Bio-tech material company AMSilk has managed to create the world's first synthesized spider silk. The strong fiber (often comparable to steel) is now ready to be a part of your daily routines. Don't get too excited Spider-Man fanatics -- you won't be using it to swing from skyscrapers; it is expected to first be commercialized for cosmetics.
Due to its high protein, strength, flexibility and unique coating capabilities, it's expected to be ideal for creams and hair care. AMSilk already has a deluxe skin care line using the spider silk called True Silk. The products contain very few additives and is paraben-free.
Potential innovations with the silk may even go beyond the cosmetic industry; first-responders could benefit from it as well. It could be used in bulletproof vests or for wound patches due to its antimicrobial properties. The silk is not rejected by the human body-- so the possibilities are endless.
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