Costa Del Mar Sun Glasses Inc. of Ormond Beach, Fla., casts an advanced black nylon composite with a hard-pressed etched rubber on the temples for its Fathom and Tempest face-hugging styles. Both came onto the market during 2000.
Costa Del Mar subcontracts material processing and does final assembly at its Ormond Beach facility, where it has 30 employees.
The lightweight sunglasses come with its Colorific-brand polarized lenses in active-sports polycarbonate or mirror glass and retail for $109-$149, depending on the lens.
These coinjected styles are "meeting and exceeding sales expectations" and contain technology that Costa Del Mar will incorporate on some of five new frames being introduced during 2001, marketing coordinator Leigh Segalini said by telephone.
A group of offshore fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts wanting better sunglasses formed Costa Del Mar in 1983 and retains ownership. The firm sells more than 30 styles and 14 lens options.
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