The Spool

Why Making Spider Silk Is So Tricky: The Sequel

Over the past few decades, a number of groups have tried to make spider silk via modern biotechnology techniques, but spider silk textile products still aren’t available for sale. Why not, and what are we doing differently? (more…)

Why Making Spider Silk Is So Tricky

Why has the dream of making tons of spider silk been so elusive, and how are we finally turning that dream into a reality? (more…)

The History Of Silk

Welcome to the first post of The Spool, the Bolt Threads blog. The Spool is your front row seat on our journey from idea to commercial product. You’ll get insight into our goals, challenges, and what’s on our mind. Join us in unraveling the mystery of developing new materials and making a new technology a reality!

 

We’re replicating natural silk production, but this isn’t the first time there’s been a global hunt for the secrets of silk.

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