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The ClearShield Eco-System™

All rounded Surface Protection

The first and only ‘Non-Stick’, multi-functional glass surface protection, proven in durability for all types of glass – exterior or interior, new and old – in all types of installations and climates.

Super Green
Performance

The first and only glass with ‘super-green’ performance – cutting half the energy requirements and carbon footprints for routine glass washing, enhancing day-lighting in buildings and improving hygiene where health standards are paramount.

Three Way
Guarantee

The first and only glazing component with a three-way guarantee covering performance, added value and profit at each step of the glass supply chain; specifier, processors, fabricators, contractors, installers, building owner/managers, end users.

GLASS RENOVATION

Bring glass back to a pristine, ‘as-new’ appearance

GLASS RENOVATION

Bring glass back to a pristine, ‘as-new’ appearance

Industry Standards Service

Industry Standards Service

As a norm, not many cleaning service or building maintenance management are aware of the concept of Glass Renovation. When regular cleaning is no longer effective to remove deposits and staining, Glass Renovation is the ideal solution for exterior glass surfaces that have been heavily contaminated and stained. Harsh and abrasive cleaning chemicals or methods damage glass surface inevitably.

Problems Created

Problems Created

The build-up of contaminants on unprotected glass causes many problems and will chemically bond, corrode and erode the surface.

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

Renovates glass heavily stained/discoloured by both organic & inorganic contaminated, without harsh or abrasive methods. Brings glass back to a pristine, ‘as-new’ appearance.

GLASS PROTECTION

Retains the ‘as-new’ appearance of glass

GLASS PROTECTION

Retains the ‘as-new’ appearance of glass

Industry Standards Service

Industry Standards Service

Building contractors often 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. Additionally, as unprotected glass ages, it loses its sheen and gives the building a dull look. This leads to frequent building surface maintenance intervals.

Problems Created

Problems Created

Remedial work and replacement for glass surface damage can be costly, and cause lengthy delayed certification on glazing handover. Upon which, frequent building surface maintenance is not only costly, but can prove to be rather ineffective in the long term. Through organic and inorganic build up on the surface, it becomes much harder to remove the stains.

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

For glass already contaminated during or after construction, our onsite team can renovate contaminated glass to its original ‘as-new’ appearance and provide effective protection from future contamination. Immediately after renovation, the glass surface is sealed and protected by ClearShield®?. Upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass™, working like ‘non-stick’ cookware, ClearShield Eco-Glass™ looks newer for longer, reduces maintenance costs and increases satisfaction.

GLASS MAINTENANCE

Keeps glass look and performing like new for life

GLASS MAINTENANCE

Keeps glass look and performing like new for life

Industry Standards Service

Industry Standards Service

Unprotected surface of the glass is not completely smooth and glass surface is Hydrophilic. Just as metal rusts, unprotected glass is subjected to a corrosion process caused by reactions between the glass surface and gasses in the atmosphere. It is commonly associated with moisture or vapour attack through condensation, or reaction with an alkaline solution. As a result, glass easily becomes stained and discolored, difficult to see through and difficult to clean and keep clean.

Problems Created

Problems Created

Unprotected glass easily becomes stained and discolored. This leads to difficult maintenance, poor visibility, reduced light transmission and a degraded appearance. Over time subjected to a corrosion process that will make its surface rougher and therefore its damage greater, in some cases irreversibly.

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

When ordinary glass is converted into ClearShield Eco-Glass™, it will reduce by 50% on average the frequency of site visits for routine washing of glass – cutting energy requirements, emissions and carbon footprints by equally large amounts and making the glass “green” in performance.

‘How is ClearShield going to save me money?’

The ClearShield Eco-System™ helps glass maintain its original light transmittance (t-Value), reduces energy requirements, operating costs and environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions by half, makes glass “green” in performance.

‘How is ClearShield going to save me money?’

