Technology & Innovations

Glass Deco understands the importance of investing in new technologies and processes as a prerequisite for all new development. To respond to increasingly stringent rules regarding fire safety and fuel economy (i.e. weight savings) within the superyacht industry, Glass Deco recently developed a new lamination method which meets the new fire requirements laid down in the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC).

 

In addition, we deploy various techniques to save weight by making use of ultrathin glass. For instance, Glass Deco can now carry out thermal tempering on two and three-millimetre thick glass – something that was previously only possible on glass with a thickness of four millimetres. This allows direct weight savings of 50% without compromising on strength or appearance.

 

Glass Deco produces first PYC-compliant glass for the superyacht industry.
To promote sustainability, the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) requires that significant attention be paid to the potential harm a superyacht can cause to the environment, particularly in the event of an emergency. For example, a very high level of safety is specified so that fires can be easily contained. These measures make the vessel safer for passengers and also prevent pollution and damage to the marine environment in the event of a severe blaze.

Technology & Innovations

Caption:

A: Fire test in process in conformity of: IMO Res. MSC.307 (88)-(2010 FTP Code) annex 1, part 5.

Technology & Innovations

B: Result of all standard laminated glass kinds: burning and breaking. Not a constructive element anymore.

C: Result Glass Deco lamination system after doing the IMO test: not burning, not breaking and construction is fully intact.