Black Bear is a green, sustainable carbon black manufacturer. Carbon black is an additive in rubber, plastics, inks and paints and is used to modify their properties into usable products. Almost everything that you see around you that is black in color has carbon black in it. We choose to change the game by making a better and sustainable product – a circular product for a better world. Current manufacturers make carbon black by burning oil (the “furnace process”), emitting CO₂ and polluting the environment. We make carbon black from used car tires, in a clean, sustainable way!
We choose to change the industry with breakthrough technology and with passionate people; because we truly believe that if we don’t act now we will be left with an even bigger global environmental problem.
Black Bear is currently building its first plant in The Netherlands with a leading tire collector. The plant will be operational early summer 2016. We are fully funded, have an experienced team of serial-entrepreneurs and are out to change the industry!