Recycled Paper Moisture

Increasing 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.

To regulate these levels, you need an accurate recycled paper moisture analyzer with a range of capabilities. But with countless moisture sensors on the market, how do you choose the one that works best?

MoistTech has been studying moisture and its application in production processes such as paper recycling for over forty years. Our research, combined with feedback from our industry partners, is what makes our instruments the latest and best moisture testing technology on the market. Now we’ve developed a moisture sensor ideally suited for paper recycling: the MoistTech IR-3000.

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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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

Dryer Efficiency

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.

Efficiency is a top of the line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can drain a lot of that. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. A proper moisture control system will pay for itself with the energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change the productivity levels.

MoistTech’s 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

Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.