The latest technology for extrusion coatings on paper / foil allows for the application of these coatings to modern materials never before coated, such as packaged materials that contain acids, oils, fats, or fragrances. To ensure that these coatings perform well, the extrusion coatings on paper / foil moisture must be precisely controlled at all points of production.

Why Control Moisture in Extrusion Coatings on Paper / Foil?

By controlling moisture in extrusion coatings on paper / foil, not only do manufacturers better protect packaged contents, for example, but also reap many production benefits, including:

  • Improved product quality
  • Lower energy costs
  • Waste or scrap reduction
  • Increased productivity
  • 100% product inspection
  • Less downtime

Control Moisture with the IR-3000

The IR-3000 near infrared moisture sensor and software system allows extrusion-coating manufacturers to control moisture at any point of the production process. It can be installed in the most extreme production locations, including along belt conveyors, along screw and drag conveyors, in down chutes, in storage bins, or in fluid-bed dryers. It provides thousands of moisture measurements, in real time, instantly, and continuously when installed, allowing production operators to adjust moisture in the coatings at any time.

IR-3000’s Documented Performance

The IR-3000 uses state-of-the-art components. Typical moisture accuracy is approximately ±0.05%; coating accuracy ranges from 0.1 to 0.01 micron, depending on coating type. The typical analog range is 0–10% moisture, up to nearly 40%, subject to application. With MoistTech’s product loss software capability, small gaps, inert material, foreign objects, and the belt or screw conveyors themselves are removed from the measurement calculation, providing the most accurate and true moisture reading.

MoistTech’s Reputation in the Industry

The IR-3000 remains unsurpassed in terms of quality, accuracy, and durability because MoistTech has been involved in moisture measurement for more than 40 years. Our relationships within the extrusion coatings industry allow us to continue to provide superior instrumentation. Our ongoing efforts to collect data from the field help us to ensure that our instrumentation excels in accuracy within the harshest industrial environment.

Contact MoistTech

Contact us to learn more about how the IR-3000 NIR online moisture detector and software system will allow you to manage the extrusion coatings on paper / foil moisture in your production environment, saving time and money and improving product quality.