Black Bear strengthens technical team with an experienced coatings PhD

Strong focus on product development and providing excellent technical support to growing customer base

NEDERWEERT, The Netherlands, October 27, 2016 – Black Bear today announced that Patricia Geelen PhD, has joined the Black Bear team to head up the product development efforts in coatings and to service our customers in the growing market for high quality, green carbon blacks.

Patricia Geelen has gained broad experience in the coatings market with Interpolymer, AkzoNobel, Everris and Trespa after completing her PhD in polymer chemistry at the Technical University of Eindhoven. She will support Black Bear’s expanding customer base in the Specialty segments as well as bringing her deep industry knowledge to the product development team.

“I am personally very excited that Patricia is joining our team. It confirms our strategy of only producing high quality carbon blacks with excellent technical performance.” says Black Bear CEO Martijn Lopes Cardozo. “She will work closely with our launching customers and lead the efforts to target the applications with the best technical fit.”

Black Bear is a leader in the circular economy and has developed breakthrough technology to upcycle carbon black from end-of-life tires. These green carbon blacks offer a high quality, sustainable replacement for polluting furnace carbon blacks in a wide range of applications including tires, technical rubber goods, plastics, inks and coatings. In addition to the positive environment impact, Black Bear’s carbon blacks have an extremely low PAH content and can provide distinct technical advantages.

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