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We do all that we can to make a positive impact within our company,

through our products and for our planet, always seeking better ways

to meet the demands of today without compromising tomorrow.

This is why a large proportion of our research is devoted to biodegradable

products and to developing fibres that have a reduced impact on the

environment. Our efforts to reuse and conserve resources in Japan have enabled

us to obtain the ISO 14001 certification -a global standard in environmental

management that helps us to continually improve our operations.

SHOWA R&D reaches a major breakthrough with ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY® (EBT®). EBT® accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent certified laboratories using internationally recognized test methods (ASTM D5511). EBT® is composed of organic materials designed to make the gloves attractive to microbial activity. These microorganisms upon consuming the EBT® material excrete enzymes that depolymerize the nitrile in 1-5 years. The final result is biogases and inert humus.

CHEMICAL GLOVE Engineered to protect hands and arms from tenacious chemicals, oils and abrasions, the NSK 24 is now also available with our revolutionary EBT® technology. The double nitrile coating and cotton interlock liner is a no brainer choice for wet and greasy applications in the fishing, petro-chemical or agriculture sectors. Did we mention its EU Food safe approved as well?

CHEMICAL GLOVE Created with premium-grade polymers and nitrile reinforcement, SHOWA 731 is a flock-lined 15 mil nitrile glove that brings you the pinnacle of tactile precision and high-capacity protection against solvents and acids. Using revolutionary EBT®, this mid- forearm gauntlet is designed for multiple uses and a range of applications, from food processing to manufacturing, janitorial to refinery operations.

CHEMICAL GLOVE Crafted with SHOWA s revolutionary EBT, SHOWA 707HVO blends the best of single use and chemical resistant technology to deliver optimum fit, feel and comfort while protecting against chemicals. Its fluorescent orange colour makes it an excellent choice for food, janitorial or sanitation environments, or to separate applications on processing floors.

SINGLE USE GLOVE The inventors of the world s first single use nitrile glove bring you the world s first biodegradable single use nitrile glove. 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 the SHOWA 6110PF biodegradable glove.

731 SHOWA

707HVO SHOWA

6110PF SHOWA

NSK24 SHOWA

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