Spidey Tek
Material Name: 

n/a

Biomimicry: 

Silk

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2015

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

Roberto Velozzi

Website: 
About the Company

Spidey Tek, Inc was founded in 2015 as a Material Science Company by bio-materials science experts, Roberto Velozzi, and Randy Lewis, PhD., the first to determine the molecular structure of spider silks and one of the pioneers in producing spider silk proteins.

Material

Spidey Tek encodes alfalfa plants with the genes that code for the production of spider silk proteins. The alfalfa plants produce the spider silk proteins in their leaves.

Technology

The enhanced alfalfa crops are harvested from fields that regrow up to 5 years without replanting. The spider silk proteins are separated and purified into a powder that can be used in many products, components, and applications. The powder can also be processed and spun into fibers.

Applications

As a component in many materials and products in automotive, military, outdoor, and sports industries.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Sells to many brands

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