We choose frames because we like the style and how they look on our face. Acetate and TR90 frames are close in comparison on their look, but there are a few characteristics that separate the two types of frames. We are going to share the features of the TR90 and Acetate frames to help you choose the right frame for your customers.
Acetate material was first used for eyewear in the late 1940s because of brittleness and other problems with previously used plastics. Today’s acetates are known for being durable, lightweight, and flexible.
Cellulose acetate also has the most extensive range for transparency, vibrant colors, and finishes. More complex acetate eyewear can be produced by layering several colors or transparencies and sandwiching them together.
Cellulose acetate is a plant-based plastic that is hypoallergenic. So if your customer has a known allergy to plastics or metals, the Acetate frames would work great for them.
Here are a few of our Acetate frames:
The Dolabany Abigail frames are embedded with a hint of glitter within the acetate material that is sure to stay in place and will not fade. These two-toned frames have a subtle flare shape that adds a dramatic note to an already eye-catching style. You can find the Abigail in a Demi Blue pattern.
The Dolabany Minster is a classic frame shape produced with high-quality acetate with our distinguished keyhole bridge and real metal rivets. The Minster is available in our signature colors: Blue Auburn, Ebony Syrup, Brown Dusk, and the popular Matte Black and Crystal.
The Dolabany Peace frames are modified round model eyewear produced with high-quality acetate. Note the retro stylings of a keyhole bridge and real, original rivets. The Peace frame is available in the collection’s most admired color tones: Multi Demi, Teal Demi, Amber Demi, and Brown Dusk.
TR90 is a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. Frames made with TR90 are extremely comfortable. Since they are flexible, they can bend under pressure and contour your customer’s face comfortably.
Because of the TR90 frame’s flexibility, it also makes them resilient to damage. The TR90 frames are made for active adults and kids alike. Since the material is pliable, they are far less likely to break or bend from impact.
With its rubber-like texture and matte finish, it might be hard to imagine this material as the emerging superstar from the Dolabany collection. However, it is those seemingly ordinary features that have contributed to its success. The TR90 models by Dolabany offer comfort, durability, and style to the consumer.
And most remarkable of all, TR90 glasses are supremely lightweight. The TR-90 material allows for an extremely comfortable, all-day wear. Because it’s an ultra-lightweight material, more so than any acetate frame, and possesses a rubber-like texture, the consumer will feel like they aren’t even wearing glasses.
For those that have sensitive skin, the TR90 frames would also make a good alternative. The TR-90 material is hypoallergenic for those that may receive a skin reaction from acetate or metal frames.
Here are a few of our TR90 frames:
Though all of Dolabany’s TR-90 models maintain similar qualities, the Dolabany Sardi seems to have trumped them all. Its success can be accredited to the design and structure of the frame. An idyllic shape and size were achieved when the model was first conceived as many different face profiles can enjoy the benefits of the Sardi. A frame that is easy to fit on many different customers is hard to find. In addition to feeling comfortable, the Sardi adds a trendy, retro look without appearing too thick or bulky. Not to mention, there are 26 colors to choose from.
The Dolabany Samantha adds bright hues and feminine flair to the TR-90 line. With it’s subtle cat-eye shape to the popular, lightweight material the women are going to love the look and feel of these frames.
The Dolabany Honalo is excellent for active men. With the rectangular frames and comfort of the TR90 frame, the Honalo is an excellent fit for any shape face.
The Dolabany Chef and Surgeon are great frames for kids. The features of our TR-90 material are ideal for the active lives of our children. TR-90 is flexible, durable, hypoallergenic, resistant to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), and lightweight (ideal for pressure points at the temples and nose). Kids want to make a statement too, and they can do that in the many colors we offer.
We hope that you have enjoyed our blog! Did you learn a little bit more about the Acetate and TR90 frames? Here at Dolabany, want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.
We would love to know your thoughts on the differences between the Acetate and TR90 frames, so email us here.