AbstractA worldwide leading textile company is seeking Phase Change Materials (PCM) which absorbs stores and releases heat for optimum thermal comfort. The sought material should be applied via yarn or PCM based finishing chemical in coating or padding processes. The company is open for license agreements, technical cooperation as well as commercial agreement with technical assistance.
DetailsSubstances that undergo the process of phase change are also known as phase change materials (PCMs). These materials store, release or absorb heat as they oscillate between solid and liquid form, giving off heat as they change to a solid state and absorbing it as they return to a liquid state.
Some PCMs change phases within a temperature range that is just above and just below human skin temperature. This property now is being used in fabric and foam to store body heat and then release it when needed. PCMs in the form of microcapsules can be incorporated within fibers or foams, or may be coated onto fabrics.
The company is looking for a partner for the development of PCM containing fabrics to improve thermoregulation properties. It is preferred that the partner has the ability to test the performance of the yarn and/or chemical product in house (DSC testing).
The company is open for license agreements, technical cooperation as well as commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Technical Specifications / Specific technical requirements:
- Oekotex 100 certification
- Technology offer shouldn’t be blocked by a competitive patent
- Reach Compliant
- Compatible with Flame retardant chemicals
- Washability is a plus but not a must