GreenCircle Certified and Validated by independent certified laboratories using ASTM International test methods (ASTM D5526 & D5511)
It seems like single-use gloves are worn virtually everywhere making them essential for health and safety. Simple, inexpensive and practical, they protect wearers from cross contamination and are regulated by the government to be worn to cover the hand when handling consumer type items such as food or pharmaceuticals because, well, hands can be dirty and transmit all types of nasty stuff.
When you consider how many people wear and dispose single-use gloves in hospitals, offices, schools, warehouses, labs and food service and processing establishments every day, the numbers are outrageous.
For most businesses, workers simply toss these gloves into the garbage where they make their way to landfill and studies have shown, it can take 100+ years for disposable gloves to decompose. Well that's about to change!
Improve Sustainability / Boost Green Credentials / Reduce Recycling Costs & Landfill Waste
In an attempt to eliminate landfill pollution, SHOWA® has introduced its line of biodegradable single-use nitrile gloves and they are being well received by environmentally conscience businesses!
Crafted with SHOWA’s revolutionary patent-pending Eco-Best Technology® (EBT), it is the breakthrough innovation that makes these +SHOWA® 6112PF black gloves fully biodegradable and the first of their kind.
SHOWA® has achieved the GreenCircle® certification for this glove that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims. The ASTM D5526 test 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.
EBT offers the solution that makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise on protection and performance for the user.
Regular nitrile gloves cannot attract enough (if any) microbial activity to begin breaking down the polymer’s molecular structure, thus leaving the process of reclamation to light, heat, mechanical stress and moisture... unlike these SHOWA® 6112PF biodegradable gloves!
Understanding Eco-Best Technology
EBT accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically active landfills and it does not alter the protective nature or shelf life of the glove nor will it begin to biodegrade prior to disposal.
When disposed in landfills,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 leaving zero waste behind.
Decreased risk of allergies make these perfect for public utilities, tattoo, zoos, petrochemical, janitorial, spas/salons, housekeeping, public utilities, gardening, cannabis growing and processing, landscaping, museums, laboratory, pharmaceutical, food processing, food service, EMS, first responders, automotive and agriculture.
These snug-fitting SHOWA® black colored 4-mil thick nitrile gloves use body temperature to mold to the shape of the hand, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit for the wearer providing what is referred to as a second-skin fit and feel. These Black Biodegradable Single-Use Nitrile Gloves are ideal for brief intermittent contact with some chemicals, including certain acids, alcohols, alkalies, ketones and fentanyl.
Certified Against Fatal Toxins!
This biodegradable disposable powder-free nitrile glove delivers unmatched comfort, dexterity, and performs the same as conventional non-EBT nitrile disposable gloves. The black color is ideal for light sensitive applications. They are free of natural rubber latex proteins and decreases the risk of allergies. Made from component materials that will resist fentanyl and also comply with Federal regulations for food contact 21CFR, 177.2600.