What are Phase Change Materials?
Phase change materials (PCMs) are substances with
a high enthalpy of fusion, also known as latent heat, meaning they can store
large quantities of heat energy as they change phase. When melting, they absorb
heat and maintain the temperature of the environment at a certain value until
completely molten. When the temperature of the environment falls below the
crystallisation temperature, the PCM will start to solidify, releasing large
quantities of heat and maintaining the temperature until completely solid.
CrodaThermTM is a range of biobased phase change materials designed and
manufactured by Croda. There are three categories of CrodaTherm phase change