Encapsulation of phase change materials by complex coacervation to improve thermal performances of woven fabrics

Onder E., Sarier N., CIMEN E.

THERMOCHIMICA ACTA, vol.467, pp.63-72, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 467
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tca.2007.11.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-72
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, three types of paraffin waxes suitable for textile applications, namely n-hexadecane, n-octadecane and n-nonadecane were encapsulated through complex coacervation of natural and biodegradable polymers, gum arabic-gelatin mixture, in order to investigate their heat storing or releasing capacities, their durability as well as their practicable thermal performances when integrated into woven fabrics by coating.