Category: Bent Glass

New Orleans Welcome Back the Workboat Show

Staten Island Ferry

Steve Miller and Matt Malloy attended the 2021 International Workboat Show and reported that the feeling in the industry was upbeat, with many attendees stopping by the ProCurve Glass exhibit to discuss ongoing and future work.  Miller noted that workboat designs, particularly in ferries and small workboats will be moving toward yacht-like features, including larger… Read more »

Black or White: Which Frit is Right?

White Frit for Glass design

Perimeter painted frit is a colored band on glass applied during the manufacturing process that serves as a barrier against UV radiation to protect the adhesive. It also provides a cosmetic benefit by concealing the adhesive when viewed from the outside. Typically, the frit is black, but white can also be an option. Which one… Read more »

Laminated Glass for Small Aircraft Windshields

ProCurve Glass has manufactured laminated glass windshields for a variety of transportation applications, including marine, rail, automotive, and upon occasion, small aircraft. Two plies of glass are bonded together by a tough, resilient interlayer.  With sufficient impact, the glass can break, but is retained in its frame until replacement can be made.  In addition, laminates… Read more »

Making Difficult Window Projects Refit Easily

Owners as well as shipyards are always cautious about projects that involve removal and replacement of windows for yachts. Tim Cooper, Project Manager with the Marine Group Boat Works, LLC in San Diego Bay acknowledged this concern when he undertook a project for MY Fidelis, a 56-meter sailing yacht.  that called for the replacement of… Read more »

High Performance Marine Glass Windshields

High performance marine glass windshields offer exceptional performance in boats of all sizes and shapes including sailboats, motorboats, commercial, and recreational crafts. These windshields are flat or bent, depending on the glazing design. Benefits include breakage resistance from rough water, protection against impact from flying debris, moisture resistance, excellent optical quality. Nor-Tech’s 45-foot 450 Sport… Read more »

Locomotives Get New FRA I Windshields

Texas Central Business Lines is a handling carrier operating on privately-owned tracks over the Inland Port Trackage at Midlothian, Texas.  The company has access to five miles of yards and switching track and connections with Union Pacific and BNSF Railways.  Traffic consists of automobiles and trucks, steel products and cement.  ProCurve Glass supplied six curved… Read more »

Heated Windshields De-Fog NYC Ferries

In December, Metal Shark, a leading designer and builder of custom vessels for commercial, defense and law enforcement applications worldwide, announced completion of a four-year run of production development for NYC Ferry Services.  The fleet included twelve 85-foot, 150-passenger ferries and ten 97-foot, 350 passenger vessels. The NYC Ferry Operated by Hornblower operates six routes… Read more »

SSC’s Tuatara Sets Car Speed Record

ProCurve Glass Design laminated glass

In early October, SSC’s hypercar Tuatara, driven by Oliver Webb, set a new world speed record at 316.11 mph.  The event took place on a closed stretch of Nevada State Route 160. Webb reached a top speed of 331.15 mph in one direction, then 301.07 mph in the opposite direction, with an average speed of… Read more »

High Performance Marine Glass Featured on Zeelander Z72

Zeelander Yacht

Launched in 2019, the Z72 is now Zeelander’s flagship. This sports cruiser has an extended 22-meter platform, making her the largest Zeelander ever. The Zeelander in-house design team created the exterior of the yacht in collaboration with Cor D. Rover. Inspired by the way Porsche has incrementally evolved its designs over time, the Z72 features… Read more »

Designing Windshields for Safety

Scarap Glass design

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 »