PRESS RELEASES

PRESS RELEASE JULY 2018

Schlosspark Klinik Ludwigsburg presents cosmetic line skinsilk by cc beauty including AMSilk‘s functional silk biopolymers

Ludwigsburg, July 12, 2018 – The renowned Institute of Plastic Surgery Schlosspark Klinik Ludwigsburg presents the innovative cosmetic line skinsilk with vegan silk, which has been developed in cooperation with cc beauty and AMSilk. The beauty products skinsilk  – a combination of silk biopolymers (Silkbeads und Silkgel) and high quality ingredients – have been especially created to ensure an effective and sustainable skin protection with anti-aging effect. More (German Press release)


PRESS RELEASE JUNE 2018

AMSilk CEO Jens Klein to Speak at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2018

Planegg, June 13, 2018 — AMSilk GmbH, a leader in high-performance, sustainable synthetic silk biopolymers, will participate in BIO World Congress 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. AMSilk CEO Jens Klein will be a featured speaker on two panels at this year’s event to discuss Sustainable and Performance Based Bioplastics and Biopolymers, on Tuesday, July 17, and Biobased Materials Redesigning Consumer Markets and Fashion Trends, on Wednesday, July 18.
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Press Release May 2018

AMSilk Co-Founder Thomas Scheibel Named Finalist for European Inventor Award

Munich, May 3, 2018 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, is proud to announce that its co-founder, Prof. Thomas Scheibel, has been named a finalist in the SME Sector of the European Patent Office’s 2018 "European Inventor Award" for his pioneering work to produce synthetic spider silk biopolymers. More


Press Release March 2018

AMSilk Exhibits Functional Silk Cosmetic Materials at in-cosmetics Global 2018

Planegg, March 21, 2018 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, is proud to announce it will be exhibiting its advanced vegan silk cosmetic ingredients for the third year in a row at in-cosmetics Global, the world’s global launch place for innovation in self-care ingredients and technologies. More


PRESS RELEASE February 2018

POLYTECH and AMSilk Announce Start of Joint International Clinical Study for Silk-Coated Medical Implants

Dieburg and Munich, February 27, 2018 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers for medical devices, is partnering with POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics GmbH, the leading manufacturer of soft-tissue silicone implants, to begin the clinical study POSIS, the first-in-human clinical safety testing of silk-coated silicone SILKline® breast implants in Europe.  More


PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2017

AMSilk and Interpolymer Announce Production and Distribution Partnership

Planegg, October 18, 2017 AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, and Interpolymer/Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH Co. KG Chemische Fabriken, a Germany-based global polymer manufacturer, have strengthened their longtime cooperation with a strategic partnership. More


AMSilk to showcase innovative personal care ingredients at SEPAWA Congress 2017

Planegg, October 16, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, will present its product developments for personal care applications at the SEPAWA Congress in Berlin from October 18 to 20. More


PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2017

AMSilk CEO Jens Klein to speak at Synthetic Biology conference SynBioBeta 2017

Planegg, September 28, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, will be a participant in this year’s SynBioBeta 2017 in San Francisco. AMSilk CEO Jens Klein has been selected as one of the featured speakers at this year’s event, where he will present the manifold field of applications enabled by AMSilk’s silk biopolymers. More


PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 2017

AMSilk named one of the 50 most innovative companies worldwide by Technology Review

Planegg, August 23, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, has been chosen by the German edition of MIT Technology Review as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. Now in its fourth year, this exclusive list honors companies that have achieved a technological breakthrough with their industry-changing products. More


PRESS RELEASE JUNE 2017

AMSilk’s Quality Management receives certification according to the international medical devices standard DIN EN ISO 13485:2016

Planegg, June 21, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, today announced that its quality management system for the first time has received certification according to DIN EN ISO 13485:2016 by the TÜV Süd. More


PRESS RELEASE MAY 2017

AMSilk strengthens Business Development team and competence

Planegg, May 18, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers has further expanded its Business Development Unit. In April Dr. Volker Wagner-Solbach entered the company as Procurement & Supply Chain Manager; he is responsible for the procurement and the smooth supply chain process to make sure that the increasing demand of silk biopolymers and especially the Biosteel® fibers can be met by AMSilk’s external production partners. More 


AMSilk strengthens team and product competence in the Biosteel® Fiber Business Unit

Planegg, May 4, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers has further expanded its Fiber Business Unit: Since the beginning of April, Martin Lankes supports the Biosteel® fiber development team as Senior Product Manager Fiber Business in a technical and market-related way to bring the protein-based silk fiber to the next development stage. More


PRESS RELEASE ARPIL 2017

AMSilk Announces Strategic Partnership with Gruschwitz to develop High-Performance Products using Biosteel® fiber

Planegg, April 27, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, today announced a new strategic partnership with the leading yarn producer Gruschwitz Textilwerke AG.
This partnership strengthens the companies’ already existing 
3-year cooperation, and enables further innovation in the field of high-performance yarns. More


AMSilk and ocean pharma present the first breathable nail polish with functional silk biopolymers at in-cosmetics Global in London

London, April 3, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, will present the latest product of ocean pharma, skinicer® OXYPERM, a new water-based and breathable nail polish, at in-cosmetics Global in London. AMSilk will also be exhibiting Silkbeads and Silkgel, its innovative, vegan ingredients for cosmetic applications, together with its distribution partner RAHN AG. More


PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 2017

Planegg, February 14, 2017 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, has successfully registered its two cosmetic ingredients, Silkbeads (microparticles) and Silkgel (hydrogel), with the internationally recognized Vegan Society. More


News January 2017

On February 16, 2017 AMSilk will take part in this years Biotech Press Lounge organised by the "Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Biotechnologie“ (IZB) in Planegg near Munich.

