Unigloves launches new biodegradable nitrile gloves30 March 2022

Hand protection specialist Unigloves has launched a new nitrile disposable glove – BioTouch – combining chemical resistance, comfort and grip with biodegradable technology.

The result is a glove said to be suited to automotive workers which, after its working life, will achieve 90% biodegradation in landfill after just 490 days compared to traditional nitrile gloves which can take over 100 years. Biodegradability performance is achieved thanks to an organic additive, which attracts microbes found in landfills. The biodegradation method is strictly enzymatic, dissolving and de-polymerising the polymer chain naturally.

Despite this, BioTouch is resistant to a range of chemicals and offers improved grip in wet and oily conditions thanks to its textured fingertips. It is also compatible for use with mobile, tablet and touchscreen displays, has been tested to EN374 and EN1186 and is manufactured to medical-grade standards.

BioTouch balances biodegradable technology without impacting physical performance or real-time shelf life, with study results proving that the physical property of BioTouch gloves remain unchanged for up to 3 years. They have also been proven safe for use against skin according to ISO standards, as well as with food handling according to European regulation (EU) No 10/2011, (EC) 1935/2004.

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