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Our Eco Best Technology® (EBT®) is the breakthrough innovation

that gave rise to the world s first biodegradable nitrile glove. EBT® is composed

of organic materials that accelerate the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically

active landfills.

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BIODEGRADABLE IN 1-5 YEARS

Eco Best Technology® Protection & Preservation in ONE

Protection is our first priority. With SHOWA s revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT®), we provide top of the line hand protection, with a reduced environmental impact on our planet. That s because our gloves made from EBT® biodegrade in 1-5 years, when disposed of in active landfills.

When disposed in landfills, microorganisms consume, metabolize and break down EBT® materials into three natural compounds organic soil, methane and carbon dioxide. This creates fertilizer, leaving zero waste behind.

EBT® Materials

Glove Disposal

Landfill

Decomposition by microorganisms within 1-5 years

NATURAL SOIL MIX

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).

Consider the number of single use gloves used every day in hospitals, offices, schools, warehouses, labs and even our own homes. The numbers are astronomical. With EBT®, each glove s bio-degradation process is accelerated by up to 100 years*. And every glove makes a difference.

* when disposed in active landfills. Actual time may vary depending on climate and location of landfill

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