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Product Information

Where can I find a list of products made in the USA?

If you're located in the Americas (USA, Canada or Latin America/Brazil), you have the option to filter on SHOWA gloves made in the USA. 1. Click on 'SHOWA gloves' in the top menu to go to all SHOWA gloves. Alternatively, you can also click on 'find gloves by hazard' or 'find gloves by industry' in the top menu OR click on any of the glove categories under 'our protective gloves' on the homepage. 2. In the product overview you'll see all SHOWA gloves. In the menu on the left, you can find a checkbox 'Made in the USA' which shows all SHOWA gloves made in the USA. Please note that you can change your region and language in the top menu on the right.

Where can I find the size availability of each glove?

1. Go to the product page of the SHOWA glove of your choice either by searching through the search bar or by finding your glove via the 'find gloves by hazard' or 'find gloves by industry' in the top menu. 2. Once you're on the product page, scroll down and under the product images, you will find the available sizes on the right side. 3. Additionally, the sizes are also shown on the datasheet which can be downloaded from the product page.

Where can I find product data specification?

1. Go to the product page of the SHOWA glove of your choice either by searching through the search bar or by finding your glove via the 'gloves per hazard' or 'gloves by industry' in the top menu. 2. Once you're on the product page, you can find all information related to a specific product. From coatings to applications, from sizes to packaging and from norms to product benefits. 3. You can also download the datasheet (this can be found on the product page under 'downloads). The datasheet lists the same product information and is a handy PDF document you can print, save on your computer or share with others. You can also share the product page on social media or through email via the 'share this page' at the bottom of the page.

Is there an alternative to this glove?

There are different ways of finding an alternative for the glove you're currently using or looking at on the website. 1. If you scroll down on the product page (see 'Where can I find data specification for a product?' to find out how to go to a product page) there is a product carousel with related products. These gloves are good alternatives because they have the same coating, grip or are designed using the same SHOWA technology. 2. You can also compare up to 4 gloves and see the differences and/or similarities in a handy table overview. You can do so by clicking on 'add to compare' from the glove overview OR click on 'compare this glove' if you're already on the product page.

Where can I find information about chemical gloves to protect against chemicals with a specific CAS number?

ChemRest.com is an online chemical resistant research guide for hand protection and makes looking for information regarding chemicals and CAS numbers much easier. Go to 'ChemRest.com' and 1. Search for either 1) the chemical name or CAS number you are interested in or 2) the glove you are using. 2. Select the chemical, product, or CAS and hit search (multiple chemicals can be selected at once). 3. See results for the related chemical information and the breakthrough time that it will take the selected chemical to reach your hand through the glove. Moreover, we have a state-of-the-art 'Chemical Laboratory' with in-house chemists located in the USA that provides technical support. Fill in the contact form on the laboratory page to get in touch with our team of chemical experts.

Where can I find the user instructions for gloves?

Go to the product page of your choice and scroll down to find 'downloads'. Here you can download the datasheet with the user instructions on it. The user instructions are also enclosed in the packaging and written in multiple languages. So you always have them on hand!

Is there a list of gloves that do not contain latex or other materials?

It's easy to find gloves made with the material or coating you're looking for. Go to 'SHOWA gloves' and use the filter function to search for the glove of your choice. With the filter 'material' you can quickly include/exclude certain materials. Our single use gloves are all made with nitrile and do not contain latex.* * W1005 + 1005 available in Brazil, Canada, LA, NA are made of natural latex

Do you have gloves approved for food use?

We have many different SHOWA gloves that are food-safe. Go to 'SHOWA gloves' from the top menu and use the filter 'Food Safe' from the filter menu on the left side of the page. Another option is to select 'Food' from the 'find gloves by industry' from the top menu. 'I want to see all food-compliant gloves'

Which glove do you recommend for which application?

