The ClearShield Eco-System™ restores the beauty of a sandblasted glass roof!

Sandblasting can be used to create dramatic designs on glass, or just to transform its surface from transparent to opaque for privacy. However ordinary sandblasted glass easily and rapidly loses its visual appeal through staining, especially from fingermarks, if left unprotected. Maintenance becomes very difficult, if not impossible.

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This is especially the case when used outdoors on a flat surface. This beautiful home in Fulham experienced it first hand. Just a few months after installation, in spite of a regular cleaning regime, stains started appearing and the glass rapidly looked dirty no matter how many times it was washed. It had completely lost its beautiful visual appeal.

The ClearShield® protection is the ideal solution as it resists fingermarks and staining and maintains the intended beautiful appearance of decorative glass. In addition, sandblasted glass resembles the more desirable satin look of acid-etched glass.

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​ The award-winning durable ClearShield® protection on the surface of sandblasted glass:

  • resists fingermarks and other staining
  • is always easier to clean and keep clean
  • maintains visual appearance and intended design

ClearShield® is part of a fully integrated system for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass, also known as The ClearShield Eco-System™. Its unique renovation process effectively removes contaminants that have not yet etched the glass – both organic and inorganic – from its surface where regular cleaning is no longer effective. So when all else fails, renovation is the ideal solution for exterior and interior glass surfaces that have been heavily contaminated and stained.

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ClearShield® is the only technology that provides a smooth and uniform finish on the surface of sandblasted glass. It can be applied retrospectively on-site to glass already installed, or in the factory to new glass. So when buying or specifying sandblasted glass, do not forget to ask for the ClearShield® protection.

Please visit our website www.ritec.co.uk for more information, or contact our customer services department at info@ritec.co.uk.

Ritec continues its ISO 9001 and 14001 seals of approval!

July 3 2018 – Ritec International has once again been awarded ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015 – the international quality and environmental standards for a company’s management systems covering its products and services.

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With over 37 years of experience in the field, Ritec specialises in products and solutions for the renovation, ‘non-stick’, easy-clean protection and maintenance of glass, metal and plastic surfaces.

The company’s route to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification involved a thorough independent assessment of all internal systems, including production, sales order processing, purchasing, staff training, administration and after sales support. Ritec passed all aspects of it processes with flying colours.

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Achieving these coveted ISO standards bring many benefits to Ritec, its staff and its customers, says the company’s Production Manager, Martin Burkett AIIRSM (Associate of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management), who was responsible for overseeing the certifications: “Although our systems already met the required quality and management standard, the standards are also about continued improvement and highlighted areas where we could improve even further. For example, by detailing certain monitoring rather than just monitoring, this results in enhanced productivity, administration and our service to customers.”

ISOQAR Lead Auditor Ian Thomas added, “The organisation [Ritec] has established and maintained its management system in line with the requirements of the standards and therefore concluded that the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations should be continued.”

Martin further commented, “ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 are great achievements, however we will not be resting on our laurels and believe it’s important for an international organisation such as ours to seek ever higher standards. We’ll be ensuring that orders are met consistently, and to the correct specification, motivating our staff to work towards continued improvement for the benefit of our business and our customers.”

Visit http://www.ritec.co.uk for more information on Ritec International and its innovative systems for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass and other surfaces including metals and plastics.

Did you know … Ritec Services have protected an astounding 120,000m² of glass with ClearShield® on Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Since 2010, Ritec Services have protected an astounding 120,000m² of glass with ClearShield® on Norwegian Cruise Line ships, the equivalent of almost 30 football pitches! This includes all newly-built ships of the prestigious cruise line, seven in total.

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Highly-experienced applicators carry out a deep clean during the final phase of construction to remove all glue, paint, silicone sealants and mineral salts deposits, restoring the ‘as-new’ appearance of the glass. The glass is then protected by award-winning ClearShield® ‘non-stick’ glass technology to help ensure it remains that way for as long as possible.

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At sea, crew members spend less time cleaning glass (thanks to ClearShield’s easy-clean properties) and use less water doing so, and passengers can admire the amazing views.

