Spinning a better artificial spider-silk
Spider silk is a high-performance natural material, with significant potential to revolutionise the materials industry. Unfortunately, its production and further spinning into artificial spider-silk fibres is an extremely difficult task. Moreover, the current procedures for manufacturing spider silk do not allow the correct structures to form in the fibers. The EU-funded ARTSILK project will make use of recent technological discoveries and cutting-edge technologies to produce artificial spider-silk fibres that are equal to or even better than native spider silk, in both in terms of toughness and tensile strength.
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