Precision-Engineered Metering Rods and Rod Holders for Paper Mills & Paper Coating
Many of the world’s best-known paper mills use Buschman grooved coating rods and smooth coating rods for paper coating. Buschman rods are used to produce white printing and copying paper, brown liner and medium paper, and thermal transfer products, such as labels.
Paper mills trust Buschman products for precision, consistency, and long life. Our rods accurately control the volume of starch and other coatings in Rod Metering Size Presses as the sizing agent is metered onto a transfer roller, which then transfers the coating to the moving paper web.
Buschman pioneered grooved metering rods and is the industry leader with more than 28 thread profiles, the most of any supplier. Our engineers can create a customized thread profile specifically for your application designed to deliver superior performance and reduce your coating operation costs. Our customized thread profiles have helped customers around the world solve difficult coating problems and achieve uniformity, coat weight, and longevity.
Buschman smoothing rods are used in paper coating as a follow-up process to a metering rod or other coating method to create a smoother result, especially when using high viscosity coatings. Our stainless steel smoothing rods are manufactured hard chrome plated in-house in our facility.
Buschman rod holders are precision manufactured for a more uniform and consistent rod fit along the entire length of the holder. We manufacture rod holders from Hot Cast Polyurethane (PU) and UHMW Polyethylene (PE).
How to Order
Our engineering team will work with you to customize long-lasting metering rods for your application. Call us or use our online form to request a quote.
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