Ritec Celebrates Silver Anniversary at Glasstec 2006

Visitors to the Ritec stand at this year's Glasstec were greeted with a host of exciting new developments to mark the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary glass surface protection technology, ClearShield...

Pioneered by Stephen and Karen Byers in 1981, this milestone stands as a testament to the enduring success of this technology over the competition.

The company and its co-exhibitor Bohle ClearShield - Ritec's joint venture with Bohle AG - generated much interest and excitement among visitors from Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East.  Indeed, the company showed that even 25 years on, it is still dedicated to coming up with fresh ideas and innovations for a constantly changing and competitive marketplace.

The latest developments making their debut at the show included new applications for ClearShield such as solar panels, the ClearShield Sandblast Protect aerosol spray for easy spray-on application, and ClearShield Heat Performance grade for use on glass and ceramics subjected to high temperatures, including ovenware and oven doors.

Ritec also launched its new Commercial Starter Packs containing a full range of specialist solutions for cleaning and protecting glass. These packs present potential customers with an ideal introduction to ClearShield and its well renowned proven technology. Also generating a lot of interest were recent developments in spraying equipment as Ritec unveiled the fully automatic V2000 Modular system.

Ritec's Boat, the River Art, was also a big hit at the show and welcomed visitors from all areas of the glass and glazing industry to celebrate, network, exchange ideas and discuss market issues in a social environment. The River Art was also the venue for the official ClearShield 25th Anniversary presentation. Stephen and Karen Byers were presented with a commemorative glass plaque to mark this landmark in the company's history with colleagues, friends and peers from throughout the industry.

“It has been a great show for us and we have had many visitors to the stand in what is our 11th visit to Glasstec. ClearShield's versatility is certainly one of the keys to its continued success and its longevity is clearly something to celebrate and reflects the product's track record out in the field," says Stephen Byers. “ We will continue to invest in research and development to improve the technology even further to benefit our customers around the world. No doubt we will be back in 2008 with even more to say. We love glass and think it deserves protecting."