2019. 01. 17

Spiber’s Junichi Sugahara to speak at final ImPACT progress report conference

Spiber’s Director & Executive Officer Junichi Sugahara will speak at the ImPACT “Transforming the Basic Materials Industry with Super High-Function Structural Proteins: Suzuki Program” final progress report conference. The topic of his presentation will be “Towards the Creation of Super High-Function Protein Materials”.

Time and date: 13:00-17:30 (reception opens from 12:30), February 8, 2019.
Location: JP Tower Hall & Conference (7-2 Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)
Price: free; limit of approx. 250 participants

For further information, or to apply to attend the event, click here (Japanese only).

2019. 01. 17

Spiber to display poster at the FY2018 Space Exploration Open Innovation Forum

Spiber will display a poster at the FY2018 JAXA Space Exploration Open Innovation Forum. The poster will provide an overview of Spiber and JAXA’s “Space Exploration Open Innovation Hub” joint research project and its results.

Time and date: 13:00-18:00, January 31, 2019.
Location: 5th floor, Station Conference Tokyo (5th floor, Sepia Tower, 1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)
Price: free; limit of 200 participants

For further information, or to apply to attend the event, click here (Japanese only).

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.