Tough on Grime! Ritecoat® Protects Police Station Framework from Dirt and Weathering

Schiedam Police Station, in the west of the Netherlands, recently had its powder coated framework renovated and protected with the unique Ritecoat System™.

This was needed as over the years, natural weathering and dirt had made the surfaces look dull and lifeless. The on-site work was carried out by Ritec Services, a subsidiary of Ritec International in the UK.

The Ritecoat System™ was specially developed to bring surfaces such as powder coat and metal framework and panels back to life. Additionally, treated surfaces are easier to clean and keep clean thanks to its ‘non-stick’ properties, and they look like new for longer. The System therefore eliminates the need for costly and lengthy replacement work.

The Ritecoat System™ first involves the renovation phase to remove any existing dirt and other contaminants from the surface. The next stage is protection: using Ritec’s Ritecoat R630™ liquid treatment, this immediately transforms the renovated surface to a glossy finish, restoring its ‘as-new’ appearance. The resulting ultra-thin durable coating provides exceptional resistance to:

  • Weathering, e.g. moisture, oxidation and atmospheric pollution
  • Graffiti, since many solvents can be used for removal without damaging the Ritecoat® protection
  • Chemical attack by acids, alkalis and solvents

Almost 500m² (5,400ft²) of framework was renovated and protected with the Ritecoat System™. The façade renovation work was completed in conjunction with Segeren Cleaning; Segeren cleaned the police station’s brickwork and subcontracted the framework renovation to Ritec Services. With the façade fully cleaned, this rejuvenated Schiedam police station’s image and appearance at a reasonable cost with minimal disruption.

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ClearShield® Protection Proves to be Perfect on Porcelain Tiles and Glass!

Owners of a house in Bantry Bay, a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, recently realised the easy-clean benefits of the ClearShield Eco-System®.

What is the ClearShield Eco-System®? Developed by Ritec International in the UK, the System is used for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass and other vitreous surfaces. Surfaces treated with the System look as good as new and are easier to clean and keep clean, resisting contaminants such as dirt and limescale. In practice, the frequency of cleaning treated surfaces is reduced, as well as the time and effort required. Thus a long-lasting pristine appearance is maintained, all without the need for harsh chemicals or cleaning methods.

ClearShield SA (PTY) Ltd is Ritec International’s official Marketing Partner and distributor in South Africa. One of their clients is an experienced on-site applicator of the ClearShield Eco-System® and was commissioned to treat windows, shower glass, pergola glass as well as exterior porcelain tiles at the Bantry Bay residence.

The on-site team first fully renovated the surfaces using specialist Ritec products to ensure a chemically clean surface. Next, award-winning and durable ‘non-stick’ Ritec ClearShield® liquid-applied protective surface treatment was applied.

About 350m² (3,800 ft²) of glass and 250m² (2,700 ft²) of top-of-the-range full-bodied porcelain tiles, imported from Italy, were treated. Chris Woodcock, the Managing Director of ClearShield SA, recounts: “We carried out tests for our client on the tiles with Ritec ClearShield beforehand, and the results were fantastic. Water just ran off perfectly. Our demo convinced the homeowner to give the go-ahead to our client to treat all the tiled areas. Some months after the applications were completed, some white leaching had occurred on some of the treated tiles; we used Ritec Limescale Remover to get rid of the leaching and the result was just phenomenal. Ritec Limescale Remover is a magical product!”

Chris concludes: “Overall, our client applicator and the homeowners were all delighted in the knowledge that the promise of ClearShield’s easy-clean claims were honest and the after-care is straightforward.”

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ClearShield® and Ritecoat® Systems in Action at Sewage Pumping Stations!

Ritec Services On-Site Applicators in action on this distinctive sewage pumping station

When the City of Breda in the Netherlands needed the exterior surfaces of their sewage pumping stations protected from weathering, dirt and graffiti, they knew who to contact: Ritec Services.

Ritec Services is a subsidiary of Ritec International in the UK. The parent company developed unique systems to renovate, protect and maintain glass and powder coated surfaces, the ClearShield Eco-System® and the Ritecoat System® respectively. Ritec Services have decades of experience applying the two Systems to surfaces on-site.

The stations’ glass panels and powder coated frames were first carefully renovated using specialist Ritec renovation products. This phase ensured surfaces look just like their original brand new appearance.

Before and after the glass panels and powder coated framework were treated with the ClearShield® Eco- and Ritecoat® Systems

The next phase is protection, involving the application of the easy-clean protective liquid treatments of ClearShield® on glass and Ritecoat® on powder coat surfaces. Glass treated with ClearShield® becomes higher performance ClearShield Eco-Glass® which is always easier to clean and keep clean. Its ‘non-stick’ surface means significantly less build-up of dirt, moisture and other contaminants, meaning less time is required to maintain the glass. Because ClearShield Eco-Glass® typically halves the frequency of cleaning, this potentially saves money too.

Powder coating (as well as most metal surfaces) treated with Ritecoat® give similar benefits as ClearShield Eco-Glass® – ease of cleaning with a long-lasting pristine appearance. Graffiti, for instance, is significantly easier to remove, and all without the need for harsh chemicals or cleaning methods.

Thanks to Ritec Services, this distinctive sewage pumping station, along with two others in the City of Breda, now all look as good as new!

Ritec Successfully Achieves SafeContractor Accreditation Again!

Ritec’s General Manager, Martin Burkett, spearheaded the accreditation renewal process

Ritec International are pleased to announce that, for the 11th year running, we have successfully achieved SafeContractor’s Certificate of Accreditation! SafeContractor gives businesses the peace of mind that we are compliant with health and safety to a set level of standards.

First awarded in March 2013, Ritec has committed to year-on-year improvement not only within our factory and offices, but also interaction with our customers. Additionally, through SafeContractor, Ritec have been compliant with SafePQQ PAS91 over the past few years. This certification covers standards across many topics including quality management, the environment and equality.

So a great job done by all of the Ritec team!

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