Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Spider silk

Du pont is working on synthetic or spider silk and in 1998 published a report about silk they had spun. they found that the molecular orientation of the synthetic silk is very much similar to that of natural silk, whereas in synthetic silk the crystal regions were larger and apart as compared with natural silk. the fibers contained only one or two main proteins that make up drag line silk. and due to these factors the synthetic fibers had lower strength. the studies of du pont does show that synthetic spider silk is a worthwhile endeavor.

2 comments:

Biopol said...

Maybe you can take a look at a blog dedicated to Bioplastics and Biopolymers:
http://biopol.free.fr
(You can find a link to your blog!)

n.s. said...

Dear NAV,
I am also working on a site , in which i am trying to provide complete information about different substrates. I wish , you should provide a detailed information about all types of silk and its use in textiles. I would be happy to provide a link in my pages.
NS Sekhon
http://sekhonns.googlepages.com