GATS Gravimetric Absorption Testing System

The GATS is an easy-to-use device that accurately measures the liquid absorbency rates and capacities reliably. Easily measure the total absorption with confidence with the GATS.

The GATS is an easy-to-use device that accurately measures the liquid absorbency rates and capacities reliably. Easily measure the total absorption with confidence with the GATS. Characterize absorption in paper towels, nonwovens, tissues, feminine hygene products, cat litters, polymers, or almost any solid substrate. The system measures hundreds of data points per minute and automatically graphs your absorbency curves. Unlike manual or older absorbency methods, this automated device removes user variation and reveals absorbency differences not attainable in vertical methods. Now you can measure the impact from changing your substrates pore size, thickness, coating impact, etc.

GATS Features:

  • Absorption data 1/1000g accuracy
  • Multiple points per second
  • Absorption vs. time graphs and raw data
  • Head-leveling mechanism
  • Automatic Refilling mechanism
  • Real-time graphing

A brief summary of GATS Absorption Applications

  • Tissues, Paper Towels, Nonwovens, Cotton, etc.
  • Powders, starches, cat litters, or any granular material.
  • Diapers, Feminine Hygene products
  • Battery separators and other porous materials.
  • Modeling human skin sweating and related skin issues

GATS Standards

  • ASTM Standard D-5802
  • TAPPI Standard T-561 is being replaced by M/K’s new GATS Tappi standard (under review)

M/K GATS Technology Patents

  • US8176769 May 15, 2012
  • US20100307228 Dec 9, 2010
  • US7779685 Aug 24, 2010

GATS options

  • Absorption under pressure option
  • Wide variety of test plates
  • Thickness gauge option