Earn LEED® Points With SHOWA® EBT Biodegradable Gloves

GO GREEN WITH SHOWA® GLOVES & EARN LEED® CREDITS

Boost Your Facility's LEED® Score with SHOWA® Sustainable Nitrile Hand Protection

Established by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998, the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is a premier benchmark for sustainable building design.

United States Green Building Council LEED Levels


Buildings consume energy and resources at an alarming rate and account for almost 40% of global energy-related CO2 and are critical in tackling climate change. With a deep desire to transform the building market while making the planet more sustainable, the folks at USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) created a green building rating system referred to as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

LEED®  is the world's most widely used and most recognized green building rating system and currently boasts more than 120,000 participating structures. It is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership and it’s backed by an entire industry of committed organizations and experts that share a common mission to transform how buildings, communities and neighborhoods are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment.

LEED®-CREDITS

To achieve LEED® certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. Projects go through a verification and review process by GBCI and are awarded points that correspond to a level of LEED® certification:

  • Certified (40-49 points)
  • Silver (50-59 points)
  • Gold (60-79 points)
  • Platinum (80+ points)

While the LEED® rating (scored out of 110 points) is made up of credits from all aspects of construction, additional points can be earned by purchasing and tracking consumable products that reduce environmental harm and human health risks from materials, resources and products purchased, used, installed and disposed of during the operations and maintenance of existing LEED-certified buildings and projects pursuing recertification. If you are looking to boost your LEED score, Eco-friendly gloves can help you capture additional points.

GO GREEN WITH SHOWA® GLOVE PRODUCTS

Taking the next step in sustainability, SHOWA® has expanded its biodegradable product range of hand protection products featuring Eco Best Technology® (EBT). Gloves with EBT accelerate the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically active landfill without altering the performance, protective nature or the shelf life of the glove.  

SHOWA® EBT gloves have achieved GreenCircle® certification for protective gloves that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims.  The ASTM D5526 certification demonstrated that SHOWA® EBT gloves achieved 82% biodegradation in only 386 days, while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same period of time.

Lab tech wearing SHOWA gloves while pouring caustic chemicals

When disposed in landfill, an EBT organic additive is designed to make the glove attractive to microbial activity in a landfill. Upon consumption of the EBT formulation, micro-organisms excrete enzymes that breaks down the nitrile into healthy soil leaving zero waste behind.

SHOWA® now offers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection on the market. The following EBT gloves cover a wide range of applications, including food contact, and providing a more sustainable alternative for users.

BIODEGRADABLE LIQUID-PROOF REUSABLE CHEMICAL PROTECTION GLOVES

+SHOWA® 728: Brings you the pinnacle of tactile precision and high-capacity protection against solvents and acids. This unlined glove is Ideal for working in wet, greasy and oily environments.

+SHOWA® 731: Brings you the pinnacle of tactile precision and high-capacity protection against solvents and acids. This flocked-lined glove is Ideal for working in wet, greasy and oily environments. FDA Approved for food handling and contact.

+SHOWA® 707HVO: This hi-viz fluorescent orange glove blends the best of disposable and chemical resistant technology to deliver optimum fit, feel and comfort while protecting against liquids, chemicals, oils, hydrocarbons, grease, and abrasions. A perfect alternative to single-use gloves. FDA Approved for food handling and contact.

+SHOWA® NSK24: Providing excellent protection from a wide array of solvents, oils and acids, this glove is a super flexible, watertight, knit-lined nitrile glove with high chemical and abrasion resistance with rough grip. FDA Approved for food handling and contact.

+SHOWA® 707FL: Providing optimum comfort, tactility  and contact with chemical hazards, a cotton flock lining wicks perspiration and keeps hands comfortable while tractor tread enhances grip . Hydrocarbon-resistant. FDA Approved for food handling and contact.

+SHOWA® 707D:  Combines the best of disposable and chemical-resistant technology for the perfect solution for jobs requiring contact with chemical hazards, optimum comfort and tactility. FDA Approved for food handling and contact.

