Wearable technologies & smart materials

1A1_0668_ SMART FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES CREATED BY THE APPLICATION OF MACRO-ENCAPSULATED PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL

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  • Barbara Pause

Abstract

A phase change material (PCM) absorbs or releases a large amount of so-called “latent heat” in a material specific temperature range while its temperature remains nearly constant. When the PCM absorbs latent heat, it melts from a solid into a liquid. In a textile application, the PCM needs to be properly contained to prevent dissolution while in its liquid state. In the macro-encapsulation technology, the PCM is cross-linked into a polymeric compound and contained therein. The polymeric compound with the PCM added to it can be directly applied to a textile carrier material in the form of a coating. 

Keywords: Phase change material, macro-encapsulation, thermal protection, thermal comfort, smart textiles

How to Cite:

Pause, B., (2019) “1A1_0668_ SMART FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES CREATED BY THE APPLICATION OF MACRO-ENCAPSULATED PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
02 Jul 2019
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