At Microtek we encapsulate PCM. The process of microencapsulation places a shell around the PCM that acts like a mini container to hold the material, prevent degradation and keep it free from contamination. The result is a PCM that can be incorporated into a wide array of materials and applications.
Tests have been performed where microencapsulated phase change materials have been cycled over 10,000 times and are shown to still be effective. This corresponds to an average product life cycle of approximately 30 years.
PCM is commonly used for thermal management to regulate temperature of products, facilities, and even people. Today, industries using PCM’s include textiles, construction, electronics, bedding, apparel, shipping, medical device, life sciences and many more.
Also referred to as latent heat. This is the amount of energy (heat) that can be absorbed during melting or released during freezing. The units that are used to measure this are J/g. (J – Joules / g – grams)
Our nextek capsules can typically be exposed to temperatures around ~250°C and our Micronal capsules, typically ~200°C. We determined these temperatures by measuring the amount of mass (weight) the capsule loses when it’s heated above that temperature.