Phase Change Materials, Their Synthesis and Application in Textiles - A review

Kashif Iqbal, Asfandyar Khan, Danmei Sun, Munir Ashraf, Abdur Rehman, Faiza Safdar, Abdul Basit, Hafiz Shahzad Maqsood

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Phase change materials (PCMs) are widely being used in thermal energy storage systems for solar engineering, building materials, heat pumps, spacecraft, and in textile field especially smart and technical textiles. There are large numbers of organic and inorganic PCMs that possess a wide range of melting and solidifying temperature which attracts researcher’s attention for their applications in different fields. This review paper summarizes the investigation and analysis of the available organic and inorganic PCMs, different encapsulating techniques, characterization techniques, incorporation into fiber and pad application on textiles with practical applications in the field of smart textiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-638
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of The Textile Institute
Issue number4
Early online date8 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019


  • Phase change material
  • latent heat
  • polymers
  • textiles
  • thermal energy storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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