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Components Oerlikon Balzers diamond-like-carbon (DLC) coatings for increased performance, reliability and compacter design

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience of coating engine parts for the racing industry Oerlikon Balzers offers high performance hard carbon-based coatings that reduce friction and wear, and increase power and reliability. Discover the latest technology development in motorsports. BALIQ® CARBOS and BALIQ® CARBOS STAR are our latest extremely hard DLC solutions designed to boost your engine’s performance and raise your results to new levels.


There are many good reasons to consider a partnership with Oerlikon Balzers and use hard coatings on your components:

  • Greatly improved wear resistance increases component service life and durability and provides emergency running reserves.
  • Reduced frictional losses increase power output and reduce the thermal load on engines.
  • Use of lighter materials and more compact design reduce overall weight and costs.
  • Original parts can be coated without any design change.
  • Low coating temperatures avoid shape or dimensional changes and the need for finishing work.
  • All coating processes are documented, all coating centres are certified.
  • Short delivery times and competent local advice, thanks to more than 100 coating centres throughout the world.

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