Category: How Curved Glass is Made

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 »

Bertram 31 Gets Full Make Over

Boat with curved glass from ProCurve Glass Design

Cooley Marine of Stratford, CT has launched a fully restored and modernized Bertram 31 yacht at the 2022 Rhode Island International Boat Show. According to President and Founder of Cooley Marine, Andrew Cooley, “The boat was rebuilt from the stringers up. We removed the original aluminum framed windows with a composite landing mullion system that could… Read more »

The World’s Largest Cruising Catamaran

Pendennis Catamaran Ship

Meet the sailing yacht Hemisphere, a 145-foot catamaran. Launched in 2011 by the Pendennis Shipyard in the Cornish town of Falmouth, in the UK, this sailing yacht is the world’s largest cruising catamaran. It was designed by Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) architects, a multi-disciplinary firm of naval architects, engineers, and designers specializing in sailing… Read more »

Bonding Glass Replaces Traditional Window Frames

New boats, as well as older boats, are taking advantage of an innovative way of glazing glass that uses special adhesives and sealants to “glue” the glass in place. This bonding process offers several advantages over traditional methods that require sturdy window frames to hold the glass in place and often limit the size of… 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 »

Spectacular Glass Refit Project

Curved glass for Yachts

Derecktor Shipyards recently completed an upper deck refit of a privately owned 190-foot motor yacht at their Dania shipyard. The Involvement of ProCurve Glass The high-performance marine glass manufactured by ProCurve Glass was installed in windscreens and around a jacuzzi and firepit on the upper deck of the yacht. ProCurve’s technical services department assisted Derecktor… Read more »

Heat-Treated Glass vs. Chemically Strengthened Glass

Heat-Treated Glass vs. Chemically Strengthened Glass

Here at ProCurve, we like to keep our customers educated on the many glass options available within the industry. Two common glass types include heat-treated glass and chemically strengthened glass. Let’s dive into each category. Heat-Treated Glass As far as heat-treated glass is concerned, the process provides the glass with a greater resistance to mechanical… Read more »

How is Curved Glass Made?

You may think that curved glass structures like balconies or furniture are easy to make because of their sleek and seemingly simple appearance, but they are actually very complex and complicated to create. So how exactly is curved glass made? Materials Curved glass always begins as a regular, flat piece of glass. That flat glass… Read more »