“What happens when two materials of vastly different properties come together?”
When working with plastics, we often need to enhance their properties somehow. So it would be logical if we could think of a scientific way that we can engineer this? Since such a material would be composed of more than 2 different discrete materials, it will have two different layers, one being a reinforcement or fiber that provides the material with strength, and the other one is a matrix that binds the material together and insulates it from the external world. This type of material is known as a composite and is used for all sorts of applications, ranging from the cement that we use to kevlar armor to the space shields used by NASA!