We are commercializing spider silk from engineered silkworms which is five times tougher than Kevlar. First versions are ready to roll out.
We engineer spider silk genes into the common silk worm, producing spider silk at commercial scale using the established production capacity for silk. 5X tougher than Kevlar, the $2.3 billion global ballistic market ($1 billion in the US) is growing at 5-6% annually. The body armor market is 65% military, 35% law enforcement. Other markets: biomedical scaffolding for growing replacement organs, skin, tendons; also ropes, composites, and textiles.