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PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION IN ONE Sustainability isn t just a commitment - it s part of SHOWA s legacy.

Our revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT®) is the innovation that gave rise to the world s first biodegradable nitrile glove. EBT® uses organic materials

that accelerate the biodegradation of nitrile in active landfills.

BIODEGRADATION PROCESS

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Paper 2-5 months

Orange or Banana peels 2-6 months

Cotton T-shirt 6 months

SHOWA EBT® nitrile gloves

1-5 years

Plastic-coated paper cartons

5 years

Leather glove 50 years

Tin cans 80-100 years

Traditional disposable nitrile gloves 100+ years

Plastic bags 500+ years

Glass bottle 4000+ years

EBT® Materials

Glove Disposal

Decomposition by microorganisms

within 1-5 years

SHOWA EBT® Nitrile

COMPETITOR Nitrile

SHOWA Natural Output

NATURAL SOIL MIX

REGULAR NITRILE

SAME PERFORMANCE, QUICKER DEGRADATION*

SHOWA EBT®

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

BIODEGRADABLE IN 1-5 YEARS R E D U C E D

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

ASTM ASTM D5526 D5511TES

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D

100+ YEARS YEARS

1-5

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