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GREEN-DEX™ Biodegradable Single-Use Green Nitrile Gloves

Protection.   Preservation.   Performance.

Showa® GREEN-DEX™ Biodegradable Nitrile GlovesValidated by independent certified laboratories using ASTM International test methods (ASTM D5511)

It seems like single-use gloves are worn virtually everywhere. 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 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 landfills and studies have shown, it can take 100+ years to decompose.

Boost Green Credentials | Improve Sustainability | Reduce Recycling Costs & Landfill Waste

In an attempt to eliminate landfill waste, 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 Eco Best Technology® (EBT), it is the breakthrough innovation that makes these snug-fitting GREEN-DEX™ powder-free gloves fully biodegradable, sustainable and the first of their kind. These abilities have been validated by independent certified laboratories using SSTM international test methods (ASTM D5526 & ASTM D5511) which has confirmed that 20% of a GREEN-DEX™ glove will have biodegraded in 160 days with full biodegradtion within 1-5 years.

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 NEW SHOWA 6110PF biodegradable gloves! 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 GREEN-DEX™ 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.

The innovative green color is both appropriate and colorful making them an ideal choice for environments looking for a change from the norm or one that practices color-coding.  Decreased risk of allergies make these perfect for public utilities, janitorial, healthcare, harvesting, spas, natural foods, housekeeping, growing/processing, pharmaceutical, landscaping, laboratory, food processing, automotive, mueseums, and agriculture. These SHOWA™ Nitrile Gloves use body temperature to mould 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. GREEN-DEX™ Biodegradable Single-Use Nitrile Gloves are ideal for brief intermittent contact with some chemicals, including certain acids, alcohols, alkalies and ketones. FDA food compliant.

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This biodegradable GREEN-DEX™ 4-mil disposable powder-free nitrile glove delivers unmatched comfort, dexterity, performance and performs the same as a non-EBT nitrile disposable gloves. They are free of natural rubber latex proteins and decreases the risk of allergies. But don't take our word for it...

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Also availble in color black. Check out the N-DEX® Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves here

Style Number          Size                

6110PFXS                     5-6/XS

6110PFS                       6-7/S

6110PFM                      7-8/M

6110PFL                       8-9/L

6110PFXL                     9-10/XL

6110PFXXL                  10-11/XXL

The packaging of this glove is made from recycled paper and 100% post-consumer waste with 100 gloves per box, 10 boxes per carton.


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