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The Future of Spider Silk in Tech Textiles

Posted by Brent Beason on Apr 6, 2017 4:04:38 PM
For hundreds of years, mankind has been in awe of the near-mythical qualities of spider silk. Are spider webs really “stronger than steel” on a pound-for-pound basis? You may not believe it, but the saying is true. Spider silk has steel-comparable tensile strength with the added qualities of rubber-like elongation; it’s no wonder the tech textile industry has been racing to create synthetic spider silk for decades.
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Topics: Tech Trends, Materials