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Showa's Biodegradable Nitrile Glove Range

Updated : 14-Oct-2020

EBT Based Gloves

Showa’s Eco Best Technology® (EBT) offers biodegradable gloves without compromising the degree of protection and performance. Their biodegradable nitrile gloves are the industry’s first, and Showa offers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection in the market.

Company Name

Showa Gloves


United Kingdom

Product Launched in


Sustainability Benefits

  • Showa's gloves with Eco Best Technology (EBT) are engineered for accelerated biodegradation in biologically active landfills. - 20% faster decay than regular nitrile gloves - making the glove biodegradable within 1-5 years



  • Protects from a wide array of chemical hazards while avoiding type I and type IV latex allergies.
  • Low-modulus formulation to improve fit and reduce fatigue.
  • EBT requires biologically active landfills for biodegration. This means gloves with EBT can't begin to biodegrade prior to disposal.

End user sector

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Medical Research & Laboratories
  • Automotive Repairs and Maintenance Services
  • Warehousing and Distribution Logistics
  • Chemical Manufacuring Factories

How does this work?

  • Eco-Best Technology accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile to organic compound in biologically active landfills
  • EBT materials are added to the nitrile during production
  • Gloves are disposed
  • Gloves are transferred and discarded into biologically active landfills
  • Microorganisms break down the EBT gloves
  • Organic soil and biogas is left in its place

About the Company

Founded in 1954, Showa is a fully integrated manufacturer of both household and industrial hand protection. They create all our own machinery, yarns, coatings, polymers, designs and hand formers providing consumers with quality hand protection equipment. Every Showa glove is made with the same rigid quality controls and standards as its entire portfolio. That means the overall performance of the glove - its durability, comfort, grip and protection - stays exactly the same.

Company Contact Details


  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Researchers or innovators
  • Value chain components

    • Apparel or accessories

    Product Category

    • Hygiene clothing


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