The Global Market for Phase Change Materials

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Published July 22 2020, 110 pages, 14 tables, 15 figures

Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are wax-like thermal compounds that change phase at a specifically formulated temperature. A wide range of PCMs have been developed including organic (paraffins and fatty acids), inorganics (salt hydrates and metallic) and eutectic combination of organic and/or inorganic materials. Thermal energy storage using PCMs is an effective way to store thermal energy. PCMs store thermal energy in the form of latent heat.

Latent heat energy storage (LHES) systems PCMs are well known for its excellent thermal energy storage and release during melting and solidifications respectively, and are a key solution for the implementation of renewable energies. PCMs can be efficiently deployed in applications where significant temperature difference exists in the system for intermittent thermal energy storage. These systems take advantage of the latent heat of phase change of PCM during their melting/ solidification processes to store or release heat depending on the needs and availability.

Markets where PCMs are applied include:

  • buildings for thermal management.
  • cement and pavements.
  • heat pumps.
  • electronic devices.
  • solar power plants.
  • cooling vests and clothing in medical and textiles.
  • thermal management in electric vehicle batteries.
  • thermal batteries.
  • refrigerated packaging and transport.

 

Report contents include:

  • Types of phase change materials, properties, advantages, drawbacks. Types covered include paraffins, non-paraffins, salt and salt composites, metal and metal alloys, biobased, nanomaterial based. 
  • Patent analysis.
  • Markets for phase change materials including aerospace, automotive, building and construction, energy, electronics, medical, food and drink, packaging, shipping, solar thermal systems, textiles and apparel. 
  • Global revenues for phase change materials by type, market and region. 
  • 42 In depth company profiles including types produced, products, target markets, production capabilities, contact details. Companies profiled include Advanced Cooling Technologies, Axiotherm GmbH, Boyd Corporation, Climator SWEDEN AB, Croda, Encapsys LLC, Hangzhou Ruhr New Material Technology Co., Ltd. and many more. 

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1              EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  9

  • 1.1          Market drivers  10
  • 1.2          Properties of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)     12
  • 1.3          Advantages of Phase Change Materials  12
  • 1.4          Phase change materials (PCM) drawbacks             13
  • 1.5          Commercially available PCMs, by company           13
  • 1.6          Global revenues, historical and estimated to 2030              15
    • 1.6.1      By type 15
    • 1.6.2      By market           17
    • 1.6.3      By region             19

 

2              INTRODUCTION                21

  • 2.1          Thermal energy storage (TES)     21
  • 2.2          Sensible heat storage     22
  • 2.3          Latent heat         22
  • 2.4          Phase change materials 25
    • 2.4.1      Encapsulation of PCMs  27
      • 2.4.1.1   Macroencapsulation       28
      • 2.4.1.2   Microencapsulation        28
      • 2.4.1.3   Nanoencapsulation         29
    • 2.4.2      Organic phase change materials 30
      • 2.4.2.1   Advantages        31
      • 2.4.2.2   Disadvantages   31
      • 2.4.2.3   Paraffins              32
      • 2.4.2.4   Non-Paraffins    32
    • 2.4.3      Inorganic phase change materials             34
      • 2.4.3.1   Advantages        34
      • 2.4.3.2   Disadvantages   34
      • 2.4.3.3   Salt and salt composites 35
      • 2.4.3.4   Metal and metal alloy PCMs (High-temperature) 36
    • 2.4.4      Biobased phase change materials              37
    • 2.4.5      Nanomaterial phase change materials     39
      • 2.4.5.1   Graphene           39
      • 2.4.5.2   Carbon nanotubes           40
      • 2.4.5.3   Other nanomaterials      40
    • 2.4.6      Shape memory alloys     41
      • 2.4.6.1   Vibration damping           41

 

3              PATENT ANALYSIS           42

 

4              END USER MARKETS FOR PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS    43

  • 4.1          Aerospace          43
    • 4.1.1      Coatings               44
    • 4.1.2      Propulsion          44
  • 4.2          Automotive        45
    • 4.2.1      Thermal management of batteries for electric vehicles    46
    • 4.2.2      Air-conditioning                46
  • 4.3          Building and construction             47
    • 4.3.1      Integration         48
    • 4.3.2      Thermal management   48
    • 4.3.3      HVAC    49
    • 4.3.4      Insulation            50
    • 4.3.5      Cement 51
    • 4.3.6      Pavements         52
  • 4.4          Energy  52
    • 4.4.1      Thermal batteries            52
  • 4.5          Electronics          54
    • 4.5.1      Thermal management and cooling            54
  • 4.6          Medical 55
    • 4.6.1      Medical packaging           55
    • 4.6.2      Cooling vests     56
    • 4.6.3      Heat therapy     56
  • 4.7          Food and drink  57
    • 4.7.1      Packaging            57
    • 4.7.2      Temperature-controlled shipping             58
  • 4.8          Solar thermal systems   59
    • 4.8.1      Thermal storage units    59
    • 4.8.2      Water heaters   59
  • 4.9          Textiles and apparel        60
    • 4.9.1      Temperature controlled fabrics  60
    • 4.9.2      Cooling vests     61

 

5              COMPANY PROFILES      62 (42 COMPANY PROFILES)

 

6              RESEARCH METHODOLOGY        104

 

7              REFERENCES       105

 

Tables

  • Table 1. Advantages of PCMs, by type.    12
  • Table 2. PCM drawbacks.              13
  • Table 3. Commercially available PCMs, by company.         13
  • Table 4. Global revenues for phase change materials, historical and estimated to 2030, by type.  15
  • Table 5. Global revenues for phase change materials, historical and estimated to 2030, by market.             17
  • Table 6. Global revenues for phase change materials, historical and estimated to 2030, by region.               19
  • Table 7. Properties of PCMs- Paraffin Waxes, Non-Paraffin Organics, Hydrated Salts, Non-Hydrated Salts, and Metals.                25
  • Table 8. Classification of PCMs.  26
  • Table 9. Comparison of organic and inorganic phase change materials.     27
  • Table 10. Methods for microencapsulation.          28
  • Table 11. Thermal cycled non-paraffins. 33
  • Table 12. Thermal cycled salt hydrates.  35
  • Table 13. Biobased PCM products.            37
  • Table 14. Recent PCM patents.  43

 

Figures

  • Figure 1. Global energy consumption growth of buildings.              11
  • Figure 2. Global revenues for phase change materials, historical and estimated to 2030, by type. 17
  • Figure 3. Global revenues for phase change materials, historical and estimated to 2030, by market.           19
  • Figure 4. Global revenues for phase change materials, historical and estimated to 2030, by region.             20
  • Figure 5. Phase Change Material Transient Behaviour.     23
  • Figure 6. Theoretical phase change diagram of solid-liquid phase changes.             24
  • Figure 7. Phase change materials patents to 2019.             42
  • Figure 8. Schematic representation of the PCM de-icing. 44
  • Figure 9.  Energy consumption of residential building sector.        48
  • Figure 10. Comparison of the maximum energy storage capacity of 10 mm thickness of different building materials operating between 18 °C and 26 °C for 24 h.        49
  • Figure 11. Schematic of PCM use in buildings.      51
  • Figure 12. UniQ line of thermal batteries.              53
  • Figure 13. PCM cooling vest.       61
  • Figure 14. Transtherm® PCMs.   67
  • Figure 15. HI-FLOW Phase Change Materials.       77

 

 

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