Phase Change Material

Substances that can store and release large amounts of energy to maintain a specific temperature range over a long period of time.

How do PCM Solutions work?

A phase change material absorbs and releases thermal energy in order to maintain a regulated temperature.

The reverse cycle occurs as the external temperature cools. The PCM, now in its liquid phase, can release the heat it absorbed as the external temperature decreases. During this time period, the PCM solidifies and provides a warming effect.

Phase change material process

Solutions using Phase Change Material

Packaging & Logistics

Thermal protection through the last mile.  Work with our team to discover our thermal packaging solutions.


Temperature Control is at the core of our expertise.  Microtek specializes in the process of microencapsulation.

Thermal Simulation

Understand and optimize packaging design options with thermal modeling and simulation.

PCM Blend

Phase Change Material in its simplest form for your application needs and requirements.

Thermal Regulation

When safety and comfort count, work with our experts for your exact thermal requirement needs.

Why Use PCM Solutions?

Phase change materials are unique as they provide completely passive thermal regulation – no power is needed to create this thermal regulation. In addition, PCMs can be used over and over again.


Building Consumption

Energy savings to owners when used in the construction of buildings and structures.

Consumer Electronics

Cool small electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones when space for active cooling systems is not available.



Provide thermal regulation for textiles in a wide variety of areas including: activewear, hospital linens, outdoor gear, and more.



Provide a better night’s sleep through thermally regulated mattresses, pillows, linen, and other bedding products.


Thermal Shippers

Thermally protect temperature-sensitive products (pharmaceuticals, vaccines, food products, etc.) during transit.


Energy Management

Heating and cooling relief in remote locations without access to electricity.


Alternative Energy

Heat storage and release in conjunction with alternative energy systems.



Regulate battery temperatures to increase life and prevent thermal runaway.

How to Use Phase change material

We have extensive knowledge in the application of phase change material, learn more about applications today.

Chemical Compatibility

Avoid: perchloroethylene, acetone, and THF

Recommended: Non-Polar, aprotic solvents, water

Dispersing Aids

Rheovis AT120 (Visc. Modifier)
Sokalan AT120 (Thickener)

CTAB (Surfactant)
Tween (Non-ionic Surfactant)
Span (Non-ionic Surfactant)
Sodium Laure Sulfate (Surfactant)
CTAB (Surfactant)
SDBS (Surfactant)

Recommended Materials & Binders

Acrylates, Acetates, Polyethylenes, Polystyrenes, Foams, 
HSL, epoxy and resins.

nextek and MPCM

Pumping Methods

Recommended: Diaphragm Peristaltic Progressive Cavity

Avoid: Gear Pumps

Mixing & Blades

Recommended: Pitched Blade Turbines, Sweep or Prop Blades

Avoid: Cowles Blades and High Shear mixing

Mixing Parameters

Speeds vary based on vessel size, fill level, and viscosity. Low speeds to deter cavitation.

Start Managing Temperature today

Contact our thermal management specialists to discuss your requirements and learn how to kickstart your next project.