Tag: Spider silk

Kraig Biocraft scales up 2nd generation dragon silk

Kraig Biocraft scales up 2nd generation dragon silk

November 11, 2018 |

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has begun the scale up of its recently announced second generation Dragon Silk. This new material was specially designed at Kraig Labs’ Michigan research headquarters for application in protective textiles, particularly for military and police, where increased strength and decreased flexibility are expected to provide improved protection. Scale up […]

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Kraig Biocraft accelerates development of spider silk fibers from a day to minutes

Kraig Biocraft accelerates development of spider silk fibers from a day to minutes

September 22, 2018 |

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., a leading developer of spider silk based fibers implemented two major advancements in the development of next generation recombinant spider silk fibers. These advancements are the result of new equipment and recently employed protocols at their R&D headquarters in Michigan. These new approaches build on the existing protocols, but […]

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U.S. Army gets super strong spider silk bulletproof panels

U.S. Army gets super strong spider silk bulletproof panels

August 26, 2018 |

The U.S. military is getting as close to becoming Superman and Spider-Man superheroes as humanly possible with their new ballistic shootpack panels made from Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ proprietary Dragon Silk material. The spider silk material is not only stronger than steel, it’s stronger than Kevlar, the usual bulletproof material used for military and police personnel. […]

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Prodigy Textiles signs deal for mulberry production

Prodigy Textiles signs deal for mulberry production

July 14, 2018 |

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.’s subsidiary, Prodigy Textiles, signed three agreements with local farming cooperatives in Quang Nam province, Vietnam to produce the mulberry necessary to support Kraig’s recombinant spider silk production. This collaboration with local farmers is a key element of Kraig Labs commercialization strategy, integrating advancements in high tech agriculture and a […]

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Kraig Biocraft preps spider silkworm eggs for production

Kraig Biocraft preps spider silkworm eggs for production

May 18, 2018 |

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., a developer of spider silk based fibers, provided an update on progress towards the commercialization of spider silk technology following last week’s announcement of the formation of its Vietnamese subsidiary, Prodigy Textiles Co,. Ltd., its main production arm for spider silk technologies. Kraig Biocraft is gearing up production of […]

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Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

July 21, 2016 |

Since roughly three minutes after the Chinese figured out how to use silkworms, people have been dreaming of farming spider silk, for its exotic qualities of flexibility and strength. Spider Silk Strength: Stronger Than Steel Material Toughness  Tensile Strength Weight  Dragline spider silk 120,000-160,000 1,100-2,900 1.18-1.36 Kevlar 30,000-50,000 2,600-4,100 1.44 Steel 2,000-6,000 300-2,000 7.84 The […]

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Utah State, Technology Holding win Spider Silk DoD Research Contract

Utah State, Technology Holding win Spider Silk DoD Research Contract

December 20, 2015 |

In Utah, Utah State University has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract with Salt Lake City based Technology Holding LLC from the U.S. Army to continue research and development of Spider Silk manufacturing. The total contract award is $1 million and is managed through the Army Research Office.  Among the goals […]

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The Materials Superhighway

The Materials Superhighway

May 18, 2015 |

New physical materials — stronger than steel, stiffer than Kevlar, lightweight, conductive, non-toxic, and highly absorbent.  New liquid fuels and chemicals — strong on performance, price, and emissions. New edible materials — lighter in unhealthy fats, and delivering more targeted nutritional benefit with fewer side effects from obesity to diabetes. A revolution in physical materials is occurring […]

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New high-performance fibers from spider silk proteins

New high-performance fibers from spider silk proteins

September 19, 2011 |

In Germany, AMSilk and Fraunhofer Institute have joined together to develop a new spin process for making high performance fibers from AMSilk’s spider silk proteins.  This collaboration will match AMSilk’s material and biochemical expertise with Fraunhofer’s expertise in developing spin processes for biopolymers. The partners expect to deliver a new process for making artificial spider […]

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