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Phase Change Materials: Technologies and European Markets

Published By :

BCC Research

Published Date : Nov 2018

Category :

Materials

No. of Pages : 98 Pages

"Summary

Increasing awareness about energy efficiency, strict government regulations for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fuel prices and the need for reduced dependence on conventional resources have all led to increasing use of phase change materials (PCMs). The use of a latent heat storage system using PCMs is an efficient way to store thermal energy and has the advantages of high-energy storage density and the isothermal nature of the storage process.

PCMs, also called latent thermal storage materials, can store and release large amounts of heat and energy to maintain a constant temperature. They differ from insulation materials because, upon reaching their melting point, they change phase. This can be from solid to liquid, in which case they absorb a large amount of energy; alternatively, they can change phase from liquid to solid, releasing energy in the process.

The ability of PCMs to change phase at a given temperature is of tremendous benefit to the increasing demands for energy efficiency and energy savings. Various industries (such as building and construction, transportation and shipping, commercial refrigeration, textiles and packaging) require efficient heating and cooling: PCMs fulfill these requirements. Some PCMs are also bio-based and therefore environmentally friendly. Demand for PCMs in Europe is expected to grow significantly. There is an ongoing effort to integrate PCMs in increasingly more energy-hungry applications. However, there is still a need to increase the knowledge of the efficacy of PCM products and the cost savings they bring when used efficiently.

This report discusses the technical and economic aspects of PCM products. These products are seeing increasing demand in various applications because there is a conscious effort to save energy as fossil fuels are rapidly becoming depleted due to indiscriminate use. Nonrenewable fuels also harm the environment, so PCMs are expected to be in demand because they are environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The PCM products discussed in this report are paraffin, salt hydrates and others (including fatty acids and eutectic salts). PCM products have various applications, but the major revenue-generating application at the global level is building and construction. However, the shipping
and transportation sector and the textile sector are expected to show significant growth in future.

The main driver for the PCM product market is construction activity in Europe. PCM products can store large amounts of heat, so they are considered more effective than traditional materials such as water, plastic and wood. This has increased their use in textiles and packaging, where a controlled temperature environment is required. However, one major drawback of PCM products is their hazardous nature."

"Report Scope:

This research report incorporates an in-depth analysis of the European PCM market, including market estimates and trends through 2023. The report analyzes the market dynamics of such applications across Europe. Major players, competitive intelligence, innovative technologies, market dynamics and market opportunities are discussed in detail. European phase change materials technologies are analyzed by phase change material type, application and country analysis.

The report also discusses recent corporate developments among major players, as well as their product portfolios. Companies selected for profiles are global and regional companies operating in the region. Furthermore, the report also includes an analysis of patents over the past two to three years in Europe.

Estimated values used are based on manufacturers total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

Report Includes:

- 17 data tables and 38 additional tables
- Industry analysis of the phase change materials (PCMs) or latent heat storage materials within the European region
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017 to 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
- A brief study of various PCMs such as salt hydrates, paraffin, fatty acids, eutectic salts on the basis of applications, materials and region
- An outline of track alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, new products and other developments and research and development (R&D) in the PCM market
- Patent analysis of the PCMs and gain insight into trends over the past 23 years
- Examination of competitive landscape and corporate profiles of major market players, including CSafe Global, DuPont, Henkel, Micron, Phase Change Material Products Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. and TCP Reliable"
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Scope of Report
Intended Audience
Research Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market Overview
Product Description
Market Classification
Analysis of PCM Business Structure
Types of PCMs
Categorization of Phase Change Materials
Paraffins as PCMs
Salt Hydrates as PCMs
Bio-Based and Fatty Acid-Based PCMs
Market Dynamics of the PCM Market
Drivers
Restraints
Opportunities
PCM Applications: Competitive Analysis
R&D and Innovations
PCM Materials: Temperature Analysis
Quality and Testing Regulations for PCMs
Phase Transition Temperature and Stored Heat (Enthalpy Temperature Gradient)
Making the Measurements
Contents of the Test Result and the Test Report
Reproducibility of the Phase Transition
Damage Criteria
Cycling Category
Thermal Conductivity
Chapter 4 Analysis of Phase Change Materials by Type
Technical Analysis of Salt Hydrate-based PCMs
Technical Analysis of Fatty Acid-based PCMs
Technical Analysis of Paraffin-based PCMs
Encapsulation
Microencapsulation
Applications for Microencapsulated Products
Macroencapsulation
European Market for PCMs by Product
Paraffin-Based PCM Market
Salt Hydrate-Based PCM Market
Other PCM Markets
Chapter 5 European Market for Phase Change Materials by Application
Introduction
Market Dynamics
PCM Manufacturers
Analysis of PCM Applications
Building and Construction
HVAC
Energy Storage
Commercial Refrigeration
Shipping and Transportation
Textiles
Other Applications
Chapter 6 European Market for Phase Change Materials by Country
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Rest of Europe
Chapter 7 Competitive Landscape
Industry Growth Strategies
Recent Developments in European PCM Market
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
AAVID KUNZE
ADVANSA BV
AI TECHNOLOGY INC.
CIAT GROUP
CLIMATOR SWEDEN AB
COSELLA-DORKEN SYSTEMS INC.
CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
CSAFE GLOBAL
DATUM PHASE CHANGE LTD.
DUPONT
EMCO KLIMATECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
EWALD DORKEN AG
HENKEL
KAPLAN ENERGY
LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES
MICRON
OUTLAST TECHNOLOGIES
PARKER CHOMERICS
PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD.
RUBITHERM TECHNOLOGIES
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
TCP RELIABLE
Chapter 9 Appendix: List of Acronyms

