Black Bear

Black Bear brings the circular economy to tires


PARTNERED September 2018

WHERE THEY ARE The Black Bear headquarter is located in Nederweert, The Netherlands

WHAT THEY DO Black Bear produces the world’s first Cradle2Cradle™ certified carbon black from end-of-life tires. This carbon black can be used for new tires, rubber goods, plastics, inks and coatings and has a massive CO2 reduction potential.

CLIENTS Over 30 clients worldwide are already using the recovered carbon black for a wide variety of applications. One of the first customers was AkzoNobel who uses the material to produce powder coatings.

RESULTS SO FAR We have developed our process and product up to the level that it can fully replace traditional carbon blacks.

AIM Significantly reduce CO2 emissions on a global scale by building over 1000 plants all over the world.

WHY 5SQUARE 5square offers more than just capital; they are a strategic partner that will help us in further developing our technology and realizing our international roll-out.