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Strong fibres and rigid plastics can be amalgamated to form ultra lightweight and robust products, using composite laminating. A range of material combinations is used to produce parts that are suitable for the demands of high performance applications. There are three main types of laminating: wet lay-up, pre-preg (short term for pre-impregnated with resin) and resin transfer moulding (also known as resin infusion). The resins used are typically thermosetting and fibre reinforcement includes glass, aramid, carbon and natural fibres. Pre-preg is the most expensive composite laminating process and is therefore limited to applications where performance is critical.