The ClearShield Eco-System™ helps glass maintain its original light transmittance (t-Value), reduces energy requirements, operating costs and environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions by half, makes glass “green” in performance.

‘How is ClearShield going to save me money?’

The ClearShield Eco-System™ helps glass maintain its original light transmittance (t-Value), reduces energy requirements, operating costs and environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions by half, makes glass “green” in performance.

YOUR INVESTMENT

Industry standards require building maintenance to clean ordinary unprotected glass facade twice yearly.

In Singapore, the estimated cleaning costs could amount to as high as S$40,000 for a medium sized building that has a glass surface area of 8000 sqm. This works out to be $80,000 per annum, and an astromical $800,000 over a decade.

With the ClearShield Eco-System™, the required frequency is halved; hence cleaning is only require once a year. In addition, they can be easily re-applied when the protection starts to degrade. In this way, protection is provided for the life of the glass.
Comparing to the costly glass replacement, ClearShield Eco-System™ is the ideal and effective solution when frequent & intensive cleaning no more help.

Let these comparison figures speak for themselves.

ClearShield Ordinary Glass Surface Running Cost
ClearShield Glass Surface Running Cost
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CapitaGreen

Market Street, Singapore

Year: 2014

21,000m² Treated Glass

Situation

With the double skin facade high performance glass next to planter areas will be exposed to higher humidity and wet surroundings. The unprotected glass surface will subject to higher water and moisture attack. Glass in contact with water enters into a series of complex chemical reactions which result in alkaline solutions. Water alone can damage the surface of glass. Certain types of hard water, for instance, may leave harmful deposits if allowed to dry on glass surfaces.

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

ClearShield Eco-System™ was a part of green features for the project. It provided long term glass protection to the double-skin high performance glass in the planter areas. A challenging site application was done before the project handover.

Treated with ClearShield Eco-System™, the glass is low-maintenance (Low-M), always easier to clean and keep clean, resists both organic and inorganic substances that chemically bond to the glass, maintaining its original light transmission, clarity and clean ability.

Results

To the building maintenance this means the double skin high performance glass in the planter areas is always much easier to clean and keep clean, and resists staining, maintaining visibility, clarity & appearance. This reduced the cleaning cycle by at least 50%, saving not only money, time, and effort, but also minimised their corporate carbon footprint.

WTC II

Jakarta, Indonesia

Year: 2012

34,500m² Treated Glass

Situation

30-storey building with more than 57,000 square metres of Grade A office space. Designed by Aedas, an award-winning British architectural firm, constructed by Balfour Beatty Sakti Indonesia, a joint venture between CCM and Balfour Beatty of the UK, which together with Hongkong Land represents a unique partnership between Indonesian and UK companies.

The ClearShield Eco-System™ Solution

Approximately 34,500m² of glass was treated with ClearShield® in the factory prior to installation. This meant any harsh inorganic contaminants on the glass, such as concrete splatter and cement dust, was easier to remove during construction. Therefore ClearShield® reduced potential costly delays during construction and provided a significantly lower-cost alternative to replacing the glass due to surface damage.

Results

The WTC II officially opened in 2012. It was awarded the Building and Construction Authority Green Mark – a meaningful distinction of environmentally responsible buildings, brought forth by a reduction in water and energy bills, of which ClearShield® are proud to have contributed towards this achievement.

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Other Applications of ClearShield

Shower Glass

Aqata Celebrates 15 years Partnership with Ritec International

Leading Shower Design Company Aqata are celebrating 15 years of working with Ritec international. Aqata now applies the new ClearShield Eco-System™ as standard to all their shower screens and enclosures.
For Aqata customers this means shower glass will:

  • Resists staining from hard water deposits
  • Save time and effort and is always easier to clean and keep clean
  • Keeps your shower looking like new for longer
  • Eco-friendly for a more hygienic environment
  • Does not support growth of bacteria and creates a more hygenic environment

Jayne Barnes, Managing Director of Aqata says,

“With nearly 30 years’ experience in the bathroom industry, designing and manufacturing luxury shower enclosures and showering products, the Aqata brand is synonymous with quality, innovation and superb design – values shared by our partners Ritec International. We look forward to the next 15 years of working together to achieve the highest standard of design and technical Innovation in the shower glass market.”

