Black Bear carbon black achieves Cradle to Cradle certification

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Black Bear’s carbon black has received an official Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze Certificate, as assessed by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA).

This is the first time that a carbon black has received this certification. The company’s carbon black was found to have extremely low levels of harmful PAHs.

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is an independent, third-party verified certification program that recognizes products and materials that are developed to respect human and environmental health, designed for future use cycles, and that utilize clean energy and water throughout the supply chain. Certified products are required to show continuous improvement every two years.

Michael Braungart, founder and CEO of EPEA, said, “The Black Bear Carbon up-cycled product is a game-changer in the field of carbon black. It is up-cycled because the output material is of higher quality than the input material (furnace black in car tires). Its extremely low content of PAHs means that it is of such good quality that I am happy to recommend its use in all kinds of applications.”

July 5, 2017

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