Kraig Biocraft Labs inks U.S. Army deal

August 5th, 2016

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based, biotech developer Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has announced it has received a contract that could be worth up to $1 million for the development of high-performance fibers for protective apparel applications with the U.S. Defense Department. Under the fully funded base effort, the company will deliver ballistic shoot packs constructed from its proprietary […]

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Kevlar® scissors grip and cut slippery fibers

May 28th, 2015

An ergonomic scissors specially designed for precisely cutting aramid woven fabric has been introduced by Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine. Xuron® Model 9180 Kevlar® Shears are designed with tapered cutting blades that have one serrated edge for gripping the slippery aramid woven cloth fabric fibers and a sharp edge for cutting them. Capable of producing […]

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Engineers create stretchable, super-tough structures

April 10th, 2015

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) have created a material made from nanofibers that can stretch up to seven times its length and still remain tougher than Kevlar®. These structures absorb up to 98 joules per gram, as opposed to Kevlar, often used to make bulletproof vests, which can absorb up […]

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Utah State will produce commercial quantities of spider silk

February 20th, 2015

Utah State officials have announce that the newly constructed Bioproducts Scale-Up Facility on the university’s Innovation Campus will enable synthetic spider silk to be produced in commercial quantities. Funding for the facility was provided by the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative. “Within this new, state-of-the-art facility, Utah State will begin the process of […]

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