Composites are a group of materials with different physical and chemical properties, working together to produce a superior material. The individual components can still be identified with in the finished structure.
The new material created by combining the components can have benefits such as the materials being stronger when working together, it can be more cost effective and have light weight properties.
Composite Materials are used for structures such as buildings and bridges but also are used on smaller structures such as swimming pool panels, race car bodies and bath tubs. Although Composites can be used to build new structures they can also be used to maintain existing ones too.