What is Mazzucchelli Acetate?

Select styles in De Rigo Rem’s Chopard, John Varvatos, Just Cavalli and Tumi collections feature this high-quality material, in the construction of their frames. The artisanship and quality of this material are truly something spectacular. We wanted to share more about this incredible material and why we use it for select pieces across our portfolio.

Just Cavalli Optical Frames- VJC002 in Havana

Mazzucchelli acetate is a type of material commonly used in the production of high-end eyeglasses frames. It is named after the Italian company Mazzucchelli 1849, which is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of acetate sheets for eyewear. Six generations of the Mazzucchelli family have run this family business, and it is still run by a Mazzucchelli just like it was back in 1849.

Mazzucchelli acetate is a high-quality thermoplastic material made from cotton and wood fibers that are blended with acetate flakes and plasticizers to create a strong, lightweight, and durable material. It is known for its unique patterns, colors, and textures, which can be manipulated during the manufacturing process to create a wide range of design options.

In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Mazzucchelli acetate is also hypoallergenic and resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a popular choice for eyeglasses frames. It is also leans towards eco-friendliness, as the company uses sustainable materials and production methods to minimize its environmental impact.

Just Cavalli Sunglasses SJC020 in Black

What sets Mazzucchelli acetate apart from other materials used?

  1. Quality: Mazzucchelli acetate is known for its exceptional quality. The company uses high-grade materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to create a material that is stronger, more durable, and more resistant to heat and chemicals than some other acetates.
  2. Design: Mazzucchelli acetate is known for its unique patterns, colors, and textures. The company can manipulate the material during the production process to create a wide range of design options, which allows eyewear designers to create frames that are both stylish and functional. See the video below to see this process in action.
  3. Eco-friendliness: Mazzucchelli is committed to using sustainable materials and production methods to minimize their environmental impact. They use natural fibers, such as cotton and wood, to create their acetate sheets, and they recycle their production waste to reduce their carbon footprint.
  4. Hypoallergenic: Mazzucchelli acetate is also hypoallergenic, which means it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction or irritation on the skin.

Overall, Mazzucchelli acetate is held in the highest regard because of its exceptional quality, design flexibility, eco-friendliness, and hypoallergenic properties. These factors make it a highly desirable material for our John Varvatos and Tumi collections.

Video Showing How Mazzucchelli Acetate frames are Made: From Raw Materials to Finished Product:




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