Jens Klein, CEO of AMSilk, will present the first shoe made with Biosteel® fiber, designed in cooperation with adidas.

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PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2017

An innovative high-performance material: Biofibers made from green lacewing silk

Innovative biofibers made from a silk protein of the green lacewing are being developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in conjunction with the company AMSilk GmbH. Researchers are working on producing the protein in large quantities by using biotechnology. The aim is to use the material in the future as a high-grade rigid fiber, for example, in lightweight plastics in transportation technology. More


PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 2016

Biosteel® fibers from AMSilk receive certification for product safety and confirmation of biological degradability

Planegg, December 14, 2016 – AMSilk GmbH has reached a further important milestone in its business segment Industrial Applications & Textiles: The high standards of the production and product development process at AMSilk as well as the biological degradability of the AMSilk Biosteel® fibers were confirmed by two renowned institutes. More


PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 2016

adidas Unveils World’s First Performance Shoe Made From AMSilk’s Biosteel® Fiber

Planegg, November 18, 2016 – adidas has yesterday, 17 November 2016, unveiled the world’s first performance shoe made using Biosteel® fiber at the Biofabricate Conference in New York. More


PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2016

AMSilk expands distribution network in Asia

Planegg, September 6, 2016 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, continuously extends its international distribution network. After having finalized distribution agreements for the main European markets in the first half of 2016, AMSilk now succeeded in winning a renowned distribution partner for the Asian market.
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PRESS RELEASE JULY 2016

AMSilk grows with additional capital – ramp-up of BIOSTEEL® production

Planegg, July 11, 2016 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk molecules, has raised new capital through a further financing round. In total, a double-digit million EURO amount has been raised by the company so far. AMSilk can thus advance its further growth especially in the business divisions Medical Technology and Industrial Applications & Textiles. For subscription of the capital increase, AMSilk succeeded in winning AT Newtec and MIG, the existing institutional investors. More


PRESS RELEASE JUNE 2016

AMSilk expands distribution network with two new sales partners Zeus Química and Biochim

Planegg, June 07, 2016. – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, has gained two new distribution partners to complete the company’s distribution network for Europe: Starting May 2016, Zeus Química S.A.U., headquartered in Barcelona, is responsible for the sales of AMSilk products in Spain and Portugal while Biochim s.r.l., which is based near Milan, covers the distribution in Italy. More


PRESS RELEASE MAY 2016

AMSilk establishes Scientific Advisory Board

Planegg, May 31, 2016. – AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic high-performance silk biopolymers, presents its newly established Scientific Advisory Board. Consisting of the three internationally renowned scientists Prof. Dr. Scheibel, Prof. Dr. Fansa and Prof. Dr. Weuster-Botz, the Board will provide scientific advisory support to AMSilk. AMSilk is focusing on the application of its proprietary high-performance silk biopolymers in the fields of medical technology, personal care products as well as industrial applications and textiles. More


PRESS RELEASE APRIL 2016

AMSilk will showcase innovative products with silk biopolymers at in-cosmetics 2016 in Paris

Planegg, April 6, 2016. – At this year's in-cosmetics, AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, and its new distribution partner, RAHN AG, will present innovative ingredients and formulations containing AMSilk biopolymers. in-cosmetics, the world's leading business event for personal care ingredients, will take place in Paris from April 12 to 14, 2016. More


PRESS RELEASE MARCH 2016

Dr. Wolfgang Colberg appointed chair of the AMSilk GmbH Supervisory Board

Planegg, March 31, 2016 – Dr. Wolfgang Colberg has been named the newest member of the Supervisory Board at AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers. Dr. Colberg has taken over the chair of the board. The AMSilk Supervisory Board has a total of three members:
Dr. Colberg, Dr. Matthias Kromayer (Member of the Board of MIG Fonds) and Siegfried Winkelbeiner (CEO of Schoeller Textil AG). More


AMSilk: distribution agreement with RAHN in the field of personal care

Planegg, March 22, 2016 – AMSilk GmbH, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, has joined forces with the Zurich-based company RAHN AG in an agreement to distribute two innovative ingredients, Silkgel and Silkbeads. AMSilk, which has its headquarters in Planegg near Munich, Germany, will have RAHN distribute its products to manufacturers of personal care products in several European countries. 
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PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 2015

New web presence of AMSilk GmbH

Planegg, November 2015 – Modern. Clearly structured. Informative.
In the middle of October, AMSilk GmbH relaunched their online presence www.amsilk.comat the same time redesigning the company logo. More