FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® is a compound security glass made out of two or more chemically tempered panes bonded with our special resin TFG. With this resin and our modern manufacturing process we achieve highest optical quality and an outstanding breaking strength, often leading to reduction in the glass thickness.
Thus FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® offers all advantages in one product: it keeps its shape even in case of damage of one or more panes due to its compound and at the same time offers the best optical clarity compared to thermally tempered glass.
FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® is made as both plane and bent glass to the customer's precise requirements. Due to the size of the chemical bath the maximum size of the panes is limited to 2000 x 3000 mm by default. For panes up to 4800 x 2500 mm there is the option of a specialized chemical bath.
We can produce the panes either to your templates or 3D models or we take 3D measurements on board. The smallest bending radius is 150 mm without any optical influences. FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® can be produced in cones, cylinders or spheres and can also be cut to shape using full-size templates. The final glazing is installed by our own certified employees meeting the yacht standard requirements.
FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® can be delivered in various colours such as white, clear, grey, bronze, green and in two blue colours.
MICROCLEAR® is a heated glass using FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® with a heating foil. This is the solution for all glazing which must be prevented from icing or steaming up, e.g. in the bridge area.
All heated glasses are supplied with the electrical TIMON® 500 series control which guarantees a reliable and optimised heating power control.
MICROCLEAR® heated glass has two independent temperature sensors between the glass layers which allow an exact failure-free control of the heating power. This allows an accurate control that works well throughout its lifetime.
MICROCLEAR® can be produced as plane or bent glass to your specification and special installation demands.
COMPOUND GUARD® is a compound security glass made out of thermally tempered glass.
COMPOUND GUARD® combines the advantages of a compound security glass but unlike FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® does not have the same optical quality due to differences in the production process. With thermally tempered glass there can be marks on the glass surface as well as imperfections called anisotropies which reduce the optical clarity. Chemically toughened glass such as FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® does not have these glass defects.
The company TILSE was founded in 1974 by Hans-Joachim Tilse, who led the company until his death in February 2018.
With his vision and extraordinary commitment, he has shaped the company significantly. Starting from a one-man business he built up a globally operating company. Numerous super yachts around the world are today characterized by glass products from TILSE.
We are your expert partner for the realization of your extraordinary and unique projects. You can rely on our many years of experience in the design and production of curved and flat yacht glass. We are also happy to break new and innovative ground with the aim of turning the demanding ideas and concepts of our partners and customers into reality.
This close customer-centric cooperation has already resulted in some innovative product solutions, e.g. FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® CS - our compound system safety glazing for hull windows and portlights. We develop and produce our glass in our own factory in Germany. Our highly qualified employees install our glazing solutions on board your superyacht anywhere in the world. Our support in all phases of the project distinguishes us from our competitors and makes it possible to best contribute our many years of knowledge to your project. Only in this way we are able to guarantee the highest level of perfection with your glazing solutions.
Another central success factor is our highly motivated team, which works every day with full commitment and passion to realize your projects. We are only satisfied when you are. Together we set the standards in the yacht sector!
Our company name TILSE and the associated product line FORMGLAS SPEZIAL®, which has been developed over many years, stand for the highest quality in the yacht sector - that is something you can rely on.