Category: Bent Glass

ProCurve Glass Enhances Tartan’s 455 Deckhouse Sloop

ProCurve Glass Enhances Tartan’s 455 Deckhouse Sloop

Sail magazine nominated the Top 10 Best Boats in 2023 and Ohio-based Tartan Marine made the list with its 455 Deckhouse Sloop. According to Wendy Mitman Clarke, Sail’s editor-in-chief, “Tartan’s new model is an intriguing hybrid that sails like a witch and offers true powerhouse perks.”  While the magazine focused on many of the outstanding… Read more »

Window Upgrades for a Historic Building

NY Yacht Club

The windows on the front façade of the New York Yacht Club’s Clubhouse on West 44th Street have been restored to current day standards. This stately Beaux-Arts style building opened in 1901 originally had wood windows with monolithic glass. The new glass is 7mm laminated, providing better sound control and resistance to ultraviolet radiation. Traditional… Read more »

Use More Glass in 2023!

Marine glass windshield from ProCurve Glass Design

10 Upcoming Yacht Design Trends – TrendBook Trend Forecasting (trendesignbook.com) Transparency is one of the upcoming 2023 yacht design trends, according to TrendBook, which noted “Glass is an upcoming design trend which promotes the feeling of wider spaces, evoking a perfect harmony between interior and exterior.” The expanded use of glass to expand visibility and… Read more »

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

NYC-Ferry-150-Pax-NYC-Skyline

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

Laminated Glass for Small Aircraft Windshields - Up Close Curved Glass

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 »