MTS News

  • MTS TEFO Testing Equipment Available for Purchase or MTS Laboratory In-house Contract TestingTesting Equipment

    When companies need to know how their absorbent products perform, they turn to MTS TEFO Testing Systems to get solid data.  The testing equipment is available for purchase or contract testing in the MTS laboratory facilities.  Below are pertinent documents.

    See the Testing Components here
    MTS TEFO Tester Manual (pdf, 4.5 MB)
    MTS TEFO 12 Mannequin Tester Manual (pdf, 3 MB)
    MTS TEFO Tester Customer List (pdf)
    MTS TEFO Mannequin Dimensions (pdf)

    • Crucial Testing Equipment -- The MTS Nit Counter!The MTS Nit Counter

      The MTS Nit Counter is an invaluable piece of equipment for baby, adult & feminine hygiene product makers, airlaid roll goods producers, and pulp suppliers & buyers, for evaluating the quality of hammermilled fluff pulp.  The 2-1/2 minute video demonstrates the testing equipment in action.

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      MTS Nit Counter Video
        -  Windows Media Video format (16.5 MB, 2.5 minutes)

      • The MTS Greyline Airlaid PlantThe Greyline Airlaid Facility

        Started up in the Summer of 2004, and designed for industry research, this airlaid facility is still the world's most advanced airlaid machine available.  Several additions keep this 0.6 meter wide system on the cutting edge.  With 13 years of experience with this superior manufacturing equipment, the MTS airlaid group can help you realize your ambitious airlaid goals.

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        • The MTS Airlaid Pilot PlantThe MTS Airlaid Pilot Plant

          Located within feet of our MTS Testing Laboratories, this 0.25 meter wide pilot plant, with its 2 Dan-Web airlaid forming heads, is ideal for developing layered nonwoven composite structures, offering rapid adjustment capabilities to fine tune recipes and structures with on-the-spot testing results.

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        • The Absorbent Products Design Seminar - 2016

          MTS held the third in the series of absorbent products design events on April 5-7in Kalamazoo Michigan, USA at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. This two and a half day event included two days of extensive classroom-style instruction, questions and answers by industry experts in their fields. The last day included a tour of the MTS airlaid facilities and laboratories, including the Greyline facilities and the MTS airlaid pilot plant, and the MTS Testing Equipment.

          The Program Topics
          The Presentations
          The Presentations (pdf)
          The Tour

  • MTS Testing Equipment Video Available Online

    MTS Testing Equipment is used by absorbent product designers and producers worldwide to create and optimize superior products.  A 17 minute video describing the separate devices is now available to watch or download.  The video is available in two formats:  Windows Media Video (.wmv) and Flash Video (.flv).  These files are very large, so a broadband connection is recommended for access.

    MTS Video: Windows Media Video format (75.2 MB) 
    MTS Video: Flash Video format (59.6 MB)

    • The MTS Automated Testing Dosage System

      MTS now offers customized, automated dosage systems for unattended repeat dose and overnight testing of up to 16 mannequins at one time.


  • MTS Solutions for Oil Spill Incidents

    MTS has a product designed for extraction of oil from surface water: Gorilla Oil Grabber.  In addition we have fabrics for removing oil from affected wildlife, proven to work during the Enbridge oil spill into the Kalamazoo River during July 2010 in Michigan.

    YouTube and downloadable AVI videos of Gorilla Oil Grabber in action are available HERE.

  • The Absorbent Products Design Seminar - 2015

    MTS conducted the second in this series of events for those in the industry who need a comprehensive understanding of absorbent products -- past, present and future. Two days of classroom-style instruction and Q&A sessions were held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30. The Seminar concluded with a tour of the MTS Airlaid and Laboratory Facilities on Friday morning, May 1.

    The Program 
    The Tour
    Brochure (pdf)

  • The Absorbent Products Design Symposium

    The premiere of this new event was held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo on May 21-23, 2013.  

    Symposium Brochure (pdf)  
    Airlaid Plant Tour

  • MTS Executive Short Course in Absorbent Products & Airlaid Plant Tour: 2011

    The 2011 MTS Executive Short Course was held March 15-17 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  MTS has been conducting Executive Level Short Courses since 1993.  The 2011 Short Course expanded to 4 sessions over 2 days, and included an exclusive opportunity to see the MTS Greyline Airlaid Plant in action on the third day, along with the MTS testing facility and demonstrations of absorbent product testing devices.  Designed for both experienced professionals and newcomers to the industry, this event provided a large amount of practical information without the need for delegates to have an extensive technical background.  Click the links below for more information on this event.

    Short Course Brochure (pdf) 


  • Airlaid Pilot Plant equipment additions

New Pilot Plant additions :
Kamas Knife Mill
to supplement our other hammermills.
Frequency Controlled Kamas Hammermill
which allows the hammer speed to be easily varied.
Larger Capacity Vacuum
on the Dan-Web former to allow processing of very difficult fibers.

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