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August 2011

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Today's materials have to meet high demands: They should be light in order to reduce consumption – without compromising stability. This is made possible by stronger steels, aluminum, magnesium or fiber reinforced polymers such as carbon fiber. New lacquers are more than just color: Nano lacquer prevents a car of flaws, and self-healing lacquer closes up minor damages in the top coat autonomously. Also thanks to new materials, today's tires have low rolling friction without losing their good grip. August's edition of VIAVISION gives you an overview of the potential of materials.