Product Highlight: How Italian Mazzucchelli 1849 Acetate is Made

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.

Mazzucchelli acetate embodies 170 years of the best of Italian craftsmanship.

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.