Polymer matrix composite (PMC)

Polymer matrix composite (PMC):
In polymer matrix composites, polymer is used matrix phase, whereas, organic, inorganic or hybrid materials are used as reinforcement phase. Polymer matrix composites have several advantages over metal and ceramic matrix composites, such as low density, high extensibility, high shock absorption capacity, low cost for fabrication etc. Therefore, polymer matrix composites are more popular than metal and ceramic matrix composite.  Nowadays fibre reinforced polymer composites materials used more than 90% (by weight) of the total composites. Whereas, metal matrix composites are widely used over PMC where high service temperature, high strength are required.

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