2018. 12. 21

Winter Holiday Vacation Notice

Spiber will be closed from December 28, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Phone and fax inquiries will also be unavailable during this time. Emails will be responded to starting January 7, 2019. Job applications received during this period will be checked starting January 7, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you a happy holiday season.

2018. 12. 14

Establishment of Spiber (Thailand) Ltd.

Spiber is pleased to announce the establishment of Spiber (Thailand) Ltd, a local subsidiary in Thailand. The subsidiary will be responsible for the construction, operation, and administration of Spiber’s mass-production fermentation and purification plant in Thailand.

Company Name
Spiber (Thailand) Ltd.

November 21, 2018

7 members (including executive and transfer staff)

Paid-in Capital
760,000,000 baht

Business Domain
Construction, operation, and administration of a mass production fermentation plant in Thailand

Serm-Mitr Tower,11th Fl., 159 Soi 21 (Asoke), ukhumvit Rd., North Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Board of Directors
Kazuhide Sekiyama, Toshimasa Asai

2018. 11. 28

Spiber announces plans to establish overseas mass production plant

Spiber Inc. is pleased to announce the planned construction of a mass production plant at the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Thailand. The new plant will allow for large-scale protein fermentation and purification operations, and represents Spiber’s latest step towards the mass production of its proprietary structural protein materials.

Details can be found here.

2018. 10. 09

Notice of investment in Synplogen Inc.

Spiber has invested 100 million yen in Synplogen Inc., and consequently Spiber’s Executive Officer Junichi Sugahara has been appointed as Representative Director of Synplogen from September 22, 2018. Synplogen is a DNA synthesis startup engaged in research and development of cutting edge DNA synthesis technologies, and offers DNA synthesis services as well.

The announcement from Synplogen can be read here (Japanese only).

2018. 09. 12

Goldwin SKI JACKET prototype nominated for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 award

Goldwin’s SKI JACKET prototype, which utilizes Spiber’s Q/QMONOS (logo)™ synthetic spider silk, has been nominated for the Fashion category of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 award, hosted by The Design Museum, London.

* Note:
 “Q/QMONOS (logo)™” is a trademark of Spiber Inc., registered in the US (registration number 5494811) and in the EU (registration number 012052684).

Details can be found here.

2018. 08. 09

Summer vacation notice

Please be aware that our office will be closed from August 11 to August 19. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2018. 07. 27

Company Information Session in Tokyo

Spiber will hold a company information session and roundtable discussion on the following date:

[Time and Place]
September 1, 2018 from 4:00PM (reception from 3:45PM) until 6:00PM in Tokyo*
*Successful applicants will be sent further details at a later date.

Applications will be open until August 24, 2018. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available spaces, successful applicants will be chosen randomly and notified by August 28, 2018. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified. We appreciate your understanding.

We look forward to sharing our vision, initiative, and way of thinking with you.

The application process is now closed. Thank you for your interest in this event.

2018. 06. 29

Announcement of Third-Party Allocation of New Shares Worth a Total of 200 million yen

In order to continue its research and development endeavors and scale up operations to prepare for mass production, Spiber Inc. has received 200​ ​million yen through third-party allocation​ ​of new shares to​ ​MUFG Bank, Ltd. Following the issuance of these new shares, the company’s total capital has increased to ​17.44366 billion yen (including capital reserves).