Composite material with glass fiber reinforcement has already taken part in the contemporary vehicle industry since the early time and gained stable growth in recent years.
In 1953, GM developed Corvette, a roadster with glass fiber in the whole body. After that, glass fiber became widely used in interiors & exteriors like roof panels, front frames, rear doors, bumpers, wheel fenders, mud-apron, seat skeleton, bottom panel, manifold, radiator hood, etc.
China also began the application of fiberglass panels on vehicles in the 1950s. BAW was the first to produce carbon fiber bodies in China. In the 1990s, a composite company in Zhuhai developed a carbon fiber car more excellent in impact resistance than metal cars. At the same time, a carbon fiber minibus came out in Wucheng City of Shandong Prov. It was said that in Wucheng City alone, there were more than 600 companies involved in composite vehicle production that year. How popular it was at that time the composite car industry was! Nowadays fiberglass is used widely in various cars, buses, cargoes, and special vehicles in China. There are more and more vehicle manufacturers with special factories equipped and specific departments set for composite materials.