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10th July 2018, Ann Arbor, MI

Kraig labs opens new Prodigy Textiles facility

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a leading developer of spider silk-based fibres, during its trip to Vietnam last week, celebrated the grand opening of Prodigy Textiles new facility in Quang Nam province. 

This facility will have the capacity, utilities, and security to support the planned capacity growth in Vietnam through the first phase of operations and will be the launch pad for future expansion on a pre-designated 50-hectare parcel of land located nearby, the company explains.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories celebrated the grand opening of Prodigy Textiles new facility in Quang Nam province. © Kraig Biocraft Laboratories

“Having now seen the new facility first hand I am confident that we will soon have a thriving operation up and running,” said Jon Rice, COO.  “We are now in the process of getting the final building updates outlined and completed so that it will be ready to receive the first shipment of our silkworms.  Our team in Vietnam continues to put in an incredible amount of effort to bring this ground-breaking project to reality.”

Working in partnership with its consultants in Vietnam, the company reviewed numerous buildings and locations throughout the province. The facility was ultimately selected due to its proximity to mulberry production, building layout, condition, utilities, and its proximity to shipping ports and the company’s planned 50-hectare future campus.

This facility will have the capacity, utilities, and security to support the planned capacity growth in Vietnam. © Kraig Biocraft Laboratories

The opening celebration was attended by officials from the province and local district, as well as leaders from the farming cooperatives that will provide mulberry and senior banking officials.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a fully reporting biotechnology company, is a leading developer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fibre technologies. The company says its genetic engineering research has succeeded in developing a practical and cost-effective technology for producing recombinant spider silk-based fibres on an industrial scale.

www.kraiglabs.com

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