Fibre – reinforced polymers (FRP)
For example carbon fibre - reinforced polymer, Kevlar - reinforced polymer and glass - reinforced plastic. These are composites that are made by combining a woven material, such as carbon fibre, with a polymer resin and a catalyst to make a strong lightweight material.
Fibre – reinforced composite
A material that is made up of resins and fibres. Can also refer to materials such as reinforced concretes, where reinforcing rods (fibres) have been added to the mix
Particle – based composites
Composites that consist solely of particles of two or more different materials e.g. cermets and concrete
deforming in timber due to uneven drying
The act of laminating, for example, glass fibre matt and coating it with polyester resin
loosely woven fibres that make up the material once resins have been added
a mixture of a metal and a ceramic
Building up layers of materials e.g. plywood : also refers to a layer of plastic material er melamine formaldehyde over chipboard.