We offer many SHOWA gloves for many different tasks and applications. You can easily find the right glove for your application by using one of the below filtering options. 1. Click on 'SHOWA gloves' in the top menu to go to the product overview. On the left side of the page, you can filter on many different aspects such as category, hazard, industry or coating/material. 2. Click on 'find gloves by hazard' in the top menu and choose the hazard that applies to your task and application. 3. Click on 'find gloves by industry' in the top menu and choose the industry that you find yourself in.

Does SHOWA have cut protection gloves with a nitrile coating for oily applications?

We offer many SHOWA gloves for many different tasks and applications. You can easily find the right glove for your application by using the search filtering options in the top menu. 'I want to see all cut protection gloves' 'I want to see all oil and gas-resistant gloves'

Do you have a chemical protection glove that still offers good tactility and sensitivity?

We offer many SHOWA gloves for many different tasks and applications. You can easily find the right glove for your application by using one of the below filtering options. 1. Click on 'SHOWA gloves' in the top menu to go to the product overview. On the left you can use category, hazard or industry to select chemical protection gloves. 2. Click on 'find gloves by hazard' in the top menu and select chemical. 3. Click on 'find glove by industry' in the top menu and select chemical. 'I want to see all chemical protection gloves' 'I want to see all biodegradable chemical gloves'

Supporting Material & Questions

Where can I find catalogues?

We have a product catalogue with all SHOWA gloves, various industry-specific catalogues as well as product brochures. All SHOWA brochures and catalogues are available for download. Scroll down to the footer and under 'useful links' you can find our brochures and catalogues. 'I want to see all brochures and catalogues'

Do you have catalogues in all languages?

We have a product catalogue with the complete portfolio of SHOWA gloves available in English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese (Brazil) and Italian. You can find the catalogue in the footer of the website under 'useful links'. Make sure to be in your current region/country to see the gloves available in your area. In the upper right corner of the page you can change the 1) region and 2) language. 'I want to see all brochures and catalogues'

What is EBT?

In 2002 we launched the first biodegradable nitrile glove using our revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT) and now have an extensive selection of EBT gloves which can be used for a wide range of applications. What EBT does is accelerate the biodegradation of nitrile to organic compound in biologically active landfills, all whilst offering the SAME QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION, but BETTER FOR THE PLANET. 'I want to find out more about EBT' 'I want to see all SHOWA biodegradable gloves'

Is it possible to re-use gloves with EBT technology?

All SHOWA re-usable biodegradables gloves are launderable. You can find the user instructions on the datasheet, downloadable from the product page as well as on our packaging. SHOWA biodegradable single use gloves, however, as the word implies, can only be used once. After usage, single use gloves must be disposed of correctly. We offer a range of EBT gloves, both single use and re-usable. You can find an overview of all SHOWA EBT gloves by going to 'our protective gloves' on the homepage and then click on 'biodegradable (EBT) gloves. To be absolutely sure if a glove can be re-used, read the user instructions by downloading the datasheet from the product page. 'I want to see an overview of SHOWA's EBT gloves' 'I want to find out more about EBT'

Which glove do you recommend for which application? or which chemical product?

We offer many SHOWA gloves for many different tasks and applications. You can easily find the right glove for your application by using one of the below filtering options. 1. Click on 'SHOWA gloves' in the top menu to go to the product overview. On the left you can use category, hazard or industry to select chemical protection gloves. 2. Click on 'find gloves by hazard' in the top menu and select chemical. 3. Click on 'find glove by industry' in the top menu and select chemical. 'I want to see all chemical protection gloves'

Have you got photos to illustrate our website, catalogue, etc...?

Our Media Library is full of product images in high resolution and low resolution. You can create a free account so you can download the images of your choice. You can find the Media Library by scrolling down to the bottom of the page you're on and under 'useful links' you will find the link that will take you to the 'Media Library'. 'Click here to go to the Media Library'

What is my glove size?

