Composites provide exceptionally high strength to weight ratios, making them attractive materials for use in industries in which weight matters – namely, the automotive industry.
There are many applications, particularly in the aerospace and automobile industries, that require composites with a high temperature resistance. Metal, glass and ceramic-matrix composites provided higher temperature resistance with operating temperatures up to 900° C.
Passivation is a term that refers to a material becoming less affected by the operating environment. Generally passivation is used to strengthen and preserve the appearance of easily corroded metals.