Sweden-based 2D fab has collaborated with green-tech company EcoRub, to develop graphene-enhanced recycled rubber and polymer.

Through the collaboration between 2D fab and EcoRub, graphene will be used in recycled rubber materials to improve its properties, reportedly aiming to create new business opportunities and enable use in new products. In addition, the need for virgin fossil-based rubber should decrease as resources are utilized in a more sustainable way.

"For 2D fab, product development in collaboration with customers is a perfect arrangement. We are experts on graphene, and the customers are experts on their material and process. In this case, we are extra excited since EcoRub is a local partner that also shares our desire to help customers make better use of their resources, thus creating a more sustainable and circular business", says Helena Axelsson, CSO at 2D Fab.

"Through this collaboration we believe that we will find new ways to improve recycled rubber products to produce new materials and products. Together, we can contribute to a strong and fossil-free industry with better resource and material utilization. This is an important step in the transition to a sustainable society, which really makes this an exciting collaboration", says Isac Andersson, CEO at EcoRub.