THE COMPANYHard Glass operates in a territory traditionally rich in economic activity and infrastructures;that permits the best technologies to becombined with Italian creativity and flourish in ideal terrain.Originally a producer of flat safety glass, acquired experience and sophisticatedtechnologies have enabled Hard Glass to specialize in theproduction of bow glass and become a leader in the sector in just a few years.Guided by its founders, Fiorenzo and Fulvio Furlan, the Company vaunts a highly specializedtechnical staff that keeps constantly in stepwith the changing needs of this sector in continual evolution. By integrating the skills andexperience of its operatives with advancedtechnology, research and stringent controls, Hard Glass pursues the most secure course ofdevelopment towards perpetual progressand perfection.The Company’s premises in Villafranca Padovana occupies 14,000 square meters, 6,000 ofwhich are dedicated to production.Thanks to the research applied so far and a constant commitment to the use of only themost technologically advanced instruments ofproduction, Hard Glass is a dynamic company in constant growth that is capable of offeringits clients a complete range of qualified and innovative products in the widestcompositions, shapes and sizes. 2
CONCEPT CARSHard Glass s.r.l. devotes its production of glass panels to the word of concept carsthanks to its long experience in the glass processing.The Company wants to be a reliable partner for its customers. Thanks to continualresearch and the adoption of technologically advanced production instruments, HardGlass offers its customers the best solutions to fulfil the most ambitious projects,following the needs of its clients with the closest attention and adapting itsproduction to the needs of newer and more demanding markets.Following to the research applied so far and a constant commitment to the use ofthe most technologically advanced instruments of production, the Company productshave been supplied to the transport field for several years. Curved laminated glasspanels and electrically heated windows are now consolidated practice in differentmarket niches.The exclusive production processes, have led Hard Glass to its present-daystandards of excellence in product quality, with a performance responding to themost demanding specifications. Hard Glass can supply glazing shaped in a virtuallyunlimited variety of forms, sizes and tints. Our advanced production methods enableus to “bend” glass geometry to even the most unusual and demanding specificationsVaunting almost 40 years of activity in the Italian market, Hard Glass has provencapable of keeping in tune with the times offering reliable products and increasingits sales in numerous European nations, following the need of its clients with theclosest attention and adapting its production to the needs of newer and moredemanding markets.We are proud to say that it’s our knowledge and experience that sets us apart fromthe competition.Over the years our highly skilled staff have gained significant expertise and areideally placed to provide expert solutions to meet a wide range of needs.We offer a flexible range of products and can supply bespoke solutions as required.Typical applications of Hard Glass transport glass include concept cars, cash intransit, marine, military, government and VIP limousines amongst others.
Complex curved laminated and/or chemically toughened glasspanels are available, as well as metallic coloured coatings orantisolar films, silkscreen printing and defogging heating elementsaccording to the customer’s needs.By having complete control of the entire production process, HardGlass can ensure superb quality control. Customers can be certainof the highest standards of workmanship and can be reassured bythe fact that all products are rigorously tested to meet or exceedinternationally accepted standards.The Company ensures that the highest criteria of quality andsafety are applied in everything it does.Some of the most famous design studio and concept carsmanufacturers rely nowadays on Hard Glass.Whatever your glazing requirements, our dedicated teams arehappy to provide advice and support to develop the mosteffective solution to meet your needs.We will work with your engineering and design staff to assist youin innovating your form and function criteria. We can work with allmajor CAD systems, and supply you with the finished glazingstarting from your CAD files.
