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Introducing the new Showa 6110PF biodegradable nitrile glove
Globus Group has enhanced its popular single-use disposable gloves range with the introduction of the Showa 6110PF new biodegradable nitrile glove.
Using Showa's Eco Best Technology (EBT) the 6110PF provides the same physical properties as traditional nitrile gloves - durability, texture, fit, chemical resistance and performance - along with the same shelf life; but with one added dimension.
Ideally suited for use in non-hazardous contamination environments, the EU Food Safe approved 6110PF will fully biodegrade with five years, thanks to the addition of EBT during the manufacturing process. EBT contains an organic additive, which means that microorganisms consume, metabolise and break down EBT materials into three natural compounds - organic soil, methane and carbon dioxide.
"Environmental considerations are playing an increasingly important part of the day-to-day operations of organisations globally and the introduction of the Showa 6110PF is part of our growing solution to this," says Globus product development manager for hand protection, Gregory Tessier. "It enjoys the same performance benefits of traditional nitrile including shelf life, but the addition of EBT is a breakthrough for businesses wanting to reflect their positive environmental approach.
"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 6110PF biodegradable glove."
14th March 2019