Determination of Basis Weight, Absorbency

Test Method 20Texwipe Method 20

Determination of Basis Weight, Absorbency and Rate of Absorbency of Wipers

Knowledge of wiper basis weight is important since it allows the expression of other measurements in units of either weight or area.

"The basis weight of a fabric is its areal density, i.e. the weight of the fabric per unit area, typically expressed in g/m2. Knowledge of wiper basis weight is important since it allows the expression of other measurements in units of either weight or area. As an example, if the absorbency value of a wiper, normally expressed in ml/m2, is divided by its basis weight (expressed in g/m2), the absorbency value in ml/g is obtained..."