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Advanced Phase Change Material (PCM) Market: Global Forecast (2010 – 2015)

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Publishing Date: July 2010
Report Code: EP 1250

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Report Description

The increasing demand for energy-saving and environment-friendly technology is driving the growth of the global phase change material (PCM) market. The global PCM market is expected to grow from $300.8 million in 2009 to $1,488.1 million in 2015, at an estimated CAGR of 31.7% from 2010 to 2015. The paraffin-based PCM market commands the largest share of the overall PCM market in terms of value, while salt hydrate-based PCMs lead the market in terms of volume.

Building and construction currently forms the largest application market due to the globally increasing demand for cooling buildings, which in turn has arisen due to the shift from heavy thermal mass design to lightweight architecture. While this application contributed 22% to the global PCM market revenues in 2009, textile applications are expected to have the highest CAGR of 38.5% from 2010 to 2015.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for phase change material on the basis of applications, materials, and geography; forecasting revenues and analyzing trends in each of the following submarkets:

On the basis of applications:
Building and construction, Commercial refrigeration, HVAC, energy storage, textile, shipping and transportation and other applications such as electronics, healthcare and telecommunications

On the basis of materials:

  • Salt hydrates, paraffin, and other materials such as fatty acids and eutectic salts

On the basis of geography:

  • Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia-Pacific

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. This report will also provide market tables for covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report also provides more than 20 company profiles covering all the sub-segments.

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Table of Contents                    
                       
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET OVERVIEW 
MARKET DYNAMICS 
TYPES OF PCM 
PCMS APPLICATIONS 
GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 
PATENT ANALYSIS 

1 INTRODUCTION 

1.1 KEY TAKE AWAYS 
1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION 
1.3 MARKETS COVERED 
1.4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 

2 SUMMARY 
3 MARKET OVERVIEW 

3.1 PARENTAL STRUCTURE OF PCM MARKET 
3.2 DEFINING THE PCM MARKET 
3.3 PCM BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE 
3.4 FACTORS INFLUENCING MARKET GROWTH 
3.5 TYPES OF PCM 
3.6 PCM APPLICATIONS MARKET SCENARIO 
3.7 RELATIVE POTENTIAL MATRIX 
3.8 R&D INITIATIVES 
3.9 PCM QUALITY ASSURANCE PARAMETERS 

3.9.1 ENTHALPY TEMPERATURE GRADIENT 
3.9.2 CYCLIC REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE STORAGE PROCESS 
3.9.2.1 Cycling category 
3.9.3 THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF STORAGE MATERIAL 

3.10 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 
3.11 PATENT ANALYSIS 

4 MARKET DYNAMICS


4.1 DRIVERS 

4.1.1 SAVES ENERGY 
4.1.2 REDUCES GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 
4.1.3 SHIFTS PEAK LOADS 
4.1.4 TECHNICAL DRIVERS 
4.1.4.1 Wide range of melting temperatures 
4.1.4.2 Availability of PCMs in various forms 
4.1.4.3 Long operating life 
4.1.4.4 Used for both cooling and heating purposes 
4.1.4.5 Large heat storage capacity 

4.2 RESTRAINTS 

4.2.1 SLOW PENETRATION RATE 
4.2.2 HIGH PRICE 
4.2.3 SENSITIVE 
4.2.4 REQUIRES EXTREME TEMPERATURE SWINGS 

4.3 OPPORTUNITIES 

4.3.1 REDUCING PRICES OF PCM 
4.3.2 R&D FOR NOVEL MATERIALS 

5 TYPES OF PCM 

5.1 COMMERCIALIZATION STATUS 
5.2 FATTY ACID-BASED PCMS 
5.3 METHODS OF PCM ENCAPSULATION 

5.3.1 MACROENCAPSULATION 
5.3.2 MICROENCAPSULATION 

5.4 NEW DEVELOPMENTS 

5.4.1 USE OF ERYTHRITOL AS PCM 

5.5 PARAFFIN AS A PCM 

5.5.1 PARAFFIN PRODUCTION 

5.5.1.1 Extraction from crude oil 
5.5.1.2 Extraction from lube oil 

5.5.2 PARAFFIN PURIFICATION METHODS 

5.5.2.1 Union carbide isosiv process 
5.5.2.2 UOP molex process 
5.5.2.3 Exxon ensorb process 
5.5.2.4 Urea adduct formation 
5.5.2.5 Fischer-tropsch synthesis 

5.5.3 PARAFFIN-BASED PCM MANUFACTURING PROCESS 
5.5.4 TYPES OF PARAFFIN 
5.5.5 KEY MANUFACTURERS: PARAFFIN AND PARAFFIN-BASED PCM 

