International glove manufacturer Top Glove has recently launched its Biogreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves, a flagship green offering amongst its synthetic latex product range.
The environmentally-friendly, disposable nitrile gloves are designed to biodegrade in landfills through a natural process, in which microbes from the soil consume and digest the gloves biologically. The biodegradability of these gloves are at least 10 times faster compared to conventional nitrile examination gloves, as measured using the internationally-recognised ASTM D5511 Standard Test. The BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves will, therefore, provide a lasting solution by significantly reducing accumulation of waste in landfills.
Top Glove’s green contender further uses an accelerator-free formulation which minimises the risk of Type IV hypersensitivity triggered by exposure to chemical accelerators. The gloves are manufactured under QSR (GMP) ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management and also conform to ASTM D6319 and EN455 Standards. The ambidextrous gloves come in pastel green or other XS-XL variants, ideal for the medical and non-medical sector.
In addition, the May 2019 Private Label Manufacturers’ Association trade show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, shortlisted Top Glove’s BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves under its “New Environmentally-Friendly Products” category.
Malaysia-based Top Glove is a global manufacturer of gloves with an established corporate culture that consistently produces high quality, cost efficient gloves. Top Glove has some 40 factories catering to over 2,000 customers worldwide. It exports to more than 195 countries and is featured on the MSCI Global Standard, Malaysian and Singaporean Stock Exchange Indexes.
As an industry leader, Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai, Top Glove’s Executive Chairman, has said the company emphasises environmental stewardship: “We strive to make a positive difference and leave a positive legacy for the world we work, live and play in.”