SHOWA biodegradable gloves

Same glove - Better for the planet

STOP is constantly in search of innovative technologies and eco friendly solutions. New entry in our line of products is SHOWA biodegradable gloves featuring revolutionary Eco Best technology®.

Eco Best Technology®

SHOWA’s revolutionary Eco Best Technology in gloves makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise in protection and performance.

Launched in 2012, SHOWA’s biodegradable nitrile gloves are the industry’s first, and today SHOWA offers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection in the market.

 

The environmental impact is the only difference

Did you know that of the 150 billion pairs of gloves produced every year, an estimated 100 billion pairs of gloves are thrown away each year? As a result, piles of gloves end up in landfills each year.

Thanks to its special composition, SHOWA’s EBT gloves decompose within 1 to 5 years in active landfills where regular nitrile gloves need more than 100 years.

EBT requires biologically active landfills for biodegradation. This means gloves with EBT can’t begin to biodegrade prior to disposal. These abilities have been validated by independent certified laboratories using international test methods ASTM D5511 and D5526.

 

How Eco Best Technology® works

EBT accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile to organic compound in biologically active landfills:

  1. EBT materials are added to the nitrile during production
  2. Gloves are disposed
  3. Gloves are transferred and discarded into biologically active landfills
  4. Microorganisms break down the EBT materials to decompose within 1-5 years
  5. Organic soil and biogas is left in its place

 

See the new range of SHOWA’s biodegradable gloves here