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InDispensable April 2015: News from Okia, Coburn, and Marcolin


Okia launches Happy Frames collection

Hong Kong-Okia recently launched its latest line of optical and sunglasses frames called Happy Frames, full of bright colors and fun patterns.

Each style in the collection is named after a different cocktail-including Tequila Sunrise, Apple Martini, and Mojito-and features bright color contrasts, dots, animal prints, or houndstooth patterns, and glitter.

According to Okia, all of the styles in the Happy Frames line feature its HDA Technology, which showcases colors and textures in high definition, and its CSB technique, which combines acetate with shining materials and allows random or controlled patterns with a non-delaminated effect.


Marcolin debuts new line with Marcel Burlon County of Milan

Villanova, Italy-Marcolin recently launched a new sunwear line with Marcel Burlon County of Milan.

Each of the three new styles feature premium materials, original patterns, and handmade details. The line will be available in June 2015.

Madre Tierra Leather is an acetate frame with a square-shaped silhouette covered with matte black leather and finished with hand-stitched details and metal inserts.

Madre Tierra Pixel is a square-shaped black acetate frame with a white-gradient, pixel texture on the internal side of the temples. This style also features a shiny metal clip-on with gold lenses.

Madre Tierra All Black is a square-shaped black acetate frame with a metallic clip-on and gold lenses. This style also features metal details, including the County of Milan’s logo, on the temples and front.


Coburn introduces Pinnacle Lite Polish

South Windsor, CT-Coburn Technologies recently introduced its latest consumable product for retail and wholesale lens labs-the Pinnacle Lite Polish.

Pinnacle Lite Polish is qualified for use on all conventional equipment, all non-mineral materials and all surfaces.

Key features of the new polish include:

• Sustained suspension

• Lower impact on skin and equipment

• Easy to clean up

• Polished surfaces exhibit a noticeably brighter sheen

• Superior coating adhesion for backside coated lenses

• Produces top-quality surfaces consistently

• Long lasting/durable

Pinnacle Lite Polish is available in one-gallon jugs and five-gallon buckets.

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