In 2022, the global paper moisture meter market is expected to be worth US$ 2.1 billion. It is expected to be worth US$ 5.2 billion and to grow at an 8.1 percent CAGR from 2022 to 2032. The pressing need to detect optimal drying times and identify moisture streaks during the paper manufacturing process is expected to drive sales of paper moisture meters in the coming years.
Paper moisture meters can measure the humidity of paper and paper products. The increasing use of these meters to prevent costly damages caused by paper shrinking or expansion is a significant factor expected to drive market growth.
Paper moisture meters can also determine moisture content based on relative humidity or absolute humidity. The relative humidity is temperature dependent, whereas absolute humidity is temperature independent.
The growing use of these meters by paper mills, paper manufacturers, and paper producers is expected to increase the demand for paper moisture meters shortly. Governments and private organizations are expected to conduct public awareness campaigns to encourage the use of these technologies.
Regardless of whether the paper is stacked in paper bales or sheets in commercial printing warehouses or rolls in paper converting plants, its porous surface often absorbs moisture that is relative to the humidity of the environment. This moisture can cause the formation of waves, buckling, and curling in flat paper products, which can be problematic. Besides, it may prevent coatings, inks, paints, and dyes from saturating and covering papers well during processing and printing.
The increasing use of digital meters to measure moisture content in paper and paper products such as brown packaging paper, cardboard, coated paper, wrapping paper, craft paper, recycled paper, corrugated boxes, butcher paper, and paperboard is expected to drive the paper moisture meter market growth during the evaluation period.
Another important factor that is expected to boost growth is the easy availability of a wide range of meters that feature numerous paper moisture measuring techniques. Many manufacturing companies are coming up with nondestructive and destructive methods to measure the moisture content. The increasing demand for standard pinless paper moisture meters that enable nondestructive measurement of moisture is likely to aid the growth.
Key Segments Profiled in the Paper Moisture Meter Industry Survey
- Absolute Paper Moisture Meter
- Relative Paper Moisture Meter
By Paper Type:
- Writing Paper
- Copperplate Paper
- Other (Newsprint Paper)
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europ
- Eastern Europe
- the Middle East and Africa