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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories completes first batch of Dragon Silk for US Army

The fibres will soon be headed to a reeling facility to be prepared for delivery to Warwick Mills.

21st December 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ann Arbor, MI


The company will contract Warwick Mills to produce ballistic shoot packs, for delivery to the US Army, based on the company’s Dragon Silk technology. The company is expected to make final delivery to the US Army in the second quarter of 2017.

For the past century, Warwick Mills has been a leader in the engineering of technical textiles for protective applications. Warwick develops and integrates complex fibre composites for the most challenging safety applications. Its core products include technical textiles, custom adhesives, and performance coatings.

Commercial sale of Dragon Silk

“The Indiana factory scale up of our proprietary recombinant spider silk, we call Dragon silk, has exceeded our expectations. As we ship this first batch of Dragon Silk cocoons dedicated for the US Army, we are already beginning to prepare for production of fibres ready for commercial sale to some of our primary end users,” said Company Founder and CEO Kim Thompson.

The company will now begin to sell its Dragon Silk and Monster Silk fibres to the various parties that have submitted sample requests, with priority given to substantive collaborative development agreements and key end uses.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories

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. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is moving rapidly to commercialize its spider silk technology, which it believes will have a significant impact on the global textiles industry.

At the same time, the company are continuing to work in cooperation with leading laboratories to create new stronger and more flexible spider silk based fibres with potentially broad applications for consumers and industry in the multi-billion dollar marketplace for textiles and performance polymers.

Further reading

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories receives contract from US Army to deliver Dragon Silk

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories opens new spider silk factory in Indiana

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