Kraig Biocraft
Vietnamese production facility exceeds expectation

05.11.2019 Operations at the Vietnamese production facility of the producer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fibers Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., Ann Arbor, MI/USA, are on track to set new production capacity records.

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Having only started production in October 2019, the first batch of production silkworms are thriving on their diet of fresh mulberry leaves and the warm, humid climate at the facility.
The company expects that this first round of production will be complete within 2-3 weeks.  
The entire population of emerging silk moths from this first production cycle will be dedicated to breedstock population expansion, resulting in a more than a 100x increase in silkworm egg production and preparing for what the company believes will be its largest production batch, scheduled for November.  
The November production batch is expected to expand the capacity to produce the specialized recombinant spider silk to a level that collectively exceeds the entirety of its US-based production, over the last 10 years.
The factory is expected to have the capacity to produce more than 8 tons of its specialized silk in 2020, with a total capacity of roughly 40 tons/year, once fully utilized.