Formed Applicator Rods also known as film applicators, grooved rods, and drawdown bars, give users the ability to fine-tune coating thickness quickly and easily. Our formed rods are machined from a solid steel rod and closely resemble our wire-wound rods. They provide extremely precise metered coatings on film, tin, rubber, boards, plastics, glass, textiles and so much more.
|Core:||303 Stainless Steel|
|Wire:||302 Stainless Steel|
|Core Diameter:||+0 to -0.5 mils|
|Wire Diameter:||+0 to -0.5 mils|
|Core Straightness:||0.006”/ 12”|
Drawdowns are an inexpensive method of making laboratory samples to determine coating thickness, substrate penetration, fluid compatibility, bond strength, etc. Drawdown rods enable the technician to perform these tests with a minimum of effort. The procedure is as follows: