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 diverse supply base with the Company’s ground-breaking spider silk production technology.

“The strength of our approach in creating cost effective and commerciality scalable spider silk has always been based on the use of the existing silk infrastructure,” said Jon Rice, COO.  “Today’s announcement, that we are developing collaborative relationships with these farming cooperatives, is a perfect example of that strategy put into action.  These efforts will provide us with sufficient mulberry to meet our production expansion plans for the next several years.  In the coming months we expect to expand this model of collaboration by incorporating efforts with downstream processors such as reeling and thread finishing.”

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