Paper Web Moisture

Implementing Production Quality

Maintaining optimal moisture levels during the production process is key to achieving the highest quality paper webs. When moisture is higher or lower than the ideal moisture content level, your product quality is lessened and waste occurs.

To keep this from happening, you need an accurate paper webs moisture analyzer. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose the right moisture sensor for your company?

The IR-3000 takes instant, non-contact readings of moisture in % dry and % wet, while allowing you to adjust the moisture content either automatically or manually, according to your needs. Temperature, chemical composition, and water-based coatings are also measured with accuracy—along with other levels vital to paper webs.

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


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


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


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

Cutting Costs

Wouldn’t your company like to cut production costs while boosting product quality? With the IR-3000, both start-up and downtimes are reduced. And because the IR-3000 helps you make the best quality paper webs products, you won’t have to worry about losing large quantities of money due to waste.

For over forty years, MoistTech has been developing moisture testing technology for use in almost every industry. In fact, we’re constantly talking with our industry partners about how to improve our instruments to better suit their needs.  We’ve taken their feedback—along with our decades of experience and research—to create a moisture sensor ideal for measuring paper webs moisture—the MoistTech IR-3000.

MoistTech’s NIR Solution

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.


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!


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. 


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.


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

Having the precise moisture levels of paper products in converting operations, newsprint, tissue and corrugated liner pulp has become a critical component during production. Paper can easily become either too wet or too dry wasting manufacturers time or money. With the help of industry partners and 30 years of knowledge, MoistTech has developed the IR 3000 moisture sensor which is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels as well as water and solvent based coatings and coat weight thicknesses during the paper/converting process, improving manufactures product quality and increased productivity within substantial cost savings.