September 3, 2009

Eyewear looking at green chems

Eyewear manufacturers like what they see when it comes to renewable-based chemicals.

According to Japanese chemical company Teijin, their new plant-based heat-resistant bioplastic BIOFRONT will be the first bioplastic to be used for all plastic parts of an eyeglass frame. The frames were developed in collaboration with Tanaka Foresight Inc., which Teijin said manufactures and sells around 60% of all plastic eyeglass parts in Japan.

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