Phase Change Materials: Technologies and European Markets to 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2018--The “Phase Change Materials: Technologies and European Markets” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
Increasing awareness about energy efficiency, strict government regulations for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fuel prices and the need for reduced dependence on conventional resources have all led to increasing use of phase change materials (PCMs).
PCMs, also called latent thermal storage materials, can store and release large amounts of heat and energy to maintain a constant temperature. They differ from insulation materials because, upon reaching their melting point, they change phase. This can be from solid to liquid, in which case they absorb a large amount of energy; alternatively, they can change phase from liquid to solid, releasing energy in the process.
The ability of PCMs to change phase at a given temperature is of tremendous benefit to the increasing demands for energy efficiency and energy savings. Various industries (such as building and construction, transportation and shipping, commercial refrigeration, textiles and packaging) require efficient heating and cooling: PCMs fulfill these requirements. Some PCMs are also bio-based and therefore environmentally friendly.
Demand for PCMs in Europe is expected to grow significantly. There is an ongoing effort to integrate PCMs into increasingly more energy-hungry applications. However, there is still a need to increase the knowledge of the efficacy of PCM products and the cost savings they bring when used efficiently.
This report discusses the technical and economic aspects of PCM products. These products are seeing increasing demand in various applications because there is a conscious effort to save energy as fossil fuels are rapidly becoming depleted due to indiscriminate use. Non-renewable fuels also harm the environment, so PCMs are expected to be in demand because they are environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
The PCM products discussed in this report are paraffin, salt hydrates and others (including fatty acids and eutectic salts). PCM products have various applications, but the major revenue-generating application at the global level is building and construction. However, the shipping and transportation sector and the textile sector are expected to show significant growth in the future.
The main driver for the PCM product market is construction activity in Europe. PCM products can store large amounts of heat, so they are considered more effective than traditional materials such as water, plastic and wood. This has increased their use in textiles and packaging, where a controlled temperature environment is required. However, one major drawback of PCM products is their hazardous nature.
Key Topics Covered
Chapter 1 IntroductionStudy Goals and Objectives Scope of Report Intended Audience Research Methodology Geographic Breakdown Analyst’s Credentials Custom Research Related Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market OverviewProduct Description Market Classification Analysis of PCM Business Structure Types of PCMs Categorization of Phase Change Materials Paraffins as PCMs Salt Hydrates as PCMs Bio-Based and Fatty Acid-Based PCMs Market Dynamics of the PCM Market Drivers Restraints Opportunities PCM Applications: Competitive Analysis R&D and Innovations PCM Materials: Temperature Analysis Quality and Testing Regulations for PCMs Phase Transition Temperature and Stored Heat (Enthalpy Temperature Gradient) Making the Measurements Contents of the Test Result and the Test Report Reproducibility of the Phase Transition Damage Criteria Cycling Category Thermal Conductivity
Chapter 4 Analysis of Phase Change Materials by TypeTechnical Analysis of Salt Hydrate-based PCMs Technical Analysis of Fatty Acid-based PCMs Technical Analysis of Paraffin-based PCMs Encapsulation Microencapsulation Applications for Microencapsulated Products Macroencapsulation European Market for PCMs by Product Paraffin-Based PCM Market Salt Hydrate-Based PCM Market Other PCM Markets
Chapter 5 European Market for Phase Change Materials by ApplicationIntroduction Market Dynamics PCM Manufacturers Analysis of PCM Applications Building and Construction HVAC Energy Storage Commercial Refrigeration Shipping and Transportation Textiles Other Applications
Chapter 6 European Market for Phase Change Materials by CountryGermany United Kingdom France Rest of Europe
Chapter 7 Competitive LandscapeIndustry Growth Strategies Recent Developments in European PCM Market
Chapter 8 Company ProfilesAavid Kunze Advansa BV AI Technology Inc. Ciat Group Climator Sweden AB Cosella-Dorken Systems Inc. Croda International PLC Csafe Global Datum Phase Change Ltd. Dupont EMCO Klimatechnik Gmbh & Co. KG Ewald Dorken AG Henkel Kaplan Energy Laird Technologies Micron Outlast Technologies Parker Chomerics Phase Change Material Products Ltd. Rubitherm Technologies Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. TCP Reliable
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