SPECIAL VEHICLESCALORIT – ELECTRICALLY HEATED LAMINATED GLASSWhen safety becomes a fundamental requisite and the reliability of the product must beabsolute, Hard Glass provides its clients with all its experience and research in the fieldof special applications. Currently at the sector’s vanguard in the construction of bullet-proof glass for building applications, armoured cars and vehicles, the Company uses itsown special area for testing in accordance with the strictest standards.The use of Hard Glass products in the naval sector is by now consolidated practice. Theneed for glass products to meet the requisites of these special conditions has madeHard Glass the supplier of naval constructions of primary importance and specialstandard-series manufacture. When Vaunting over 35 years of activity in the Italian market, Hard Glass has provencapable of keeping in tune with the times offering reliable products and increasing itssales in numerous European nations, following the need of its clients with the closestattention and adapting its production to the needs of newer and more demandingmarkets. The certification of the products obtained in Italy is completed with the testsprescribed by other countries to which the Company exports its products. 10
PRINOTH EVEREST ELECTRICALLY HEATED LAMINATED GLASS FOR PERFECT VISIBILITY THROUGHOUT ANY WEATHER CONDITIONLEITNER LH500 11
ELECTRICALLY HEATED POLYCARBONATE FOR COLDSTORE CABS APPLICATIONCALORIT P is a laminated or upon request insulated laminated unit with almostinvisible electrically heating wires inside.Both sides of the laminated or of the insulated panels are made up of PC HARDCOATED SURFACE.PC offers the best protection against breakage, has got better insulating propertiesin respect to glass sheets.Hard coated pc sheets offer all the best properties of standard polycarbonatesheets and are equipped with one or both faces coated to resist to abrasion,chemical agents and UV rays. This coating is meant to grant resistance to cleaningwith usual solvents.Mechanical properties of polycarbonate are preserved at high temperaturesAt + 80° C, 85% of the flexible modulus at enviromental temperature ismaintained.No problem for use at –40°C.CALORIT P can be supplied both flat andcurved.With reference to curved panels, a minimumof 800 mm Radius is required in order toprevent cracks of coating.Optional printing inside the laminated unit ispossible, both full printing and fading dotsprinting.Current supply from 12 to 80 volts, power1 to 5 watt/sqdm.Datas on electrical consumption will beconfirmed time to time by Hard Glass technicaloffice after evaluation of sizes and shape.WEIGHT1,20 KG X mm/m2 against 2,5 KG X mm/m2of glass sheet.Result: Over 50% less weight than glass.LIGHT TRANSMISSIONHigh transparency, similar to glass,value 80-88% according to thickness. 12
ARMOURED VEHICLESContinual research and the adoption of technologically advanced production instrumentspermit HARD GLASS to offer its customers the clearest laminated composite glass withexceptional burglar and bulletproof protection.The Company’s production is based at the plant in Villafranca Padovana, where a highlyspecialized staff performs every control operation necessary to ensure the constant qualityof its products, which have been certified to conformity with the leading internationalstandards. The reliability of the bullet-proof glass available in different thickness, weightand composition is guaranteed by the strictest tests conducted at the most qualified testinstitutes.The range of bullet-proof glass panels supplied to the transportation sector includesapplications for cash vehicles, armoured cars for public and private use, military vehicles,limousines.Working close for years with vehicles armourers has permitted Hard Glass to developglass products whose high performances meet the needs of security and lightweight ofthis sector.The production of flat and curved armoured glass products grants the maximumprotection against bullets and any other threat while maintaining the original shape of theseries glass panels.The aim to adapt its products to different geographical areas and to different threats, haslead Hard Glass to test its products according to the major international standards. AUDI A8 V8 EN 1063 BALLISTIC LEVEL EN BR6 NS 13
GUARDIANA composite laminate made of one or more polycarbonate layersassembled with glass sheets using special urethane filmsGUARDIAN is a multilayered glass made up of external thermally or chemicallytoughened glass sheets assembled in a single unit with an inner polycarbonate layerthrough the use of special urethane films. Glass + polycarbonate compounds arehigh impact resistant transparent windows.Polycarbonate offers amazing elasticity, resistance to pressure and is almostcompletely unbreakable.GUARDIAN features:• High impact resistance performances• Lightweight• Flat or curved shape• Printing• Ballistic performances according to EN1063 classes Br2NS to Br6 NS.EN 1063 THICKNESS WEIGHT AMMUNITION VELOCITY NAME KG/M2 WEAPON BR3 NS 20/21 mm 43 GECO 10,24 G 423 m/sec S20PE 357 MAGNUM BR4 NS 22/23 mm 45 SPEER 15,55 G 442 m/sec S22PE 44 REMINGTON MAGNUMBR4+ NS 30/31 mm 63 PS 7,95 g 713 m/sec S31PE SABATTI CAL. 7,62 X 39BR4 + NS 29 mm 61 HIRTENBERGER CAL. 7,62 X 728 m/sec S29PE 39 7,95 g. AK 7,62 X 39 BR6 NS 41/42 mm 91 Rober Paulet Cie 9,50 g 832 m/sec S41PE SABATTI 7,62 X 51 BR6 NS 39 mm 88 SMI 9,45 g 809 m/sec S39PE HECKER & KOCH G3 7,62 X51 NATO
