Artificial "Spiber" silk is tougher than Kevlar

Spider silk is a truly remarkable material: it's tougher than Kevlar, strong as steel, lighter than carbon fiber, and can be stretched 40 percent beyond its original length without breaking. Now, Japanese startup Spiber says it has found a way to produce it synthetically and, over the next two years, will step up mass production to create anything from surgical materials to auto parts and bulletproof vests. .. Continue Reading Artificial "Spiber" silk is tougher than KevlarSection: ScienceTags: Bacteria, Biomimicry, Materials, Silk Related Articles: Genetically-engineered spider silk could be used in gene therapy Researcher spins spider silk into violin strings Spider-silk-producing silkworms to be commercially developed Flexible, heat-dissipating parts for electronics from spider silk? Secrets of spider silk unraveled Ant-repelling cobweb chemical could lead to new pesticides

Artificial "Spiber" silk is tougher than Kevlar

Spider silk is a truly remarkable material: it's tougher than Kevlar, strong as steel, lighter than carbon fiber, and can be stretched 40 percent beyond its original length without breaking. ...

Fri 12 Jul 13 from Gizmag

Synthetic spider web may be super strong material of the future

A Japanese startup has unveiled what it claims is a kind of synthetic spider web material that is strong as steel and as flexible as rubber.

Tue 9 Jul 13 from Dvice

Spiber's Synthetic Spider Silk is Lighter than Steel, Tougher Than Kevlar

Japanese startup Spiber recently created a synthetic spider silk that is every bit as durable, stretchy, and light as the real thing. The material is tougher than kevlar, lighter than steel, ...

Tue 16 Jul 13 from Inhabitat

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