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Wednesday 17 July 2024

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Wednesday 17 July 2024

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    Discovering nautical glass

    A few weeks ago we analyzed the strategic role of glass in the design of solutions forautomotive industry.
    This material is also among the protagonists of another sector in which the principles of safety and aerodynamics: boating.

    Nautical: the reference parameters

    The regulations governing the nautical industry are quite complex as they consider a specific parameter for this field of application: the water pressure. The question designers ask themselves is: what stresses will they be subjected to glass? How will they be affected by the waves based on their location?
    The complex calculations that determine the choice of type and size of nautical glass take into account the following factors:

    • the water pressure, as already mentioned;
    • the clear span of the glass, i.e. the area of ​​the material not glued to the hull;
    • the minimum thickness of the glass;
    • the flexural strength of the glass (intrinsic characteristic of the material).

    Optimize vessel performance

    Nautical glass requires a high degree of specialization and the development of solutions aimed at increasing the value of bending resistance to reduce the thickness of the material. In fact, these techniques allow you to lighten the weight ofboat, improving performance and energy efficiency

    The stratification process

    To obtain this advantage, a controlled stratification process can be used, which facilitates the achievement of the most appropriate sizing for glass intended for the nautical industry. 

    In the layering process, two crucial aspects must be taken into consideration: the removal of impurities that can deposit between the layers and the correct choice of plastic material. The latter can be achieved through the use of solar control plastic materials, which, through the absorption of infrared rays, allow the direct transmission of heat to be reduced by 50% and to ensure the right comfort in environments.

    Source: venetovetro.it

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