Phase Change Materials (FinePE PCMs) are ideal products for thermal management solutions. This is because they store and release thermal energy during the process of melting & freezing (changing from one phase to another). When such a material freezes, it releases large amounts of energy in the form of latent heat of fusion, or energy of crystallisation. Conversely, when the material is melted
PCMs can be either organic or inorganic materials. Advantages of organic PCMs include no corrosives, low or no undercooling, and chemical and thermal stability. Disadvantages include low phase-change enthalpy, low thermal conductivity, and flammability.
Transporting temperature sensitive goods can be very challenging, not least because of new provisions and stricter customer demands. Phase change materials (PCM) with their reversible mechanism of storing heat can yield significant advantages for this spectrum of heat management.
A phase-change material in packaging is defined as an organic or inorganic substance that acts as your payload's heating or cooling agent. As your payload's temperature increases or decreases (depending on several factors, from ambient external temperature to the type of insulation you use), your PCM works to maintain a stable, consistent temperature for the duration of its trip.