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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 24-11-14 16:06


  • combines two or more materials that differ in appearance or composition
  • combined in a sandwiched structure to make a new material with enhanced performance characteristics
  • was initially used for transport purposes


  • the inclusion of kevlar in composite materials is a major factor in the use of composites for bullet proof vests and cycling helmets
  • also used a reinforcements in high performance composites for protectivewear like chain saw chaps
  • the chainsaw trousers are made from 5 layers of fabric in a lightweight flexible sandwich;
    - the top layer is durable cordura


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