Coating technologies

The two core competences of Bekaert are related to material properties. Through metal transformation we influence the properties of steel such as strength, ductility, fatigue, and shape.  With our coating technologies we adjust the surface properties of our materials and hence we provide corrosion protection, improve aesthetic appearance, optimize adhesion, etc. 
The combination of the two core competences results in a broad range of high technological products.

hot dip

Hot dip

  • Provides corrosion protection
  • Wire passed through molten zinc or zinc-aluminum bath
  • Used for wire in exposed environments
electro deposition

Electro deposition

  • Adds the properties of other metals such as copper or zinc to wire
  • Can improve aesthetics or processability
cladding

Cladding

  • For superior corrosion protection, conductivity and strength
  • Combines the characteristics of two or more metals, such as strength and conductivity
polymers

Extrusion of polymers

  • Plastic coating for aesthetics, anti-corrosion, fatigue and friction resistance
  • A wide range of polymers
  • Coating thickness from 20 to 500µm
lacquering

Lacquering

  • Aesthetics and anti-corrosion
  • Offers a high-gloss, durable finish
  • Champagne cork wire and other applications
powder coating

Powder coating

  • Dry coating, either fluidized or electrostatic
  • Provides thermoplastic coating for aesthetics and weather-resistance
  • Used to protect objects such as welded meshes against corrosion
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