Depending on the type of glove, it can occur that sizing numbers are different. So it's possible to have a 7/S for a cut resistant glove but 7/M for a different cut resistant glove. This is due to elasticity and dexterity of the glove and the hand formers used to make the glove. You can find a glove size chart in the footer of our website. This guide will help you to easily find your right glove size! Scroll down to the bottom of the page you're on and under 'useful links' you can download the size guide as a PDF document. You can also access the size guide if you're already on a product page. Below the product images, there is a button to download the size guide. 'I want to download the glove size chart'

Norms & Certificates

Where can I find the Declaration of Conformity?

1. Go to the product page of the SHOWA glove of your choice either by searching through the search bar or by finding your glove via the 'gloves per hazard' or 'gloves by industry' in the top menu. 2. Once you're on the product page, scroll down and under 'downloads' you can find the Declaration of Conformity (DofC). This is a handy PDF document you can print, save on your computer or share with others. I want to see all SHOWA gloves

Where do I find the COO (Country Of Origin) of each product?

The Country of Origin (COO) of a product is not displayed on the product page or the downloadable datasheets. If you have not yet placed an order, our customer service team can provide you with the COO certificate. Fill in the contact form below and one of our customer services representatives will send you the certificate shortly. If you have placed an order, the COO certificate can be found on the confirmation order as well as the invoice.

Which gloves have been certified with EN 455?

Click on 'SHOWA gloves' in the top menu to go to all SHOWA gloves. This is a product overview with all SHOWA gloves where you can find a checkbox labelled 'medical use'. By checking the checkbox, only the SHOWA gloves certified with EN 455 and are safe for medical use will be shown. On the product page itself, you can check if a glove is safe for medical use under 'norms & certificates'. If the EN 455 pictogram is shown, you know the glove is safe to use for medical purposes. Click here to find out more about the EN 455 norm

Do you have a glove with contact heat protection?

We offer many SHOWA gloves for many different tasks and applications. You can easily find the right glove offering heat protection by using the below filter option. 2. Click on 'find gloves by hazard' in the top menu and select heat. From the product overview, choose the glove you need OR compare the gloves using the comparison tool. This will show you all SHOWA gloves with an EN 407 certificate, offering protection against contact with heat. I want to see all heat resistant gloves

Where can I find permeation data for the chemical glove?

We offer a free online chemical glove directory with permeation data for all chemical SHOWA gloves: ChemRest.com Click on your region and your language of choice and start your search by product name. Type in the glove you are using, click on the product and go to 'CHEMREST SEARCH' to find the permeation data you need. Create a free account to download the results! I want to go to ChemRest.com

Which cut resistance level do I need?

It can seem very complicated to understand the type of cut protection you or your workers need to protect you against the risks involved. There are different norms regarding mechanical risks depending on the region in which you are located. In Europe, we use the EN 388:2016 norm for cut protection gloves. This norm has been updated in 2016 and is using a different testing method to determine the cut level of a glove. Take me to all cut protection gloves We have designed a cut protection guide to help you cut through the confusion and make it easier to choose the right-hand protection that protects you against cuts and lacerations. Download the cut protection guide here SHOWA has developed various technologies protecting your and your employers' hands against cuts and lacerations. Each technology has been designed with different fibres and offers improved cut protection. Discover more about the DURACoil technology with cut level C protection Discover more about the S-TEX gloves designed with Hagane Coil® technology

Pricing & Buying

Who is the sales rep for each customer’s area?

We have Territory Managers located throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America. To speak with a sales manager in your area, fill in the contact form below.

How can I ask for a glove sample? 

Before finding your perfect SHOWA glove, you might want to try out some gloves! No problem, we make it very easy for you to ask for glove samples. 1. Go to the product page of your choice and here, underneath the glove pictures on the right, you will find the 'request a sample' button. 2. Click on the button and you will be taken to a contact form where you fill in your contact details and your gloves size or that of your employees. You can ask for up to 5 different gloves! Please note that glove samples are available for companies and businesses with 25+ employees.

How do I find out what the price is of SHOWA gloves?

Please contact our customer service team or your local sales representative. You can also fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you shortly.

Can I buy gloves directly from SHOWA?

