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Our Mission

We provide you with Advanced Materials that will take your products to the next level. With our silk-based fully functional biopolymers, we enable your products to create USPs for your customers. 

Silk Technology

  • Unique biopolymers for various applications
  • Based on natural silk proteins
  • Biotechnological production process
  • Validated industrial bulk material production
  • Cleantech process
  • Sustainable and recyclable
  • Award winning technology



Environ­mentally friendly process


No plastics are involved


Ulrich Scherbel 
Managing Director/CEO

Ulrich Scherbel has more than 25 years of global expertise in the field of innovative textiles. After studying textile chemistry and textile technology, he held various positions in the areas of business development, production, sales and general management in the textile industry, most recently at Freudenberg Performance Materials as General Manager Global Apparel Division. Freudenberg is a leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a wide range of markets and applications such as automotive, construction, clothing, energy, filter media, healthcare, footwear and leather goods, as well as special applications.

Ulrich Scherbel will further industrialize the production of AMSilk's high-quality performance materials and expand the marketing, sales and distribution of the products.

Dr. Lin Römer
Managing Director/CSO

Dr. Römer has more than 10 years of expertise in the field of silk technology. He is co-inventor of several patent applications in this area and has been the key to transferring academic achievements into marketable products.

He is a professional in Chemistry and Biochemistry and received his doctorate from the Technische Universität München. As cofounder of AMSilk he joined the company in 2008. He is responsible for all research and development activities of AMSilk. Since 2013 he holds the position of Managing Director of AMSilk.

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“Spidersilk is one of the most stable, naturally occurring substance and could be used for applications such as automotive safety equipment or protective gear.”
Der Spiegel

“In nature we find perfect materials, how-ever copying them is often difficult. If it is successful, we could change the world – in the same way as bronze did thousands of years ago.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Spidersilk has amazing qualities – and is well-tolerated by the human body. For this reason, it is planned to use it in medicine: nerves and wound healing is just the beginning.”
Die Welt

“Spidersilk is an absolutely fascinating material, which is unparalleled in the world.”
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk



Supervisory Board

Dr. Wolfgang Colberg


Industrial Partner, CVC Capital Partners

CFO of Evonik AG. Before he served as CFO for BSH and in various senior management positions within Bosch

Michael Motschmann

Vice Chairman

General Partner and member of the Executive Board at MIG Fonds

Entrepreneur for more than 25 years.

Siegfried Winkelbeiner

Board Member

CEO Schoeller Textil AG

Various senior management positions at Ciba Geigy (now Novartis) and BASF


Through AT Newtec GmbH the Hexal Founders Dres. Andreas and Thomas Strüngmann are the majority shareholders of AMSilk GmbH. AT Newtec GmbH invests in young non-listed companies.

MIG Fonds invests in young non-listed companies in the German-speaking region concentrating their investment on pharma, biotech, cleantech, new materials & information technology. MIG Fonds offer private investors the change to participate directly in a portfolio of promising technology companies.

Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. The university forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.

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