Water-Based Adhesives Moisture

Profits, Quality & Efficiency

It may seem counter intuitive that moisture control in water-based adhesives requires perhaps more accuracy and precision than in solvent-based adhesives. However, water-based adhesives moisture plays a role not only in adhesive and final product quality, but in the production process, as well.

Manufacturers of water-based adhesives and of products utilizing water-based adhesive technology during production can eliminate time-consuming and costly inefficiencies during production by controlling moisture. Controlling water-based adhesives moisture will:

    • Increase Overall Manufacturing Productivity
    • Improve Adhesive and/or Final Product Quality
    • Minimize Waste and Scrap
    • Lower Energy Consumption
    • Reduce Environmental Hazards
    • Optimize Production Processes
    • Ultimately, Save Money

If you can measure moisture at any point, or better yet, throughout the adhesive-manufacturing process, your production operators have the opportunity to control moisture. By measuring adhesive moisture continuously, your production operators have the opportunity to control final adhesive quality in addition to improving production efficiency as described above. However, of the technologies and devices available on the market today, which should you choose to measure water-based adhesive moisture?


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

IR-3000 Features

The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture detector and software system was designed and built to measure moisture levels at any point along a production process—even in harsh industrial environments. It provides non-contact measurement to allow for the control of moisture in real time. By using the IR-3000 to optimize process control, you will improve product quality, increase productivity, and decrease production costs.

What is the Solution?

For more than 40 years, MoistTech’s engineers and manufacturing specialists have worked to perfect its moisture-measurement technology. Working in the harshest industrial environments with experts across dozens of industries manufacturing thousands of components, we’ve compiled years of field data to continually improve our technology. The result of these efforts is MoistTech’s IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture sensing instrumentation and software system.


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.