2019. 07. 10

Spiber commences construction of Brewed Protein™ mass production plant in Thailand

Spiber is commencing construction of a mass production facility for its Brewed Protein™ materials. The plant will be constructed at the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand. With a maximum capacity of several hundred tonnes per year, the plant is expected to be the world’s largest structural protein fermentation facility (as of July 10, 2019; independent research). Commercial production is expected to commence in 2021.

Brewed Protein™ materials are proprietary structural proteins created through a brewing (i.e. fermentation) process that is not reliant on petroleum or animal resources. This sustainable and ethical material is anticipated for use in various industrial sectors such as apparel, transportation, construction, artificial hair, and medical devices.

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2019. 07. 05

sacai x Spiber collaboration items presented during 2019 Paris Fashion Week Men's

Spiber presented two T-shirts designed by art director Fabien Baron at the “sacai men’s 2019 Spring & Summer and women’s 2019 Pre Spring” show in Paris. Both shirts utilize a blend of Brewed Protein™ (Spiber’s newly-developed high quality and sustainable material) and cotton.

Based on the concept of designing for everyday life and not just for special occasions, sacai creates clothes that are unique yet universal, innovate and experimental, and which succeed in manifesting a novel sense of harmony through the combination of unexpected elements and differing technologies. This approach to fashion resonates with Spiber and led us to work together for this collaboration.

Details can be found here.

2019. 07. 04

YUIMA NAKAZATO x Spiber couture collection exhibited at Paris Fashion Week

Spiber presented a couture collection for Fall/Winter 2019/20 at Paris Fashion Week in collaboration with YUIMA NAKAZATO. This collection embodies Yuima Nakazato’s declaration that “Haute couture is inherently sustainable.” All aspects of the collection—from conceptualization through to the final presentation—were worked on collaboratively between Yuima Nakazato and Spiber. Each piece utilizes Spiber’s newly-developed, sustainable Brewed Protein™ material to manifest our vision of haute couture and the role we believe it should play—to build a more sustainable relationship between mankind and the environment.

Details can be found here.

2019. 06. 27

Spiber team member to give presentation at 58th Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress

Oliver Shafaat, manager of fiber R&D at Spiber, will give a presentation at the 58th Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress. Dornbirn GFC is a large fiber conference where academia and industry gather to present the latest results. This presentation will focus on Spiber’s protein materials and the wide range of potential avenues for their use, and will include information regarding our recent developments.

Schedule: September 11-13, 2019
Location: The Kulturhaus Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria

Details can be found here.

2019. 06. 20

Pre-order lottery for THE NORTH FACE Sp. Planetary Equilibrium Tee is now open

Spiber has announced the launch of Sp., a project that seeks to realize a sustainable future through creative collaborations with brands and creators that share in this ideal. Through gathering a multitude of viewpoints and approaches, we hope to initiate a more interactive approach to implementing this vision in society.

As the first step in this project, we have announced the development of the Planetary Equilibrium Tee, which uses Spiber’s structural protein materials, in collaboration with THE NORTH FACE. We are currently accepting entries for the pre-order lottery for this limited run (250 pieces) item.

Details can be found here.
For enquiries regarding this product, please contact the seller: GOLDWIN Customer Service Center

2019. 06. 07

Job Explanation Session at Suiden Terrasse

Spiber will hold a job explanation session as follows:

[Time and Place]
July 13, 2019 from 2:30PM until 4:30PM at Suiden Terrasse (cafe area)

We will talk about roles in the company related to research assistance, operations, and system administration. Registration will be open until July 11, 2019. Please note that due to limited seating, the application period may close early if there are a large number of applicants.

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

2019. 05. 27

Spiber (Thailand) Ltd. Announces Third-Party Allocation of New Shares Worth a Total of 1.14 Billion Thai Baht

Spiber (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary of Spiber Inc., has raised 1.14 billion Thai baht through the allocation of third-party shares. These funds will be used to drive the development of a large-scale production system. Following the issuance of these new shares, the company’s total capital has increased to 1.9 billion baht (including capital reserves).

2019. 04. 23

Announcement of conclusion of a ¥6.5B funding round

Spiber Inc. is pleased to announce the execution of a ¥5B commitment line contract via a syndicate loan led by MUFG Bank, Ltd., and with the participation of regional financial institutions The Yamagata Bank, Ltd., The Shonai Bank, Ltd., and TSURUOKA SHINKIN BANK. Funds obtained from this round will be used toward the planned construction of a mass production plant for the fermentation and purification of structural protein materials in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong), Thailand.

Additionally, Spiber has executed a ¥1.5B lease contract with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (President & CEO: Takahiro Yanai), for the purpose of expanding and upgrading the company’s spinning, R&D, and other facilities at its headquarters in Tsuruoka, Yamagata.

Funds from this round will help establish the foundation for medium and long term growth through their utilization in the construction of Spiber’s Thai plant and the improvement and expansion of domestic facilities.

Details can be found here.