Malaysia-based Top Glove Corporation Bhd (Top Glove), claimed to be the world’s largest glove manufacturer, has officially launched its flagship green product, BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves (Powder-Free), in conjunction with World Environment Day.
Developed to provide unparalleled protection not only for the user but also the environment, this environmentally-friendly variant of disposable nitrile gloves is designed to biodegrade in anaerobic environments (where there is little-to-no breathable oxygen) such as in landfills.
Biodegradation within landfills occurs through a natural microbial process in which microbes from the soil consume and digest the gloves biologically, thus reducing accumulation of waste. Internationally-recognised ASTM D5511 Standard Test has proven that these biodegradable nitrile gloves can biodegrade at least 10 times faster than conventional nitrile examination gloves. The BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves hence, provide an “end-of-life solution” which will contribute to reducing the accumulation of waste in landfills.
While offering the same high quality and reliability Top Glove has come to be renowned for, the BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves have an added benefit: They minimise the risk of
Type IV hypersensitivity reaction which is triggered by exposure to chemical accelerators, thanks to an accelerator-free formulation. Ideal for use in both the medical and non-medical sectors, the ambidextrous gloves also come in sizes XS to XL, and are available in pastel green and other colours. The gloves also conform to ASTM D6319 and EN455 Standards, and are manufactured under QSR (GMP) ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 13485 : 2016 Quality Management System.
Top Glove’s BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves were also the only glove product to be shortlisted under the category of ‘New Environmentally-Friendly Products’ at the Private Label Manufacturers’ Association trade show in Amsterdam, held in May 2019.
Says Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, Executive Chairman of Top Glove: “As a corporate citizen and an industry leader, environmental stewardship is a responsibility we take seriously. Through R&D and
innovation, we believe we are well able to make a positive difference in this very important area and leave a positive legacy for the world we work, live and play in.” Underscoring its commitment to sustainability, Top Glove will continue to pursue developing more green versions of gloves within its synthetic latex product range, says a Top Glove press release
For inquires and orders, contact: Top Glove (Marketing Department) at +603-3362 3098 or [email protected] Mr Roger Kuan at +6016 777 5023 or [email protected]