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Single-use gloves are critical contamination control PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) in many lines of work.  An estimated 100 billion pairs of disposable gloves are tossed in the garbage each year resulting in piles of hand protection waste resting in landfills.

While we appreciate the protection they provide, it can feel very wasteful disposing several pair per day, or tossing after very short uses. This “Glove Guilt” is actually founded in science; disposable gloves can take up to 100 years to break down, greatly contributing to landfill waste.

What if there was a better way? What if there was a biodegradable line of disposable gloves made with special additives that begins to break down in just a few months in landfills? If you wear disposable gloves and feel guilty every time you toss yours into the garbage, then you need to consider our GreenCircle Certified biodegradable single-use hand protection products featuring Eco Best Technology®.

Eliminate the “Glove Guilt” associated with glove disposal! Our latex-free gloves with EBT offer the same protection, performance and grip as their regular glove counterparts, but are better for the planet! EBT offers the solution that makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise on protection and performance for the user.


Taking the next step in sustainability, SHOWA® brand of single-use nitrile gloves have achieved the GreenCircle certification for single-use gloves that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims. The ASTM D5526 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.

SHOWA® biodegradable gloves are manufactured with a unique low-modulus formulation that utilizes hand heat to soften the compound so that it molds to the hand and fingers as it is worn. SHOWA® EBT Gloves also comply with Federal regulations for food contact 21CFR, 177.2600.

  • 100% nitrile to avoid latex allergy risks whatever the user’s task may be
  • Chlorination for more comfort, grip and increased chemical resistance
  • Silicone free for safer skin
  • Powder free to avoid workplace contamination
  • Low modulus: molds to your hand for greater fit
  • Accelerator-free version for sensitive skin
  • Chemical resistance
  • Heavy exposure chemical permeation testing
  • Inspection and quality control requirements – AQL 0.65 to 1.5
  • FDA food compliant
  • Biodegradable Eco-Best Technology (EBT)

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+SHOWA® 6110PF: This green biodegradable 4-mil single-use nitrile glove delivers unmatched comfort, dexterity and performance across a range of applications. 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. Approved for food handling and contact, the SHOWA® 6112PF is proven to protect against narcotics laced with Fentanyl and abrasive type liquids.

+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. Offered in food-safe blue, the SHOWA® 7500PF also leaves no silicone contamination.

+SHOWA® 7502PF: With its accelerator-free formulation, this blue 2.5 mil single-use glove protects even the most sensitive skin. The SHOWA® 7500PF is extremely lightweight, durable, tactile yet effectively protects against chemicals and dermatitis.

Lose the negative emotions associated with glove waste and choose SHOWA® biodegradable gloves featuring Eco-Best Technology® and Green Circle Certification to be more eco-friendly and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. Your customers will be impressed by your sense of sustainability and your competitors will be green with envy.

What are waiting for? Make a positive impact on the environment without sacrificing protection or performance. All you need to do now is....


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