What Makes ClearShield™ Unique
Ritec’s ClearShield Eco-System™ for glass is the first and only technology with guaranteed performance and added value at every step of the glass supply chain – specifier, processor, fabricator, contractor, installer, end user.
Based on the following 10 key advantages, Ritec ClearShield™ has developed through actual field experience during more than 40 years a perceived value in each market sector of the flat glass industry. In addition, Ritec has, periodically, improved the proprietary chemical cross-linking system, inhibitors and stabilizers of ClearShield™, which together determine its performance and durability.
'Non-stick' – non-reactive after curing, working like 'non-stick' cookware – always much easier to clean and keep clean
Durable – resists attack by Moisture, Alkalinity and Dirt (‘MAD’), the main enemies of glass, maintaining the original visibility, clarity and cleanability
Strong performance – resistant to all types of dirt, organic (e.g. motor vehicle exhaust or traffic film, bird droppings, tree sap) and inorganic (e.g. hard water deposits, building run-off, metal oxides) – suitable for all types of glass, exterior and interior
Versatile – easily applied at any step in the glass supply chain – with opportunities for diversification and differentiation
Energy-saving and 'green' – reduces energy requirements for routine glass washing by 50% on average – for lower emissions and carbon footprints as well as savings in time, effort and money
Light-enhancing – maintains original light transmission and day-lighting – for improved productivity and well-being of building occupants
Anti-microbial – resistant to adhesion and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi – for applications where hygiene is paramount
Non-hazardous – not classified as flammable or toxic - for safe and easy application in factory or on-site
Tried and tested over extended periods of time under actual field conditions for all types of glass (new or old, exterior or interior) in all types of locations (urban, countryside, seaside) and in all types of environmental conditions (hot, cold, dry, humid, windy, sandy)
Part of a complete system – renovation, protection, maintenance – for solutions to 'Problem Glass' with opportunities for diversification and differentiation