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Ritec International Ltd.

15 Compass West Estate, West Road, N17 0XL London
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 20 83448210
Fax +44 20 83448211

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.11  Auxiliary products
  • 02.11.08  Chemicals
  •  Chemical protection material for glass
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.02  Processed glass
  • 03.02.07  Other coated types of glass

Other coated types of glass

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.05  Other glasses
  • 03.05.08  Other types of special glass

Other types of special glass

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.09  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.09.05  Glass finishing
  •  Surface Finishing Technology/Print
  •  Other surface coating materials

Other surface coating materials

Our products

Product category: Chemical protection material for glass

ClearShield® protection on the surface of glass in windows, conservatories and rooflights

The award-winning durable ClearShield® protection on the surface of glass in windows, conservatories and rooflights:
Saves cleaning time, as it is always easier to clean and keep clean
Ensures cleaner glass without the pain, as stubborn deposits are more easily removed
Maintains ‘as-new’ pristine appearance, as it resists staining and discolouration
Tree sap, bird lime and atmospheric pollution spoil the look of unprotected glass and easily stains the surface. Cleaning the build-up of dirt is very difficult, if not impossible. Unclean glass spoils the general appearance.
ClearShield Eco-Glass™ ensures that glass in windows, conservatories and rooflights remains as clean and bright as the day it was installed, giving optimal clarity with the least possible effort.

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Product category: Chemical protection material for glass

‘non-stick’ ClearShield® protection

Get smear and germ-resistant glass splashbacks thanks to award-winning durable, ‘non-stick’ ClearShield® protection!

Saves cleaning time, as it is always easier to clean and keep clean
Resists staining from fat and food residue 
Stop smear marks that appear after cleaning 
97% less bacteria

ClearShield Eco-Glass™ ensures that glass splashbacks remain pristine with reduced effort as well as promoting a cleaner environment. ClearShield® is independently proven by the UK Public Health Laboratory to keep glass hygienically clean by reducing bacterial growth.
ClearShield® protection works great on glass worktops too as it meets European Union (EU) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for direct contact with all types of food, as confirmed by an independent laboratory accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

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Product category: Other types of special glass

ClearShield Eco-Glass™

The benefits of ClearShield Eco-Glass™ go far beyond its easy-to-clean properties. It protects the glass surface from damage caused by corrosion, weathering and chemical contamination.

For architects, building contractors, building owners and facilities managers, ClearShield Eco-Glass™ gives the following benefits:
Protects glass during construction, reducing construction costs and delays
Helps to handover completed glass façade buildings in pristine appearance
Keeps glass looking like new, maintaining its clean and sparkling appearance
Reduces maintenance and increases satisfaction of tenants and occupiers
Specifying ClearShield® contributes to the ‘Green Building’ initiative by significantly reducing the use of water and harsh cleaning chemicals

During Construction:
Building contractors face the problem of concrete splatter, cement dust and slurry and other types of alkaline construction materials damaging and corroding the surface of glass on building sites.
ClearShield Eco-Glass™ helps to reduce:
remedial work and costly replacement for glass surface damage
costs from unsatisfactory final builder’s clean or call-backs
delayed certification on glazing handover

After Construction:
Inevitably, unprotected glass becomes contaminated over time, ruining a building’s appearance. Typical contaminants include concrete and silicone run-off, traffic fumes, tree sap and bird lime.
The result is costly and difficult cleaning. With ClearShield Eco-Glass™ however, this means:
less use of access equipment to maintain the glass
increased effectiveness and reduced frequency of window washing
glass stays cleaner for longer

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About us

Company details

"Our aim is to develop and market internationally ‘non-stick’ surface technologies for application to new and existing surfaces."
The story of ClearShield® began in 1981, when Stephen and Karen Byers investigated the potential for low-maintenance glass. They subsequently acquired rights to new technology for glass surface protection. Extensive research and improvements to the original formula followed, and the technology was branded 'ClearShield'.
In 1987, Ritec International Ltd was formed by Stephen and Karen Byers. For over 37 years, the company developed the market for glass surface protection in the flat glass industry, effectively leading the industry and gaining immense field experience with its high quality technology, the ClearShield System™.
Ritec’s ClearShield® 'non-stick' glass has gained wide recognition and acceptance in the processing of glass as the industry and end-users of glass have become increasingly aware of the need to protect glass so that it keeps its promise of clarity, visibility and cleanliness over time.
Committed to product development and innovation, Ritec has not only built on its expertise for the protection of glass but also developed a fully integrated system for the renovation, protection and maintenance of glass. Its range of quality products provides solutions to all glass users, whether applied in the factory or on-site.
The latest development is the ClearShield Eco-System™ which is powered by the next generation ClearShield® that incorporates further improvements in performance and durability.
Today, hundreds of glass processors and fabricators worldwide enjoy the benefits of the ClearShield Eco-System™ in a wide range of applications including architectural, decorative, shower enclosure, marine, railway and residential glass.
The performance of multi- award-winning ClearShield® is now well recognised by the industry, and has proven results based not only on laboratory tests but more importantly on years of experience.
Because of the worldwide demand for surface protection technologies, Ritec has an extensive network of marketing partners globally offering Ritec products.
Ritec’s expertise has allowed the company to develop technologies for the renovation, protection and maintenance of other surfaces. This includes the Ritecoat System™ for metals and powder coat surfaces, the VoltShield System™ for ceramic electrical insulators, SE-550 Silicone Eater and Ritepolish, a versatile surface cleaner.

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