Top Glove launches biogreen biodegradable nitrile gloves

KUALA LUMPUR: TOP GLOVE CORPORATION BHD 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.


"As a corporate citizen and an industry leader, environmental stewardship is a responsibility we take seriously.


"Through research and development 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,” executive chairman, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai said in a statement here, today.


The biodegradability of the gloves has been measured using the internationally-recognised ASTM D5511 Standard Test, in which these biodegradable nitrile gloves have been proven to biodegrade at least 10 times faster compared to 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.


Top Glove’s BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves was also the only such product to be shortlisted under the category of "New Environmentally Friendly Products”, at the recent Private Label Manufacturers’ Association trade show in Amsterdam last month.


Underscoring its commitment to sustainability, Top Glove said it would continue to pursue developing more green versions of gloves within its synthetic latex product range. - Bernama

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