Ritec’s Hotelship is back!

Glasstec, the world’s largest and most international trade fair for the glass industry, is back later this year. And that can only mean one thing; Ritec’s Hotelship, the Da Vinci, is back as well! The hotelship will be moored in the centre of Düsseldorf close to Altstadt (Old town) from Monday 20th to Friday 24th October, with free coaches in the mornings to take you directly to the show. The hotelship package also offers discounted Glasstec visitor admission tickets, yet another reason to join Ritec on the first class Da Vinci!

Book by calling our event partner Baxter Hoare on 0207 407 5492 emailing events@baxterhoare.com



Go-Glass Choose Ritec’s New ClearShield Eco-System™ for Prestigious New London Restaurant Project

Leading glass and mirror manufacturer, Go-Glass, chose Ritec’s new ClearShield Eco-System™ to protect and maintain its latest decorative glass commission for the London edition of the Balthazar Restaurant.

This second Balthazar restaurant was recently launched to great critical acclaim in Covent Garden and again features stunning glass ‘Art Deco’ style interiors which are synonymous with the brand.

Having used Ritec’s ‘non-stick’ glass surface treatment for many years, Go-Glass applied the ClearShield® easy-clean treatment on to the special acoustic laminated glass, in which they had etched a sandblasted border design, in their own factory.

Ordinary glass treated with the ClearShield Eco-System™ is upgraded to ClearShield Eco-Glass™, resulting in a higher quality of glass with excellent clarity. The restaurant’s glass will also hold a pristine appearance for longer and will always be easier to clean, providing low maintenance cost savings for the restaurant. In addition, ClearShield Eco-Glass™ is more hygienic thanks to its anti-microbial properties. Meeting direct food contact test requirements of the EU and the USA Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the anti-microbial properties significantly reduce the accumulation of bacteria, viruses and fungi and it is therefore ideal for commercial and private kitchens.

Tracy Saunders, Director of Go-Glass, says: “We have been using ClearShield® on our sandblasted glass for more than 12 years and have always been delighted with the results.  In an environment such as this busy restaurant we needed to be confident that the product we supplied would be hard wearing and retain its pristine appearance.  Go-Glass have signed up to the Ritec ‘Good Glass Campaign’ and actively endorse the use of ClearShield® on glass showers, splash-backs and all sandblasted glass the company supplies.”

Stephen Byers, Managing Director of Ritec International, states: “We are delighted that Go-Glass has again chosen the ClearShield Eco-System™ to protect and maintain the glass supplied on this striking new project. This really is a product that adds considerable value at every step of the supply chain.”

Ritec Finalists for Environmental Initiative of the Year at G13 Awards


Ritec International is delighted to announce that they are finalists for the G13 Environmental Initiative of the Year Award with their ClearShield Eco-System™. The new System has been recognised by the Award Judges for its ‘green benefits’ that  apply to all types of glass, exterior and interior, and include –

–      Energy savings for routine glass maintenance reduces by 50% on average the energy  requirements for routine glass washing including transportation to site,  operation of access equipment, production of cleaning materials and consumption  of water;

 –      Reduced carbon footprint – by reducing energy requirements, ClearShield® also reduces by 50% on average the climate-changing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases;

–      Enhanced day-lighting – by maintaining the original light transmission of glass.

In addition, the System can renovate glass to its original state which reduces the environment impact of replacing the glass with a new product.

This latest award nomination comes hot on the heels of the company being awarded the ISO 14001 standard. This is accepted internationally and accredits Ritec as having an effective environmental management system in place within its business. This International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact; and is achieved with the commitment of the company as a whole.

We are blogging away!

Hello from the team from RITEC UK. After finding out what we have been missing and in response to customer requests, we are joining the conversation online. We will be blogging our thoughts and ideas, sharing 160 characters on twitter, linking up on LinkedIn and facing up to the fact that we need to be on facebook. Oh and we are not going to forget the soon to be the most massive social network on the planet – Google+.

So to start with – here we are!

You can also join us on twitter under the following handles – @ritecuk, @clearshield_eco, @ritecoat and @voltshielduk.

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