From the first enquiry up to installation and way beyond, BCE offers an extensive package of services and products in one stop including development, engineering, digital measuring, drawing, production, testing, installing and maintenance.
Curved Windscreens and Windows
Especially for luxury yachts, large curved glass with complex shapes are playing an important role in aesthetics and aerodynamics. With 40 years of experience and patented technologies in hand, BCE Glass is capable of designing and producing marine windows in all shapes and dimensions..
Chemically Strengthened Glass
IonGard® Chemically strengthened glass is five to ten times stronger than ordinary glass and allows the use of larger windows without any storm shutters.
The difference of IonGard® is strength. Thanks to the superior flexural strength, BCE can offer stronger and lighter yacht glass panels in any dimensions.
Based on the windows dimensions, its position on the boat and the potential pressure against the window, defined by the shipyard, we are able to calculate the best glass composition and thickness necessary to comply with all requirements and marine standards.
Ultra Strong Laminated Glass
BCE’s SafeLamex® laminated glass composite is five times stronger and 100 times stiffer (Young's Modulus) than conventional laminated glass. With this kind of strength, glass can become a more active structural element of marine applications, opening up a door for new possibilities in the realm of design, which could not have been realized before.
Solar Control Laminated Glass
• It is a modified glass lamination interlayer.
• It outperforms standard pvb in terms of solar energy insulation properties.
• NanoKool S™ is customized for the yacht glazing industry that require solar control configurations not easily adapted to the inclusion for any type of glass coatings.
• NanoKool S™ presents solar absorbing inorganic nanoparticles to enhance the solar control performance of the laminated glass.
• It helps to reduce sun glare.
• Absorbed solar energy by the interlayer is re-radiated and convected symmetrically or asymmetrically (depending on glass composition) to both exterior and interior in much slower pace compared to direct solar transmission.
Heatable Windows for Marine Applications
It is vital to clearly see your way in every weather condition, even light fog and frost can reduce visibility, BCE Thermolamex® Heatable windows can de-ice and de-mist a window in less than 5 minutes at -10°C. The advantage lies inside the glass itself. Whether you choose invisible wires or an invisible coating, both can efficiently remove ice and mist in the coldest temperatures.
Protective Water Repellent Coating
BCE's NanoShield® is a patented protective coating that fills in and covers the microscopic craters on the outer layers of glass, giving it long-lasting resistance to water build-up and increased scratch resistance. This procedure creates a cross-linked bond (permanent chemical bond) that greatly reduces maintenance on glass surfaces.
Protection for laminated edges
EdgeGard® is a patented permanent laminated seal around the edge of the glass which protects the laminated glazing unit from chemical attacks, moisture and water with a premium polished finish on the edges. EdgeGard® edge protection technology is one of the reasons for longer life time of yacht glass panels from BCE.
Armoured Windows and Windscreens
More than 35 years in Armoured Glass and 30 years in Marine Glazing, BCE Glass combines many years of experience with technologies in hand and sense of quality, the outcome is BCE's Armolamex® High Performance Armoured Yacht Windows. We offer protection against from a plain street assault with a 9mm hand gun, to an all out attack up to 14.5 mm machine gun with ArmoLamex LS (Low-Spall) and ArmoLamex NS (No-Spall) options.
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Protection Against Electromagnetic Interference
The electro-magnetic environment created by radars, HF and UHF transmitters, and possibly high energy electro-magnetic impulses, creates interferences for the on-board instrumentation. BCE has developed a complete range of high performance EMI shielding products, always seeking the highest efficiency associated with the highest level of transparency.
Clean and free electricity from the sun
BCE is able to integrate high efficiency photovoltaic modules in structural yacht glass panels. The integration of photovoltaic modules into laminated safety glass technology allows a unique, multifunctional energy symbiosis.
• Glass-on-glass module technology
• Adjustable light transmission
• Maximum weatherproofing with double-sided glass encapsulation
• Perfect design with high output
• Suitable for overhead installation
• 25-year output guarantee
• Can be manufactured in custom-made shapes
Today, with the advantages and functions it offers, laminated glass became one of the most accepted and demanded marine glazing option. Laminated glass provides security, reduction of solar heat gain, UV radiation and sound while presenting numerous colour options.
It is manufactured by permanently bonding two or more lites of glass with layers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer, under heat and pressure, to create a single construction with excellent adhesion, elasticity, transparency and resistance.