About Us

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 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.

 
The Ritec 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 a Ritec International representative near you, click here or contact Ritec International in the UK directly by clicking here.

 

Certifications

Accreds-ISO9001-2015-21.jpg
Accreds-ISO14001-2015-21.jpg
Certs19-SGBC.jpg
Certs19-Achilles.jpg

ISO 9001:2015
Quality Management Systems

ISO 14001:2015
Environmental Management Systems

Singapore Green Building Products

Achilles UVDB

Certs19-Safecontractor.jpg
Accreds-SafePQQ.jpg
Certs19-RoSPA.jpg
Certs19-Ariba.jpg

Safecontractor

SafePQQ

RoSPA Member

Ariba Network

 

Awards

Awards19-GBA19.jpg
Awards19-GGF.jpg
Awards19-GBA18.jpg
G15 Finalist

Best Innovation /

New Product Award

(East Zone)

Winner

Roshnak Surface Care Systems - ClearShield Eco-System®

4th Glass Bulletin Awards 2019

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Winner

The ClearShield Eco-System®
GGF Members' Day 2019

Best Innovation /

New Product Award

(East Zone)

Winner

Roshnak Surface Care Systems - ClearShield Eco-System®
3rd Glass Bulletin Awards 2018

G15 Commercial Project of the Year

Finalist

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

Awards19-BigPitch.jpg
Awards19-G14.jpg
Awards19-USGlass13.jpg
Awards19-G13.jpg

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 2014

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

Awards19-EnfCouncilEnfEnt.jpg
Awards19-Enfield Council.jpg
Awards19-G09.jpg
Awards19-Barclays Enfield Ent.jpg

Working Neighbourhood Fund

Export

Winner

Ritec International Ltd
Enterprise Enfield 2010

Best Entrant from a Business

Runner-Up

Ritec International Ltd

Enterprise Enfield 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

Awards19-ARA.jpg
Awards19-G05.jpg
Awards19-USGlass.jpg
Awards19-MillenniumProducts.jpg

Best NewTechnology

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

Awards19-BlueRibbon.jpg
Awards19-PoW.jpg

Daily Mail Blue Ribbon

Winner

ClearShield®
London Ideal Home Exhibition 1987

Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation & Production

Winner

ClearShield®
British Engineering Council 1987