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Superior Quality Metering & Coating Rods that Last Longer and Coat Consistently

Precision, consistency, and long life are the hallmarks of Buschman metering rods and rod holders.

We offer a comprehensive line of custom-engineered coating rods in multiple lengths and designs that meet the unique needs and applications of customers in the paper and converting industries.

Buschman rods and rod holders exceed performance expectations, cut operating costs, and reduce downtime. Our unique customization process ensures rods are optimized for your application so you can Coat with Confidence.

  • Grooved Rods

    Buschman is the global leader in grooved rod engineering and manufacturing. Our grooved coating rods are certified for quality We offer 28+ thread profiles, the most of any supplier in the industry. Our engineers can create a customized thread profile specifically for your application, optimized for superior performance and reduced overall costs in your coating operation. Buschman rods are hard chrome plated to extend working life.

    Our proven ability to create custom thread profiles for almost any coating challenge has helped customers around the world achieve uniformity, coat weight, and longevity in their applications and solved countless complex coating problems.

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  • Smooth Rods

    Smoothing rods are stainless steel rods, polished to create a smooth defect-free finish and used primarily to apply latex-clay coatings to paperboard. They are also used to distribute higher viscosity coatings evenly and smoothly.

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  • Wire-wound Rods

    Buschman offers the highest-quality wire-wound rods, also called Mayer coating rods, to customers around the world.

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  • Laboratory Drawdown Rods

    Laboratory drawdown rods offer coaters a quick and inexpensive method of testing coatings in the laboratory before going into production.

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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


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

Consistent Quality

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

Senior Manager
Multinational Paper Mill in Australia

Going Above & Beyond for Customers

“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

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

Trusted for Superior Quality & Service

“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

The Supplier of Choice for Coating Rods

“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

Quality, Performance & Responsiveness

“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