Flexible Packaging Moisture

More Than Moisture

Flexible packaging acts as a tough protective barrier to prevent the entry of contaminants, tampering and sanitation issues. Flexible packaging also protects the food products’ freshness, nutrition and shelf life. Other packaging may be for communicating information about product use, convenience, unit size, or dispensing information. Still others are to avoid pilfering and shoplifting. Regardless of the use of the packaging, the manufacturing process involves coating a paper product in a timely, cost-effective way. Moisture must be controlled, and coating thickness needs to be measured.

  • moisture levels
  • water and solvent based coatings
  • coat weight thicknesses during the paper/converting process

The paper/converting process provides multiple locations in the manufacturing process to place a moisture measurement sensor. Often space and accessibility determine the best location as well as the manufacturer’s moisture control strategy. When mounted, the manufacturer has the ability to constantly monitor the process and manage the moisture content or package coating, either manually or automatically.

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PERFORMANCE

Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure  moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications

STABILITY

MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance

RELIABILITY

Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration

COST OF OWNERSHIP

A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

Benefits of Monitoring Moisture

  • Improved product quality and consistency
  • Greater shelf-life for the product packaged
  • Increased productivity
  • Lower energy costs
  • Reduced start-up times
  • Less waste
  • 100% product inspection
  • Fewer line stoppages

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Proven Technology

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.

Assess

Locate the point in the production process in which measuring moisture will be the most crucial and beneficial. Identify how you will use the moisture measurement data for improvements and if it will tie into your PLC.

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!

Develop

A closed loop process is achieved by incorporating a moisture measurement system into the manufacturing process. Developing a proactive solution to moisture control will avoid costly downfalls. 

Support

MoistTech’s experts will assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will peform for you. All of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.

Contact

We offer service and support throughout the world for our moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

Understand the Process

Quality and consistency are crucial when it comes to maintaining a manufacturing line. Continuous monitoring of moisture content provides proactive avoidance of potential issues caused by out of tolerance moisture levels.