Paper Pulp Moisture

Control of the moisture content is essential in the paper making process for paper quality and conservation of energy. As the paper pulp moves through the process to become paper, 90% of the moisture must be removed at a series of stations. Moisture should be measured at each one: gravity, vacuum dewatering, pressing and thermal drying. Without the right moisture detection, the quality of the paper becomes inferior, and waste occurs.

Measure the Paper Pulp Moisture with MoistTech

For more than 40 years, MoistTech has been studying and measuring moisture and its application in manufacturing environments. Our goal has been to bring you the latest in moisture testing technology along with the capabilities that you need. With input from our industry partners and decades of research and experience, we have developed the IR-3000, a moisture sensor that is state-of-the-art. It takes instant, non-contact readings to allow you to adjust moisture levels in your paper pulp. We can also test chemical composition, coatings, and temperature with accuracy.

Enjoy the Accuracy of the IR-3000

Because of the extreme accuracy of the IR-3000 moisture sensor, both start-up and down times are reduced, and product waste from incorrect moisture levels is eliminated.


Most moisture sensing equipment finds it difficult to detect small concentration fluctuations in the content of moisture of the paper pulp at the wet end of production since moisture content is 90%-96%. The IR-3000 can give readings with adequate resolution.


Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 micron, depending on the coating type. A typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize recording requirements or PLC.


Check out our other paper moisture applications to learn more.

Contact Us For More Information About Paper Pulp Moisture Measurement

Our knowledgeable staff of experts would love to discuss your application with you. Contact us today to see how we can help to speed up your drying process with less waste and energy.

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