After reviewing the Bambino Quadro, it occurred to me that there is no easy way to describe the differences in absorbancy between high SAP and high wood pulp products. It got me to thinking of a way to state it easily by using a ratio.
Since SAP has great volume absorption and retention but it also has poor speed of absorption and horrible wicking. I think it would be useful to have a way to measure it. Here is what I propose:
The ratio between the amount of liquid that is absorbed by the SAP divided by the absolute volume of absorption would be a quick representation of it's absorption properties.
The Abena X-Plus I would estimate as having an overall capacity of say 1500ml. By experience (in swelling, flooding control, press out, and wicking) I might say that I think 750ml is absorbed by the SAP. So the measure would be:
750ml / 1500ml = 0.50
A Bambino could be represented like:
800ml / 1200ml = 0.67
Using the 2 examples you can quickly see that the Bambino will be worse at controlling flooding than the Abena.
What we could call the resulting ratio I'm still trying to figure out. I was thinking SAPAR but I think it's a little lame.
Of course, there are obvious issues with this method with the major one being that we really don't know what the ratio is. I realize the measure is only a subjective guess at this point. But I think a consensus could be achieved over time, and I think it is a pretty convenient measure of performance characteristics.
To give a demonstration of its usefulness. This is how I would currently rate the products I've tried (in a (Ratio)-(Total Volume Absorbed in ml) format:
-Abri-Let Maxi = 0.10-700
-Molicare Super Plus = 0.35-1000
-Abena X-Plus = 0.50-1500
-Secure Care X-Plus = 0.50-1000 (Yes, I think there is a slight difference to the Bambinos)
-Bambino Bianco/Classico = 0.67-1200
-Assurance = 0.7-400
-Depend Boost = 0.75-250
-Bambino Quadro = 0.95-850
Anyway, does anyone think this could be useful?