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Formed Rods Mayer Wet Film Applicator Rods


Made of 303 Stainless Steel

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Drawdown rods also known as a film applicator, drawdown bar, drawdown card or mayer rod gives users the ability to fine-tune coating thickness quickly and easily, without altering the chemistry of their coating material, and without time-consuming and expensive changeovers.Our formed rod is 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.

 

Features

  • No wires to break
  • Easier Cleanup
  • Less Expensive
  • Uniform spacing
  • Little change to overall dia.
  • Formed - the grooves have a wide radius at the bottom (like a "U")
  • Wire Wound - the "valley" between windings comes to a point (like a "V")
 

Technical Data

Technical Data
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”

Instructions for Use

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:
  1. Attach (or tape) a sample of the most suitable substrate to the glass surface of the Drawdown Plate.

  2. Using a spatula, place a small pool of coating liquid near the top of the sample sheet.

  3. Immediately grasp the ends of the Drawdown Rod. Using the thumbs of both hands to keep the rod from bowing or bending away from the sample, draw the rod down through the liquid pool spreading and metering the fluid across the sample sheet. As the drawdown is made, note the behavior of the coating and any possible reaction with the substrate. (Note: It may be convenient to construct a small trough of cardboard to catch the excess liquid as it is drawn to the bottom edge of the drawdown board.) Immerse rod in Cleaning Tray after use.

  4. The coated sample is now ready for testing.

  5. If the coating application is too thin, use a rod with a larger diameter wire. Hence, if the coating is too thick, use a rod with a smaller diameter wire.
Drawdown In Use

Drawdown Plate and Rod

Rod Diagrams

1/4 inch Diamter Rod 1/4" Diameter Rods
12" Drawdown Path Standard 16" All Stainless Steel Lab Rod (1/4" Diameter). Note: Many other sizes available
 
3/8 inch Diameter Rods 3/8" Diameter Rods
12" Drawdown Path - Standard 16" All Stainless Steel Lab Rod (3/8" Diameter)
 
1/2 inch Diameter Rods 1/2" Diameter Rods
12" Drawdown Path, Standard 16" All Stainless Steel Lab Rod (1/2" Diameter)

Applications

  • Adhesives
  • Board
  • Cellulose
  • Ceramic Colors
  • Cosmetics
  • Driers
  • Duplicating Inks
  • Emulsions
  • Fillers
  • Floor Polishes
  • Lacquers
  • Metallic Powders
  • Oils
  • Paper
  • Photographic Papers
  • Pigments
  • Plastics
  • Printing Inks
  • Resins
  • Varnishes
  • Waxes & Hotmelts

