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. 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 many decades, 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 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 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 Systems Australia is part of Ritec International’s global network for the distribution and application of its unique systems. Throughout the country, many fully-trained applicators are ready to provide 'non-stick' solutions to glass and other surfaces.

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, Silicone Eater and Ritepolish, a versatile surface cleaner.

 
Our Global Network

Our Global Network

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

If you would like to find your local applicator, click here or contact Ritec International in the UK directly by clicking here.

 

Ritec International's Certifications

ISO 9001:2015

Quality Management Systems

ISO 14001:2015

Environmental Management Systems

SafeContractor

 

Achille UVDB

 

 

Ritec International's Awards

 

G15 Commercial Project of the Year
Finalist

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

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 Centre
British G-Awards 2015

Surface Treatment Product of the Year
Winner

ClearShield®
US Glass 2013

G13 Environmental Initiative of the Year
Finalist

The ClearShield Eco-System™
British G-Awards 2013

Working Neighbourhood Fund Export
Winner

Ritec International Ltd
Enterprise Enfield 2010

Best Entrant from
a Business

Runner-Up

Ritec International Ltd
Enfield Innovators Competition 2009

G09 Glass Company
of the Year

Winner

Ritec International Ltd
British G-Awards 2009

Innovative Business
of the Year

Runner-Up

Ritec International Ltd
Enterprise Enfield 2008

Best New Technology
3rd Place

ClearShield®
US Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) 2008

G05 Specialist of the Year Winner

Ritec International Ltd
British G-Awards 2005




Product of the Year
Voted #1

ClearShield®
US Glass 2002

Millennium Products
Winner

ClearShield System™
British Design Council 2000

Daily Mail Blue Ribbon
Winner

ClearShield®
London Ideal Home Exhibition 1987

Prince of Wales Award
for Industrial Innovation and Production

Winner

ClearShield®
British Engineering Council 1987

Ritec Systems Australia

T: +44 20 8344 8210


Ritec International Ltd

Registered Office: 15 Compass West Estate, West Road, London N17 0XL, UK

Registered in England & Wales registration number 2106699

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