Belgium-based Bekaert Advanced Coatings has combined two of its coatings used to repair
textile machinery parts and protect them against wear, abrasion and corrosion to produce a new
customized duplex coating for rapiers. The new coating features Becotec®, a thermal sprayed
coating, with its Dylyn® diamond-like coating layered on top. According to Bekaert, this
combination produces a long-lasting, highly wear-resistant rapier coating. The Dylyn coating also
provides the rapiers with low friction properties in high-humidity or wet environments.
Bekaert Advanced Coatings’ new duplex rapier coating features Becotec® and Dylyn® for high