GUARDIAN GLASSCHARACTERISTICS•Long duration. Excellent quality/ price/ safety-security ratio.•In both the GUARDIAN glass + polycarbonate and the ALL-GLASS versions, all panels can be provided flat or curved, in•the same way as the original standard series panes.•OPTIONALS - silkscreen printing - shaded top section available in different tints - step- heating system- antenna – coloured glassMILITARY VEHICLESHard Glass can supplì high ballistic resistant glass products, thanks tothe capacity to custom made solutions, always taking into account the needs of safety andsecurity of its clients. Glass panels for military applications are supplied with highprotection levels, excellent optical quality, provided with optionals required according toenvironmental conditions, continual research of new solutions. 15
BMW 7 SERIES LEVELPROTECTION BR6 NS ARMOURED GOLF V 2.0TDI BALLISTIC LEVEL : BR4+ NS KALASNIKOW 7,62 X 39
ARMOURED FIAT DUCATOBALLISTIC LEVEL : EN 1063 BR6NS FAL NATO 7,62 X 51 ARMOURED MB SPRINTER BALLISTIC LEVEL : EN 1063 NR4+ NS KALASHNIKOV 7,62 X 39ARMOURED VW T5BALLISTIC LEVEL :EN 1063 BR4 NS 44MAGNUM 17
MILITARY – FIRE FIGHTINGLEVEL PROTECTION: KALASHNIKOV 7,62 X 39 DEMISTING ELEMENTS 18
MARINE APPLICATIONSMOTORYACHTSGlass products produced by Hard Glass have been supplied for years in the field ofsailing and motor boat.Laminated glass panels, annealed and toughened, are supplied also with theinsertion of heating elements and polycarbonate sheets (GUARDIAN) .Thanks to the advanced bending skills achieved, we can produce the most complexshapes in curved laminated glass, also with polycarbonate insert, in order to meetthe strictest standards required by international regulations.Our aim is to meet the customer’s needs, combining the utmost respect of thedesigner’s projects together with the highest performance of security and quality.Hard Glass can manufacture glass panels with complex shape and make-up, and iscapable of offering its clients a large number of different solutions, such as colouredcoatings on glass, antisolar film, printing, defogging elements, according to therequirements of the customers.The Company vaunts references among the most known shipyards worldwide.Luxury yachts, armoured motorboats are equipped with Hard Glass transparentproducts, that are the best expression of the endless possibilities of ourCompany to offer quality and security glazing.COMPOSITE GLAZING FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS• GUARDIAN LAMINATED GLASS WIITH CENTRAL POLYCARBONATE • BOW GLASS CURVED LAMIINATED GLAS • CALORIT ELECTRICALLY HEATED GLASS PANELS
BOW GLASSHARD GLASS is extremely proud to present its BOW GLASS products at the top of itsproduction, because perfect curved glass always provides enormous satisfaction to boththe producer and the construction engineer. It’s a long time since the use of curvedLaminated glass has been being used in the building industry to realize even moreamazing constructions and by now curved laminated glass perfectly suits marineapplications.Supporting all your darest projects and careful at the nautical designer’s demands,HARD GLASS can offer its customers curved laminated glass which meet the stricteststandards required by international regulations (ISO 12216, BS MA 25, ISO 614, ISO3434).Thanks to the advanced bending skills achieved, we can produce the most complexshapes in curved laminated glass which grants the utmost respect of projects joiningthe finest optical and dimensional performances. Bow Glass can be realised by two glasssheets till the production of particular armoured glass made up of three or more glasssheets, joined together byone or more layers of pvb.
Bow Glass main features Hard Glass can supply include: Reinforced 30 microns chemically toughened glass, tinted, reflective and antisolar • Ceramic printing • Heating elements.Moreover different type of complex shapes are possible:• CYLINDRICAL with constant radius• CYLINDRICAL LINK with one or more flat parts• CYLINDRICAL linking a number of radiuses (variable radius)• SINOUS and OPPOSITE CURVES• CONICAL ( portion of conical surface)• SPHERICAL ( portion of spherical dome)• CURVED ( rotating figures)It is worth underlining the skills achieved in the realisation of spherical transparenciesaccording to the most ambitious projects.Based on windows sizes, their position on the ship and type of ship, we are able tosuggest the best glass make- up necessary to comply the marine standards and officesurveyors specifications.
