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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories becomes finalist for three ITMA Future Materials Awards

Future Materials Awards reflect on-going innovation in technical textiles industry, ensuring it recognises the achievements of the very best companies.

29th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ann Arbor, MI

Protective, Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

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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