Rayon Moisture

Importance of Moisture Control

The versatility of rayon as an apparel and industrial textile makes it extremely popular. However, viscose rayon has a low wet strength, making it prone to shrinking or stretching. When treated to have a higher wet strength, sizing, starches, and dying can negatively affect the resulting polynosic rayon. This susceptibility to moisture variance makes controlling rayon moisture during the production process imperative.

Because stains caused by moisture can ruin both low and high wet-strength rayon fabric, it’s obvious that controlling rayon moisture is critical during production. But controlling rayon moisture during production has benefits beyond the integrity of the product itself. Controlling moisture during textile production

  • Increases productivity by minimizing waste
  • Lowers energy costs by eliminating rework
  • Reduces harmful environmental effects
  • Allows manufacturers to optimize production processes

Compare Your Current Method for ROI


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

Ease of Use

The IR-3000 makes controlling moisture easy. The sensor was designed and built to measure rayon moisture at any point during production. It provides non-contact measurement, capturing thousands of moisture measurements per second, in real time, during production from fiber to final fabric. MoistTech’s sensors provide unmatched accuracy and reliability even the harshest industrial conditions. The IR-3000 will outperform the competition because it is rugged, durable, and stable. 

Nearly maintenance free, the IR-3000’s sensors, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are factory calibrated to measure rayon moisture. No additional on-site or routine re-calibration is necessary, making use in the field nearly effortless.

What is the Solution?

MoistTech has worked with textile manufacturers for more than 40 years. Based on the relationships we’ve established, the field data we’ve collected from measuring moisture in nearly every industrial environment imaginable, and the customer concerns and feedback we’ve listened to, we worked to make the IR-3000 the world’s most accurate and reliable moisture measurement system available today. To learn how the IR-3000 can work to control rayon moisture in your process, please contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the IR-3000.


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 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.

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.