Year: 2015 | Month: May | Volume: 2 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 281-294
Application of Phase Change Materials in Textiles: A Review
Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
Phase change materials or PCMs are compounds which store and release latent heat by changing chemical bonds through a phase alteration. These materials absorb energy during the heating and release energy to the surroundings through a reverse cooling process. The integration of PCM in textiles by coating, encapsulation or any other means has grown concentration to the scientist. In this paper; characteristics, classification, working principle of PCMs and its versatile application in textiles are mainly discussed.
Keywords: Phase Change Material, Microencapsulation, Clothing Comfort, Heat Storage.