Composites or polymeric matrix compounds have been revealed as one of the greatest revolutions for the construction sector. Designers and architects have seen how, thanks to them, practically any barrier that until now prevented the execution of their most futuristic creations disappeared.
Advantages of composite materials
One of the main advantages of polymeric matrix composites (made up of two or more components that act in synergy) is that they are materials that offer high mechanical strength with respect to their density, compared to conventional materials. Thanks to this, composites play with a series of very significant advantages for a wide range of applications. For example, they allow to obtain complex shapes with great precision, they also have excellent resistance to degradation and are highly resistant to corrosion. Advanced composites have been used over the past 50 years in a variety of high-performance applications: Military vehicles, luxury yachts, large wind turbine blades, airplanes, sports and leisure equipment such as skis, snowboards and surfboards. . They are also beginning to be used more widely in the world of architecture, where they offer significant weight savings and the ability to create complex shapes that give architects greater design freedom. Precisely, the design with composite materials opens a huge range of possibilities in its application to the construction sector, such as optimizing the performance of the structure through simple changes in some of the constituents of the composite material (types of resin, types and configuration of materials reinforcement, etc.).