Researchers have designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk, and is 'spun' from a material that is 98 percent water. | University of Cambridge

Eco-Friendly Technique Spins Super-Strong Artificial Spider Silk

Cambridge researchers have developed a non-toxic method for producing ultra-thin — and very strong — fiber for use in traditional clothing, medical devices, and even shrapnel-resistant military apparel.

Comparison of the mechanical properties of our supramolecular fiber (red) with other typical technical fibers. The damping capacity of the supramolecular fiber exceeds that of biological silks and is comparable with viscose, making it a good candidate for energy absorption applications.