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Biodegradable safety gloves

Showa has brought a chemical-resistant single-use nitrile glove to market


September 12, 2018
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Safety glove manufacturer Showa has brought a chemical-resistant single-use nitrile glove to market. The 0.23mm-thick, unsupported, unlined, biodegradable, nitrile Showa 707HVO complies with EN ISO 374-1 (JKOPT) and 374-5, and is impermeable to protect against oils, hydrocarbons, grease, chemicals and abrasions.

The 305-mm-long glove is easy to put on, and has a rolled cuff to prevent dirt from getting inside. The gloves are manufactured using a unique hand former, allowing for a lightweight protection that fits like a second skin. The bisque finish on palm and fingers offers long-lasting grip and excellent tactility. Its fluorescent orange colour makes it highly visible and an excellent choice for food, janitorial or sanitation environments, or to separate applications on processing floors.

For those concerned about the glove biodegrading during usage, R&D manager Brian Mosely explains “EBT requires biologically active landfills for biodegradation. Which means gloves with EBT cannot even begin to biodegrade prior to disposal. These abilities have been validated by independent certified laboratories using ASTM International test methods (ASTM D5511).”