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Why our smart biotech materials are a true game changer
Society stands at a tipping point and we will all be impacted. There is a strong need for change and increasing demand for sustainable products that provide an optimal relationship between performance and positive environmental impact.
Our materials help solve the world’s challenges
At AMSilk we develop biofabricated materials based on silk proteins that bridge the apparent gap between performance aspects and unrivalled ecological assessment. Our materials provide the same unique functional properties of the natural product they are based on and yet are vegan, completely biodegradable and solely produced with renewable resources.
With our innovative range of smart-performance materials for a variety of industrial applications we can help make the shift away from fossil based carbon and plastic pollution. Our innovative, nature-based protein materials offer a real solution to the huge challenge of microplastic pollution.
Our smart-performing biotech materials
All AMSilk biotech materials are all created with their end of life in mind. Our patented process is based on bacteria, which are fed on renewable raw materials and then virtually reprogrammed to produce spider silk proteins. Gained through a manufacturing process without animal cruelty and petroleum free, these proteins can then be processed into gel or powder as a basis for many consumer goods or spun into textile fibers.
At end of life, products can be recycled or are fully biodegradable under aerobic as well as under marine conditions, leaving no micro plastic residue (end of life and washing cycles). AMSilk’s unique nature based products thus offer a genuine solution to this huge challenge in the cradle-to-cradle approach.
Being vegan, completely biodegradable and produced only with renewable resources, AMSilk products make a significant contribution to a future zero-waste society.
Safe for the human body
“At AMSilk we believe that nature has all the answers, and this is truly our inspiration. We believe it is simply smart to use renewable plant-based carbon to make biodegradable materials. AMSilk is focused on breaking down boundaries and limitations in many industries. By providing sustainable material alternatives at large quantities we enable our customers to make a true change. ”
Aerobic and under marine conditions
As comfortable as silk
Wide comfort range
Together we will make a true change
We inspire and empower private organisations to be self-committed to sustainability, through strong governance, partnerships and networks along the supply chain. We can help you to make a true change in your industry. Our protein technology platform also offers many other exceptional innovations for a broad spectrum of applications including fibers, sprayable formulations, hydrogels and silk powders. We can customize a solution that is perfect for your specific industry needs.
The heartbeat of our company.
We help our customers make a difference.
Creation through sustainable growth.
We take full responsibility for the results of our decisions and actions.
Teamwork is our key to success.
Join our strong investor network to support our mission
AT Newtec GmbH
The Hexal founders Dr. Andreas and Dr. Thomas Strüngmann are majority shareholders of AMSilk GmbH through AT Newtec GmbH. The brothers invest in companies at different growth stages and are also the major shareholders of Biontech.
MIG AG, Munich, is one of the leading German VC investors. MIG invests through MIG Fonds in young, deep tech and life science companies in German-speaking Europe and beyond. To date, the company has invested more than € 600 million in over 40 companies.
Novo Holdings is recognized as a leading life science investor with a focus on creating long-term value. As a life sciences investor, Novo Holdings provides seed and venture capital to development-stage companies and takes significant ownership positions in growth and well-established companies. Novo Holdings also manages a broad portfolio of diversified financial assets.
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
E.R. Capital Holding
The E.R. Capital Holding is a private investment and asset management group with a global outreach based in the City of Hamburg. Its investments are focused on real estate, renewable energies, and shipping as well as innovations in cleantech and biotech.
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.