Showa 4552 Green Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves
 Showa 4552 Green Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated GlovesShowa 4552 Green Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves 

Showa 4552 Green Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves

Price shown is excluding VAT at 20%.  (£6.60 Inc. VAT)
  • Price is per pair of gloves
  • Biodegradable gloves with good grip
  • Protect skin from oils and grease
  • Available in five sizes to fit most users
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Brand:  Showa
Level of Cut Resistance:  1

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Showa 4552 Green Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves

The Showa 4552 Green Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves protect the skin against oils and grease, while providing long-lasting grip in dry and light oily conditions. The seamless design prevents skin irritation and the breathable back reduces perspiration, making the Showa 4552 Gloves ideal for extended wear.

Key Features of the Showa 4552 Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves

  • Nitrile sponge coating on the palm
  • Protects hands against oils and grease
  • Bio-degradable
  • Seamless 15 gauge polyester liner
  • Anatomical design reduces hand fatigue
  • High mechanical resistance to abrasion
  • Breathable back to reduce perspiration
  • Long-lasting grip in light oily conditions
  • Available in sizes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Physical Resistance Of The Showa 4552 Biodegradable Gloves

The Showa 4552 Biodegradable Nitrile Foam Palm Coated 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

Applications of The Showa 4552 Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves

Offering resistance to oil, grease and abrasion, the biodegradable Showa 4552 Gloves are appropriate for a number of applications, including (but not limited to):

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Municipal services
  • Packaging
  • Warehousing and distribution

Colour-Coded Cuffs

Each size of these gloves will feature a different cuff trim colour. This makes it easy to identify which size you are using at a glance, and improves the speed of size identification for easy selection on site.

Sizing of the Showa 4552 Nitrile Foam Palm Coated Gloves

The Showa 4552 Biodegradable Gloves are available in sizes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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
Size 10 254mm 204mm 260mm

Documentation for the Showa Gloves

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Instruction Manual


This item will be dispatched by 1st Class Royal Mail, DPD courier or UPS courier.

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

However, during the Coronavirus crisis, please note that our dispatch times are extended due to unprecedented demand for our products. Please allow an additional 5 working days for dispatch of your order. 

Our team are working hard to process orders as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

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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