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Kraig Biocraft unveils first roll of dragon silk fabric
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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, leading developer of spider silk based fibres, has produced its first roll of pure dragon silk fabric using its proprietary recombinant spider silk fibres. It will now use the dragon silk material to make finalised ballistic shoot packs, per the US Army specifications. This material will undergo ballistic performance testing.
The ballistic performance testing is under the company’s contract with the US Army, to evaluate its potential for protective apparel applications.
“Dragon Silk, which started as a simple idea in the lab for a better performing silk, is now on the verge of demonstrating its capability to provide lifesaving performance blended with high flexibility and user comfort,” said Jon Rice COO. “What a proud moment for the company and all of our employees, as we prepare to process this first roll of dragon silk fabric into test samples for the US Army and to assess its ability to assist in protecting the brave men and women of our armed forces, who dedicate themselves to protecting all of us.”
The company previously developed sample products, in pure and blended knit configurations using its Monster Silk materials, including shirts and gloves. The announcement marks the first time the company’s newer and stronger dragon silk will be transitioned into an end product. (SV)