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  By Topview Eyewear. Published on Jul 9,2013
 

How many materials of eyewear? Finding eyewear with the qualities that are most important to you could be as simple as choosing a eyewear material, each distinguished by its own strengths.
Eyewear materials essentially come in Acetate, Metal, Buffalo horn, and sometimes a combination of its. In our factory, there are a number of options, each with it's own advantages. 
Eyewear materials 1: Acetate 
Acetate eyewear materials are essentially plastic. They are otherwise known as a material called zyl, which is one of the most popular types of frame materials in the eyewear industry.
Manufacturing Methods for Acetate eyewear material Involve:
-The technique involves forming layers of plastic into a large block of acetate.
-Different parts of the eyewear are then cut from this large block of cellulose acetate sheet.
-After this careful slicing, individual parts are then hand polished and assembled into a whole frame.
-The machine used to slice these large blocks of acetate or zyl, is called a pantographing machine
-Block acetate sheet sizes range between 3 feet (0.91 m) in length, and are typically 0.33 in (0.84 cm) thick
Acetate originates from natural cotton fibers and tree pulp, which give the frames a more natural feel. These constituents also make for a very flexible frame. In eyewear manufacturing spheres, acetate frames are said to be included in all colors of the rainbow.
This ease of color variations has also lent the frame material to be an easy-to-make fashion statement, as manufacturers and partnering designers are able to shape, add or subtract different pieces, in order to create different looks.

Eyewear materials 2: Metal

Good quality metal eyewear can involve up to different good metal materials in order to produce them.  Some metals such as titanium are even more complex. A typical metal frame can take up to more time to manufacture. In general, metal is lightweight, strong, flexible and anti-corrosive, making them ideal for frame production.    
Monel 
Monel is an alloy, a mixture of two or more metals.  It's highly rust resistant, flexible and stronger than steel. 
Titanium
Titanium is grey in colour and the lightest of all the metal frames. When combined with modern day plastic lenses it makes for a very comfortable pair of glasses.  It is corrosion resistant, hypoallergenic and can be produced in a variety of colours. 

Pure titanium is expensive and as a result, it is typically blended with nickel or copper to product a titanium alloy for greater affordability.  

Flexon is a proprietary titanium-alloy and 'memory material' that enables the wearer to twist, bend and crush the frame without affecting it's shape.   
About more Titanium eyewear, please click the Titanium eyewear website.
  
Aluminium
Aluminium is a naturally soft material and is often combined with silicon and iron to make the frame strong and hard. Aluminium frames have a very distinctive look and are often used in the construction of high end eyewear (Aluminium eyewear) as they are lightweight and resistant to corroding.
Stainless Steel 
Stainless steel is made from a blend of steel and chromium, making it a very strong metal with an element of flexibility that is easily accessible. While it weighs more than titanium it can be made very thin, thus reducing its weight. It will not corrode and is nickel free, again making it hypoallergenic which is good for those with sensitive skin.

Eyewear materials 3: Buffalo horn

Natural Buffalo horn eyeglasses are extremely light, very comfortable to wear, pleasing to the touch and suitable for many skin allergy sufferers.
horn is a lightweight, comfortable and beautiful frame material that is able to command such a high price.  While horn from Asian water buffalo is plentiful, few manufacturers have the skill to transform horn into eyewear. Only the most skilled workers at the best frame fabricators have the capability of carving and polishing horn materials in a manner suitable for luxury eyewear.
Just as all horns in nature have differences in color, pattern and striations, ranging from subtle to significant, each pair of natural horn frames is a little bit different than the next.

We manufacture Buffalo Horn eyeglasses that are designed according to the preferences of our clients. These are made from superior grade raw material to ensure optimum quality in the final product. Buffalo horn eyeglasses are also available in various colors such as black, Brown, Light White, Beige, Dark and Medium Brown as require designs & sizes.

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