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Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Scientists prise more textile potential from silkworms

Written by Tom Hinchcliffe

SHEFFIELD – Researchers from the University of Sheffield have shown that silkworms and spiders spin silk by pulling, rather than pushing it out of their bodies and say this technique could be adapted by the textile sector to manufacture a range of synthetic fibres in a more sustainable way as the process does not require high temperatures and has only water as a by-product.


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