Vanguard Wool Week Bolt Threads + PS Growers 2018

Jamie ended our third day by explaining how Bolt Threads are developing a silk-like material through an industrial fermentation process. The goal is to replicate spider’s silk fibre and its remarkable properties including high tensile strength, elasticity, durability and softness,…

Vanguard Wool Week Bolt Threads + PS Growers 2018

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Jamie ended our third day by explaining how Bolt Threads are developing a silk-like material through an industrial fermentation process.

The goal is to replicate spider’s silk fibre and its remarkable properties including high tensile strength, elasticity, durability and softness, for use in the apparel industry. Further, the technology will have the ability to encode the fibre with UV resistance, anti-microbial and hydrophobic properties.

The presentation stimulated a good group discussion, centering on several themes, including issues associated with GMO, how the fibre would be positioned and sold in market, potential applications for the fibre and the companies wider ambition and strategy.

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