Glasshape® Limited Specialist Glass Products, manufacturer of DuraShield® Superyacht and Marine Glass, has announced that it has unveiled the new DuraShield® Marine Acoustic Glass and DuraShield® Marine E-zone® Glass. DuraShield® Marine will be featured in Stainless DownUnder’s products – curved sliding doors, hatches, and portlights – at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Y&B Tent, booth 636).
DuraShield® Marine by Glasshape is a high-performance, thoroughly tested superyacht and marine glass. The manufacturing process incorporates a company-designed polyurethane interlayer between two or more layers of glass to guarantee that there will be no reaction between the interlayer and the bonding material.
Curved and flat glass panels meet all International Accredited Classification Society requirements, as well as performance and safety standards, including BSMA25, MCA LY2, ISO21005 and ISO614.
Witnessed by Lloyds Register (LRS), Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and Bureau Veritas (BV), testing consists of stamp tests, drop tests, hydrostatic tests and durability tests designed to deliver a minimum of 20 percent additional performance and safety margin.
DuraShield® Marine Benefits
- DuraShield® Marine delivers the ultimate in strength, durability, safety, optical clarity and noise reduction.
- DuraShield® Marine offers complete flexibility with a wide variety of thicknesses (9mm-60mm), shapes and sizes – curved or flat.
- DuraShield® Marine features a transparent, non-polycarbonate, polyurethane interlayer which doubles the strength of float and heat-strengthened glass. It does not yellow over time.
Complete Builds Featuring DuraShield® Marine
Motor yacht PJ 501 by Palmer Johnson Yachts, USA – 170 ft Super Yacht
Catamaran Anya by Evolution Yachts, Australia – 150 ft Power Catamaran
Sailing yacht Inmocean by Fitzroy Yachts, New Zealand – 135 ft Sailing Yacht
S/Y Bristolian by Yachting Developments, New Zealand – 120 ft Sailing Yacht
Yacht Allogante by Alloy Yachts, New Zealand – 131 ft Motor Yacht
Sailing yacht Bliss by Yachting Developments, New Zealand – 121 ft Sailing Yacht
Superyacht BIG FISH by Mc Mullen & Wing, New Zealand – 147 ft Motor Yacht
In addition to the above accomplishments, Glasshape® currently has eight confirmed contracts for builds ranging from 100 to 280 ft in length in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Turkey, the America and more.
DuraShield® Marine Acoustic Glass
Engine noise is always an issue raised when any yacht is built. To combat this problem, a special interlayer of WhisperShield® laminate is added to the DuraShield® glass make-up. This layer has excellent sound-absorbing properties, reducing noise by up to 85 percent. Adding the WhisperShield® interlayer delivers a noise reduction performance three times better than a standard insulated glass unit. DuraShield® Marine Acoustic Glass is ideal for use in engine room door panels, hull and saloon windows, or anywhere it will help give everyone a quieter cruising experience.
DuraShield® Marine E-zone® Glass is a thermal resistant glass. Traditionally, windows are double-glazed for better thermal performance. The new E-zone® delivers the same performance as a double-glazed window, without the requirement to have the airspace between two layers of glass, resulting in a thinner, lighter, and more environmentally friendly window.
This new concept has been well received with yacht designers and yards alike: two super yacht contracts have already stipulated the all-new E-Zone®.
About Glasshape® Limited Specialist Glass Products
Based in Warkworth, New Zealand, Glasshape® Limited Specialist Glass Products is a privately owned and operated business. The glass bending and processing company manufactures highly specialized glass products for the architectural, construction, security, automotive and marine industries.