How it Works

Glass Corrosion
Just as metal rusts, glass is subjected to a corrosion process caused by reactions between the glass surface and environmental pollution. Even a single droplet of moisture on unprotected glass can produce sufficient damage to be visible in good lighting:

The surface of glass is not smooth and consists of microscopic peaks and potholes. Both organic and inorganic
contaminants fill these potholes and chemically react with the glass, firmly bonding to the surface. Because of this, cleaning glass becomes more difficult and visibility deteriorates.

To learn more about glass corrosion

If you would like to know more about the process of glass corrosion, why not take a look at the specialist article written by Ritec International’s MD Stephen Byers.

 Glass Corrosion Article


ClearShield®: The Ideal Solution
ClearShield® is a unique 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, discolour or crack.

The result is 'non-stick' ClearShield Eco-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.