AMSilk relocates from IZB to larger premises with plans to scale-up its production of sustainable material solutions
By moving into purpose-built office space, the company launches the next stage in its journey to provide bioengineered silk materials globally.
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AMSilk to relocate their offices in order to support future expansion plans.
“AMSilk is focused on breaking down limitations and boundaries by providing bio-bettering solutions on an industrial scale, improving products and creating a positive impact on the environment across various industries.”
Chief Executive Officer at AMSilk,
AMSilk GmbH, a world leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, announced in October its relocation to a new biotech lab and office space covering more than 2000 m2 on the recently constructed Campus Neuried in Munich, Germany, to support its expansion into production networks outside of Europe.
The new Company offices at Campus Neuried, which began development in August 2019, have been purpose built to suit the individual needs and requirements of AMSilk. At more than 2000 m2, its new office space is triple the size of its previous residence at IZB, supporting the Company’s next phase of development as it aims to scale-up production, reaching several thousand tons per year within the next 3 to 5 years.
AMSilk places sustainability and performance at the heart of its vision with an environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Its innovative and scalable biotechnological platform can provide large quantities of premium biofabricated silk materials of a constant quality.
As demand for decarbonisation across industries increases, biofabrication has been widely established as the solution to sustainable materials for the future. Being vegan, completely biodegradable, produced only with renewable plant-based raw materials and microplastic free, AMSilk’s fibers can influence a positive change.
Ulrich Scherbel, Chief Executive Officer at AMSilk, said: “AMSilk is focused on breaking down limitations and boundaries by providing bio-bettering solutions on an industrial scale, improving products and creating a positive impact on the environment across various industries. The move to our new offices, with improved technological equipment, a unique proximity to the enlarged laboratory and specially designed pilot plants, enable the growing team of leading experts and top industry professionals to satisfy customer needs faster and better.”
Dr. Wolfgang Colberg, Chairman and Industrial Partner of AMSilk’s Advisory Board, added: “AMSilk has made some strong developments this year towards scaling up its production to several thousand tons for existing clients within Europe and new clients outside of Europe. Its move to these unique new offices will enable AMSilk to keep up with the demand we foresee increasing over the next few years, as it aims to make smart performing biotech materials part of everyday life and make a significant contribution to a zero-waste society.”
In November, AMSilk also announced that it was invited to participate at the VISION 2045 Summit, which took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 7-9 November. The summit brought together industry leaders and pioneers to discuss the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With its focus on sustainability, the VISION 2045 Summit aims to positively impact the future of our planet through a series of groundbreaking panel discussions in the political, economic and social areas.
AMSilk participated in the Summit’s ‘Commerce and Industry: What’s Next?’ panel, where Chief Executive Officer, Ulrich Scherbel interacted with other industry leaders, including MFL and Progress Werk Oberkirch, as well as UN Representatives whose goal is to strengthen global trade relationships and partnerships in the industry to build high-quality, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization.
Supplying high-performance biopolymers
AMSilk GmbH is the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan silk biopolymers. AMSilk’s high-performance biopolymers have the unique functional properties of the natural product they are based on. AMSilk offers its innovative range of high-performance Biosteel® fibers for textiles and industrial applications worldwide and has announced collaborations and partnerships with world leading brands. The organic high-performance material can be used in multiple ways and is suited for medical devices as well as for personal care products. AMSilk biopolymers give such products unique properties. Among other things, the polymers are biocompatible, safe and robust. AMSilk invites you to discover more at www.amsilk.com.