Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves

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  • Price is per pair of gloves
  • Anatomical design to maximise flexibility and comfort
  • Ideal for use in high cut risk environments
  • Breathable back of hand reduces perspiration
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Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves

The Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves provide a high degree of comfort and are ideal for performing delicate tasks in dry or greasy handling environments where the risk of cuts is high. Supple and light, the Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves protect the hands from oils and abrasion while remaining elastic and breathable.

Seamless Lining

The Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves feature a seamless HPPE (high performance polyethylene) lining that is flexible, light and durable.  This lining is resistant to cutting and offers more resistance to abrasion than para-aramid.  The HPPE lining also offers resistance to chemicals, especially solvents.

PU Coated Palm

The lining is combined with a polyurethane coated palm, a microporous, latex free polymer which provides excellent resistance to oils and abrasion.  This coating does not harden in the cold nor soften in the heat, but has low resistance to hot water.

Anatomical Design

Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves are anatomically designed to maximise flexibility and comfort.  The microporous material of the lining achieves a well ventilated glove which minimises hand perspiration.  The gloves are attached to the wrist via an elasticated cuff and are washable at 40°C using a neutral detergent.

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.

Applications of the Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves

Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves are ideally suited for work in greasy environments where the risk of cutting is high such as the metal industry, car body work or electrical appliance assembly, precision mechanics and stamping. The grey colouring ensures that dirt is not easily seen and so great for using in dirty environments. Typical industries include:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Industry

Please note, these gloves offer high traction resistance. They must not be used where there is a risk of being caught up in moving machinery.

Testing of the Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves

  • EN 388 Mechanical Risk:
Hazard Resistance Rating
Abrasion 4
Cut 3
Tear 4
Puncture 2

Sizing of the Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves

Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves are available in five sizes. For details, please see the table below.


Glove Size Palm Circumference (mm) Hand Length (mm) Minimum Glove Length (mm)
Small 6 152mm 160mm 220mm
Medium 7 178mm 171mm 230mm
Large 8 203mm 182mm


Extra Large 9 229mm 192mm 260mm
XX-Large 10 254mm 204mm 270mm

Care Recommendations for the Showa 541 Palm Plus Gloves

  • Do not use in cases of chemical, electrical or thermal risk
  • Highly traction-resistant gloves, do not use if there is risk of being caught up in moving machines
  • Store away from light and humidity
  • Wash at 40°C max, using a neutral detergent
  • Do not use with chemicals other than those tested without prior trials
  • Performance levels as per standard EN 388 retained after three washes, subject to variations linked to actual usage conditions

Documentation for the Showa Gloves

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Instruction Manual


This item will be dispatched by 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).

Coronavirus Update

We are still dispatching orders throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. On occasion, due to spikes in demand for certain products, our dispatch times may be slightly extended.

You will receive an email confirming dispatch when your order is on its way to you.

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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