Building an innovative technique that allows them to produce silk-based materials with an efficiency 1000 times more than a standard polymer's

The project FLIPT aims to develop low-energy, high-quality, wet processing techniques for consumer products using natural materials. They are doing a series of diagnostics in order to understand their silks’ overall characteristics and the spinning process required to produce them. In the future, they will develop the platform technology to generate novel nature-based low embodied-energy materials, which can serve as a sustainable alternative to current petroleum-based polymers in terms of performance and of economics.