#Essedue / Cellulose Acetate

Essedue Acetate Eyewear by Mazzucchelli excellent material 

The Essedue glasses are made by cellulose acetate, which is product from Mazzucchelli 1849 a small factory created in 1849 for the production of combs which is now a global company, with a rich know-how, excellence in the production of cellulose acetate with an high technical and aesthetic content.

 

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The colors chosen by Essedue’s designers for eyewear collections are the result of a meticulous research, from the harmony between color and spontaneity to the current trends. This choice looks at beautiful and genuine things, nature and its colors which represent our environment.

 

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By colors we seek the authentic craftsmanship and design, which is able to explain time and space of ordinary life, environments, friendships, nature. The choice of colors is a selection about natural aspects.

 

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What is cellulose acetate?

It is made by treating cellulose with acetic acid and acetic anhydride using catalysts (sulfuric acid). The cellulose triacetate has 62,5% of acetic acid combined, furthermore is soluble in the reaction of acids; it is put into the water, washed and dried. The compositions for molding of cellulose acetate are prepared with acetate flakes, plasticizers (10-70 parts), pigments and dyes, by mixing these ingredients in cylinder mixers, extruders or in closed mixer (Banbury) at temperatures between 175 ° C and 270 ° C.

 

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The cellulose acetate has good properties of toughness and impact resistance; it is stable at room temperature and has good resistance to discoloration when it is exposed at sunlight. This material can be produced in a wide selection of colors, in transparent or translucent form. The field of applications is very broad including toys, sundries, household; in form of sheets, it is widely used in packaging, electrical insulation and belts. It is also used in large quantities for the production of photographic films not flammable.

 

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