Friday, 13 September 2013

The ClearShield System: Architecture and Buildings

Architecture and Buildings

For architects, building contractors, building owners and facilities managers, ClearShield® gives the following benefits:

·         Reduces construction and maintenance costs and delays

·         Keeps glass looking like new and pristine appearance of fa├žade

·         Increases satisfaction of tenants and occupiers

During Construction

Building contractors face the problem of concrete splatter, cement dust and slurry and other types of alkaline construction materials damaging and corroding the surface of glass on building sites.

ClearShield® helps to reduce:

·         remedial work and costly replacement for glass surface damage

·         costs from unsatisfactory final builder’s clean or call-backs

·         delayed certification on glazing handover

After Construction

Inevitably, unprotected glass becomes contaminated over time, ruining a building’s appearance. Typical contaminants include concrete and silicone run-off, traffic fumes, tree sap and bird lime.

The result is costly and difficult cleaning. With ClearShield® already installed however, this means:

·         less use of access equipment to maintain the glass

·         increased effectiveness and reduced frequency of window washing

·         glass stays cleaner for longer

ClearShield® Protection

The benefits of ClearShield® Low-M (Low-Maintenance) Glass go far beyond its easy-to-clean properties. It protects the glass surface from damage caused by corrosion, weathering and chemical contamination.

For glass already contaminated during or after construction, ClearShield® S.A. specialist onsite teams can renovate contaminated glass to its original ‘as-new’ appearance and then provide effective protection from future contamination.



Thursday, 5 September 2013

Cleaner Glass is Greener Glass

Ordinary glass cannot meet “Green” requirements because it is much higher in frequency and difficulty of maintenance – requiring greater energy consumption through increased use of cleaning chemicals, water, fuel and other resources.

Even with frequent and intensive washing, ordinary glass becomes increasingly difficult to clean and keep clean. Its bare, unprotected surface is exposed to the causes of glass corrosion and easily becomes stained or discoloured by contaminants that bond firmly and cannot be removed by conventional cleaning methods.

The ClearShield® System from Ritec upgrades ordinary glass – even if already installed – into ClearShield® 'Non-Stick' Easy-Clean Glass.

This gives a number of Green benefits:

Cleaner, greener glass for more efficient use of resources and reduced operating costs

  • Reduced energy requirements: less need for artificial lighting, reduced frequency of cleaning by 50% on average with less trips to job sites with lower consumption of fuel and other costs, reduced costs of operating and maintaining access equipment, reduced consumption of cleaning chemicals and other materials, less risks of delays in completion of projects.

  • Greater energy efficiency: photovoltaic (PV) solar cells for electricity generation, solar panels for heating water and commercial greenhouses.

  • Reduced water requirements for glass washing or cleaning: especially where processing costs are high due to water desalination.

  • Cleaner, greener glass for reduced environmental impacts Carbon footprints: reduced emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases caused by higher usage of transportation and access equipment for maintenance, call-backs and replacements as well as production and use of cleaning supplies and equipment.

  • Hazardous cleaning chemicals and abrasive methods: normally not required for glass with durable surface protection and 'non-stick', easy-clean, low-maintenance performance.

  • Sustainability: reduced need for glass replacements due to unsightly appearance caused by surface corrosion.

Get cleaner, greener glass... ask for ClearShield®!