Rid the "Glove Disposal Guilt" with SHOWA® Biodegradable EBT Nitrile Gloves

We Can't Change Earth's Past, But We Can Change Its Future!

Single-use gloves are critical contamination control PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) in many lines of work. An estimated 100 billion pairs of disposable gloves are tossed in the garbage each year, resulting in piles of hand protection in landfill.

While we appreciate the protection they provide, it can feel very wasteful disposing several pair per day, or tossing after very short uses. This “glove guilt” is actually founded in science: disposable gloves can take up to 100 years to break down, greatly contributing to landfill, which means that virtually every glove ever worn is still intact in landfill.

Many workplaces, especially labs and medical facilities, struggle with the disposal of hard-to-recycle gloves as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility environmental sustainability initiatives. What if there was a better way? What if there was a biodegradable line of disposable gloves made with special additives that begins to break down in just a few months in landfill?

If you wear disposable gloves and feel guilty every time you toss yours into the garbage, then you need to consider our GreenCircle® certified biodegradable single-use hand protection products featuring Eco Best Technology® (EBT).

Eliminate the “glove guilt” associated with glove disposal! Our latex-free gloves with EBT offers the same protection, performance, and grip as their regular glove counterparts, but are better for the planet! EBT offers the solution that makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise on protection and performance for the user.

SHOWA EBT 12 Year Anniversery Announcement

SHOWA® - THE ORIGINAL INVENTOR OF NITRILE GLOVES BRINGS YOU ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY

Taking the next step in sustainability, SHOWA®'s brand of single-use nitrile gloves have achieved the GreenCircle® certification for single-use gloves that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims. The ASTM D5526 certification demonstrated that SHOWA®'s EBT single-use nitrile gloves achieved 82% biodegradation in only 386 days, while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same period of time.

SHOWA® biodegradable gloves are manufactured with a unique soft low modulus formulation that utilizes hand heat to soften the compound so that it molds to the hand and fingers as it's worn. Many SHOWA® EBT Gloves also comply with federal regulations for food contact 21CFR, 177.2600.

FEATURES:

  • 100% nitrile to avoid latex allergy risks whatever the user’s task may be
  • Chlorination for more comfort, grip, and increased chemical resistance
  • Silicone-free for safer skin
  • Powder-free to avoid workplace contamination
  • Low modulus: molds to your hand for greater fit
  • Accelerator-free version for sensitive skin
  • Chemical resistance
  • Heavy exposure chemical permeation testing
  • Inspection and quality control requirements AQL 0.65 to 1.5
  • FDA food compliant
  • Biodegradable Eco-Best Technology (EBT)

    SHOWA EBT Nitrile Glove Boxes and Black, Green and Blue Gloves

    STYLES

    +SHOWA® 6110PF: This green biodegradable 4-mil single-use nitrile glove delivers unmatched comfort, dexterity, and performance across a range of applications. Approved for food handling and contact, the SHOWA® 6110PF protects against abrasive solvents while avoiding type 1 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 to resist 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, and 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.

      AN ECO-CONSCIOUS CHOICE

        Lose the negative emotions associated with glove waste and be a part of the solution rather than a contributor to the problem! The future of disposable hand protection has arrived!

        Choose SHOWA®'s biodegradable gloves featuring Eco-Best Technology® to be more Eco-friendly and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. Your customers will be impressed by your sense of sustainability, and your competitors will be green with envy. What are waiting for? Make a positive impact on the environment without sacrificing protection or performance.

        We Can’t Change Earth’s Past But We Can Its Future, and It Starts With You! Divert Landfill, Stop Plastic Pollution and Go Sustainable Today!

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