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Vitro Announces Second Vitro X Innovation Partnership

Vitro Architectural Glass announced its second Vitro X Innovation Partnership with ClearShield Technologies LLC, continuing its new partnership program focused on identifying and developing solutions to existing and future challenges in the glass industry. Through this program, Vitro is partnering with companies as an early investor to support their work.

Vitro launched the program through a partnership with AERAS, an emerging technology company specializing in advanced drone applications that have the capacity to serve as an alternative to traditional commercial window and glass façade washing to support both building owners/operators and facility managers

About ClearShield

Ritec International Limited's ClearShield Glass Protection technology is a liquid solution for glass surface protection that can upgrade glass products and ensure their clarity, visibility and cleanliness over time.

ClearShield Glass Protection can be applied in any factory as well as to glass that has already been installed. In addition, existing glass that has been stained and discolored can be brought back to an 'as-new' appearance, say officials.

Glass fabricators across the globe use ClearShield Glass Protection in a range of applications, including architectural, solar, decorative, shower, marine and residential glass, according to the company. ClearShield is also independently proven to resist bacterial adhesion, which can be used in hospital projects such as operating rooms.

About the program

Through Vitro X Innovation Partnerships, Vitro is teaming up with a select group of growing businesses that are developing technologies with the potential to impact the future of the glass industry. Together, Vitro and its partners aim to bring new products and services to market that will enhance and protect glass surfaces and reduce the need for exterior glass maintenance.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ritec International and ClearShield Technologies as our second partner through the Vitro X Innovation Partnerships program,” says Martin Bracamonte, vice president, marketing and innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass. “With its legacy of proven success and decades of experience, we look forward to bringing this innovative glass protection product to a larger audience of glass industry leaders.”