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

Onder E. , Sarier N., CIMEN E.

THERMOCHIMICA ACTA, cilt.467, ss.63-72, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 467
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.tca.2007.11.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.63-72


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.