HULL 126 60 METERS LONG“BLUE EYES” CRNSHIPYARD – ANCONA 60 METERS LONG C 130 “DARLING DANAMA ” CRN SHIPYARD – ANCONA 35 METERS LONG MOTORYACHT MAIORA SHIPYARD - VIAREGGIO
HULL 123 60 METERS LONG “TACANUYASO MS” CRN SHIPYARD ANCONAHULL 245 60 METERS LONG “ANDREAS L” FORMERLY“AMNESIA”BENETTI SHIPYARD -LIVORNO HULL 10207 43 METERS LONG “ANCòRA” BAGLIETTO SHIPYARD - LA SPEZIA
C 22/2 “ZALIV III” MONDOMARINE SAVONA 43 METERS LONG “GATTOPARDO IV” CBI NAVI – MAIORA – MASSAAB YACHTS SHIPYARD MASSA ITALY 24 METERS MOTORYACHT
CRN SHIPYARD ANCONA – 47 METERS LONG MOTORYACHT AZZURRA 1987 CRN SHIPYARD ANCONA 57 METERS LONG MOTORYACHT ROMANCE 25
MUMU DERELI39.00 METERS LONG SLOOP MANUFACTURED ATDERELI SHIPYARD DESIGNED BY THE FAMOUSARCHITECT PHILIPPE BRIAND 26
FERRETTI SHIPYARD – F780FERRETTI SHIPYARD – F470 MOCHI CRAFT LONG RANGE 23 27
SHIP’S WHEEL HOUSESCALORITHARD GLASS satisfies the need for glass products to meet the requisites of perfectTransparency while sailing. ‘CALORIT provides the best response that Hard Glass is capable of giving for thesatisfaction of all these specific requirements ensuring the greatest visibility underany weather conditions.Strict international standards have been specified for the glass surfaces to beinstalled in watercrafts that prescribe precise dimensions, thicknesses and themaintenance of total visibility.Glass transparencies are carried out by demisting elements. Our advanced defoggingsystem made our company by the year become a leading manufacturer of electricallyHeated glass panels for ship’s wheel housesHeated CALORIT panels are laminates composed by two or more sheets of temperedglass and joined together by PVB interlayer.CALORIT panels can be:• FLAT• BENT• TRANSPARENT• TINTED• REFLECTING GLASS PLATES
CALORIT C AND CALORIT FOur heated panels can be supplied into two different types, CALORIT C (without wires)and CALORIT F (with almost invisible wires incorporated).The CALORIT C version is created by deposing a layer of electrically conductive materialbetween the glass plates composing the panel. The uniform distribution of the passage ofelectric current and the high heating powers achievable ensure homogenous heatingwithout fogging, even after sudden changes in temperature, while light transmissioncapacity remains virtually the same.Electrically heated glass panels CALORIT “C” have been and are supplied to the largestcruise ships manufactured throughout Europe and North AmericaElectrically heated glass panels CALORIT C are manufactured in different makeups,thickness varying from 6/7 mm for smaller applications up to the usual 19/20 mm,22/23 mm and 26/27 mm thick panes with bearing 12,15 and 19 mm toughened glasssheets.Heated panels can suit supply from 12 to 440 volts and power as required according toISO STANDARD 3434 for different applications and according to the customers’ demand.Punch test or Hydrostatic test are carried out according to the international standard ISO614 and ISO 3254, at Hard Glass premises with adequate equipment.The CALORIT F version is made up of two or more plates of toughened glass that containnumerous, fine electric wires that are almost imperceptible to the human eye.Thanks to the possibility to choose thickness of the glass panel, colour, shape (flat orbent )and electric performances, CALORIT F can be supplied for lots of applications.Our technical staff is at the customer’s disposal to develop CALORIT F glass panels thatcan satisfy any needs according to the applications desired.CALORIT F can be made up of laminated polycarbonate sheets,too.
CARNIVAL FREEDOM FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 110,00 GT IN SERVICE 2007 CARNIVAL GLORYFINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 110,000 GT IN SERVICE 2003 CARNIVAL TRIUMPH FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 101,509 GT IN SERVICE 1999
CARNIVAL CONQUEST FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 110,000 GT IN SERVICE 2002HOLLAND AMERICAN LINE RYNDAM FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 55,819 GT IN SERVICE 1994 HOLLAND AMERICAN LINE WESTERDAM FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 81,811 GT IN SERVICE 2004
P&O NORTH SEA FERRIES PRIDE OF ROTTERDAM FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 25,113 GT IN SERVICE 2000R.C.C.L. BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS MEYER WERFT 90,090 GT IN SERVICE 2002 PRINCESS CRUISE LINE SUN PRINCESS FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 77,000 GT IN SERVICE 1995
HOLLAND AMERICAN LINE VOLENDAM FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 60,890 GT IN SERVICE 1999HOLLAND AMERICAN LINEVEENDAMFINCANTIERI SHIPYARD55,451 GTIN SERVICE 1996
HOLLAND AMERICAN LINE RYNDAM FINCANTIERI SHIPYARD 55,819 GT IN SERVICE 1994HOLLAND AMERICAN LINEWESTERDAMFINCANTIERI SHIPYARD81,811 GTIN SERVICE 2004
ARCHITECTUREThe diversification of the products ensures virtually infinite application possibilities.The creation of constantly new shapes for the architect’s use happily weds aestethicrequirements with both strength and safety, thermal and acoustic insulation.Works never imagined before reflect the reality of our changing world and times.
The “Bubble” of theLingotto in Turin. In therestoration of theLingotto, architectRenzo Piano, placed afuturistic structureaccommodating a glassbubble with conferencefacilities and a helipad.The bubble is made up of416 glazed elementswhose radius of curvaturedelicately intersects toform a glass ellipse. Max.base diameter mm15,000. Height mm 8,000.Looking towards thefuture at 35 meters fromthe round, it bringstogether and sums upinnovative technologyand the endlesspossibilities of Hard Glasstechnology.
Banca popolare di Lodi ItalyNo spall armoured glassfor the facadeCurved laminated glasspanelsPalazzo SpallettiReggio Emilia Italy