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Japanese firm set to mass-produce spider silk fabric
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May '13
courtesy: Spiber
courtesy: Spiber
Silk, the soft shimmery luxurious fabric derived from silk worms, is an all-time favourite material for fashion lovers and designers alike, but a variety of silk, which is solely made of spider proteins, is not commonly heard of. 
 
However, a Japan-based firm called Spiber Inc. has recently developed a technology to mass produce this unusually strong and stretchy synthetic spider silk fabric titled as QMONOS which can be used in the automobile and medical industries for making film, gels, sponges, artificial blood vessels and nano-fibers.
 
The company is collaborating with the famous auto parts maker Kojima Industries to erect a plant that can produce nearly 220 pounds of synthetic silk a month. 
 
The Spiber technology can synthesize genes and coax bacteria to produce the same spider silk fibroin protein which can be later woven into the wonder fabric, which is nearly four times stronger than steel and way more stretchable than nylon.
 
The company had recently unveiled an electric blue high-collared sleeveless spider silk cocktail gown at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. 
 

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