The following contribution deals with carbide composite powders. These composite powders were made by the SHS-process. The present work is a result of a co-operation between the Institute for Powder Metallurgy Minsk (PMI) and the Department of Composites and Surface Technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC). The main aspect of this research activity is the improvement of the wear protection due to the deposition of the composite coatings. Paper text in German.