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Discover the Acetate Renew™

In our ongoing quest for innovation and sustainability, we're proud to announce that our brand-new SS23 collection is exclusively designed with Acetate Renew™, a revolutionary material that's redefining eyewear industry standards.

In this article, we invite you to discover the unique characteristics of Acetate Renew™, how it's made, why we chose this material and why it's at the heart of our latest collection.

What is Acetate Renew™? Acetate Renew™ is an innovative material used in the manufacture of eyewear, developed to meet growing demands for durability and respect for the environment.

It is composed of two key ingredients: cellulose and recycled plastics. Cellulose is a polymer naturally found in plants and forms the biosourced raw material used in the production of Acetate Renew™. Recycled plastics typically come from sources such as recyclable plastic bottles, which then are processed into pellets to be incorporated into the final material.

This unique combination results in a material that is strong, lightweight and durable, offering an environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional materials used in eyewear manufacture.

A scientific and ecological manufacturing process

The manufacture of Acetate Renew™ is based on scientific principles and technological advances that transform plastic waste into a sustainable, environmentally-friendly material. Let's start by understanding the key stages of this innovative process.

  1. Plastic waste collection and sorting The first step is to collect and sort plastic waste from various sources, such as recyclable plastic bottles. This waste is carefully selected and cleaned to remove contaminants and impurities.

  2. Pelletizing Once the plastic waste has been sorted, it is transformed into pellets using advanced techniques. Recycled plastics are shredded, melted and extruded to form small plastic balls called granules. These granules are then ready for use in the Acetate Renew™ manufacturing process.

  3. Combination with Biosourced Cellulose

    Recycled plastic pellets are blended with biosourced cellulose, which generally comes from renewable sources such as wood or plants. This mix is precisely achieved to obtain the optimum ratio of recycled plastic and biosourced cellulose, guaranteeing the desired properties of the final material.

  4. Heating and pressing

    Once the mixture of recycled plastic and biosourced cellulose has been obtained, it is heated and pressed to form Acetate Renew™ sheets. Under heat and pressure, the materials chemically bond, creating a strong, cohesive structure.

  5. Cutting and shaping frames

    Acetate Renew™ sheets are then cut to specific patterns, then shaped to give rise to eyewear frames. Precise cutting techniques and high-tech machinery ensure impeccable shapes and quality finishes.

This process reduces the consumption of natural resources and minimizes waste, thus helping to preserve the environment.

Why choose Acetate Renew™? Acetate Renew™ offers a number of advantages that make it an obvious choice for those concerned about the environment and sustainability. First of all, it reduces the use of virgin plastics from petrochemical sources, helping to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, Acetate Renew™ is scratch-resistant and offers excellent dimensional stability, ensuring a long life for spectacle frames. Finally, this material offers a high-end aesthetic, with smooth finishes and vibrant colors, guaranteeing uncompromisingly elegant style.

A 100% Acetate Renew™ collection By investing in this cutting-edge technology, Nooz Optics is demonstrating its commitment to pushing back the boundaries of innovation and helping to preserve the environment. The SS23 Acetate Renew™ Collection thus represents a major step towards a more sustainable future for the eyewear industry.

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