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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 »

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 »

Caulk Joint Inspections for Yacht Windows

It is important to conduct an annual or semi-annual inspection of the sealant around yacht windows to ensure that the adhesive and/or sealant is performing to its intended standards. Inspect caulk/sealant joints to see if there are any spongy areas or crack points present between the edge of the laminated glass and the sealant material…. 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 »

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 »

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 »