Evonik, AMSilk to manufacture sustainable silk proteins in Slovakia

460029 desktopSpeciality chemicals producer Evonik has entered into an agreement with German biotechnology company AMSilk to produce industrial quantities of sustainable silk proteins, which can be used in a wide range of applications, including fashion, smart materials in automotives and medical devices.

Materials produced with the silk proteins are said to balance optimal performance with minimal environmental impact. Evonik, based in Essen, Germany, is producing the silk at its contract development and manufacturing precision fermentation site in Slovakia.

For the full story, see the April 2023 edition of Textiles Eastern Europe.


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