£8.20 ex VAT
Biodegradable ambidextrous Latex and powder-free medical grade 1.5 AQL laboratory gloves. Safe for medical use and food handling. Suitable for a variety of laboratory and industrial applications. Beaded cuff assists with easy donning and prevents roll-down. Textured fingers deliver reliable and consistent grip.
Manufactured using an enzymatic biodegradable technology which kick-starts the biodegradation process when in active landfill environments. During long-term ASTM testing, these gloves showed 90% biodegradation in 490 days*, whereas regular nitrile gloves were found to take over 100 years. The unique formulation of these gloves ensures the biodegradation process begins only when exposed to microbes present in an active landfill environment – biodegradation will not occur on the shelf**.
* Biodegradation rate test methods: ASTM D5526 and ASTM D5511.
**Shelf-life study results show that the physical properties of the gloves remain unchanged for up to 3 years.
How does the biodegradable technology work?
Biodegradable technology is incorporated into the manufacturing process using a polymerised ‘food source’ which is an organic additive used to accelerate the biodegradation rate of the gloves in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters. Bacteria is attracted to this food source and secretes an enzyme which depolymerises polymer chains, allowing microorganisms to break down any remaining polymers within the glove.
The unique formulation of the glove allows the biodegradation process to begin only when surrounded by microbes present in an active landfill environment. Implementing this technology during the manufacturing process offers a sustainable solution for the scientist without compromising the quality of the glove.
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