List of Table

List of Tables
Summary Table : European PCM Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 1 : Temperature Properties of Phase Change Materials
Table 2 : Paraffin Temperatures
Table 3 : Salt Hydrate Temperatures
Table 4 : Biomaterials/Fatty Acids Temperatures
Table 5 : PCM Temperatures and Applications
Table 6 : Temperature Analysis of Commonly Used Paraffin-based Phase Change Materials
Table 7 : Temperature Analysis of Commonly Used Salt Hydrate-based PCMs
Table 8 : Temperature Analysis of Commonly Used Fatty Acid-based or Bio-based PCMs
Table 9 : Reproducibility Specified, by Cycling Categories
Table 10 : Comparative Analysis of Phase Change Materials
Table 11 : Comparative Analysis of Salt Hydrate-based Phase Change Materials
Table 12 : Comparative Analysis of Fatty Acid-based PCMs
Table 13 : Comparative Analysis of Paraffin-based Phase Change Materials
Table 14 : Comparative Analysis of Encapsulation Techniques
Table 15 : European PCM Market, by Type, Through 2023
Table 16 : European Market for Paraffin-based PCM, by Country, Through 2023
Table 17 : European Market for Salt Hydrate-based PCM, by Country, Through 2023
Table 18 : European Market for Other PCMs, by Country, Through 2023
Table 19 : Comparative Analysis of PCM Manufacturers, by Application
Table 20 : European Market for PCM in Building and Construction Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 21 : European Market for PCM in HVAC Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 22 : Commercially Available Phase Change Materials for Energy Storage
Table 23 : European Market for PCM in Energy Storage Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 24 : European Market for PCM in Commercial Refrigeration Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 25 : European Market for PCM in Shipping and Transportation Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 26 : European Market for PCM in Textile Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 27 : European Market for PCM in Other Applications, by Country, Through 2023
Table 28 : European PCM Market, by Country, Through 2023
Table 29 : German PCM Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 30 : U.K. PCM Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 31 : French PCM Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 32 : Rest of European PCM Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 33 : Activities by Major Players in the European PCM Market, 2013-2017
Table 34 : Aavid Kunze: Product Portfolio
Table 35 : AI Technology Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 36 : CIAT Group: Product Portfolio
Table 37 : Climator Sweden AB: Product Portfolio
Table 38 : Cosella-Drken: Product Portfolio
Table 39 : Croda International Plc: Product Portfolio
Table 40 : CSafe Global: Product Portfolio
Table 41 : Datum Phase Change Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 42 : DuPont: Product Portfolio
Table 43 : EMCO Klimatechnik GmbH & Co. KG: Product Portfolio
Table 44 : Henkel: Product Portfolio
Table 45 : Kaplan Energy: Product Portfolio
Table 46 : Laird Technologies: Products Portfolio
Table 47 : Micron: Product Portfolio
Table 48 : Outlast Technologies: Product Portfolio
Table 49 : Chomerics: Product Portfolio
Table 50 : Phase Change Material Products Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 51 : Rubitherm Technologies: Product Portfolio
Table 52 : Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 53 : TCP Reliable: Product Portfolio
Table 54 : Acronyms Used in This Report

List of Chart

List of Figures
Summary Figure : European PCM Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 1 : Classification of Phase Change Materials
Figure 2 : Business Structure of the Phase Change Material Market
Figure 3 : PCM Conversion Cycle
Figure 4 : Phase Change Materials in Textile Manufacturing
Figure 5 : European Carbon Dioxide Emissions, by End-Use Sector, 2017
Figure 6 : European Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by End-Use Sector, 2017
Figure 7 : Cooling and Heating Process, Through PCM
Figure 8 : Energy Consumption in Residential and Commercial Buildings, by Segment, 2017
Figure 9 : Temperature Fluctuations with and without PCM
Figure 10 : Shift in Electrical Load in a 24-Hour Cycle
Figure 11 : Characteristics of Phase Change Materials
Figure 12 : Raw Materials Share of Paraffin Production, by Type
Figure 13 : Paraffin Production Process
Figure 14 : Microencapsulation Process
Figure 15 : European Market for PCM, by Application, 2017
Figure 16 : European Market for PCM in Building and Construction Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 17 : Role of PCM in Cooling Tower
Figure 18 : European Market for PCM in HVAC Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 19 : European Market for PCM in Energy Storage Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 20 : European Market for PCM in Commercial Refrigeration Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 21 : European Market for PCM in Shipping and Transportation Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 22 : European Market for PCM in Textile Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 23 : European Market for PCM in Other Applications, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 24 : European PCM Market, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 25 : German PCM Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 26 : U.K. PCM Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 27 : French PCM Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 28 : Rest of European PCM Market, by Application, 2017-2023

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