Applicator Video



Prices

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Prices listed in US dollars and subject to change    For more info Contact Us or call 954-946-9454    Request a Quote
We offer several custom options for our Formed Wet Film Thickness Rods. For more information on our special orders you can EMAIL US HERE or call us - 954.946.9454
* The price list shows the wet film thickness that may be obtained from a given size film applicator. However, it is impossible to chart exact wet film thicknesses for all coatings since there are so many variables. The wet film thickness is based on 100% solids, no evaporation, no penetration into the substrate. Rod diameter and rod pressure may also effect film thickness.
Item No. Description Overall Length Film Width *Approx. Wet Film Thickness Prices
mils microns
1/4" Rod Diameters
AP-898102 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.2 mils 5 µm $47.25
AP-898103 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.3 mils 7.6 µm 47.25
AP-898104 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.4 mils 10.2 µm 47.25
AP-898105 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.5 mils 12.7 µm 47.25
AP-898106 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.6 mils 15.2 µm 47.25
AP-898107 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.7 mils 17.8 µm 47.25
AP-898108 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.8 mils 20.3 µm 47.25
AP-898109 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.9 mils 22.9 µm 47.25
AP-898110 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.0 mils 25.4 µm 47.25
AP-898112 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.2 mils 30.5 µm 47.25
AP-898114 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.4 mils 35.6 µm 47.25
AP-898116 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.6 mils 40.6 µm 47.25
AP-898118 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.8 mils 45.7 µm 47.25
AP-898120 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.0 mils 50.8 µm 47.25
AP-898122 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.2 mils 55.9 µm 47.25
AP-898124 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.4 mils 61.0 µm 47.25
AP-898126 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.6 mils 66.0 µm 47.25
AP-898128 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.8 mils 71.1 µm 47.25
AP-898130 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.0 mils 76.2 µm 47.25
AP-898132 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.2 mils 81.3 µm 47.25
AP-898134 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.4 mils 83.4 µm 47.25
AP-898136 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.6 mils 91.4 µm 47.25
AP-898138 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.8 mils 96.5 µm 47.25
AP-898140 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.0 mils 101.6 µm 47.25
AP-898142 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.2 mils 106.7 µm 47.25
AP-898144 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.4 mils 111.8 µm 47.25
AP-898145 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.5 mils 114.3 µm 47.25
AP-898147 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.7 mils 119.38 µm 47.25
AP-898148 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.8 mils 121.9 µm 47.25
AP-898149 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.9 mils 124.46 µm 47.25
AP-898150 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.0 mils 127.0 µm 47.25
AP-898155 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.5 mils 139.7 µm 47.25
AP-898160 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 6.0 mils 152.4 µm 47.25
AP-898165 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 6.5 mils 165.1 µm 47.25
AP-898170 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 7.0 mils 177.8 µm 47.25
AP-898175 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 7.5 mils 190.5 µm 47.25
AP-898180 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 8.0 mils 203.2 µm 47.25
AP-898185 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 8.5 mils 215.9 µm 47.25
AP-898190 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 9.0 mils 228.6 µm 47.25
AP-898195 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 9.5 mils 241.3 µm 47.25
Item No. Description Overall Length Film Width *Approx. Wet Film Thickness Prices
mils microns
3/8" Rod Diameters
AP-898302 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.2 mils 5 µm $54.60
AP-898303 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.3 mils 7.6 µm 54.60
AP-898304 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.4 mils 10.2 µm 54.60
AP-898305 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.5 mils 12.7 µm 54.60
AP-898306 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.6 mils 15.2 µm 54.60
AP-898308 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.8 mils 20.3 µm 54.60
AP-898310 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.0 mils 25.4 µm 54.60
AP-898312 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.2 mils 30.5 µm 54.60
AP-898314 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.4 mils 35.6 µm 54.60
AP-898316 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.6 mils 40.6 µm 54.60
AP-898318 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.8 mils 45.7 µm 54.60
AP-898320 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.0 mils 50.8 µm 54.60
AP-898322 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.2 mils 55.9 µm 54.60
AP-898324 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.4 mils 61.0 µm 54.60
AP-898326 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.6 mils 66.0 µm 54.60
AP-898330 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.0 mils 76.2 µm 54.60
AP-898332 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.2 mils 81.3 µm 54.60
AP-898336 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.6 mils 91.4 µm 54.60
AP-898340 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.0 mils 101.6 µm 54.60
AP-898340/08512 Formed Mayer Rod 12" 8" 4.0 mils 101.6 µm 54.60
AP-898344 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.4 mils 111.8 µm 54.60
AP-898345 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.5 mils 114.3 µm 54.60
AP-898348 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.8 mils 121.9 µm 54.60
AP-898350 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.0 mils 127.0 µm 54.60