We sell our gloves through distribution channels. If you are an end-user, we recommend you contact one of our distributors closest to your location. We can provide technical support and evaluation programmes, however, all other communication, as well as the buying process, goes through the distributor. link of Amazon? If you are a distributor, you can contact our local sales representative.

Is it possible for SHOWA to create a glove plan?

We offer a free evaluation program to all our customers to determine which glove is most suitable for your employees and this evaluation program is completed within 4 weeks. This process takes 4 weeks and consists of 4 steps: 1. Initial meeting 2. Providing samples for trial 3. Sample trial evaluation 4. Hand protection program Please note that our evaluation programme has been designed for companies and businesses with 25+ employees. If your business is smaller, please contact your local distributor for more information on SHOWA gloves. Find out more about the 4WTP

How can I start the evaluation programme (4WTP)?

If you are interested in starting the evaluation programme, please contact your local sales representative. On the 4WTP page, you can find more information on the programme.

I want to download the 4WTP Brochure

For more information about our 4WTP and a step by step guide on our evaluation programme, download our 4WTP brochure. 'Discover more about the programme'

Order & Logistics

How long will it take to receive my order?

The time it takes for your order to be delivered, depends on various aspects. First, you will need to place your order after which you receive a SHOWA confirmation order within 48 hours. Once the confirmation order has been sent out, we can provide an approximate delivery date. You can read more about our terms and conditions here For up-to-date information about the status of your order, please contact your customer service contact person.

When will out-of-stock gloves be available again? (in case of no stock)

IF you have a backorder, SHOWA will keep you informed of the delivery date as soon as new products arrive on stock. Contact your customer service for more personalised information and an accurate timeline.

Can you send me the tracking number?

It's not always possible to send a tracking number, this depends on the destination and if the transport carrier offers the possibility to track your order. We always aim to give you detailed information regarding the delivery of our SHOWA gloves. * For products shipped from the USA, the tracking number is listed on the invoice. For detailed information about your order, please contact your customer service contact person.

Where can I purchase SHOWA gloves in my region?

SHOWA protection gloves are available to purchase through our distribution network across all countries. We have partner agreements with many distributors who are accredited to sell our SHOWA products. To find out more about our SHOWA distribution locator, please contact our customer service team or a local sales representative. Fill in the contact form below and we will put you in contact with the correct salesperson.

Where can I get shipping or delivery information?

All products are shipped in accordance with the Incoterms 2010 as specified on the order confirmation. More detailed and up-to-date information on the shipping and/or delivery of your order can be found on the order confirmation. Otherwise, please contact your local customer service contact person. You can read more about our terms and conditions here

Can you send me a list of all my backorders?

For an overview of all pending backorders, please contact your local customer service contact person.

Can you send me the invoice(s) of the order(s)?

Once you have received the order confirmation, the order is confirmed and in process. As soon as the order is ready for shipment, our SHOWA team will send you the invoice. However, if it is needed to send the invoice again, please contact your customer service contact person. * In the USA, all invoices are sent via email, post mail or EDI the day after shipment.

What is the package volume?

You can find packaging information on the product page of the SHOWA glove of your choice. We inform how many gloves/pairs are in a polybag, and how many polybags are in a case. The detailed package volume of your order is specified on the packing list, which is placed with your (pallet) order.

Where can I find information about packaging?

1. Click on 'SHOWA gloves' in the top menu to go to all SHOWA gloves and click on the glove of your choice. Go to the product page of the SHOWA glove of your choice either by searching through the search bar or by finding your glove via the 'gloves per hazard' or 'gloves by industry' in the top menu. 2. Once you're on the product page, scroll down until you can find 'packaging' on the right side of the page. The packaging information is shown to you as follows: - gloves/pairs per polybag - polybags per case - gloves/pairs per case If you're looking at single use gloves, the packaging information is shown as follows: - gloves per dispenser - dispensers per case - gloves per case 3. Under 'downloads', you can download the datasheet as a handy PDF document; easy to print, save on computer/mobile or share with others. On the datasheet, the packaging information is also shown.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

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