When we talk about materials and manufacturing a quality frame, acetate is undoubtedly the star. Today, the vast majority of trendy sunglasses - both those that are inspired by vintage collections and those that have a more futuristic design - have in common the use of high quality, durable and lightweight materials. Acetate meets these three qualities.

Cellulose acetate is a vegetable plastic that is hypoallergenic. This material was first used for sunglasses in the late 1940s due to the fragility with previously used plastics. Cellulose acetate is a petroleum-free plastic. It is made of natural fibers of cotton and wood. While petroleum products can be more expensive and harmful to the environment, cellulose acetate is made from renewable materials. Cellulose acetate for sunglasses is manufactured by forming plastic layers in large blocks. After individual parts are carefully cut, hand polished and finally assembled in a frame.

The main difference is durability. Acetate plastic sunglasses are much more durable than standard plastic. Acetate sunglasses are carved in rich blocks of colors. Some of which have embedded patterns. While standard plastic has to be spray painted to achieve patterns or shine, they also tend to break more easily.

Conclusion: cellulose acetate is the highest quality plastic material for sunglasses.

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