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GSM Calculator

Nonwoven Basis Weight
GSM Profile for a Nonwoven Cross Web

Calculate the Grams per Square Meter (GSM) for a Material


To calculate the gsm of your material, simply fill out the fields below and select the correct units.  If you would like to measure the gsm of your material without cutting and weighing, check out our non-contacting gauging technology.  It can be calibrated to provide you with the gsm of any thin non-conductive material and show you the material profile across your web.


Want to measure the GSM of a Material?  SolveTech has some unique technology and can help.



This calculation is commonly used for nonwoven materials, paper, plastic and other thin materials.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We are measurement experts and can offer precise and custom gauging solutions.

This calculation is based on the equation below and adjusted based on the units selected.


gsm calculator

Interested in learning how you can scan your material to see its gsm profile?  Fill out the form below.  Highly accurate and repeatable.



Nonwoven Basis Weight
The profile above was generated using the SolveTech PR2000. A cross web strip was run to determine the variability across the web. The blue line was the first run, and the red line was the second run, and the results have been overlaid to show the repeatability and accuracy.



SolveTech, Inc. 2016

GSM Calculator – Grams/m^2 – Basis weight – Weight per Unit Area

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