Advanced materials is a new and growing business built upon substitution. Although materials scientists have the molecular understanding to design new materials, entry to the market is not guaranteed. Industry participants must face technological, economic and commercial challenges which can take between 20 and 40 years to overcome. The industry is also competitive and profitability is not assured. Nevertheless, significant progress has been made by polymer composites in aircraft structures, aero propulsion and marine applications and by ceramic materials in electronic and structural applications.


Polymer Composite Metal Matrix Composite Barium Titanate Ceramic Matrix Composite Rocket Motor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Buchanan
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  1. 1.BP ChemicalsLondonEngland

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