A major innovation by Icare HK Co. Ltd, which has helped making acetate frames 40 to 50% lighter and thinner than regular frames. The manufacturing technique as well as the way we treat the acetate sheets, allow us to make the frames so thin that they totally refresh the design of all acetate frames, even the most classic ones. Comfortable, light and very contemporary, our UTX can use any acetate available on the market and will stay stable and safe through time.

Icare factory in China has been 50 years in production. We believe that we have an edge when it comes to vintage frames or more modern ones but fit with pin hinges, technique that we have mastered for years. We customize our pin hinges to your design, the mechanism always stay “fat” ensuring a smooth opening and closing of the temples for months/years, without using costly coated screws. The overall finish of our pins and hinges is high end and impeccable, using cold plating to colour the hinges to your requirement when necessary.


This new technique bonds silicone, a high end allergy free material, with metal, in a very sophisticated and technical way, allowing incredibly refined designs and benefits for the wearer, as much in the technical and sport segment as for fashion frames.

Icare, taking advantage of its 45 years of experience in acetate frame manufacturing, has developed skills that allow us to manufacture high end sophisticated frames, combining acetate and metal parts in a superb high end finish.


Challenged by some of our clients, we have developed a polishing technique combining special European waxes and several different polishing rolls that end up giving the frame a shine and a silky touch that makes high end frames very unique. Black, block materials and crystal based colours specifically benefit from this technique.

Icare has developed a know how in double injection parts (temples or fronts) for sunglasses but also for optical frames. With an infinite range of colour combination for sport but also fashion optical frames and sunglasses, Icare can make your frames colorful, creative and technically stunning !


hroughout the years, we have developed some specific techniques to combine acetate and metal with leather, cloth or any other insert you need for your frames. Whether wrapped around a temple, inserted into a metal casing or acetate grooved lodging, the finish of these challenging materials is always precise, refine and extremely high end.

Icare has grown into thin and possibly stamped out grooved metal. We master thin volumes, sharp bevels and rounded edges so that every brand can give to metal the high end finish it deserves.


And much more, every month!