Composites or one can too say it as fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) is said to the type of materials which is said to be the combination of reinforcements along with matrix. It is seen that when it comes to the composites, then it is made by taking one material which is usually surrounded by the fibres or even the fragments of the stronger material. In the current world, society is advanced, and they are now dependent in such a way that the composite materials play an important role for them.
During 1940, the very first modern composite was introduced. These composite have got some good flexibility in the property. The type of flexibility that is obtained with this kind of materials are said to be unique as these things cannot be obtained when it comes to the other material properties. As a result, these things provide some good properties when it is compared with steel. There are a lot of properties when it comes to the composites some of them are mentioned below.
Properties of materials
- The first property of this material is high strength to weight ratio. It is seen that these composites are very strong when they are compared with the weight. When it comes to the bending of the material, then one can see that this composite material will bend a long way than other.
- The next good properties are it is fire resistant. This thing is said to be fire retardant, and they are self-extinguishing. They are made with the chlorinated resins and other things like Antimony Trioxide. When this happens, CO2 is released when the flame reacts with it. As a result, it gets self to extinguish.
- These things are chemically and weathering resistance. They can withstand the weather as well as some extreme conditions.
- In this composites, one can able to get the light transparency too.
- The next property that it is good for is it has got low thermal conductivity.
These are some of the properties for which composites are good when they are compared with other materials.
For this all reasons, these composites are in high demand when it is compared with other materials. As they are strong and at the same, they are light when they are compared with other materials. So for this reason, people like to use this thing and for which the demand is high for them.