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 no 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. EBT is composed of organic materials designed to make 6110 attractive to microbial activity. These microorganisms upon consuming the EBT material excrete enzymes that depolymerize the nitrile. The final result is biogases and inert humus.

GENERAL PURPOSE GRIP An industry-leader in general purpose hand protection, SHOWA s 4552 provides superior defense against oils, dirt and grime, grease and abrasion, with optimal long-lasting grip. Engineered with Eco Best Technology®, this planet-friendly milestone in glove innovation is ideal for multi-use applications across a range of industries.

4552 731 6110 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 Eco Best Technology®, this mid-forearm gauntlet is designed for multiple uses and a range of applications, from food processing to manufacturing, janitorial to refinery operations.

SINGLE USE GLOVE The inventors of the world s first disposable nitrile glove, now bring you the world s first biodegradable disposable 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 NEW SHOWA 6110 biodegradable glove.

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