eyeglass frame materials

Different Types of Eyeglass Frame Materials

Different eyeglasses come with different frame materials and they show a different look. When buying a for of new glasses, you may ask what the frame material is. You may also ask your optician for advice about variety in colors, durability, lightness, hypoallergenic materials, price, and so on.

In fact, different frame materials have different advantages. You can choose the suitable one for you. In the following part, we will show you the different types of eyeglass frame materials.

Different Types of Eyeglass Frame Materials

In this post, we will show you the three main kinds of frame materials, which are plastics and metals. Now, we will show you one by one.

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Plastic

Acetate: The most popular frame material is acetate, also called Zyl. Zyl is a very cost-effective and creative option for eyewear and is extremely lightweight. The acetate frame material is also colorful.

Nylon: This frame material is used in some cheap eyeglasses. Nylon is strong, lightweight and flexible, and it can become brittle with age. Nylon is also a premier material for sports and performance frames, and also easily molded into today’s popular wraparound style.

TR90 Nylon: TR90 Nylon is durable, flexible, and lightweight. Glasses made with TR90 are extremely comfortable since they have a flexible quality. Besides, the TR90 Nylon frame material can bend under pressure and contour your face comfortably. So, it would be resilient to damage.

Ultem: Ultem resin is a flame-retardant and high performance thermoplastic. It comes with various features, such as high strength-to-weight ratio, heat resistance and high impact strength. This frame material is also durable.

Metals

Titanium: as for metal frame material, Titanium is one of the most popular ones. The titanium frame material can be bent and twisted and then come back to its original form. The quality of these frames is durable and reliable for rough use. The Titanium frame material is light.

Flexon: Flexon is a titanium alloy that is composed of around 50% titanium and 50% nickel. Flexon eyeglass frames are extremely flexible and can be twisted or bent to an extreme and can return to their original shape. The flexon frame material is popular among kids' glasses.

Beta titanium: this is an alloy mainly composed of titanium and a small amount of aluminum and vanadium. The beta-titanium has a memory feature and is mostly used in high-quality designer frames. The beta-titanium is toughness and light.

Monel: it is an alloy of nickel and copper. The monel frame material is cheap and discolor.

Beryllium: it is an alternative to titanium resisting corrosion and tarnishing, but it is cheap. The beryllium frame material is lightweight, strong, flexible and available in a wide range of colors. In addition, it is a good choice for those people with high skin acidity or those people who spend a large amount of time in or around salt water.

Besides the above plastic eyeglass frame materials and metal frame materials, there are some other frame materials available, such as aluminum, gold, silver or other biodegradables materials. You can choose the suitable one according to its performance, features, and price.

What’s more, you can choose glasses from Koalaeye Optical. It provides various  kinds of glasses and frames, such as blue light blocking glasses, rimless sunglasses, and so on.

If you have any different ideas for frame materials, you can share them in the comment zone. If you have any doubts about glasses or eyeglasses, you can contact us via the email service@koalaeye.com and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

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