Having successfully completed the 3rd generation of silkworms in mid-November, Kraig Biocraft continues to grow the size and strength of its silkworm colony as it presses forward with continuous production operations. Since transitioning all its operations to this campus, in August of this year, the company has increased the size of each successive production run and has seen a significant improvement in production yields.
The developer of spider silk-based fibers, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI/USA, has begun production of the 4th generation of its specialized spider silk silkworms at its new production campus.
Kraig Labs relocated Prodigy, the company’s Vietnamese subsidiary, to this new facility in the heart of one of Quang Nam’s agricultural districts to leverage better access to fresh mulberry and the temperate climate. This campus includes multiple buildings, including a dedicated laboratory, a separate rearing house built explicitly for silk production, and fertile land for onsite mulberry production.
As Kraig Biocraft continues to grow its operational capacity, its existing supply of raw silk yarn is slated for spinning into custom yarns and composite fabrics that it will sell under its joint venture SpydaSilk brand. The company is currently assessing a number of potential textile mill partners to produce these fabrics as it works within the capacity limitations and lingering worker shortages imposed by Covid-19 restrictions.