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01/11/2018

In November 2016, the standards for testing against mechanical risks were updated when the market saw a drastic need for improvement in the assessment of personal protective equipment. Since then, ...

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20/06/2018

 

The inventors of the world’s first biodegradable single use nitrile glove now bring you a new addition to their biodegradable hand protection range: SHOWA 707HVO – a chemical resistant glove engin...

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28/05/2018
SHOWA, one of the world’s largest glove manufacturers, is re-launching their internationally acclaimed chemical search engine, ChemRest.com

 

ChemRest.com was launched by SHOWA in 2001 as the world’s first online chemical glove directory – a platform where workers or safety managers could check whether their gloves were really protectin...

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23/04/2018
SHOWA’S LATEST ADDITION TO THE CUT RESISTANT SERIES

Following the success of the ¾ nitrile-coated S-TEX 376 glove, SHOWA proudly launches the fully-coated S-TEX 377 version as a new addition to their premium cut-resistant S-TEX range. 

The glove has ...

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04/02/2018
SHOWA teams up with DuPont again to release second award-winning cut-resistant SHOWA 4561 glove engineered with Kevlar®

 

SHOWA is unveiling its latest award-winning innovation, the SHOWA 4561 glove.

The new SHOWA 4561 is made in the USA and boasts high cut-resistant 15 gauge Kevlar® construction, at an extremely comp...

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01/02/2018

Injuries to hands and fingers are the most frequent reportable accidents, almost 50% according to database of companies working in the oil and gas sector.  More specifically the incidents taking pl...

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01/02/2018
Safety in the food industry is not negotiable!

 

Research shows that our bodies carry and shed an alarming amount of bacteria; our hands alone are estimated to host around 9 million bacteria! With over 4.25 million people employed in the Europea...

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01/02/2018
SHOWA The most complete single use nitrile series

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 na...

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01/02/2018
New EN 388: 2016 standard: What does it mean?

 

The European Directive 89/686/EEC on PPE is in process of being superseded by a new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425, introducing revisions on test methods such as the EN 388 for cut performance. The ...

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01/02/2018
Working in cold environments – Protecting hands against extreme temperatures

 

Having fully understood the risks and constraints of working in negative (-0°) and positive (+0°) cold temperatures, the introduction of the TEMRES 282 and NITRILE FOAM 477 gloves were driven by m...

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01/02/2018

 

 In 2011, official figures (1) highlight an increase of work accident and lost time among the 19 million workers:

  • 670,000: Total of all lost-time accidents (+1.8% vs 2010)
  • 38,368,115: Number of lost...
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01/02/2018

‘Construction sector’ refers to both the construction of buildings and civil engineering works, so it is an essential part of our economic and social life. Every day, millions of people working in ...

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