Ritec Launch New Disinfect-All™: A Bug’s Worst Enemy!

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Keeping surfaces clean and hygienic is of course important for your health. Introducing new Ritec Disinfect-All™, a powerful all-in-one general cleaner and disinfectant to help you do just that!

Disinfect-All™ is so powerful that it kills MRSA, HIV Virus, Hepatitis B and C, C. Difficile and many other types of viruses and bacteria.

Highly versatile Disinfect-All™ works on most surfaces, including glass, metal, plastic, flooring, rubber and even upholstery. Disinfect-All™ also works on Ritec ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass®*.

  • Better cleanliness and hygiene
  • Eliminates unpleasant odours
  • Non-flammable, not classified as hazardous
  • Pleasant, long-lasting fragrance

In short, Disinfect-All™ is ideal for most hard and soft surfaces in domestic, commercial and industrial applications, including floors, wall panels, washbasins, toilets and urinals.

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Disinfect-All™ is now available from our secure online store www.clearshield.biz for UK and Ireland residents in 500ml handy trigger spray bottles and economical 300ml concentrate refill packs (when diluted this will give you 1 litre of Disinfect-All™).

Stay clean, hygienic and healthy!

*If you have a shower protected with ClearShield®, you will still need to use Ritec’s specialist After-Care for Shower Glass to maintain your  shower warranty.

Coastal Balustrade Glass Renovated and Protected Thanks to ClearShield Eco-System®!

ClearShield SA, Ritec International’s Official Marketing Partner for South Africa treated glass in Buffalo Bay on the country’s southern coast.

ClearShield SA specialises in using the ClearShield Eco-System® – for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass – to upgrade ordinary, unprotected glass on-site. In this case, they initially treated 125m2 of ordinary, unprotected balustrade glass on a new property, upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass®.

Facing directly into the prevalent south-easterly wind, the original, unprotected glass in this home took a beating from aggressive salt spray carried by high winds. This resulted in an undesired sandblasted appearance, and quickly lost its clarity and shine.

The owners called ClearShield SA to treat the balustrade glass as a trial, prior to treating the many sliding doors and windows of this double storey home in paradise. The final results were amazing!

So thanks to the unique ClearShield Eco-System®, the treated glass looks as good as new. It will also resist future dirt and discolouration plus it will be easier to clean and keep clean. With so many benefits, specifying ClearShield® protection makes complete sense, particularly for glass situated in coastal areas.

With an excellent reputation for customer care, ClearShield SA will closely monitor the efficacy of the durable ClearShield® treatment in this very difficult environment.

For more information about ClearShield SA, please visit www.clearshield.co.za. For more information about Ritec and the ClearShield Eco-System®, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

Raipur Hospital Façade Renovated and Protected with ClearShield Eco-System®

Roshnak Surface Care Systems – the official Marketing Partner of Ritec International Limited for India – recently renovated and protected glass at M.R. Bhagwat Memorial Hospital in Raipur City.

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Over the last ten years, the façade became badly stained, including marks from cement and silicone. This became impossible to remove using conventional cleaning methods. But thanks to Ritec’s award-winning ClearShield Eco-System® – for glass renovation, protection and maintenance – a highly cost-effective solution was found.

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The System removed the cement and silicone marks, even though they had bonded to the surface for many years. The glass was renovated to an ‘as-new’ appearance by Roshnak before they applied the unique ClearShield® surface treatment. After this application, the glass became ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass® that is expected to look pristine even after 10 years with reduced maintenance. ClearShield Eco-Glass® resists staining and discolouration, is always easier to clean and keep clean and typically halves the frequency of cleaning.

The ClearShield Eco-System® can help save considerable amounts of time and money as the glass is renovated in situ and not replaced. And as a bonus, thanks to ClearShield’s independently proven anti-microbial properties, the newly-treated glass also resists the growth and adhesion of bacteria to help maintain a more hygienic environment, which is of course paramount for a hospital.

Roshnak Renovates Beautiful Bungalows in Raipur, India

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Roshnak Surface Care Systems – the official Marketing Partner of Ritec International Limited for India – recently took over a project in Raipur for a private property development consisting of four bungalows. This project included the renovation and the protection of up to 560m² (6,000ft²) glass with the ClearShield Eco-System®.

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The ClearShield Eco-System® was developed to upgrade ordinary glass into ‘non-stick’, easy-clean glass, transforming it into ClearShield Eco-Glass®. This special type of glass is proven to resist staining and discolouration, is always easier to clean and keep clean and looks like new for longer.

The application was carried out in-situ on the glass windows, railings, shower cubicles and each of the four 75m² (800ft²) glass gazebos situated at the terrace of these bungalows. Inspired by Spanish-style courtyards, this beautiful collection of properties was conceived, planned and developed by Mr. Manish Taori, who heads one of the most renowned architectural teams in Central India that had already worked on some large scale projects.

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Mr. Ashish Agarwal, owner of these bungalows, said: “From the start, while discussing ideas with Manish, I was clear about wanting huge glass façades and shower enclosures. We also managed to include glass gazebos on the terrace which everyone in the family loves. On the recommendation of Manish, we met with Raunak [Head of Business Development at Roshnak Surface Care Systems] and after experiencing the demo, immediately decided to go ahead with protecting all our glass with ClearShield. I must say not only have the glass become easy to clean but there is no visible scale on any of the glass. I highly recommend this product to anyone with a lot of glass at their home.”

ClearShield® Rescues Coastal Property!


NEWSFLASH – ClearShield SA (South Africa), Ritec International’s Official Marketing Partner for that region, recently renovated and protected glass in a beautiful property in Herolds Bay, Western Cape province.

