Kirkland Signature nitrile gloves
are a hands-down winner
THEY’RE NOT WHAT you’d call a glamour
product. But exam gloves are the workhorse
tools of everyone from medical and health-care professionals to auto mechanics, gardeners and hobbyists, providing safe, secure
protection from potentially hazardous substances or just keeping hands clean during
The problem with conventional natural-rubber latex gloves,
as some who work regularly with
them have discovered, is latex sensitivity—an allergic reaction to
wearing or touching (or, for
patients, being touched by) latex.
It was this challenge that put
Costco buyers Greg Shavey and Andrea
Padilla to work.
“As soon as we recognized the problems
with latex, we began looking at what other
options existed,” says Greg.
One option was nitrile, a man-made substance already used in exam gloves. “The
problem with nitrile was, although it provides superior barrier protection, it was quite
a bit more expensive than latex, and doesn’t
possess all the same attributes as latex, such as
dexterity and sensitivity,” says Andrea.
However, as the price of natural latex
rose, the cost gap between the two closed.
And, working with Kimberly-Clark, which
developed a proprietary nitrile technology,
Costco has been able to introduce a Kirkland
Signature™ nitrile glove that combines the
best of latex and nitrile while eliminating the
problems of allergy and latex sensitivity.
The new manufacturing process boosts
COSTCO OPTICAL NOW delivers extra
savings on prescription eyewear. When
you buy a pair of prescription glasses,
you will save $25 off each additional
“Costco has chosen to pass on this
significant savings to members, an average of up to 20 percent off our already
low prices,” says Art Salas, assistant
vice president of Costco Optical. “With
our selection of brand-name frames,
high-quality lenses and outstanding ser-
nitrile’s tensile strength—the force required
to break through the glove—to increase its
already superior barrier-protection qualities.
“The new process allows for a reduction
in glove thickness, which means that less
force is required to stretch the material,” says
Greg. “This also provides the latex-free
Kirkland Signature nitrile glove with flexibility and sensitivity. This makes our gloves easy
to don, with a fit that is preferred by more
users for reduced hand fatigue throughout
Whether you’re performing general
health care, changing a diaper or pulling the
carburetor off your GTO, you need gloves
that provide excellent barrier protection,
comfort and value.
Kirkland Signature nitrile gloves fit that
description like a, well, you know.
—T. Foster Jones
vice, I can’t see how our members could
afford not to purchase their eyeglasses
from Costco Optical.”
Nearly all Costco Optical Centers are
open the same hours as the warehouses.
See your local warehouse for details. C
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