High performance reinforced plastic materials are those fiber reinforced plastic materials which – by suitable choice of fibers and matrix – are able to reach levels of rigidity and stability that were previously attainable by aluminium, titanium or steel. Depending on the need for high rigidity and/or high stability one uses either aramid, carbon or glass fibers.
There are many possibilities. Among other areas CFRP is used in motorsport, automobile ,aerospace engineering and sporting goods fields. Its use makes sense when increased performance of an assembly is attained by either weight reduction or an increase in specific stability and rigidity of a part. Thus the goal of increased production output, easier handling, increased safety or precision is obtained.