AMSilk’s certified-vegan, silk-like BioSteel fibre, is used by Mercedes-Benz for its VISION EQXX.

In January, AMSilk, a world leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, entered into a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz for  its VISION EQXX, its latest electric vehicle concept, a key step in ensuring a greener planet.

AMSilk’s certified-vegan, silk-like BioSteel fibre, is used for the innovative door pulls. The use of a biotechnology-based and certified-vegan silk-like fabric marks a first in the automotive sector and underscores application potential of AMSilk’s technology.

AMSilk is the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan-silk biopolymers that are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable, and zero-waste. AMSilk’s BioSteel provides the car industry with a bio-based alternative to petroleum-based content.  Amid a fresh wave of ambitious climate pledges, Optimum is proud to support such a disruptive company that is playing a leading role in providing solutions for a zero-waste future.