For more information, please click here: www.ritec.co.uk/marine-vessels or contact us at info@ritec.co.uk.

Renovation and protection of glass at sea on cruise ship … dramatic result for clearer and cleaner views to passengers!

The Ritec team is applying the ClearShield® protection at sea onto windows in the Norwegian Bliss.

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The complete ClearShield Eco-System™ renovates glass stained by sea salts and protects it so it stays easier to clean and keep clean!

Find out more about the award-winning system at https://www.ritec.co.uk/marine-vessels or contact us at info@ritec.co.uk.

Better daylighting, cleanliness and clarity to enhance wellbeing with Ritec’s ClearShield Eco-System™ on the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau 2018!

Following on the huge interest received in 2016, Ritec International is back at Fensterbau to present the latest in its unique and complete system for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass. The company will be presenting new application equipment and solutions to increase productivity and profitability, complete and easy start up packages for glass fabricators and processors, and new business opportunities for installers with its ‘One Stop Solutions™’ concept in the home.

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The ClearShield Eco-System™ transforms all types of new or existing glass into a higher value product with low-maintenance performance. Working like ‘non-stick’ cookware, the ClearShield Eco-System™ upgrades unprotected glass into ClearShield Eco-Glass™, an easy clean and anti-microbial surface that maintains its ‘as-new’ sparkling appearance for much longer.

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The ClearShield® protection on the surface of glass in windows, conservatories, rooflights and glass roofs saves cleaning time, effort and cost, ensures cleaner glass without the pain, and maintains a pristine appearance! The award-winning protection also offers huge benefits on building façades, shower enclosures, splashbacks and sandblasted and other decorative glass.

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Glass fabricators and processors differentiate, add value to their product range and gain profits upgrading unprotected glass into ClearShield Eco-Glass™ with minimal start-up costs. The system avoids the cost of stocking a new type of glass; Ritec’s simple added-value packages enable unprotected glass to be upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass™ in the factory to almost all types of glass.

Keep Safe and Legal

ClearShield® remains the safest glass surface protection technology available in storage and usage as it is not classified as hazardous. A full range of application equipment caters for all levels of production. In addition, ClearShield® does not have a shelf-life, avoiding quality issues and unnecessary wasted material.

For installers, the Ritec One Stop Solutions™ concept presents new business opportunities for glass surface renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance on-site. Because the ClearShield Eco-System™ offers solutions for all glass in the home, external and internal, installers can also renovate and protect a client’s windows, patio doors, conservatories, solar panels, shower enclosures, kitchen splashbacks and balustrades.

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Ritec invites visitors to stand 4A-305 on the UK Pavilion to find out more about their products. In addition, Ritec’s Marketing Partners from the Netherlands and Germany – Ritec Services and Flextec GmbH respectively – will also be in attendance. Stephen Byers, Managing Director of Ritec International comments: “We look forward to establishing new relationships with Fensterbau Show visitors. If you are unable to come along to the exhibition but are interested in Ritec’s new and exciting developments, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to discuss them with you.”

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For more information on Ritec International, visit www.ritec.co.uk or email info@ritec.co.uk.

Newsflash … Ritec Services protects glass and stainless steel surfaces of Heerhugowaard City Hall in the Netherlands On-Site!

The Ritec Services team is happy to start the application of the ClearShield® protection onto 450m2 of glass and the Ritecoat® protection onto 81m2 of stainless steel to keep the City Hall building in Heerhugowaard looking pristine with minimal maintenance!

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The team of experienced experts is using the unique renovations processes of the ClearShield Eco-System™ for glass and of the Ritecoat System™ for metal and powder coated surfaces to deep clean / renovate the surfaces prior to the application of the durable protections on-site.

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Avoid costly replacement of glass, metal and powder coated surfaces on buildings with the Ritec Systems™ for the protection, renovation and maintenance of many surfaces. Visit our site http://www.ritec.co.uk contact us at info@ritec.co.uk for more information.