Our patented MYLON® is an award-winning material innovation pioneered by MYKITA. It is made from fine polyamide powder fused into solid objects using a 3D printing technology called selective laser sintering (SLS). We created an entirely new material category in eyewear and set the industry benchmark for frames made by additive manufacturing. The laser-sintering process behind MYLON® is resource-friendly with minimal material waste.
MYLON® is light, sturdy, and adaptable – all essential properties in the world of eyewear. 3D technology offers complete freedom of design and MYLON® is 30% lighter than acetate, making voluminous frames much more comfortable and wearable. In addition, the durability enables slender constructions or smaller functional parts that are not possible with materials such as acetate.
To pioneer the MYLON® material, we adopted technology from the automotive industry where it was used to make small prototype parts for engines. Our focus went into refining the laser-sintered surface and developing processes to smooth, colour and seal the surface with the aim of creating a product with distinct visual and tactile appeal.