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Kraig Labs (OTCQB:KBLB) is primed for a historic run and savvy Investors will want to read this penny stock’s news, watch some videos, study the filings and the charts, before this magazine becomes the next historic trading lesson.
The chart confirms that KBLB’s catalyst driven news cycles have moved markets well over a hundred percent many times. As we head into the Spring and Summer of 2022, anticipated upcoming events could make this next run the biggest and noteworthy of the company’s history; and that’s saying a lot.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ (OTCQB: KBLB) transgenic silkworms have the potential to achieve essentially pure spider silk, a massive genetic engineering feat that’s a game-changer for the $multibillion polymers landscape and it has 5 significant catalysts that are just around the corner.
*KBLB recently announced the first shipment of Dragon Silk yarn to SpydaSilk Enterprises. (“Spydasilk”). Spydasilk is a Singapore-based joint venture between Kings and Kraig Labs focused on the commercial sale of luxury streetwear and apparel derived from spider silk.
Spydasilk will process the Company’s recombinant spider silk yarn, trade named Dragon Silk, into premium fabrics and garments. Spydasilk expects to make these products available through a combination of direct sales and traditional retail channels.
This news begins the official countdown to larger shipments and sales as the company executes on its sales agreement.
KBLB’s futuristic transgenic silkworm workhorse uses a long established infrastructure, so it’s able to create a superior natural biosynthetic spider silk for slightly more than regular run of the mill silk. That’s its genius competitive advantage and its technology is locked down by Kraig.
The short list, of the endless possible applications, includes automotive interiors, hot air balloon materials, new pesticides, automotive body panels, and sail cloth for boats and gliders, but the immediate biggie is clothing, from high fashion to high tech
Scientists are experimenting in fields that are a far cry from the spider silk sutures that humans first used thousands of years ago. Spider Silk’s natural biocompatibility and anti-bacterial agents opens the door to an endless list of possibilities.
Kraig Labs is on the cusp of once-in-a-generation technical textiles market change. The benefits from this breakthrough technology and the implementation of this sustainable zero-impact production process could not only transform existing technologies, it could become category-defining in its own right.
“We compete directly with numerous other companies which seek to develop similar product lines and/or distribution that have extensive capital, resources, market share, and brand recognition.”
“There are presently three primary competitors that we face in our industry, Bolt Threads, Inc., Spiber Inc. and AMSilk, all of which have significantly greater financial resources than us. Additionally, there are few barriers to entry in our industry, which creates the strong possibility of new competitors emerging, and of others succeeding in developing the same or similar fibers for application that we are trying to develop. The effects of this increased competition may be materially adverse to us and our stockholders. As this is an emergent industry there is no one yet producing at commercial scale or having captured a significant portion of the market demand. We believe that our technology offers more cost-effective methods with lower environmental impact than technologies used by our identified competitors, however, new technologies could be developed that remove this advantage.”
Well, as stated in a recent Form S-1, “KBLB is a corporation organized to develop high strength fibers using recombinant DNA technology for commercial applications in technical textile. We use genetically engineered silkworms that produce spider silk to create our recombinant spider silk. Applications include performance apparel, workwear, filtration, luxury fashion, flexible composites, medical implants, and more. We believe that we have been a leader in the research and development of commercially scalable and cost-effective spider silk for technical textile. Our primary proprietary fiber technology includes natural and engineered variants of spider silk produced in domesticated mulberry silkworms. Our business brings twenty-first century biotechnology to the historical silk industry, permitting us to introduce materials with innovative properties and claims into an established commercial ecosystem of silkworm rearing, silk spinning and weaving, and manufacture of garments and other products that can include our specialty fibers and textiles. Specialty fibers are engineered for specific uses that require exceptional strength, flexibility, heat resistance and/or chemical resistance. The specialty fiber market is exemplified by two synthetic fiber products that come from petroleum derivatives: (1) aramid fibers; and (2) ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers. The technical textile industry involves products for both industrial and consumer products, such as filtration fabrics, medical textiles (e.g., sutures and artificial ligaments), safety and protective clothing and fabrics used in military and aerospace applications (e.g., high-strength composite materials).”
