Showa 381 Microporous Foamed Nitrile-Coated Gloves
 Showa 381 Microporous Foamed Nitrile-Coated GlovesShowa 381 Microporous Foamed Nitrile-Coated Gloves 

Showa 381 Microporous Foamed Nitrile-Coated Gloves

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Price shown is excluding VAT at 20%.  (£5.29 Inc. VAT)
  • Price is per pair of gloves
  • Lightweight and flexible general handling gloves
  • Embossed nitrile foam palm for enhanced grip
  • Available in four sizes to fit most users
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Brand:  Showa
Level of Cut Resistance:  1

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SHOWA 381 Microporous Foamed Nitrile-Coated Gloves

With an embossed nitrile foam palm for enhanced grip and a comfortable, ergonomic design, the Showa 381 Microporous Foamed Nitrile-Coated Gloves are ideal for a wide range of general handling tasks. Manufactured from spandex with microfibre properties, the gloves wick away sweat and keep the user's hands cool.

PHYSICAL RESISTANCE OF THE SHOWA 381 Microporous Foamed Gloves

The Showa 381 Gloves have been tested to EN 388, the European Standard that gauges a gloves resistance to a range of physical threats. Please see the table below for a breakdown of the results.

Mechanical Risk Resistance
Abrasion Level 4
Cut Level 1
Tear Level 2
Puncture Level 1

KEY FEATURES OF THE SHOWA 381 Microporous Foamed Gloves

  • Ultra lightweight handling gloves
  • Embossed microporous palm coating 
  • 13 gauge SHOWA microfibre yarn liner
  • EN 388 abrasion resistance level 4
  • Seamless design to prevent skin irritation
  • Anatomical design for flexibility of movement
  • Microfibre yarn wicks sweat, keeping hands cool and dry
  • Designed for flexibility and extended wear
  • 0.84mm finger thickness allows for excellent tactility and sensitivity

Benefits of the Nitrile Coating On The Showa 381 Gloves

The embossed nitrile finish on the Showa 381 Gloves disperses oil away from the surface of the glove, allowing for long-lasting grip in light oily environments. This microporous coating also allows warm air and moisture to escape, keeping hands dry and cool. 

Applications Of The Showa 381 Gloves

The Showa 381 Gloves can be used for a range of general handling tasks. Appropriate applications include (but are not limited to):

  • Aerospace operations
  • Automotive operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing and distribution

SIZING OF THE SHOWA 381 Microporous Foamed Gloves

The Showa 381 Gloves are available in sizes 6, 7, 8 and 9. Please refer to the table below for details.

Glove Size Circumference of Hand (mm) Length of Hand (mm) Minimum Length of Gloves (mm)
Size 6 152mm 160mm 220mm
Size 7 178mm 171mm 230mm
Size 8 203mm 182mm 240mm
Size 9 229mm 192mm 250mm

Documentation for the Showa Gloves

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Instruction Manual

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The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

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UK Delivery Charges

Certain orders delivered to the UK are subject to a delivery charge; refer to the table below for more information. Please note that all values are listed exclusive of VAT.

Order Value UK Delivery Charge
Up to £39.99 £4.95
£40.00 and over FREE

What is EN 388?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 388. EN standards ensure that the product you are buying meets the safety standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the highest standards organisation recognised by and working on behalf of the European Union. To pass any EN standard, a PPE product must undergo some of the most rigorous safety tests around.

There are many EN standards that our gloves adhere to. However, the EN standard that we’re concerned about here is EN 388. EN 388 stands for Mechanical Resistance, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures.

How Do I Read the EN 388 Score?

Simply speaking, the higher the score that this product achieves, the better the product will be at resisting that hazard. Products will score between Level 0 and Level 4 for abrasion, tears and punctures, and if they weren’t tested for that hazard you will see N/A written instead of a number.

Cuts are a little different and, with the EN 388 standard rewritten in 2016, it means that gloves will either be tested to cut resistance or ISO cut resistance (sometimes called TDM cut resistance). Gloves tested to cut resistance will score between Level 0 and Level 5, and gloves tested to ISO cut resistance will achieve a score between Level A and Level F with the higher letter offering better cut protection.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 388 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Introductory EN 388 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

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Outstanding service
Friday, 22 March 2019  | 

I am aware that these gloves Showa 381 size 6 are a tricky one to supply. So I really appreciate the persistence of you to get them for me. The gloves themselves are perfect for the man handling involved with my job as a replenisher. I am very hopeful that you will be able to get me more in the near and far future. Thank you so much again. Belinda

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Showa 381
Monday, 31 December 2018  | 

Really good gloves. Tactile and light. I use them all the time.

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