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Food & Hygiene

Anti-bacteria - Food contact - Heat performance

Food & Hygiene Applications

The ClearShield Eco-System® is so versatile it can be used to protect glass and ceramic surfaces to make them easy-clean and stain-resistant...

  • where good hygiene is paramount, such as:-
    - medical facilities, e.g. hospitals and surgeries
    - laboratories

  • with direct or indirect food contact, such as:-
    - holloware
    - food counters and food preparation / processing areas
    - cooker hood glass
    - kitchen splashbacks

  • ovenware

  • glass oven doors and hobs

  • sneeze screens / guards

  • ‘Smart’ glass privacy screens

  • glass doors and partitions

  • glass surfaces in swimming pool areas, spas and sports centres

  • mirrors and glass furniture

ClearShield® Protection

ClearShield Eco-Glass® provides effective protection against staining and discolouration and adhesion of micro-organisms, such as bacteria and fungi. This makes it especially useful in hospitals, restaurants and food processing plants. 

ClearShield® meets European Union (EU) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for direct contact with all types of food, as confirmed by an independent laboratory accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Food & Hygiene Applications: Service

Hygiene Glass Case Studies

Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

ClearShield New Zealand, Ritec International’s Marketing Partner in the region, was approached by the hotel to discuss renovating and protecting glass bath and shower screens. This would be significantly cheaper, quicker and less disruptive than replacement. Additionally, ClearShield’s ability to resist bacteria (which viruses depend on to replicate) creates a more hygienic environment, a major benefit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Local fully-trained ClearShield® applicators, ClearShield Auckland, were contracted to carry out the job and upgraded over 430 bath and shower screens. Work started in December 2021 working under stringent Quarantine restrictions. Additional areas, such as the lift glass, the lift surround and restaurant glass were all treated, and all work was completed in time for the hotel’s re-opening in June 2022 when Covid restrictions in the country were more relaxed.

With all treated glass looking as good as new, this helped ensure guests felt safer in the post-lockdown period.

King's College

King's College

Cambridge, UK

Go Glass, an independent glass design company in Cambridge designed, produced and installed protective glass screens for King’s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

Go Glass were commissioned to design bespoke glass protection screens for this historic college, founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. Drawing on the experience of their Design Director and his team, and utilising specialist glass processes including UV bonding, Go Glass proudly supplied and installed these glass screens to the Porters’ Lodge. The screens incorporated the King’s College logo, etched onto Go Glass’s toughened ‘hygiene glass’.

Go Glass’s hygiene glass is powered by award-winning, ‘non-stick’ easy-clean Ritec ClearShield® glass surface treatment. Not only is treated glass easier to maintain and looks pristine for longer, it has been independently tested to resist the adhesion of bacteria. Porters’ Lodge staff and visitors are now adequately protected from each other, and any germs on the screens will not adhere to the surface, so are easily removed during cleaning. These measures help to promote a more hygienic environment.

Food & Hygiene Applications: Projects
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