“We are using genetic engineering technologies to develop fibers with greater strength, resiliency, and flexibility for use in our target markets, namely the specialty fiber and technical textile industries. We believe that the genetically engineered protein-based fibers we seek to produce have properties that are in some ways superior to the materials currently available in the marketplace. Production of our product in commercial quantities holds what we believe to be potential life-saving ballistic resistant material, which we believe is lighter, thinner, more flexible, and tougher than steel. Other potential applications for spider silk based recombinant fibers include use as structural material and for any application in which light weight and high strength are required. We believe that fibers made with recombinant protein-based polymers will make significant inroads into the specialty fiber and technical textile markets.”
“Through our technologies, the introduction of the gene sequence based on those found in native spider silk, results in a germline transformation and is therefore self-perpetuating. This technology is in essence a protein expression platform which has other potential applications including diagnostics and pharmaceutical production. Moreover, our technologies are “green” since our fibers and textiles do not require petroleum inputs and our production processes are traditional and eco-friendly.”
“Our products exploit the unique characteristics of spider silk, specifically dragline silk from Nephila clavipes (golden orb-web spider) and variants thereof. Such fibers possess unique mechanical properties in terms of strength, resilience and flexibility. Through the use of genetic engineering, we believe that we have produced a variety of unique transgenic silkworm strains that produce recombinant spider silk. Our recombinant spider silk fiber blends the silk proteins found in spider silk with the native silkworm silk proteins. This approach allows for the cost-effective and eco-responsible production of spider silk at commercial production levels.”
“Dragon Silk™ is the next evolution in recombinant spider silk, combining the elasticity of Monster Silk® with additional high strength elements of native spider silk. Some samples of Dragon Silk™ have demonstrated strength beyond that of native spider silk. This combination of strength and elasticity results in a silk fiber which is soft and flexible, yet tougher than leading synthetic fiber available on the market. Based on inquires we have received from end market leaders, we believe that Dragon Silk™ will have applications in performance apparel, durable workwear, luxury goods and apparel, and composites.”
“We are continuing to develop new recombinant silks and other protein-based fibers and materials using our genetic engineering capabilities. Our silkworm based knock-in knock-out production and development platform has significant advantages over our legacy technology which created Dragon Silk™ and Monster Silk®. Chief among these is the potential to produce spider silks with greatly increased purity and performance. Due to the biocompatible and biodegradable properties of silk, we believe that the materials developed using this higher purity process will create opportunities for products in the medical industry, including sutures, grafts, and implants.”
“We have developed a method to produce high-performance bio-degradable, bio-compatible, and ecologically friendly recombinant spider silk materials to replace the existing global infrastructure for mundane silk manufacturing. This system of operations utilizes genetically modified silkworms that have been engineered to produce silks based on the proteins and physical characteristics of native spider silk, a material that has been prized for its physical and chemical properties. By adapting the common silkworm and the production process for the manufacture of traditional silk, we can leverage a global production model which currently processes more than 150,000 metric tons of silk per year. Our technology is a direct drop-in replacement for traditional silk manufacturing, allowing any silk operation employing our silkworm technology to immediately be converted, without any additional need for capital investment. We have been granted patent protection in numerous international markets and continue to pursue additional patent protection for our technologies in silk producing and silk consuming countries.”
“Based on our internal analysis, management believes that this new platform technology will allow us to outpace and surpass Dragon Silk, a fiber that we developed with our previous tools. Samples of Dragon Silk™ have already demonstrated to be tougher than many fibers used in bullet proof vests. We expect that this new approach will yield materials beyond those capabilities based upon its potential for significantly improved purity.”