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F. Salaün, S. Bourbigot and P. Rumeau, “Development of Phase Change Materials in Clothing Part 1: Formulation of Microencapsulated Phase Change,” Textile Research Journal, Vol. 80, No. 3, 2010, pp. 195-205. doi:10.1177/0040517509093436

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  • TITLE: Encapsulation of PCM for Thermo-Regulating Fabric Application

    AUTHORS: Subhas Ghosh, Prasad Bhatkhande

    KEYWORDS: Phase Change Material; Micro-Encapsulation; PEG

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol.2 No.4, December 27, 2012

    ABSTRACT: Polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been used as a phase change material (PCM) to create a thermo-regulating fabric. PEG-600 (Mw) was encapsulated using an in-situ polymerization technique in an oil-in water emulsion with encapsulating water-immiscible liquid by the reaction of urea with formaldehyde at acidic pH. Both FTIR analysis and DSC studies verified the formation of PEG microcapsules (MC). Melting temperature (Tm) of the microcapsules was found approximately 21°C which was the same as neat PEG. The heat storage capacity of these MCs was determined to be 12.78 J/g by DSC analysis. FTIR analysis of the MCs exhibited the peaks at 3211 cm﹣1, 1650 cm﹣1, and 1400 cm﹣1. These are the characteristic absorption peaks of -NH2, -C=O stretching and -CH bending vibrations, respectively. Fabric coated with PEG microcapsules showed a 20% higher thermal resistance, than the uncoated fabric, when heated on a Sweating Hot Plate (MTNW Corporation).