Buschman smooth metering rods are precision-manufactured to deliver consistent coating coverage, dependable performance, and long life that reduces costs and optimizes efficiency in your day-to-day operations. Whatever your application, Buschman can provide a smoothing rod tailored to your needs.
Smoothing rods are primarily used to apply clay coatings to paperboard and to distribute higher viscosity coatings evenly and smoothly. Many Buschman customers use a smoothing rod as a follow-up process to a metering rod or other coating method to create a smoother coating result, especially when using high viscosity coatings.
Buschman is the only smoothing rod manufacturer that manufactures everything in-house. Our quality standards are second to none, resulting in rods that ensure precision, consistency, and stability.
Buschman smoothing rods come in three standard varieties:
- Plain stainless steel;
- Chrome plated;
- Ceramic coated.