Man-made glass first emerged as a glazing material for stone beads nearly 6000 years ago. Today, glass defines urban skylines globally and outfits architectural masterpieces everywhere. The more these buildings go up, the more the demand for architectural glass increases. Yet, glass can present more than just an elegant touch, it also presents a myriad of challenges and costs.
Known for its harsh environmental conditions, the GCC struggles with excessive heat, one of the most significant contributing causes of glass deterioration and discoloration. The weakened building materials can often push investors away on account of the increased cost of maintenance and after-care of the structure. Similarly, households in the GCC often avoid the use of glass for their homes due to the difficulties of maintaining the material in such a harsh climate, which with time can grow into a financial burden too costly to sustain.
Abdulrahman Al-Fayez, Ritec’s official marketing partner in the MENA region, studied International Business and developed a passion for architecture, construction, and environmentally friendly solutions from a young age. In the GCC specifically, Abdulrahman observed and admired towering buildings with exceptional exteriors but also witnessed them deteriorate rapidly with time, prompting him to find a solution. Though home to many of the modern world’s most note-worthy architectural masterpieces, engineers and architects in the GCC still struggle to keep the outer look of these buildings intact. Ritec MENA offers relief from this persistent struggle against the elements. Here’s how and why:
Ritec boasts a proven track record that continues to demonstrate its products’ reliability for a host of different purposes, including cruise ships, railways, offshore, and residential, among others. Operating in over 70 countries, Ritec presents the perfect solution for building owners, architects, and companies. With broad and far-reaching demand, the unique chemical solutions provide added protection from the elements before construction even begins, securing a lasting, carefree solution.
As the proliferation of climate change’s most devastating and costly consequences continues, Abdelrahman envisions Ritec as the future standard for architectural material protection. Ritec MENA offers three different solutions, each carefully designed for a specific application.
1. ClearShield Eco-System
ClearShield’s unique solution is made specifically for glass materials. The solution binds to the glass to transform it into a nonstick surface, thus reducing maintenance costs by up to 50%. Cleaning glass treated with ClearShield requires no chemicals at all, rendering it an eco-friendly alternative to environmentally harmful cleaning products. ClearShield can even restore damaged glass to make it shine again. Its many applications include solar panels, marine, automotive, interior, and architecture.
2. Ritecoat System
Ritecoat’s solution applies to metal, steel, and powder-coated surfaces to restore them as well as protect them from future damage, resulting in the reduction of discoloration and rust. Ritecoat allows surfaces to resist contamination, helping them maintain their original appearance and performance. Often used in the transportation, marine, and architectural industries, Ritecoat has excelled in all sorts of different environments around the world.
Voltshield’s distinctive solution applies to electrical porcelain insulators, decreasing maintenance costs, increasing the production of electricity, and preventing shortages. The solution can either be applied in the factory prior to installation or on-site for already installed insulators. Voltshield chemically bonds itself to the surface of the insulator creating a non-stick and low-maintenance barrier.
Ritec MENA continues to reshape the GCC, with chemical solutions that elongate any surface’s lifetime. Ready to withhold through any harsh environmental conditions, Ritec MENA is an eco-friendly standard for construction and protection. Now, you can elevate your surface’s existing appearance, or apply a solution from the start, reducing maintenance costs and relieving stress. Head over to riteckw.com to learn more and get started on your newly improved, clearer view.