Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Textile Manufacturer
Objective and testing. Further processing and cost advantages
Develop a cost-effective microencapsulated result from Microtek’s ability to ship the product
PCM product for textile coating – one that applies in drums or super sacks to efficiently supply the
easily and does not change the feel or hand of customer’s worldwide manufacturing facilities.
the material – designed to absorb or release The microscopic size and chemical properties
heat generated by the wearer for regulated and of the formulation ensure uniform PCM quality,
balanced temperature comfort in all seasons. proper dispersion and easy adhesion to textiles.
In addition, the coated textiles maintain the same
Strategy hand or softness and have the ability to withstand
The textile manufacturer chose Microtek Laboratories cutting and sewing operations.
based on its PCM design, manufacturing and testing
expertise. Strategic advantages included 20-micron Results
capsules with an 85 percent PCM payload, delivered The textile manufacturer has streamlined its
in a wet-cake form for rapid dispersion into water- processing operations by using Microtek’s PCM
based compounds. Microtek also ensured optimum solution, saving time and reducing processing costs
coatability on a wide variety of textiles, lower while assuring quality finished products. Offering
production costs and long-term temperature over 50 fabrics, finishes, yarns, knits and woven
regulation in finished products. materials, the manufacturer is considered a pioneer
in PCM textile applications. End customers include
Implementation retail leaders worldwide in outdoor sports, casual
Microtek’s unique wet-cake formulation allows the apparel, footwear, accessories and bedding. Microtek
Microtek Laboratories, Inc. textile manufacturer to supply its coating lines with continues to help the manufacturer develop innovative
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a product that requires minimal mixing, preparation PCM applications and products for the textile market.
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