Glasshape will be attending the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, METSTRADE, introducing its DuraShield superyacht glass, chosen by the world’s finest private and charter yachts and engineered as an answer to delamination in windscreens and windows. This was the product of choice for such striking vessels as Palmer Johnson motor yacht KHALILAH, boasting the largest windows that have ever been installed on a superyacht built in North America. The show will open its doors in Amsterdam RAI today, on November 17, and will run until Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Designed specifically to address delamination issues, a unique, high-performance interlayer developed by Glasshape is incorporated into the manufacturing process. Overcoming the delamination typically seen in marine windshields and windows, DuraShield Marine retains clarity and high levels of light transmission.
“The number one issue faced by the marine industry when it comes to glazing solutions is that of delamination. Most laminates react when exposed to moisture or adhesives which, over a short period of time, leads to delamination. That delamination not only looks unsightly, but presents major concerns in terms of visibility and structural integrity.
“Our high-performance interlayer is engineered to address this. It doesn’t react adversely to moisture and we’ve tested it with the leading brands used in the industry to tip-out with-out any delamination issues since we launched the range,” said Richard Duckworth, Glasshape’s head of marketing.
An amazing number of the world’s finest private and charter yachts feature the Glasshape products, including the impressive glass areas on such outstanding vessels as Khalilah, Delta superyacht Albatross and McMullen&Wing expedition charter yacht Big Fish.
DuraShield marine is used for pilot houses and, when used in conjunction with Glasshape’s product Ezone, eliminates the need for double glazing, resulting in remarkable weight savings. On Invictus yacht by Delta Marine – the vessel on which Glasshape introduced Ezone to the marine industry – the build team was able to save over one tonne of weight in glass.
Learn more about DuraShield during METS in the Superyacht Pavilion, stand 09.401.