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Kraig Labs opens R&D HQ to media for first time

May '19
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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc, the leading developer of spider silk based fibres, has opened the doors of its R&D headquarters for the first time to media to host a French documentary film crew and provided them with access to the process of creating its incredible spider silk technologies. The documentary will focus on combating terrorism.

The series is planned to air in the fall of 2019. Although the footage was shot at Kraig Labs’ R&D headquarters in Michigan, the company continues to focus its efforts on scaling up its production operations, through its subsidiary Prodigy Textiles Ltd in Asia. By utilising the existing global silk infrastructure and Kraig Labs’ engineered silkworm technology, the company is set to meet cost and volume metrics, previously thought to be impossible, in the commercialisation of spider silk for these lifesaving applications in protective textiles, said Kraig Labs in a media statement.

“Our team is incredibly proud of the work we do here and the impact that our company is already making in these important markets,” said COO Jon Rice. “It was a pleasure to be able to share the results of our efforts and to showcase this amazing technology along with its potential to disrupt the protective textile and related markets.”

Tougher and more flexible than competing materials, spider silk offers the promise of increased protection, comfort, and mobility in protective textile applications. In addition to the documentary, the company has been covered by numerous media outlets. (PC)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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