Non-stick protection

Sealed unit manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has added ClearShield non-stick protection from Ritec to its range of glazing options, offering customers a low-maintenance option.

Ritec’s award-winning ClearShield System has been specially developed for the renovation, protection and maintenance of both new and already installed glass.

Just like a non-stick frying pan, ClearShield provides a protective barrier for the surface of glass that is much more effective than a coating. It cuts the amount of window cleaning required by up to 70% without affecting the transparency or solar gain (‘g’ value) of the glass.

Ian Short, managing director at Morley Glass & Glazing, which also fabricates integral Uni-Blinds said: “We’re always looking to enhance our range and offer our customers the latest technological enhancements. This means that they in turn can add value to their customer offering. The ClearShield System from Ritec complements our SGG Bioclean self-cleaning glass from Glassolutions which is already a hit amongst our conservatory installers.”

ClearShield is a polymeric resin and, when applied to ordinary glass, it cross-links to form a strong chemical bond. ClearShield is completely transparent, chemically inert, non-hazardous and UV stable. Unlike a coating, ClearShield becomes part of the glass so will not peel, flake or crack.

The result is low maintenance sealed units featuring glass that prevents contaminants from bonding to the surface and limits further damage caused by corrosion and chemical attack. Dirt can easily be removed using normal cleaning methods.

Morley Glass & Glazing is approved and fully trained by Ritec to apply ClearShield. It is applied to glass onsite for glass already installed or in the factory onto new glass.

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