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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Dragon Silk Recombinant Spider Silk Technology

KRAIG BIOCRAFT LABORATORIES CREATES FIBER THAT IS STRONGER THAN SPIDER SILK
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 Silk, its strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk technology.

Dragon Silk 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 Silk 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 Silk 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 Silk genetic line.

“Dragon Silk 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 Silk, have demonstrated that extremely high level of performance in the laboratory. We are now working to obtain that standard throughout the Dragon Silk line. Even as we undertake that work, our research team is working in parallel to create even more powerful transgenics. Dragon Silk represents yet another material science breakthrough and shifts the standard of performance expectation for spider silk technologies.”

www.kraiglabs.com

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8 Responses to “Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Dragon Silk Recombinant Spider Silk Technology”

  1. Colin says:

    Just went to their site, when life is sci-fi

  2. Maskirovka says:

    I am totally getting my next dark black tactical turtle neck made out of this stuff.

  3. Greg says:

    So, they genetically engineer a silkworm to produce spider silk, and then further tweak them to make this dragon silk stuff. I’m guessing the “superstar individuals” are some pretty kick ass silk worms. Hope they get a few extra leaves at chow time.

  4. Lightfighter says:

    Friggin’ amazing.

  5. Dod says:

    Wowzer, looks like these dudes have cornered this market!
    http://www.kraiglabs.com/spider-silk/

  6. Riceball says:

    Any word on what the potential applications and benefits from this new silk are? Is it for just making stronger silk clothing or is there some potential for use in light weight body armor?

    • Alex says:

      Spider silk may have ballistic protection properties better then existing textiles used in soft body armor.

  7. Alex says:

    Short answer to your question = “Yes, lots of potential for use in light weight body armor”