Biobased textiles

1A3_0727_ ARCHETYPES OF SPIDER SILK

Authors
  • Jinlian Hu
  • Harun Venkatesan
  • Jianming Chen
  • Lin Gu
  • Yuangzhang Jiang

Abstract

Spider dragline silk is well-known for their excellent strength, extensibility, toughness and biological properties which overwhelmingly exceeds most of the engineered materials available today. Development of spider silk inspired materials is gaining interest due to their wide range of application potential. Various strategies like synthesis of recombinant spider silk, synthetic peptide polymers and polymer silk composites have been used to produce artificial spider silk materials. In our research group, we had demonstrated all these approaches to develop spider silk inspired fibers and materials.

Keywords: artificial spider silk, recombinant, synthetic peptides

How to Cite:

Hu, J. & Venkatesan, H. & Chen, J. & Gu, L. & Jiang, Y., (2019) “1A3_0727_ ARCHETYPES OF SPIDER SILK”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.4.

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Published on
10 Jul 2019
Peer Reviewed