Marine Glass

A Glass Act from Ritec as Queen Launches Sparkling New Super Liner

The largest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet, Britannia, has set sail with its extensive glass elements protected from the harsh effects of the marine environment thanks to Ritec Marine Services, a subsidiary of Ritec International Ltd. The £473m ship, launched by the Queen in March, is the latest in a long list of cruise ships to be treated with the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™ which upgrades the glass to ClearShield Eco-Glass™ that provides protection from sea spray and other corrosive elements.

Moisture, Alkalinity and Dirt (MAD) can easily cause marine glass, exterior or interior, to become problem Glass. Unless glass is protected against MAD, it can easily break these promises before, during or after installation – with serious consequences for all. ClearShield’s proven formulation chemically bonds with the glass and becomes an integral part of the surface, working like ‘non-stick’ cookware. ClearShield® creates a durable and transparent barrier, which is chemically inert, non-hazardous and UV stable. Her Majesty the Queen christened the ship in Southampton and praised its sophistication, modern design and use of glass. This is not the company’s first Royal seal of approval, Ritec also recently treated the Royal Princess Cruise liner and previously won the Prince of Wales Award for Innovation.

Decorative Glass

Top Jeweller in Budapest Enhances Glittering with ClearShield Eco-System™

Local glass construction specialist, Alba Brothers, designed and installed the glass for the new jewellers in the heart of Hungary’s capital city. As licensed applicators, Alba used the ClearShield Eco-System™ to upgrade internal & external glass to make them ‘non-stick’ and easy to clean, so they stay looking like new for longer and with significantly less maintenance.

The project demonstrates the System’s versatility for application onto internal and external glass both in the factory or in-situ to glass already installed. Sandblasted surfaces and deep sandblasted logos on the glass door were upgraded to ClearShield Low-M®(Low-Maintenance) Glass in Alba Brothers’ factory before being installed. The existing store’s glass entrance portal was upgraded to ClearShield Low-M® Glass in-situ following a specialist renovation process. Glass cabinets inside the store were also upgraded in-situ to provide an effective barrier against unsightly finger marks from frequent handling by staff and customers, and keep the glass quick and easier to clean.

The owner of the new diamond store is delighted with the results, says Zoltan Csizmadia of Alba Brothers,

“Unprotected glass in his other outlets requires monthly maintenance, while the ClearShield Low-M Glass in the new store only needs cleaning every three months to keep it in pristine condition, which is a major saving in time and cost.”

Cleaner Splashback

Go-Glass Achieves Great Success with ClearShield Eco-System™

24th September 2014 – Leading decorative and architectural glass manufacturer Go-Glass in Cambridge have reported substantial sales growth thanks to the new ClearShield Eco-System™? launched in the UK by Ritec International earlier this year. Go-Glass are strong proponents of ClearShield Eco-Glass™, with their customers raving about the easy-clean, ‘non-stick’, sparkling and anti-microbial qualities.?

The ClearShield Eco-System™ upgrades ordinary glass Splashbacks to ClearShield Eco-Glass™? a low-maintenance, anti-microbial surface.

  • Saves cleaning time and effort
  • Resists staining from fat and food residue
  • Stop smear marks that appear after cleaning
  • 97% less bacteria

Sales and Marketing Director, Tracy Saunders, says,

“We have a commitment to provide top quality customer service and this is reflected in the number of repeat customers we have. We are happy to work with our customers to meet tight deadlines and budgets and enjoy the challenge of projects that other companies are unwilling or unable to!”

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Our Value Proposition

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