Applicator rods for board and paper machines

Valmet Applicator rods – long lifetime reduces your costs

Valmet applicator rods are made to last. Increased rod lifetime means fewer rod changes and less rods used, resulting in savings in time and costs.

Excellent coating and paper quality

Maximum production capacity

Reduced costs

Let us be your co-driver for success

Over the years we have developed top-notch raw material know-how and our own steel specification. Also, our own metal laboratory for quality control and product development ensure that we only use high quality raw material free of defects. We have developed inspection methods and special equipment developed to secure consistent production process and product quality”.  

Robert Havukainen, Global Technology Manager.

Applicator Rod Grooved 

  • High precision chrome plated rods with long lifetime
  • Standard and customized groove profiles 
  • Profile simulation tools for optimized wet film amount 
  • Non-stick coating as an option 

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Applicator Rod Smooth 

  • High precision chrome plated smooth rods with long lifetime 
  • Simulation tools for optimized coating amount 

Applicator Rod Smooth C (ceramic) 

  • Novel smooth rod design with ceramic coating resulting in extremely long lifetime 
  • Excellent and stable coating quality and profile 

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Excellent results - Valmet Applicator Rod Smooth C shows no wearing after five months 

A customer’s machine (lwc coating & film size press) was using competing ceramic rods with a lifetime of less than two months. After 1,5 months running time, the coating quality was getting worse – remarkable wearing and worsening of surface roughness had been measured. 

Smooth ceramic Valmet rod was running five months without any problems. Excellent film formation and coat weight profiles were achieved during the whole running period. There was practically no wearing and the surface roughness stayed on the level of a new rod.


Excellent results:

Excellent film formation and coat weight profiles during the whole running period 
Wearing rates practically zero 
Surface roughness stayed on the level of a new rod