The Trend Towards Glass Windshields

A 2018 article in Sport Fishing magazine reported that new technologies in glass molding and bonding have resulted in better visibility, safety, and style in boat windshields and windows.  Writer Jim Hendricks notes, “The new wave of glass windshields and windows is not just strong and durable, but also affords more styling choices and superior visibility… Read more »

Hodgdon Tender Features ProCurve Glass

Hodgdon Yachts is America’s oldest boat builder, dating its operation back to 1816, in East Boothbay, Maine. The company is still family-owned today and one of its divisions specializes in Superyacht tender construction.   ProCurve Glass recently supplied high performance marine glazing to Hodgdon for a 9.5-meter tender designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design to accompany a Superyacht built… Read more »

Incline Railway Windows Enhance the Experience

Passengers riding Chattanooga’s Incline Railway will get unparalleled panoramic views of the scenic mountains and valleys surrounding Lookout Mountain. Through observation windows on new trolley-style cars supplied by Brookville Equipment Corporation in 2020, these views are achievable. These cars have several upgraded amenities, including wheelchair accessibility, LED lighting, larger entry and exit doors for passenger… Read more »

Designing Windshields for Safety

Automobiles and laminated glass windshields go hand in hand.  The interlayer used to bond glass together to form the laminate was invented in the 1930’s.  It was a major safety advancement to keep drivers and passengers safe inside their vehicles.  Even after impact, broken laminated glass windshields are likely to stay in place, holding glass shards in place… Read more »

ProCurve High-Performance Marine Glass Strikes Again!

Al Duhail, a 112-foot (34.3-meter) all-carbon motoryacht sportfisher, designed by Warwick Yacht Design and built by Yachting Developments, has arrived safely into her home port of Qatar.  ProCurve Glass supplied the high-performance marine glazing to this New Zealand-based company. The yacht was designed with a focus on fishing and diving, with highlights including a large cockpit… Read more »

Custom Cars Get Custom Windshields

Not all automotive vehicles are mass produced.  Some are limited in the number produced and sold.  ProCurve Glass has supplied curved laminated glass windshields for limited production automobiles for many years.  These windshields meet automotive safety requirements as well as the creative and performance goals of the design team. Two exciting examples of limited production vehicles are the SplitRay®… Read more »

Now That’s a Big Windshield – Glass Windshield for Donzi Yacht

ProCurve Glass is always ready to take on challenges in glass fabrication for the marine industry. A project for Roscioli Donzi’s R76 Sportish luxury yacht is a perfect example of ProCurve’s ability to meet the challenges of today’s designers.  How Do They Do It?  It starts with accurate measurements, followed by an unwavering focus on quality during manufacturing,… Read more »

Tempe, AZ Invests in a Modern Transit System

Tempe Streetcar is the first modern streetcar line in the Phoenix Metropolitan area (aka the Valley). Once complete in 2020, it will serve one of the highest transit ridership centers in the region.  Brookville was contracted to design and build six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcar vehicles.  The Liberty Street Cars will operate along a new streetcar corridor… Read more »

De-Icing Windshields for Cold Weather Performance

Visibility and safety are two major concerns affecting the performance of glass windshields during the winter months. De-icing ferry, train, and other transportation windshields can be accomplished with special glass laminates that incorporate wire-grid technology. ProCurve Glass is your source for these heated glass products. The Spread of Windshield Cracks Increases in the Winter If… Read more »

Auto Glass Market Projected to Grow

The glass demand for the auto industry continues to grow, and it is expected to become even more lucrative in the coming years. Technological development, financial stability, and raw material affluence are all increasing the market growth. Laminated glass for the auto industry will be playing a major role in the growth of this market…. Read more »