Cleaning and Increase Profits with ClearShield
manufacturers, processors, fabricators and
artists can all reap numerous benefits by
providing ClearShield protection...
As an added value
service, ClearShield gives a competitive edge
and can boost profit margins and sales potential
by offering a high-quality, finished product
that stays looking like new for longer.
ClearShield glass surface protection System
provides resistance to dirt, staining and
discolouration. It is much easier to clean and
keep clean as a result. Decorative glass,
including sandblasted and acid etched-glass,
retains its intended pristine appearance that is
otherwise normally vulnerable to staining.
already reaping the benefits of being a fully-trained
ClearShield applicator is
specialists in sealed unit production and
decorative glass. The Kent-based company finds
ClearShield ideal for protecting the
glassworking techniques it offers, such as
sandblast finishes, acid-etching and hand-ground
backgrounds. The company's commissions range
from sandblasted retail display panels for a
leading London store to a glass staircase with
non-slip sandblasted treads. “We also produce
decorated glass panels for pubs, which are
subject to discolouration by tobacco smoke,"
says P&M Dabner's General Manager, John Bonney.
ClearShield protects against this kind of
contamination and cleaning time and frequency
are significantly reduced, which saves customers
time and money. "For us it is a system that is
easy to apply yet produces a higher quality of
glass. As an added option for our customers,
when combined with Ritec's recommended after-care
programme, ClearShield treated glass can look
and perform like new for many years," adds John.
in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire also uses
ClearShield to protect the stunning glass
features it creates for installations throughout
the UK and overseas. Recent projects include
sandblasted glass panels incorporating fused
glass bonded to the surface for Cherryfold
Community School, a junior school in Burnley.
The panels feature designs from the children's
paintings depicting the history of manufacturing
in the area and the notorious 17th century
witchcraft case in nearby Pendle. The glass was
treated with ClearShield Sandblast Glass Protect
– a version developed specially for sandblasted
Walmsley, Daedalian's Marketing Manager comments:
“Unprotected sandblasted glass soon becomes
finger-marked and is very difficult to clean.
Applying ClearShield Sandblast Protect
eliminates this problem and provides the added
value to the customer." Daedalian was equally
pleased with Ritec's back-up service.
Christopher continues: “It was excellent – easy
to order and dispatched the same day. Any
problems or spare parts for the applicator were
sorted by the next day."
features a proven polymer formulation that
chemically bonds to the glass surface,
converting it to Low-M (Low-Maintenance) Glass.
The application gives a 'non-stick' uniform
finish that is transparent, non-hazardous and UV
stable. The proven ClearShield protection is
durable and unlike a coating, will not peel,
crack or flake.
Low-M Glass can
be maintained without the need for harsh and
abrasive chemicals or cleaning methods, and
cleaning time and frequency can be reduced by up
to 50% by following simple maintenance
Summing up the
benefits of becoming a ClearShield applicator,
Stephen Byers, Ritec's Managing Director, says:
“With our comprehensive training, marketing
assistance and technical advice we can quickly
help companies to get up and running with the
System and add real value to their existing
products and service."