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29th September 2015, Ann Arbor, MI

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories becomes finalist for three ITMA Future Materials Awards

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is a leading developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fibre technologies. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibres, has been named as a finalist in three categories for the ITMA Future Materials Awards 2015.

Future Materials Awards reflect on-going innovation in technical textiles industry, ensuring it recognises and celebrates excellence and the achievements of the very best companies and individuals. The awards are open to all businesses within technical textiles, nonwovens and composite markets.

Recognizing technology and efforts

“I would like to thank ITMA, the world’s largest international textile machinery exhibition, for recognizing our technology and efforts, and congratulate the other finalists for making the shortlist.  We are excited to once again be recognized by the ITMA for our technology and our contributions to the industry,” said Kraig CEO and founder, Kim K. Thompson.

“I believe that the recognition by the ITMA for the Most innovative small company, Best innovation, protective textile, and Best innovation, sustainable textile categories is a testament to the continued effort of our team, our technology and our shareholders.  We look forward to the announcement of the winners in November.”

Impact on textile industry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is a fully reporting biotechnology company is the leading developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fibre technologies. The company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry.

“We are grateful for the recognition by ITMA of our successes and the investments of our team and our shareholders in creating high performance, sustainable, petroleum-free fibres,” commented Kraig COO, Jon Rice.

“Our team continues to demonstrate that it is possible to deliver best in class material performance without compromising environmental responsibility.  I am honoured to be part of this legacy of work and its impact on the textile industry.”

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  • Display Name 29th September 2015 15:02PM

    Type yKRAIG BIOCRAFT LABORATORIES CREATES FIBER THAT IS STRONGER THAN SPIDER SILK Click For KBLB PR

    Laboratory breakthrough results in Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk technology.

    LANSING, Mich., – June 29, 2015 – Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibers, announced the creation of Dragon SilkTM, its strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk technology.

    Dragon SilkTM represents a leap in the Company’s recombinant spider silk technology, combining both the elasticity and strength elements of native spider silk. A small number of Dragon SilkTM samples have demonstrated tensile strength as high as 1.79 gigapascals, exceeding widely reported spider silk strength (by as much as 37%, depending on source literature).

    Several samples of Dragon SilkTM also demonstrated elasticity above 38%, exceeding native dragline spider silk. This new material has shown it can be more flexible than Monster Silk® and stronger than Big Red, the Company’s leading recombinant spider silk products. The Company is now working to standardize the performance level across the entire Dragon SilkTM genetic line. “Dragon SilkTM is our strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk material to date,” said Company Founder and CEO Kim Thompson.

    “We have never believed that native spider silk is the limit of strength and flexibility performance. A few superstar individuals, within the genetically engineered colony we call Dragon SilkTM, have demonstrated that extremely high level of performance in the laboratory. We are now working to obtain that standard throughout the Dragon SilkTM line.

    Even as we undertake that work, our research team is working in parallel to create even more powerful transgenics. Dragon SilkTM represents yet another material science breakthrough and shifts the standard of performance expectation for spider silk technologies.”

    About Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (www.KraigLabs.com), a fully reporting biotechnology company is the leading developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fiber technologies. The Company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry. our comment here

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