As the original inventor of single use nitrile gloves, SHOWA has continued over the last two decades to bring further innovation to the market more
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N-DEX® was the first family of low-modulus nitrile, single use gloves. This ground breaking innovation was commercialised 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): increased use of latex gloves during the AIDS epidemic had exposed humans to natural latex proteins on a global scale. As a result, it became evident that a certain percentage of the human population is allergic to natural latex. The allergy can range from contact dermatitis to severe allergic reactions. The N-DEX glove solved this issue by providing a non-latex, low-modulus glove to be used in medical, dental, and examination.
Features (superior protection to latex): the features are non-latex and low-modulus which offer more tensile strength and durability. Additionally, disposable nitrile will not degrade from 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 in formula 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 on 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
SHOWA has looked into single use market needs for personal and product protection, anticipating the increasing demand and global market potential.
We analysed 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.
SHOWA is known as a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of work gloves for personal protection. We engineer our single use gloves looking carefully at every single detail of worker and product protection.
Combining years of expertise and market insight, SHOWA introduces 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.
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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 are 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 Gloves Relax on Your Hand during Use?
Other nitrile gloves are made with different formulation that does not relax like the low modulus formulation of the SHOWA gloves.
Suitable for laboratory, pharmaceutical, clean room, food industry, automotive and harmful chemical use.
Cobalt Blue Series. Suitable for laboratory, pharmaceutical, clean room, food industry, automotive and harmful chemical use
Cobalt Blue Series
Hi Viz Green Series
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.
Who Is SHOWA?
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 nine production facilities strategically located around the globe with over 5000 team members, including a staff of 100 in Research and Development!
SHOWA has full ownership of design and manufacture of its protective gloves, continuously innovating to provide each wearer with a product that matches expectations. This autonomy enables SHOWA to maintain full control of its manufacturing processes to ensure excellent quality in production and service.
SHOWA stands for the highest degree of hand protection and innovation. Our technology has forever changed our industry, what our hands are capable of and the impact we make on our environment. We pioneer the quality, performance and protection to give ordinary hands extraordinary abilitie ... more