SHOWA® 383 EBT Biodegradable Work Gloves Are Better For the Planet

Multi-Purpose Industrial Hand Protection Made with Eco-Best Technology®

The world’s first sustainable general-purpose work glove preserves the plant without compromising on performance or protection. Featuring a revolutionary palm coating with Eco Best Technology®, the SHOWA® 383 is your Earth-friendly glove solution in protection and preservation only requiring 1-5 years for biodegradation in an active landfill.

SHOWA 383 and a green butterfly

Unfortunately, millions of work gloves are buried into landfill every year resulting in plastic pollution and micro plastics that are threatening animal and human health. Because conventional gloves are dipped or coated with a synthetic rubber compound (polymer synthesized from petroleum byproduct) they’re very resistant to microbial attack which delays degradation for 100-200 years.


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

Do you have a green initiative? A new era in hand protection is here and it allows facilities to protect their workforce and preserve the planet. SHOWA’s glove specialists have elevated the bar on glove sustainability and created the SHOWA® 383 work glove featuring Eco-Best Technology® (EBT) - the next step in the sustainability journey: a way to reduce the impact that gloves have on the environment.

After much hard work and research, a special additive was discovered to create a biodegradable polymer that when disposed in landfill, microorganisms consume and metabolize the glove materials into three natural compounds — organic soil, methane and carbon dioxide. This creates healthy fertilizer and leaves zero waste behind. And here’s the best news, the glove’s physical and protective properties are not altered in any way.


  • Special proprietary additives are added to the nitrile compound during production
  • Gloves are disposed
  • Gloves are discarded into biologically active landfills
  • Microorganisms break down the gloves
  • Organic soil and biogas is left in its place


Thanks to these special additives, these Eco-friendly gloves will decompose within 1 to 5 years in active anaerobic landfills, whereas conventional work gloves will require more than 100+ years. SHOWA’s biodegradation abilities have been validated by GreenCircle® – a renowned, independent certified laboratory using international test methods ASTM D5511 and D5526 -the standard tests developed for determining anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under accelerated landfill conditions.

The SHOWA® 383 work glove is perfect for environmentally conscious business. Thanks to its reduced thickness and microporous waffle textured nitrile palm coating, the SHOWA® 383 ensures optimum tactility when working on delicate projects with precise, unmatched gripping properties.

Designed to provide comfort and flexibility during extended wear, these work gloves are perfect for cultivation, aerospace, engineering, airports, ports, gardening, landscaping, tool operation, small part handling, shuttering, component assembly and more.

The lightweight, ergonomic designed seamless knit palm coated work gloves offer the perfect balance between tactility, strength, breathability, sustainability and cost. If you’re seeking for an amazing general-duty work glove with precise, unmatched gripping power and abrasion resistance, you can make a positive impact on our planet without sacrificing protection, performance or comfort! Now is the time to cover your team and switch to one of these sustainable glove styles today!

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

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