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Spider Silk

Kraig is the world leader in genetically engineered spider silk technologies. We earned that place by applying our proprietary genetic engineering spider silk technology to an organism which is already one of the most efficient commercial producers of silk: The domesticated silkworm.

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Spider Silk

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  1. Spider Silk

  2. Spider silk is tougher than steel. Since natural resources are considered superior and we all believe that. Humans have tried to beat nature but it has always been beaten them in this competition.

  3. Comparing the tensile strength of steel and spider silk is not equivalent. Since the comparison of both these materials and the stress, they bare before breaking is still controversial. The spider silk value of tensile strength is just above 1 Gpa, a unit of measuring force per unit area. That relates to a mid-range value for steel, where strengths range from 0.2 Gpa to nearly 2 Gpa. Further, if we talk more about the tensile strength, it is only one critical property.

  4. As we all are familiar with the traits of spider silk. Spider silk is a protein, and proteins are created inside the living cells. This process starts with a spider's body temperature, unlike the manufacturing of steel, which takes place in a furnace.  The magic of spider silk has everything to do with the transmission of information through DNA. Researching about the natural materials that spider silk contains are claimed to be “eco-friendly”. The reason being, spider silk use less energy and abundant elements, making the processing superior to most engineering materials.

  5. Spider silk is stronger than steel on a per weight basis and environmentally friendly. Thes nature-based processes have created a dramatic story about why the mimicry of natural materials is a quickly growing area of materials science and engineering. Humans are yet not able to fully assume how spider silk is formed and are constantly investigating it. There was a trial made at commercialization through “spider goats”. In this experiment, a genetically modified goat produced milk carrying an extra protein that could be extracted and spun into spider silk thread.

  6. Contact Us Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. 2723 South State Street Suite 150Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104734- 619-8066 Email: corporate@KraigLabs.c om

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