This article by science daily talks about hagfish slime being used to make synthetic fabric. Typically, synthetic fabrics are made from petroleum, but recently new methods are being researched; hagfish slime is one of those methods. Hagfish slime was found to contain threads 100 times thinner than a human hair. They can also produce quarts of slime per second. Since hagfish can naturally produce large amounts of this slime, they are a perfect resource for producing synthetic fabric. On top of this, it is a renewable resource. In years to come, the use of hagfish slime to make synthetic fabrics will more than likely become a common practice.
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