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Old 10-03-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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Arrow Reinventing the wheel...out of plastic

Researchers are testing light weight fiber reinforced plastic wheels. The first conclusions from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Büter from the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF in Darmstadt: "If correctly processed, fiber-reinforced plastics are highly damage-tolerant and distinctly superior to aluminum wheels."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0928135051.htm
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