About ClearShield Technologies

ABOUT US

"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 in the UK. 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 Limited was formed in the UK by Stephen and Karen Byers. For almost 40 years, they 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 Ritec 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 Ritec 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 Ritec ClearShield Eco-System® in a wide range of applications including architectural, decorative, shower screen, marine, rail transport and residential glass.


The performance of Ritec ClearShield® is now well recognized 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. ClearShield Technologies, LLC, based in Chicago, is a subsidiary of Ritec International Ltd in the UK. ClearShield Technologies covers the USA and Canada.
 

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, plastics and powder coat surfaces, the VoltShield System™ for glass and ceramic electrical insulators, SE-550 Silicone Eater and Ritepolish, a versatile surface cleaner particularly effective in removing suction cup marks.

The Ritec Global Network

OUR GLOBAL NETWORK

Ritec International has an extensive network of distributors throughout the world. Ritec can supply products and support locally to many countries (represented by the green areas in the map above).

If you are not based in the USA or Canada, find your local Ritec International representative by clicking here or contact Ritec International in the UK directly by clicking here.

RITEC INTERNATIONAL'S CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015

Quality Management Systems

ISO14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

Environmental Management Systems

Safecontractor Approved

SafeContractor

 

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AWARDS

G15 Commercial Project of the Year Finalist

G15 Commercial Project of the Year
Finalist

P&O Cruises MV Britannia Cruise Liner
British G-Awards 2015

Big Innovation Pitch 2015 Finalist

The Big Innovation Pitch

Finalist

The ClearShield Eco-System™
Ecobuild 2015


G14 Training & Development Initiative of the Year
Finalist

Ritec International Remote Training & Technical Support Center
British G-Awards 2015

G14 Training and Development Initiative of the Year Finalist
US Glass 2013 Surface Treatment Product of the Year

Surface Treatment Product of the Year Winner

ClearShield®
US Glass 2013


G13 Environmental Initiative if the Year Finalist

G13 Environmental Initiative of the Year
Finalist

The ClearShield Eco-System™
British G-Awards 2013

Enfield Council Enterprise Enfield Workig Neighbourhood Fund Export Winner

Working Neighbourhood Fund Export
Winner

Ritec International Ltd
Enterprise Enfield 2010

Enfield Council Best Entrant From a Business Runner-Up

Best Entrant from
a Business

Runner-Up

Ritec International Ltd
Enfield Innovators Competition 2009

G09 Glass Company of the Year Winner

G09 Glass Company
of the Year

Winner

Ritec International Ltd
British G-Awards 2009

Barclays Enterprise Enfield 2008 Innovative Business of the Year Runner-Up

Innovative Business
of the Year

Runner-Up

Ritec International Ltd
Enterprise Enfield 2008

ARA Awards and Recognition Association 2008 Best New Technology 3rd Place

Best New Technology
3rd Place

ClearShield®
US Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) 2008

G05 Specialist of the Year Award Winner

G05 Specialist of the Year Winner

Ritec International Ltd
British G-Awards 2005




US Glass 2002 Product of the Year Voted Number 1

Product of the Year
Voted #1

ClearShield®
US Glass 2002

Millennium Products Winner

Millennium Products
Winner

ClearShield System™
British Design Council 2000

Daily Mail  Blue Ribbon Winner 1987

Daily Mail Blue Ribbon
Winner

ClearShield®
London Ideal Home Exhibition 1987

Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation and Production 1987 Winner

Prince of Wales Award
for Industrial Innovation and Production

Winner

ClearShield®
British Engineering Council 1987