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ChemRest: Know you're protected
ChemRest: Know you're protected
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 protecting them against the chemicals that they work with. Since then, millions of people around the globe have used ChemRest as the industry’s most comprehensive chemical-resistant glove guide to quickly find the right gloves for their chemical applications.


The technical education platform has now been updated with a new design and better functionality, to once again serve as a free, comprehensive chemical resistant research guide for hand protection. The glove search engine lets you explore more than 60 styles and over 100 gloves built to withstand even the most extreme abrasive liquids. The new ChemRest.com features a user-intuitive navigation, an enhanced chemical search, and the ability to compare various gloves against each other. It therefore allows you to easily find a specific chemical selection by choosing either a Chemical Name or a CAS Number to begin your search. With over 300 chemicals, ChemRest.com is the world’s most technically advanced online chemical resistant database.



ChemRest.com displays test data related to specific chemicals, as well as recommended products for thousands of chemicals. Whether dealing with heavy or intermittent chemical exposure, ChemRest will have the proper recommendation to suit your working environment needs.  Glove details such as sizing, colour, material/polymer, grip texture, length, dexterity, and lining are also available. Specific chemicals and exposure requirements may also be selected.


During your search, SHOWA’s global Technical and Customer Services are available to answer any questions about your selection. Their Research and Development, Technical and Product Management teams are strategically placed around the world for immediate support.


After finding your suitable chemical glove on ChemRest.com, you have the free option to trial/test the recommended glove in your specific user environment by requesting a sample pair. You can experience the protection of the product for yourself, get expert advice from SHOWA’s glove specialists, and eventually integrate this recommendation into your hand-protection program after being assured by the results.




Should the chemicals that you work with not be available in the site, you can request to have them tested in one of SHOWA’s dedicated laboratories, with the results sent to you within a matter of weeks.


As a premium service, SHOWA offers a free comprehensive analysis of your chemical-resistant glove usage, for example to help with the latest EN 374 compliance requirements. You receive a detailed report with glove recommendations based on their hazardous chemical usage. This program is designed to give the most cost-effective analysis and complete coverage of EN 374 requirements.

is designed to educate and inform users about hazardous chemical resistance and its relationship to hand protection products. SHOWA’s ultimate goal is to protect the users of our products and strengthen our relationship by offering a service such as ChemRest. That’s why we encourage all professionals working with hazardous chemicals to register for ChemRest support and be confident in your selection. Protection is our mission, education one element of that mission. Experience ChemRest confidence in your hand protection selections. Visit us today! 



SHOWA gloves are created better to perform better. SHOWA is synonymous with the highest degree of hand protection and innovation. SHOWA technology has forever changed the protective glove industry, what our hands are capable of, and the impact they make on the environment. From the design to the construction, quality is in the DNA of our core principals.

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