We know everything there is to know about spiders, and identification of the genes that code for all types of spider silk has been accomplished. We understand this process.
it has become possible to customize the types of spider silk produced, by combining different Real Spider Silk gene combinations, yielding different spider silks exhibiting a variety of mechanical properties for different applications.
To manufacture spider silk, super microorganisms cloned with the spider silk genes are utlized. This process yields the maximum amount of Real Spider Silk Proteins per biological vector. These highly specialized cloned organisms produce long proteins. This is significant because these are the same long proteins produced by spiders in nature. Spidey Tek is the only company in the world producing products using these long proteins. When these long proteins are converted into spider silk, they exhibit the same excellent mechanical properties that Real Spider Silk exhibits. The spider “Faux or like” short proteins produced by other companies break apart easily and produce weak fibers. Spidey Tek Real spider silk long proteins produce much stronger fibers matching the ones created by real spiders in nature.
These Real Spider Silk Proteins in a powder form are mixed into a proprietary aqueous solution, then fed into a coagulation bath, which turns the proteins into spider silk fiber.
Customized bio reactors are used to grow specialized spider cloned microorganisms, which in turn produce large quantities of long spider silk proteins. These proteins are then collected and processed into a powder form. This process is scalable for mass production.
The spider silk fibers are then fed through a wet spinning process, which mimics exactly the same biological process that the real spiders use to transform their spider silk proteins into spider silk. This wet spinning process yields Real Spider Silk fibers. These fibers are processed and spun into multi-fiber threads.
A new method of producing Real Spider Silk has been developed. More to come. What's exciting about this new system is the fact that it creates Real Super Spider Silk fibers.