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The Most Complete Single Use Nitrile Series

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Suitable for Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Clean Room, Food Industry, Automotive and Harmful Chemical Use.

N-DEX®, the first family of low-modulus nitrile, single use gloves. This ground breaking innovation was commercialized by Best Manufacturing Company in 1991. Thus solving the human allergy to natural latex proteins, while providing the same, if not superior, barrier of protection.

Sociological climate (AIDs, demand for latex gloves) : the AIDS epidemic exposed humans to natural latex proteins on a global scale. As a result, it revealed the fact that a certain percentage of the human population is allergic to natural latex. The allergy can range from contact dermatitis to fatal. The N-DEX glove solved this issue by provided a non-latex, low-modulus glove to be used in medical, dental, and exam applications.

Features (superior protection to latex) : the features are non-latex, low-modulus which affords an increased amount of tensile strength and durability. Additionally, disposable nitrile will not degrade the heat or the sun like natural latex. Finally, the glove has the fit and feel of natural latex. So first responders, TSA, physicians, laboratory professionals, and food handlers are assured the highest level of protection found in single use hand protection.

Commitment from SHOWA (innovations formulation and manufacturing) : Best Manufacturing Company was acquired by SHOWA Glove Japan in 2007. This acquisition allowed SHOWA R&D to work in concert with Best R&D in the development of countless innovations since the acquisition. Now, SHOWA, is able to globally distribute unique innovations that continue to raise the bar. Many SHOWA products are copied by companies that have a commitment to piracy, not innovation.

SHOWA THE ORIGINAL INVENTOR OF NITRILE GLOVES

As the original inventor of N-DEX®, the world first single use nitrile glove in 1991, SHOWA has continued over the last two decades to bring further innovation to single use nitrile. SHOWA has looked into single use market needs for personal and product protection and anticipating the increasing demand and global market potential.

We analyzed trends and growth drivers to become more competitive by offering the broadest lines of superior-quality single use gloves and comprehensive solutions, complying with market requirements.

• Powder free and latex free

• Easy donning and doffing

• Chemical resistant

• Multiple choice colours, lengths and thicknesses

• Dual labelling

• High tensile strength

• Safe for workers’ skin

• Comfort in use and high sensitivity

• Ergonomic fit

• Durable and cost-effective glove

• Accelerator free

• Antistatic

SHOWA is known as a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of work gloves for personal protection. We engineer our gloves looking carefully at every single detail of worker and product protection. This means SHOWA is committed to manufacturing the highest quality and most competitive products featuring:

• 100% nitrile to avoid latex allergy risks whatever the user’s task may be

• Chlorination for more comfort, grip and increased chemical resistance

• Silicone free for safer skin

• Powder free to avoid contamination of workplace

• Dual labeling for PPE and medical care

• Low modulus: moulds to your hand for greater fit

• Chemical resistance

• Multipurpose solution for all industries and usages

• Heavy exposure chemical permeation testing

• Inspection and quality control requirements - AQL 0.65 to 1.5

• Force at break >10N

• Elongation up to 500%

• Textured finish on fingertips to enhance grip

• Standard: CAT. III  EN374-2  EN 374-3  EN455  FOOD APPROVED

Combining years of expertise and market insight, SHOWA introduce the most comprehensive single use nitrile solution. The range offers a multiple choice of single use gloves, composed of 9 different styles with 3 thicknesses, 2 lengths, from XS to XL sizes, suitable for laboratory, pharmaceutical, clean room, food industry, automotive and harmful chemical usage, in compliance with all CE standards.

SUITABLE FOR LABORATORY, PHARMACEUTICAL, CLEAN ROOM, FOOD INDUSTRY, AUTOMOTIVE AND HARMFUL CHEMICAL USE.

COBALT BLUE SERIES

 Single use glove, 100% nitrile, powder free, silicone free, 240mm – 300mm long by 0.10mm – 0.12mm – 0.20mm thick

 Dual labelling: PPE and medical device

 Ideal for chemical splash protection and heavy exposure

 High quality: AQL 0.65

 Standard: ✔EN374-2 ✔EN 374-3 ✔EN455 ✔FOOD APPROVED

BLACK SERIE

 Single use glove, 100% nitrile, antistatic properties, powder free, silicone free, 240mm -300mm long by 0.10mm or 0.15mm thick

 Antistatic properties: surface resistivity between 109 and 1010 Ω

 Dual labelling: PPE and medical device

 High quality: AQL 1.5

 Standard: ✔EN374-2 ✔ EN 374-3 ✔EN455 ✔FOOD APPROVED

GREEN

Showa gloves with accelerator-free formulation remove the common accelerators found in all disposable nitrile gloves, further reducing the risk of common workplace conditions like type iv dermatitis.

 Accelerator free single use glove, 100% nitrile, powder free, silicone free, 240mm long by 0.10mm thick

 High Visibility: Increased safety in poor lighting conditions

 Lightweight glove

 accelerator-free formulation : protect very sensitive skins

 High quality: AQL 1.5

 Standard: ✔EN374-2 ✔EN 374-3 ✔EN455 ✔FOOD APPROVED

WHITE

 Single use glove, 100% nitrile, powder free, silicone free, 300mm long by 0.12mm thick

 Certified and suitable for use in Class 100 cleanroom environment.

 Packed in certified cleanroom environment

 White colour for clean room where high standards of industrial hygiene are required

 High quality: AQL 1.5

 Standard: ✔EN374-2 ✔EN 374-3 ✔EN455 ✔FOOD APPROVED

QUESTIONS ABOUT NITRILE

WHAT MAKES SHOWA LOW MODULUS AND OTHERS NOT?

Modulus is the force necessary to make an object change its shape. When it comes to gloves, the importance of the low modulus formulation is that low modulus gloves relax and conform to the shape of the hands within a few minutes of wearing. SHOWA gloves were specially formulated to relax on your hand to exert little or no pressure after 6 minutes. It is called low modulus because it takes a low amount of force to make the glove change its shape and conform exactly to your hand. This gives a more comfortable glove and reduces hand fatigue.

DO ALL NITRILE RELAX ON YOUR HAND DURING USE?

Nitrile gloves are made with different formulation that does not relax like the low modulus formulation of the SHOWA gloves.

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Founded in 1954, SHOWA® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical, cut resistant, general purpose, chemical resistant and specialty hand protection. We have 9 production facilities strategically located around the globe with over 5500 team members...
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