Spider silk is among the strongest known biomaterials. It is the silk used for the framework of the web and it is used to catch the spider if it falls. As such, it is stronger and much more flexible than KEVLAR©. Due to its incredible mechanical properties, spider silk is being considered for use as a new biomaterial for drug delivery and tendon and ligament replacement/repair, as well as athletic gear, military applications, airbags, and tire cords. However, spiders cannot be farmed for their silk as they are cannibalistic and territorial. The most reasonable alternative for producing spider silk fibers is to utilize genetic engineering to produce the proteins in a foreign host and then spin fibers from the synthetic protein.
Spider silks possess nature's most exceptional mechanical properties, with unrivalled extensibility and high tensile strength. All of these excellent properties make spider silks a desirable material for many applications in several different fields. However, spiders can’t be farmed. Therefore, methods of mass-producing Synthetic Spider Silk have been developed.
Companies and institutes have dedicated in the research of synthesis spider silks for many years. And several technologies have been proposed, such as modified silkworm, modified yeast fermentation, modified E. Coli fermentation, transgenic alfalfa, transgenic goat, ant others. The common ground of those technologies is that specific sequences of spider silk DNA are inserted in a foreign host to product spider silk protein and then spin fibers from the synthetic protein. Among them, the first three technologies are proven viable. Until now, there are still two barriers have stymied production. These barriers are the inability to form these proteins into a spider silk fiber with the desired mechanical characteristics, and to do this cost effectively.
At present, only four companies have realized the commercial production, Bolt Threads, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Spiber and AMSilk. All of them cooperate closely with the downstream companies to launch high-performance products. The downstream players including North Face, Adidas, Lexus, Warwick Mills, Patagonia and American military.
The global Synthetic Spider Silk market is valued at xx million US$ in 2017 and will reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% during 2018-2025.
The major players covered in this report
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories
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Genetically Modified Yeast Fermentation
Genetically Modified Silkworm
Genetically Modified E. Coli Fermentation
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The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global Synthetic Spider Silk sales, value, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
To analyze the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, to study the sales, value and market share of top players in these regions.
Focuses on the key Synthetic Spider Silk players, to study the sales, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Synthetic Spider Silk are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.
Synthetic Spider Silk Manufacturers
Synthetic Spider Silk Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
Synthetic Spider Silk Subcomponent Manufacturers
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