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.
Latent heat storage can be achieved through liquid–>solid, solid–>liquid, solid–>gas and liquid–>gas phase changes. However, only solid–>liquid and liquid–>solid phase changes are practical for PCMs. Although liquid–gas transitions have a higher heat of transformation than solid–liquid transitions, liquid->gas phase changes are impractical for thermal storage because large volumes or high pressures are required to store the materials in their gas phase. Solid–solid phase changes are typically very slow and have a relatively low heat of transformation.
Phase change materials are products that release or absorb heat when they change from one phase to another (usually from solid to liquid or vice versa). These materials store thermal energy in the form of latent heat, which is released when they freeze or crystallize and absorbed when they melt at their respective melting/freezing temperature points. Hence, they are used in a broad range of applications that require thermal control and management.
Currently, The industry concentration is not high, the technical barriers and financial barriers of Advanced Phase Change Materials (PCM) are also not high. The companies in the world that produce Advanced Phase Change Materials (PCM) mainly concentrate in China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan and USA. Raw materials are also concentrated in these regions.
Global Phase Change Materials (PCM) market size will increase to xx Million US$ by 2025, from xx Million US$ in 2018, at a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period. In this study, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Phase Change Materials (PCM).
This report researches the worldwide Phase Change Materials (PCM) market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like United States, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other regions.
This study categorizes the global Phase Change Materials (PCM) breakdown data by manufacturers, region, type and application, also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
This report focuses on the top manufacturers' Phase Change Materials (PCM) capacity, production, value, price and market share of Phase Change Materials (PCM) in global market. The following manufacturers are covered in this report:
Phase Change Energy Solutions
Dow Building Solutions
Phase Change Materials (PCM) Breakdown Data by Type
Phase Change Materials (PCM) Breakdown Data by Application
Building & Construction
Phase Change Materials (PCM) Production Breakdown Data by Region
Phase Change Materials (PCM) Consumption Breakdown Data by Region
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives are:
To analyze and research the global Phase Change Materials (PCM) capacity, production, value, consumption, status and forecast;
To focus on the key Phase Change Materials (PCM) manufacturers and study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in next few years.
To focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Phase Change Materials (PCM) :
History Year: 2014-2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year 2019 to 2025
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.