Biz now and see the range of specialist products for use in and around the home?

Ritec Passes ISO 9001 and 14001 Audit with Flying Colours!

Yet again it gives Ritec International great pleasure in announcing that we have successfully re-certified our ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certifications. This ensures our commitment to the customer, product and service quality, health and safety and continuous improvement is of the highest standard.

This year’s ISOQAR audit was conducted over two days by Alcumus Senior Lead Auditor Ian Thomas. In conclusion, he noted within his report that “The Company was able to provide a high level of operational evidence to support the Organisation’s compliance to the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 standards via a range of processes audited during this re-certification audit. No issues of non-conformance were identified during the on-site audit.”

He also noted: “The Company’s approach in operating its management systems was seen to provide an effective overall framework to support the achievement of continual improvement, with supporting documented information maintained to support the maintenance and delivery of operational performance to ensure that service delivery remains compliant with specified internal requirement.”

Martin Burkett AIIRSM, Ritec’s General Manager, was ably assisted throughout the audit again by consultant Wayne Saul of Concept Quality Management Systems UK Ltd. Martin says: “I would like to say to Wayne and the whole of the Ritec team this: without everyone’s input this wouldn’t be possible, showing that processes that Stephen and Karen Byers [Ritec’s founders] introduced all those years ago still work today and complement those introduced since we first entered into the ISO process some 14 years ago. So well done team!”

The New ClearPad™ VPIR-200 – See the Game-Changing Application Machine at Glasstec 2022!

Ritec International, along with our exhibiting partners Ritec Services and Flexotec GmbH, will be introducing the brand new ClearPad™ VPIR-200 application machine at the Glasstec show in Düsseldorf, Germany later this month.

The Ritec ClearPad™ VPIR-200 is the most economical and efficient automated method of vertically pad-applying Ritec ClearShield® ‘non-stick’, easy-clean surface treatment to glass.

The VPIR-200™ is truly game-changing. By combining the most efficient application method using pads with an infrared pre-heating unit for instant curing, the result is that a staggering 120 linear metres (almost 395 linear feet) of glass can be consistently treated with ClearShield® per hour.

Aimed at new or existing large-volume glass processors, ClearPad™ VPIR-200 fits the bill as it significantly reduces production time, handling and labour costs. Pad application means there is minimal wastage and no airborne particulates. Its small footprint size means it ticks all the boxes!

With over 40 years of proven experience, Ritec’s ClearShield Eco-System® upgrades ordinary glass surfaces to ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®. This special type of glass has many benefits:

  • Resists staining and discolouration
  • Makes ordinary, unprotected glass easier to clean and keep clean
  • Glass looks like new for longer
  • Improves hygiene, as it is independently proven to resist the adherence of bacteria

Visit stand 10/D51 at Glasstec and ask for a demonstration!