Health Canada / FDA 510k

Biodegradable Nitrile Examination Gloves

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Sustainability is at the core of Pro Hospital Supply. We constantly strive for innovation to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives. One example of our environmentally friendly initiatives is the development of our biodegradable gloves.

Our biodegradable gloves are uniquely designed with a polymerized ‘food source’ that specifically attracts microbes commonly found in landfills. This biodegradation process is purely enzymatic in nature. As these microbes consume the bio-material, they release enzymes that break down and depolymerize the polymer chain, enabling the natural decomposition of the remaining material.

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How does it work?

Proven to Retain Glove Properties

Our gloves do not biodegrade prior to disposal. The unique formulation only allows the biodegradation process to begin when surrounded by microbes present in a landfill environment. Real-time shelf life study results prove that the physical properties remain unchanged up to 3 years.

Real-Time Shelf Life Results Compared to ASTM Requirements

Our biodegradable gloves not only pass but exceed ASTM standards for tensile strength and EN standards for force at break, as well as AQL 1.5 for pinhole.

ASTM Requirement
Tensile Strength: 16.0 MPa after aging

Validated Biodegradation Rate

Our biodegrading efficacy has been verified by an independent lab, Eden Research Laboratory, using ASTM D5526 and ASTM D5511 methods

No. Test Method Purpose of Testing Result Summary
1 ASTM-D5526 To determine the degree and rate of anaerobic biodegradation of materials in accelerated landfill conditions. This is a long term test that replicates the landfill environment of low heat, high pressure, limited oxygen, no light and low moisture. 21% biodegradation in 41 days.
2 G02BV-S To determine the degree and rate of anaerobic biodegradation of materials in high-solids anaerobic-digestion conditions, which replicates the anaerobic digester or landfill bioreactor environment. 90% biodegradation in 490 days.‡ (Above results are based on a real-time study.)

Packaging and Label

Size Packaging (100/box, 10 box/case) Label Color
X-Small G02BV-XS Orange
Small G02BV-S Pink / Rose
Medium G02BV-M Green / Vert
Large G02BV-L Blue / Bleu
X-Large G02BV-XL Grey / Gris

* Product is landfill biodegradable. Glove has been tested per ASTM D5526 (landfill)/ASTM D5511 testing and validates up to a 29.9% biodegradation within 202 days.

† ASCE Library, Life cycle Analysis of Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Anaerobic Biodegradation of Municipal Solid Water.

‡ The actual biodegradation rates will vary depending on the landfill conditions and the biological activity of microorganisms surrounding the nitrile gloves.

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