Shrilk and the revolution of the bioinspired materials

Designer: SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (Javier Gomez Fernandez + Stylianos Dritsas)

Client: NA

Product type: Product

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Unlike plastics, which are mostly derived from a non-renewable source and create major waste management and environmental problems, Shrilk is a material that is transparent and biodegradable with an ultimate strength in the same range as aluminum alloys, but at half their density. It is sustainably made with silk proteins and waste material from the fishing industry.