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16.Nov 21

Vegan silk for industrial production

IZB interview Dr. Ulrich Scherbel, Managing Director at AMSilk, on its industrial production of vegan silk biopolymers.

Highlight article

Biofabrikation – Werkstoffe der Zukunft

Nachwachsende Rohstoffe wie pflanzliche Fasern, Mikroalgen, Pilzmyzelien oder Bakterien und organische Reststoffe aus der Lebensmittelindustrie wie Hülsen und Schalen können mittlerweile durch technische Verfahren in innovative und voll funktionsfähige Werkstoffe umgewandelt werden.

By bayern design

21. Dec 22


Interview with Ulrich Scherbel

AMSilk GmbH is the world’s first industrial supplier of bio-fabricated materials based on silk proteins. AMSilk’s materials provide the same unique functional properties of the natural product they are based on. Being vegan, completely biodegradable and solely produced with renewable resources, the biopolymers combine performance aspects with an unrivalled ecological assessment.

By technicaltextile

30. Nov 22

AMSilk Relocate Offices to Support Expansion Plans

AMSilk GmbH (“AMSilk”), a world leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, announces its relocation to a new biotech lab and office space covering more than 2000m2 on the recently constructed Campus Neuried in Munich, Germany, to support its expansion into production networks outside of Europe.

By pharmiweb

20. Oct 22

Food tech: satisfying investors’ appetite for growth?

Food tech: satisfying investors’ appetite for growth? Interesting initiatives are emerging — especially in Asia. Amid all the noise in the markets you might have missed a small news item that an eagerly-anticipated new fund launch had been “paused”

By Financial Times

19. Oct 22

The future of sustainable textiles

CEO, Ulrich Scherbel talks to C&EN about how the team at AMSilk are rethinking textiles – their passion for reducing the impact on the environment and making AMSilk’s products accessible to everyone.

By American Chemical Society

15. Jun 22

Focus for Bio-industries is How to Scale Up, Commercialise Innovations and Get Funding

AMSilk’s products are environment friendly and make a significant contribution to a future zero-waste society. Ulrich Scherbel, Managing Director at AMSilk, the world’s leading supplier of innovative high-performance biotech materials, talks to about how he aims to make smart performing biotech materials part of everyday life.

By Texfash

08. Aug 22

Protein fibers with great potential

“AMSilk, the German biotechnology company, develops and supplies smart bio-fabricated silk materials for use in everyday life.”

The interview was conducted by the team of TextileTechnology and published in Chemical Fibers International 2/2022

By Chemical Fibers International

23. May 22

Nature has all the answers

AMSilk’s smart bio-fabricated silk materials based on natural spider silk proves nature really does have all the answers to make smart biotech materials a part of everyday life.

By Textile Technology

23. Mar 22

The State of Fashion 2020

US-based Bolt Threads, Germany’s AM Silk and Japanese textile research company Spiber have used fermentation techniques to engineer artificial silk proteins and fibres.

By McKinsey Deutschland

01. Jan 22

Synthetic spider silk: positive spin

…to cosmetics, silk proteins help create a protective barrier around the skin. Spider silk manufacture is an example of synthetic biology, a fast-growing branch…

By Financial Times

01. Jan 20

Aircraft construction is being transformed

Work on it is still at an experimental stage. But Airbus is collaborating with AMSilk, a German biotechnology firm, to develop silk-reinforced materials.

By The Economist

30. May 19

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