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Monster Silk knitted gloves produced

What's New? | July 9, 2014 | By:

Lansing, Mich.-based Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, developer of advanced spider silk-based fibers, has announced that Warwick Mills, developer of advanced technical textiles and protective materials, has created the world’s first textile utilizing Kraig’s genetically engineered spider silk, Monster Silk. The first Monster Silk textile products are knitted gloves; many products are envisioned through the companies’ joint development agreement.

“One of the biggest issues facing our company was creating our first textile and the open question of whether genetically engineered spider silk could be successfully processed using existing textile formation methods,” Kraig founder and CEO Kim K. Thompson said in a press release. “With this successful test, and the creation of the first Monster Silk knits, we have established that our genetically engineered spider silk works well with existing manufacturing methods.”

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