This work starts with a detailed introductory chapter on composite materials, providing a basic knowledge about emergence, properties, utilities and applications of composites. It contains information on all types of composite materials, including metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites and carbon-carbon composites with details of the fabrication methods that can be employed. It also deals with the different specifications and parameters required to design them. The book also contains the economic outlook of the composites and the several reinforcements used. A chapter is devoted to matrix materials, global scenario and status of the composite materials. Another chapter provides information on the various matrix materials that are being used in various parts of the world along with their properties and characteristics. It also provides applications of composite materials.