Since the mid-1980’s, Gelok International has been a premier manufacturer of low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and composites. Following a recent investment in state of the art equipment, Gelok International has extended its product range to include airlaids branded as TotalCore.
Both Gelok superabsorbent laminates and TotalCore airlaids can be used directly as an absorbing substrate or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb aqueous fluids such as blood, exudate and urine, while reducing bacterial activity and bad odors associated with these fluids.
Superabsorbent polymers (SAP)
Customizable superabsorbent polymer configurations available to meet specific needs
Less bulky, lighter products for slender applications
‘Lok’ in aqueous or exudate fluids to prevent leakage and for easy disposal
Adhesive-free, cellulose-based laminates
Hydrogen-bonded to secure the laminate together
Customizable with or without SAP
Available with a variety of substrates, superabsorbent polymers and cellulose fibers to meet specific needs
Thin, soft and pliable
Lighter, flexible materials with excellent distribution of fluid
Powerful absorption encapsulates fluid and odors
Adhesive-free, cellulose-based airlaids
Hydrogen-bonded to adhere the airlaid together
Super Absorbing Performance for a Variety of Applications
Low-Profile, Gelok Laminates and TotalCore Airlaids
Applications for low-profile Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids include food tray pads, personal care, incontinence, medical packaging, medical cleanup, underpads, wound care, urinal pads, filtration, body/cadaver bags and other uses where absorption of water-based fluids is needed. All of Gelok’s cellulose-based superabsorbent laminates and airlaids are adhesive-free as they are hydrogen-bonded. By specific request, non-woven superabsorbent laminates can also be manufactured by incorporating specialized adhesive systems.
Gelok Delivers Super Absorbing Performance
Using a variety of superabsorbent polymers, Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids can absorb many times their own weight of aqueous fluids – blood, urine or exudate and lock it into a gel to prevent leakage, bad odors and facilitate easy disposal. Gelok products feature an extraordinarily thin profile and a lightweight composition that result in a lighter and more slender product. They are designed to offer absorbency rates and capacities tailored to meet specific applications. FDA approved grades are available for indirect food contact applications where the Gelok laminate or TotalCore airlaid is the absorbent core.
Custom Composites and Laminates
Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids provide tremendous product flexibility due to our custom manufacturing processes. Our Gelok laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (SAP) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material.
Our TotalCore airlaid can be made with or without SAP. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount of polymer and cellulose pulp used in the core. Additionally, the performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative substrates with a wide range of basis weights and functionality.
More Manageable Finished Product After Use
Gelok’s low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids are also stable, with excellent fluid retention under pressure, which means once the product has achieved the desired level of absorbency it is still relatively dry and easy to dispose of. Gelok cores satisfy the demanding absorbency applications that arise every day.
Markets + Applications
Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids consist of superabsorbent polymer granules bonded to cellulose fibers, tissue or non-woven material. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount and type of polymer used in the product. The substrate performance characteristics can be enhanced using alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.
‘Lok’ Fluid In
'Lok' Fluid In 1: Dry Sample
'Lok' Fluid In 2: Liquid
'Lok' Fluid In 3: Wicking
- Pilot machine testing
- Research and development
- Experienced engineering/chemical staff
- Superabsorbent product design
- Equipment/system design
- Fully equipped laboratory
- Training and education (products and systems)
- Custom services as required
- Tensile strength
- Absorption rates
- Fluid retention
- Other testing as required
Gelok Laminate Slitting
- Widths from 1-1/2″ (38 mm) to 52″ (1321 mm)
- Untrimmed master roll at 54″ (1370 mm) or 50″ (1270 mm)
- 3″ (75 mm) OD core
- Standard OD 28″ (711 mm)
TotalCore Airlaid Slitting
- 30” to 1.5” (910 to 38 mm) slit widths available
- Up to 50” OD rolls with 3″ or 6″ cores