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Functional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health by G. Sun, N Pan

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7

Thermo-regulating textiles with phase-change materials

S. Mondal,     The University of Queensland, Australia

Abstract:

Incorporation of phase-change material (PCM) in textiles is an attractive way to make thermo-regulating textiles. This chapter provides a review of PCM for textile applications. The chapter discusses thermal comfort, working principles of PCM, different types of PCMs, incorporation of micro-encapsulated PCMs in textiles and various applications of PCM incorporated textiles. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some of the challenges for PCMs in textile applications.

Key words

thermal comfort

thermal energy storage

phase-change materials

micro-encapsulation

smart textiles

7.1 Introduction

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