There are several different types of composites used today. The most common are:

  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Particulate reinforced composites

Example of particulate reinforced composite,   

                                

concrete.          

Example of fibre reinforced composite,   

                                                                                           

Carbon fibre reinforced plastic.

These types of composites cover a range of different material combinations. The most common type is polymer matrix composites, however, metal matrix composites, and ceramic matrix composites are also common, as are natural composites such as wood.