About Us

RD Specialties began manufacturing quality coating rods for use on carbon paper and applying hot melt wax coatings. Today our metering rods are used to make window film, tape, release paper, photovoltaic films, wall coverings, specialty papers and many others. RDS lab rods continue to be used in the development of new products every day and we're excited to introduce a new way to buy our standard lab rods. Check out the lab rod products available online under the Lab Rods drop-down menu above.

We offer wire wound, formed (grooved), double wound, and gapped rods up to twelve feet long. We carry 15 different diameters of stainless steel bars in multiple grades and over 4000 lbs. of stainless steel wire in over 70 sizes. Our lead times are typically 1 to 2 weeks for most orders and we offer stocking programs for even quicker delivery. For more information about our custom production coating rods or to request a quote check out the Production Rods drop-down menu above.

Mayer rod coating is simple, accurate, uniform and cheap, making it the 3rd most popular coating method. Quick coat weight changes and a wide range of film thicknesses make it flexible enough to work with nearly any coating and substrate. At RD Specialties we have experience retrofitting coaters with metering rod coating stations and we can offer a simple solution for most applications.

How can we help?



What size should I buy?

If you’re not quite sure which size is right for you, refer to our size guides. They’re located underneath the available sizes for each of our products.

Can I cancel my order?

We completely get it, we change our minds too! While we wish could, once an order is placed, we are unable to alter or cancel it at this time. We hope to have a cancellation window one day in the future.

Should the item(s) not work out, make sure to exchange for a preferred style or return for a refund. As a reminder, domestic return shipping is free.

Shipping, Returns & Exchanges

We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.

What is the shipping policy?

Once your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that our fulfillment team has received your order. Once your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email notification with your tracking information. Shipping fees are non-refundable in the case of returns.

Do you ship overseas?

Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout.

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