Biodegradable gloves using SHOWA Eco Best Technology (EBT)

The first nitrile glove to be biodegradable

Launched in 2012, our biodegradable nitrile glove wants to make a difference to the environment without any compromise. With 150 billion pairs of gloves produced every year and 100 billion thrown away, we want to make a difference.
Because of its composition the EBT starts the decomposition of the glove before its disposal. The result creates a decomposition cycle of 1 to 5 years in active landfills instead of 100 years.
A major movement toward sustainability that is not limited to single use gloves. At SHOWA, biodegradable technology is available for chemical protection or single usage gloves.

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How biodegradable technology works

In addition to the story behind the biodegradable gloves, explore how this biodegradable glove can help sustainability.


Which SHOWA nitrile glove is biodegradable?

Have a look at the SHOWA 7500PF achieving 82% of degradation in 386 days (laboratory test). Among these gloves sit the SHOWA 6112PF or the SHOWA NSK24.