Some 48m2 of glass was sea facing, causing a severe problem for the client as the glass would easily become corroded, losing its sparkling appearance and was impossible to clean effectively.

ClearShield SA came to the rescue! With the proven ClearShield Eco-System®, they renovated the badly corroded glass to its original ‘as-new’ appearance before applying the durable ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield® protection. Glass specially treated with the ClearShield Eco-System® becomes ClearShield Eco-Glass® that resists staining, even from the aggressive coastal environment, and cleaning time and effort are noticeably reduced. The result? An absolutely delighted customer!

For more information about ClearShield SA, please visit www.clearshield.co.za. For more information about Ritec and the ClearShield Eco-System®, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

ClearShield® Expands to Egypt in New Partnership!

It gives Ritec immense pleasure to introduce our latest official Marketing Partner, Five Stars Trading Co. – Egypt, based in Giza. They will be the first ever company to officially introduce the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System® – for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass – to Egypt.

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Stephen Byers (Ritec Managing Director) and  Ahmad Saafan (Five Stars Trading Co. – Egypt CEO & Founder)
With over 20 years of knowledge and experience in the glass business, Five Stars Trading will be a huge asset in increasing the awareness of Ritec’s ‘non-stick’ easy-clean solutions in the region.

Ahmad Saafan, CEO & Founder, and Wael Fahmy, Business Development Director, visited Ritec in London recently for application and commercial training. They are now fully equipped to represent Ritec International in Egypt.

We look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship!

For more information on Five Stars Trading Co. – Egypt, please visit www.5stars-trading.com.

Ritec Services Shows Us ‘How It’s Done’ in TV Show!

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Ritec Services, Ritec International’s subsidiary based in the Netherlands, recently made an appearance in RTL Z’s ‘How It’s Done’ TV programme!

Experts in the on-site renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of powder coated, stainless steel and other surfaces, Ritec Services show how they can get them looking as good as new with the proven Ritecoat System™.

Stefan Roelands, Ritec Services’ General Manager, explains why surfaces degrade and demonstrates the solution on-site. You will be amazed at what can be achieved!

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Ritec Services use The Ritecoat System™ for surfaces such as metals and plastics, and also the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™ for the renovation, protection and maintenance of glass with similarly astonishing results.

The use of the Ritecoat System™ and ClearShield Eco-System® to renovate existing surfaces, rather than having them replaced, is better for the environment and significantly saves time and expense.

For more information about Ritec Services in the Netherlands, visit www.ritecservices.com. To find out more about Ritec International Limited, the UK-based parent company of Ritec Services, please visit www.ritec.co.uk.

OverflateXperten Renovates and Protects Glass on North Sea Oil Rig with ClearShield Eco-System®!

OverflateXperten in Norway is Ritec’s official Marketing Partner in the region. They possess a lot of experience renovating and protecting glass on-site, and are specialists with glass on oil rigs and platforms in the North Sea.

One area where glass has to be maintained properly is located in the driller’s cabin. The visibility of this glass is easily ruined as oil and mud will inevitably contaminate it. Additionally, harsh cleaning products and the aggressive sea environment itself will accelerate glass corrosion, again affecting visibility. Poor visibility can potentially result in accidents and therefore the operation risks being shut down by the Health & Safety Executive; shutting down an oil rig costs on average £75,000 / $100,000 a day.

The solution? The award-winning ClearShield Eco-System®. The System renovates, protects and maintains glass – even those exposed to harsh marine conditions – upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass®, making its surface ‘non-stick’ and easy-clean. This means the glass looks like new for longer, visibility is maximised and maintenance is significantly easier.

At Ekofisk Oil Field in the North Sea, this was a problem for a particular driller cabin. The glass was not maintained properly and the harsh environment resulted in it becoming virtually opaque. OverflateXperten were called in to renovate the glass to an ‘as-new’ appearance before protecting the glass with ClearShield® glass surface treatment. Thanks to ClearShield Eco-System® treatment, the glass was upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass®, so now the driller operator has maximum visibility, helping to avoid expensive shutdowns.

For more information about the many benefits of ClearShield® on offshore applications, please visit: www.ritec.co.uk/offshore.

Safety First at Ritec with RoSPA Membership!

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It gives Ritec International immense pleasure to announce we are now a member of RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Being a member of RoSPA gives Ritec access to more than a hundred years of experience in the field of safety and accident prevention, and the challenges faced within the manufacturing sector. It means we are able to access a wide range of specialist courses, audit and consultancy services designed to ensure that we manage our health and safety effectively.

So from our office workers to warehouse staff to on-site applicators, safety always comes first and RoSPA membership demonstrates Ritec’s commitment to the cause.

For more information about RoSPA, please visit http://www.rospa.com.

Ritec accredited Safecontractor for 7th year running, displaying commitment to Health & Safety!


Ritec International is very proud that it has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in Health & Safety for the seventh year running.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme that recognises very high standards in health and safety management among UK contractors. Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a stringent audit process that examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Companies that meet the high standard are included on a database which is only accessible online by registered users.

Ritec’s Production Manager and Health & Safety Officer Martin Burkett AIIRSM says: “Achieving Safecontractor accreditation for the seventh year clearly displays Ritec’s commitment to the health and safety not only for its employees, but its clients and the general public. As always, our staff demonstrate commitment to health & safety whether working on-site or within our production site. This accreditation validates that and was only achieved with the co-operation of the whole Ritec team. I am therefore pleased to say thank you to everyone involved.”

Ritec goes even further, comments Martin: “Where possible we will also pass on our knowledge to our network of subsidiaries, international partners and licensed applicators, helping them to produce suitable documentation, work in a safe manner and understand that their actions have wider implications.”