It seems like carbon fiber is popping up everywhere. There are carbon fiber cars on television shows, magazines tout the benefits of carbon fiber automotive accessories and carbon fiber airplanes have taken flight.
Primary and secondary structures that comprise modern aircraft are typically combinations of metals and lightweight carbon fiber- or glass fiber-reinforced polymer composites joined using high-performance adhesives.
History is filled with coatings. It’s not clear why prehistoric painters covered their cave walls with animal images, but today we cover surfaces with paint and other coatings for both protection and decorations.