+SHOWA® CN740: SHOWA® CN series of gloves are part of the ChemRest® family and feature an innovative flocking system that help distribute moisture for easier on/off even after extended wear. Available in 15- and 18-mil thicknesses, and 13" and 15" length.

BIODEGRADABLE LATEX-FREE SINGLE-USE NITRILE GLOVES

Variety of Colors Makes These Perfect for Color-Coding

  • +SHOWA® 6110PF: This green biodegradable 4-mil single-use nitrile glove delivers unmatched comfort, dexterity and performance across a range of applications with its soft low modulus formula. FDA Approved for food handling and contact, the SHOWA® 6110PF protects against abrasive solvents while avoiding type I latex allergies.
  • +SHOWA® 6112PF: This black biodegradable 4-mil single-use nitrile glove fits like a second skin, for lasting comfort and dexterity while performing delicate tasks. FDA Approved for food handling and contact, the SHOWA® 6112PF is certified protection against fatal toxins.
  • +SHOWA® 7500PF:The blue biodegradable 4-mil single-use nitrile gloves are designed for all applications that frequently require changes in hand protection, thus creating the most waste.  FDA Approved for food handling and contact, the SHOWA® 7500PF leaves no silicone trace contamination.
  • +SHOWA® 7502PF: With its accelerator-free formulation, this blue biodegradable 2.5 mil single-use nitrile glove protects even the most sensitive skin. The SHOWA® 7500PF is extremely lightweight, durable, tactile yet effectively protects against chemicals and skin irritation such as contact dermatitis. FDA Approved for food handling and contact.

2024 NEW ADDITIONS

  • +SHOWA® N-DEX® 7700PFT: With its accelerator-free formulation, this black biodegradable 4 mil single-use nitrile glove protects even the most sensitive skin. The SHOWA® 7700PFT is extremely lightweight, durable, tactile yet effectively protects against chemicals and skin irritation such as contact dermatitis. Complies with Federal regulations for safe food contact 21CFR, 177.2600 and leaves no silicone trace contamination.
  • +SHOWA® 9905PF: The heavy blue biodegradable 6-mil single-use nitrile gloves have an 11-inch extended cuff and are designed for all applications that frequently require changes in hand protection.  The SHOWA® 9905PF complies with Federal regulations for safe food contact 21CFR, 177.2600 and leaves no silicone trace contamination.
  • +SHOWA® 9700PF: The heavy black biodegradable 6-mil single-use nitrile gloves have an 11-inch extended cuff and are designed for all static senstive applications that frequently require changes in hand protection.  The anti-static SHOWA® 9700PF complies with Federal regulations for safe food contact 21CFR, 177.2600 and leaves no silicone trace contamination.
  • +SHOWA® 8005PF: The heavy-duty blue biodegradable 8-mil single-use nitrile gloves are designed for all rugged applications that frequently require changes in hand protection..  The SHOWA® 8005PF complies with Federal regulations for safe food contact 21CFR, 177.2600 and leaves no silicone trace contamination.
  • +SHOWA® N-DEX® 7705PFT: With its accelerator-free formulation, this hi-viz fluorescent green biodegradable 4 mil single-use nitrile glove protects even the most sensitive skin. The SHOWA® 7705PFT is extremely visible, durable, tactile yet effectively protects against chemicals and skin irritation such as contact dermatitis. Complies with Federal regulations for safe food contact 21CFR, 177.2600 and leaves no silicone trace contamination

BIODEGRADABLE SEAMLESS KNIT PALM COATED WORK GLOVES

+SHOWA® 383 Work Gloves: These general-duty, multi-purpose seamless knitted sustainable work gloves feature reduced thickness for increased tactility, enhanced breathability. The green microporous waffle textured EBT nitrile palm coating ensures optimum tactility and unmatched gripping properties when working on delicate projects . Breaks down in landfill in 1 - 5 years.

What are waiting for? Make a positive impact on the environment without sacrificing protection or performance.

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