Introduction to composites
A composite material, or composite, is made of two or more materials, often with very different physical or chemical properties, which work together to yield a material with unique characteristics not present in the individual constituents. The constituent materials remain separate and distinct within the finished structure rather than being blended or dissolved.
The new material may be preferred for many reasons: common examples include materials which are stronger, lighter, or less expensive when compared to traditional materials.
The earliest man-made composite materials were straw and mud combined to form bricks for building construction.
Today, composites are generally used for buildings, bridges, racing car bodies, chemical storage tanks, imitation granite and countertops, and more. The most advanced examples perform routinely on spacecraft and aircraft in demanding environments.
BFG Architecture is a global leader in engineered composites such as:
These materials can all be tailored to suit a virtually endless number of specific applications and the design possibilities are limited only by your imagination.