We find the processes behind glasses, frames, and lenses to be very interesting and worthy of further study. Why do we think that? Because we think it is a great mix of traditional manufacturing and modern know-how, and we are interested in seeing what can be produced by a factory that has been going for more than 150 years. Starting with how frames are made, in the coming days we’re going to publish a series of blog posts about how the materials used to make glasses are made, how frames are made, and how personalised prescription lenses are made and inserted into a frame.
So without further ado, here is a short video tour of the process at the factory of Mazzucchelli 1849. Mazzucchelli 1849, is an Italian Company based in Castiglione Olona, Italy and founded in 1849. It is a worldwide leader in the production Cellulose Acetate, a polymer of natural origin which is traditionally used in the production of optical and sunglass frames.
Our Battatura frames are made with the finest Mazzucchelli italian acetate (and German teflon-coated hinges) and the glazing (the grinding, cutting, and mounting of your prescription lenses into the frames) is done in the UK in an ISO EN 9001-2008 compliant lens lab by an experienced specialist optical team who adhere to the highest British and European Standards.