AP-898360 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 6.0 mils 152.4 µm 54.60
AP-898370 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 7.0 mils 177.8 µm 54.60
AP-898380 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 8.0 mils 203.2 µm 54.60
AP-898390 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 9.0 mils 228.6 µm 54.60
Item No. Description Overall Length Film Width *Approx. Wet Film Thickness Prices
mils microns
10mm Rod Diameters
AP-898502 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.2 mils 5 µm 54.60
AP-898504 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.4 mils 10.2 µm 54.60
AP-898505 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.5 mils 12.7 µm 54.60
AP-898506 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.6 mils 15.2 µm 54.60
AP-898507 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.7 mils 17.8 µm 54.60
AP-898508 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.8 mils 20.3 µm 54.60
AP-898510 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.0 mils 25.4 µm 54.60
AP-898512 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.2 mils 30.5 µm 54.60
AP-898516 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.6 mils 40.6 µm 54.60
AP-898520 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.0 mils 50.8 µm 54.60
AP-898530 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.0 mils 76.2 µm 54.60
AP-898540 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.0 mils 101.6 µm 54.60
AP-898550 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.0 mils 127.0 µm 54.60
AP-898560 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 6.0 mils 152.4 µm 54.60
Item No. Description Overall Length Film Width *Approx. Wet Film Thickness Prices
mils microns
1/2" Rod Diameters
AP-898702 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.2 mils 5.08 µm $60.90
AP-898703 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.3 mils 7.6 µm 60.90
AP-898704 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.4 mils 10.2 µm 60.90
AP-898705 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.5 mils 12.7 µm 60.90
AP-898706 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.6 mils 15.2 µm 60.90
AP-898707 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.7 mils 17.8 µm 60.90
AP-898708 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.8 mils 20.3 µm 60.90
AP-898709 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.9 mils 22.9 µm 60.90
AP-898710 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.0 mils 25.4 µm 60.90
AP-898712 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.2 mils 30.5 µm 60.90
AP-898714 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.4 mils 35.6 µm 60.90
AP-898715 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.5 mils 38.1 µm 60.90
AP-898716 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.6 mils 40.6 µm 60.90
AP-898718 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.8 mils 45.7 µm 60.90
AP-898720 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.0 mils 50.8 µm 60.90
AP-898724 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.4 mils 61.0 µm 60.90
AP-898726 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.6 mils 66.0 µm 60.90
AP-898728 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.8 mils 71.1 µm 60.90
AP-898730 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.0 mils 76.2 µm 60.90
AP-898732 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.2 mils 81.3 µm 60.90
AP-898736 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.6 mils 91.4 µm 60.90
AP-898738 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.8 mils 96.5 µm 60.90
AP-898740 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.0 mils 101.6 µm 60.90
AP-898745 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.5 mils 114.3 µm 60.90
AP-898750 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.0 mils 127.0 µm 60.90
AP-898755 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.5 mils 139.7 µm 60.90
AP-898760 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 6.0 mils 152.4 µm 60.90
AP-898765 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 6.5 mils 165.1 µm 60.90
AP-898770 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 7.0 mils 177.8 µm 60.90
AP-898775 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 7.5 mils 190.5 µm 60.90
AP-898780 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 8.0 mils 203.2 µm 60.90
AP-898785 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 8.5 mils 215.9 µm 60.90
AP-898790 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 9.0 mils 228.6 µm 60.90
AP-898795 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 9.5 mils 241.3 µm 60.90
Item No. Description Overall Length Film Width *Approx. Wet Film Thickness Prices
mils microns
5/8" Rod Diameters
AP-898902 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.2 mils 5 µm $80.85
AP-898903 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.3 mils 7.6 µm 80.85
AP-898904 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.4 mils 10.2 µm 80.85
AP-898905 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.5 mils 12.7 µm 80.85
AP-898906 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.6 mils 15.2 µm 80.85
AP-898907 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.7 mils 17.8 µm 80.85
AP-898908 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.8 mils 20.3 µm 80.85
AP-898909 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 0.9 mils 22.9 µm 80.85
AP-898910 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.0 mils 25.4 µm 80.85
AP-898912 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.2 mils 30.5 µm 80.85
AP-898914 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.4 mils 35.6 µm 80.85
AP-898916 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 1.6 mils 40.6 µm 80.85
AP-898920 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 2.0 mils 50.8 µm 80.85
AP-898930 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 3.0 mils 76.2 µm 80.85
AP-898940 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 4.0 mils 101.6 µm 80.85
AP-898950 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 5.0 mils 127.0 µm 80.85
AP-898985 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 8.5 mils 215.9 µm 80.85
AP-898995 Formed Mayer Rod 16" 12" 9.5 mils 241.3 µm 80.85

 



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