Recycled Paper Moisture

Increase Quality & Profits

Recycling paper is a long, complex process. From turning the paper into pulp, or slurry, to bleaching and de-inking, creating quality paper out of recycled material means maintaining proper levels of moisture, temperature, and chemicals.

The IR-3000 not only takes highly accurate readings of moisture (in % dry and % wet), but also measures temperature, chemical composition, and water-based coatings. You won’t find another moisture sensor with all the capabilities of the IR-3000.

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Paper is an incredibly eco-friendly product, with two-thirds of it being recycled and the majority of the remaining raw material sourced from renewable trees. It is utilized in various forms such as note paper, paper cups, tags, tapes, labels, and more, making it the most widely used material for wrapping, writing, printing, and packaging worldwide. The process of paper conversion involves transforming paper produced by mills into usable manufactured goods. This conversion entails processing a continuous thin sheet of material (known as a web) into a different form. For instance, to create a book, paper may undergo coating, printing, cutting, gluing, and binding, all in a continuous manner. Companies involved in paper converting must ensure the production of high-quality, flat, and level sheets.

If the moisture levels differ between the top and bottom of a paper sheet, it can lead to expansion or contraction of the sides, resulting in edge curl. This curling can cause issues such as jamming during subsequent printing, slitting, and packaging operations, leading to production delays, increased waste, and reduced efficiency. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor and control the moisture content throughout the process to maintain flatness and eliminate edge curl


Our equipment never comes into contact with the product, allowing for less waste

zero drift

Our sensors are guaranteed not to drift over time – which saves time and money

closed loop

Create a closed-loop process by tying a moisture sensor into your PLC. Full control over the line!

no recalibrations

We’ve mastered the art of moisture sensors – your unit will never need to be recalibrated for the same product twice!

MoistTech’s Solution

Using the IR-3000 reduces start-up and down times, while drastically decreasing product waste. Because the IR-3000 is designed for efficiency, your production costs decrease and the quality of your recycled paper increases.

Installation Points

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!


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!