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Masking Film & Sleds

Masking Film & Sleds

NEW: Masking Film & Adjustable Sleds for Precise Edge Control

Buschman Masking Film is a versatile new product solution that enables paper converters and manufacturers to accurately create a clean, dry edge when applying coatings to paper and other substrates.

Masking Film is also a simple, economical way to precisely control which areas of the web remain dry in zone coating, strip coating, or pattern coating. It is far superior to other methods used to achieve similar results, such as doctor blades.

Masking Film comes in pre-cut 50-sheet bundles and 50-ft. rolls. Velcro is adhered to the back of the film for attachment to the machine.

Buschman also has created an adjustable Masking Film Sled, a convenient companion product for attaching Masking Film to a rod coating station.

The movable Sled can easily be adjusted in the machine cross-direction to mask the dry area required. In locations where the masking film is sandwiched between the moving web and the turning applicator roll, liquid coating will not be applied to the web.

Note: For dry edge control, Buschman recommends using two sleds, one for each side of the machine.

Benefits of Buschman Masking Film & Adjustable Sleds

Buschman’s new Masking Film and Masking Film Sleds offer valuable benefits for paper coaters and converters:

  • Increased Coating Quality – Accurately and consistently control coating at the edge of the sheet for a better finished product;
  • Reduced Setup Time – Buschman’s system is faster and more accurate that other methods for fastening edge masking film;
  • Less Operator Frustration – Machine operators are more efficient when they are using the highest quality parts and accessories.

Masking Film Specifications

    • Material: 0.005in thick Mylar
    • Comes with a 2.00in wide strip of Velcro loop material adhered to it;
    • Available in 50-foot rolls or pre-cut sheets;
    • Standard sheets are 24.00in long, 5.00in wide;
    • Custom-cut sheets available upon request;
    • Roll material is easy to cut at your facility to your required width using scissors, a razor knife, or a large paper cutter that can accommodate a 24in sheet; Buschman recommends using a straight edge and razor knife for cutting.

Masking Film Sled Specifications

  • Material: Aluminum;
  • Dimensions: 5.00in x 2.25in x 4.25in;
  • Weight: About 20 ounces;
  • Attaches to a 1.5in square tube located before the applicator roll;
  • Can be easily adjusted by loosening the locking knob, sliding the sled to the desired location, and locking it down again with the knob;
  • Customers who do not have a 1.5in square tube crossmember can easily add one using 8020® aluminum framing rails with at least one solid face.

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.

Call us at +1 216 431 6633


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“Buschman’s service is outstanding. You don’t find that anymore. If we need something custom tweaked through Buschman, they’re more than willing to sit down with us and do so. They have quality, performance, and great delivery time and they’re very responsive to our needs. They go above and beyond. They’re first class.”

Coating Manager
Leading U.S. Packaging Paper Plant

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“The number one reason we work with Buschman is the product quality. The second reason is service. If we are running low on product, they’ll turn the world upside down to get us what we need. Buschman delivers product performance and customer service.”

Coated Products Manager
Prominent Packaging Paper Producer in Northern US

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“The quality of Buschman’s products is excellent. In the ten years we’ve been purchasing coating rods from them, we’ve had maybe two or three issues and they are minor issues. For the number of coating rods we purchase, that’s incredible. Their quality has been so high and they work so well with us that we don’t even consider looking at other vendors for our coating rod needs.”

Purchasing Manager
Leading Packaging Paper Producer in Southern US

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“Consistent quality is the number one requirement for me and that’s what Buschman delivers.”

Senior Manager
Multinational Paper Mill in Australia

Buschman Delivers Consistent Quality

“It’s all about the quality of the rod we’re using to meter the product onto the paper. Without the proper rod application, your coating isn’t going to lay properly. Buschman has a quality product that performs the way it’s supposed to and they get it to us when we need it. They consistently meet all our expectations.”

Coated Products Manager
International Packaging Paper Producer

Top Ratings for Quality Products & Service

“Since we’ve opened the doors here, we’ve worked and had a great partnership with Buschman. They are a very highly reputable company and we’re proof of that as a happy customer. We have a lot of trust and faith in Buschman, so we just give them gold stars.”

Production Manager
Large Multinational Packaging Paper Plant

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“We’ve used Buschman for well over ten years. Buschman goes above and beyond: The quality of materials, the finished goods, the on-time deliveries. They go out of their way to get us the product we need.”

Coating Manager
Large Converter in Northern US