SAME GLOVE, BETTER FOR THE PLANET: BIODEGRADABLE NITRILE GLOVES
SHOWA is a fully integrated manufacturer of industrial hand protection. They work with the very latest in technological advancements with a renewed focus on creativity and innovation. Their latest revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT) makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise in protection and performance.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IS THE ONLY DIFFERENCE
To Showa, sustainability isn’t just a commitment, it’s part of their legacy. Eco Best Technology (EBT) biodegradable nitrile gloves are the industry’s first, and today, SHOWA offers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection on the market. EBT is a next step in their sustainability journey: a way to reduce the impact that gloves have on the environment.
Did you know that of the 150 billion pairs of gloves produced every year, an estimated 100 billion pairs of gloves are thrown away each year? As a result, piles of gloves end up in landfills each year.
Thanks to its special composition, Showa EBT gloves decompose within 1 to 5 years in active landfills, where regular nitrile gloves need more than 100 years.
HOW ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY WORKS
EBT offers the solution that makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise on protection and performance for the user.
SHOWA’s gloves with Eco Best Technology (EBT) are engineered for accelerated biodegradation in biologically active landfills. Independent certified laboratories performing long-term landfill biodegradation testing according to ASTM D5526-12 reported that Showa’s gloves with EBT achieved 82.0% biodegradation in only 386 days, while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same period of time. These results may not be indicative of future biodegradation.
SAME GLOVE, BETTER FOR THE PLANET
Founded in 1954, SHOWA takes pride in developing high quality medical, cut resistant, general purpose, chemical resistant and specialty hand protection. 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.
Becky Tööohutuskeskus offers Showa biodegradable EBT nitrile gloves, that cover a wide range of applications, including food contact, and providing a more sustainable alternative for users:
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