SHOWA® Biodegradable Eco-Best Technology® (EBT) Gloves

THAT DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED. SHOWA® LAUNCHES THE MOST EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF CERTIFIED BIODEGRADABLE HAND PROTECTION IN THE MARKET WITH ITS REVOLUTIONARY ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY® !

Worn and then disposed, an estimated 100 billion pairs of gloves are tossed in the garbage each year resulting in of hand protection waste buried in landfill. Laid out end-to-end, that’s enough to stretch to the moon and back 30 times.

Sadly studies have shown it can take 200+ years for gloves to biodegrade and it is expected to increase vastly with a growing population and a looming pandemic. But don’t fret it-we have great news!

We can't change Earth's past, but we can change its future. Taking the next step in sustainability, SHOWA® Group has expanded its biodegradable product range of hand protection products featuring Eco Best Technology® (EBT). Gloves with EBT offer the same protection, performance and grip as their regular glove counterparts, but are better for the planet!

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO THE ENVIRONMENT

GREENCIRCLE® CERTIFIED

SHOWA® glove has achieved the GreenCircle® certification for a growing portfolio of protective gloves that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims.

The ASTM D5526 test 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. EBT offers the solution that makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise on protection and performance for the user.

SHOWA’S ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY®

SAME GLOVES, BUT BETTER FOR THE PLANET

Founded in 1954, SHOWA® takes tremendous pride in developing high quality medical, cut-resistant, general purpose, chemical-resistant and specialty hand protection for all industries. Every SHOWA® EBT glove is made with the same rigid quality controls and standards as its entire portfolio. That means the overall performance of the glove – its durability, comfort, grip and protection – stays exactly the same!

HOW IT WORKS

Conventional 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® biodegradable gloves! EBT accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically active landfill and it does not alter the protective nature or shelf life of the glove nor will it begin to biodegrade prior to disposal.

ZERO WASTE

SHOWA Biodegradable EBT Gloves

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.

BIODEGRADABLE LATEX-FREE SINGLE-USE EBT NITRILE GLOVES

Variety of Colors Makes These Perfect for Color-Coding

SHOWA Black, Blue and Green Biodegradable EBT Single-Use Nitrile Gloves

 

  • SHOWA® 6110PF: This green biodegradable 4-mil single-use nitrile glove delivers unmatched comfort, dexterity and performance across a range of applications. 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 7502PF 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.

    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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