This article provides a summary of the concepts discussed in the articles under the section “Constituent Materials” in ASM Handbook, Volume 21: Composites. The section describes the major matrix resins and reinforcing fibers used in composite materials, as well as some of the intermediate material forms available for composite fabrication.
Steven R. Nutt, Introduction to Constituent Materials, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 21–22, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003351
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