Category: Bent Glass

Advantages of Glass Bonding

Bonded Glass Window for Marine applications

Bonded windows offer advantages over framed windows in marine applications. ProCurve Customer Service representative Steve Miller notes that customers are impressed with the overall performance of bonded windows. They report zero routine maintenance with direct glazed glass, as well as better aesthetics and easier installation. One customer commented, “Perhaps the greatest advantage is that if… Read more »

Sustainability Goals: A Challenge for the Marine Industry

Sustainability in the marine industry

Architects and building owners around the world are now with a global mandate to reduce or eliminate carbon emissions. This mandate is affecting the marine industry as well. What is the key to achieving zero carbon emissions in yachts and other maritime vessels? Marine Industry and Sustainability Two years ago, Superyacht published an interesting article… Read more »

Storm Aeronautics Installs High Performance Laminated Glass Windshields in Agricultural Aircraft

Storm Shield High performance windshield glass

ProCurve Glass provides glass fabrication for a variety of marine and transportation applications. In this blog, we focus on agricultural aircraft windshields and the interesting work of Storm Aeronautics. Storm Aeronautics Storm Aeronautics is a one-of-a-kind aviation repair facility specializing in agricultural aircraft. It is an FAA approved repair station located in Nebraska that specializes… Read more »

Marine Windshields: Building in Safety with Laminated Glass

Unlike motor vehicles and trains, boats are not required to incorporate laminated glass in windshields.  Many boat builders do opt for laminated glass because it is the only fabricated glass product that offers glass retention after breakage. The consequences of glass breakage of tempered glass can be catastrophic. Think about it, while tempered glass offers… Read more »

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 »