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.”