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Is silk stronger than steel

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Bamboo has greater tensile strength (or resistance to being pulled apart) than steel, and it withstands compression better than concrete. However, untreated bamboo will swell from water absorption, significantly lowering its effectiveness.

Bamboo's tensile strength is roughly 28,000 per square inch versus steel's 23,000.

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Proportionally, yes. If you were to have a strand of steel the same volume as a silk strand, it would be much less strong than the silk.

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