Marine glazing Brombach + Gess has been a specialist in glass bonding technology in industrial shipbuilding for over 30 years and implements demanding projects in glass on cruise and river cruise ships.

In addition to an extensive portfolio of solutions in glass, the company has concentrated on a new development – it is displaying its Loggia-Cabin Window system at the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo. This new development provides an “infinite-feeling” and thus creates a new and innovative cabin category. That is an interesting alternative to the classic balcony and extends the private passenger area by the size of the balcony. The cabin is closed by a floor-deep, horizontally divided panoramic glass front.

At the push of a button, the living space increases by lowering the upper pane in front of the fixed lower pane and forming a balustrade together with the movable handrail. In closed position, the movable upper window and the fixed lower window are aligned to form a perfectly flat facade.

Elsewhere, Brombach + Gess has developed, in co-operation with DNV GL, Schiffstechnik Buchloh and Stükerjürgen Aerospace Composites, a new and innovative lightweight construction in composite material for a glass sliding roof. In comparison with an aluminium roof, a 43% weight saving can be achieved which results in a mass reduction of 20 tonnes. The composite materials offer additional benefits because they are not vulnerable to corrosion and have better resistance to fatigue.