6 PCM APPLICATIONS 

6.1 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION 
6.1.1 MARKET DYNAMICS 

6.1.1.1 Shift to lightweight architecture 
6.1.1.2 Use of additional energy for cooling 
6.1.1.3 Dual temperature control & cost savings 

6.2 COLD STORAGE 

6.2.1 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION 
6.2.2 SHIPPING, PACKAGING & TRANSPORTATION 

6.3 HVAC 

6.3.1 BOILER/POWER PLANT 

6.4 ENERGY STORAGE 

6.4.1 SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE 
6.4.2 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY STORAGE 

6.5 TEXTILE 
6.6 OTHER APPLICATIONS 

6.6.1 ELECTRONICS 
6.6.2 HEALTHCARE 

6.7 POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS 

6.7.1 PHASE CHANGE MEMORY 
6.7.2 NANO-SCALE SWITCHING 

7 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 

7.1 EMEA PCM MARKET 
7.2 AMERICAS PCM MARKET 
7.3 APAC PCM MARKET 

8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 

8.1 INDUSTRY GROWTH STRATEGIES 
8.2 NEW DEVELOPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS 
8.3 INDUSTRY GROWTH STRATEGY TRENDS 
8.4 NEW DEVELOPMENTS, BY PLAYERS 

9 PATENT ANALYSIS 

10 COMPANY PROFILES 

10.1 ACU TEMP THERMAL SYSTEMS 
10.2 AEGIS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES 
10.3 AI TECHNOLOGY INC 
10.4 ASTER TELESERVICES PVT LTD 
10.5 BASF AG 

10.5.1 NATIONAL GYPSUM 

10.6 CAPZO INTERNATIONAL B V 
10.7 CHOMERICS 
10.8 COSELLA-DORKEN 
10.9 DOW CHEMICAL 
10.10 DUPONT 
10.11 ENTROPY SOLUTIONS INC 
10.11.1 BIOPCM 
10.11.2 GLACIER TEK INC 
10.12 GLOBAL COLD CHAIN SOLUTIONS PTY LTD. 
10.13 HENKEL 
10.14 LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES 
10.15 LAMINAR MEDICA LTD 
10.16 MICRON 
10.17 MICROSUN TECHNOLOGIES 
10.18 OUTLAST TECHNOLOGIES INC 
10.19 PHASE CHANGE PRODUCTS PTY LTD 
10.20 PLUSS POLYMERS 
10.21 RUBITHERM TECHNOLOGIES 
10.22 SGL GROUP 
10.23 SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO. LTD 
10.24 TCP RELIABLE 
10.25 TEGRANT CORPORATION 

APPENDIX 

 LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 1  RAL CATEGORIZATION 
TABLE 2 PCM APPLICATIONS WRT PHASE CHANGE TEMPERATURE 
TABLE 3 TYPES OF PCM 
TABLE 4 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: DIFFERENT TYPES OF PCM 
TABLE 5 AVERAGE PCM PRICES, BY TYPES 2009 ($PER TON) 
TABLE 6 GLOBAL PCM MARKET, BY MATERIALS  2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 7 PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS AND MAJOR MARKET PLAYERS 
TABLE 8 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS 
TABLE 9 PROPERTIES OF SALT HYDRATE-BASED PCM 
TABLE 10 PROPERTIES OF FATTY ACID-BASED PCM 
TABLE 11 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: ENCAPSULATION TECHNIQUES 
TABLE 12 TYPES OF PARAFFIN USED AS PCM 
TABLE 13 MAJOR PARAFFIN MANUFACTURERS, BY GEOGRAPHY 
TABLE 14 COMMERCIALIZED PARAFFIN-BASED PCMS 
TABLE 15 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: PCM MANUFACTURERS 
TABLE 16 GLOBAL PCM-BASED BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY  2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 17 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: PCM FOR BUILDING/ CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS 
TABLE 18 GLOBAL PCM-BASED COMMERCIAL FIXED REFRIGERATION APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY  2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 19 GLOBAL PCM-BASED SHIPPING, PACKAGING, & TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 20 GLOBAL PCM-BASED HVAC APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 21 GLOBAL PCM-BASED ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATION MARKET,
BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 22 COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PCM FOR SOLAR HEAT STORAGE 
TABLE 23 GLOBAL PCM-BASED TEXTILE APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY  2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER PCM APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY
2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 25 OPERATING EXPENSES IN TELECOM SHELTERS 
TABLE 26 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: DIFFERENT MEMORY TYPES 
TABLE 27 GLOBAL PCM MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY  2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 28 REGION-WISE ENVIRONMENTAL NORMS 
TABLE 29 EMEA PCM MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 30 AMERICAS PCM MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 31 APAC PCM MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS  2008 – 2015 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 32 STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING OF PCM MANUFACTURERS 
TABLE 33 NEW PRODUCT & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENTS
(JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
TABLE 34 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
TABLE 35 JOINT VENTURES (JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
TABLE 36 OTHER GROWTH STRATEGIES  (JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
TABLE 37 ACU TEMP: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 38 AEGIS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 39 BASF: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 40 PCP: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 41 SHIN-ETSU CHEMICALS: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 42 TCP RELIABLE: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 43 THERMO SAFE: PCM PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 
TABLE 44 U.S. PATENTS (JANUARY 2005 TO APRIL 2010) 
TABLE 45 EUROPE PATENTS (FEBRUARY 2005 TO MARCH 2010) 
TABLE 46 JAPAN PATENTS (JANUARY 2005 TO JULY 2009) 
 
LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 CLASSIFICATION OF SMART MATERIALS 
FIGURE 2 DEFINING GLOBAL PCM MARKET 
FIGURE 3 PCM BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE 
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL PCM MARKET DYNAMICS 
FIGURE 5 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: PCM TYPES 
FIGURE 6 PCM APPLICATIONS MARKET SCENARIO 
FIGURE 7 RELATIVE POTENTIAL MATRIX OF THE GLOBAL PCM MARKET (2010) 
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL R&D INITIATIVES TO INCREASE PCM EFFICACY 
FIGURE 9 QUALITY ASSURANCE PARAMETERS FOR PCM PRODUCTS 
FIGURE 10 INDUSTRY TREND ANALYSIS 
FIGURE 11 PATENT TREND ANALYSIS (2008 VS 2009) 
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION TRENDS 
FIGURE 13 SHIFT IN THE ELECTRICITY LOAD IN A 24 HOUR CYCLE 
FIGURE 14 FUNCTIONING OF PCM 
FIGURE 15 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: HEAT STORAGE CAPACITY OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS 
FIGURE 16 PCM PRICING TRENDS 
FIGURE 17 CLASSIFICATION OF MATERIALS 
FIGURE 18 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: MELTING TEMPERATURE AND ENTHALPY 
FIGURE 19 PCM MARKET SHARES, BY UNITS OF PRODUCTION (2009) 
FIGURE 20 GLOBAL PCM MARKET, BY TYPES (TONNAGE IN 2009) 
FIGURE 21 SOURCES OF PARAFFIN PRODUCTION 
FIGURE 22 EXTRACTION OF PARAFFIN FROM CRUDE OIL 
FIGURE 23 EXTRACTION OF PARAFFIN FROM SLACK WAX 
FIGURE 24 UNION CARBIDE ISOSIV PROCESS OF PARAFFIN PURIFICATION 
FIGURE 25 MOLEX PROCESS OF PARAFFIN PURIFICATION 
FIGURE 26 EXXON ENSORB PROCESS OF PARAFFIN PURIFICATION 
FIGURE 27 UREA ADDUCT FORMATION PROCESS OF PARAFFIN PURIFICATION 
FIGURE 28 FISCHER-TROPSCH PROCESS OF PARAFFIN PURIFICATION 
FIGURE 29 PARAFFIN-BASED PCM MANUFACTURING PROCESS 
FIGURE 30 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PCM MARKET SHARES, BY UNITS OF PRODUCTION (2009) 
FIGURE 31 DRIVING FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR PCM BUILDING APPLICATION 
FIGURE 32 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION PCM MARKET SHARES, BY UNITS OF PRODUCTION (2009) 
FIGURE 33 SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION PCM MARKET SHARES, BY UNITS OF PRODUCTION (2009) 
FIGURE 34 SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION PCM MARKET SHARES, BY REVENUE (2009)
FIGURE 35 FUNCTION OF PCM IN REDUCING PEAK LOAD 
FIGURE 36 FUNCTIONING OF PCM IN POWER PLANTS 
FIGURE 37 PCM APPLICATION FOR SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE 
FIGURE 38 TEXTILE PCM MARKET SHARES, BY REVENUES % (2009) 
FIGURE 39 TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT IN PCM-BASED FABRIC 
FIGURE 40 INDUSTRY GROWTH STRATEGIES (JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
FIGURE 41 NEW DEVELOPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS
(JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
FIGURE 42 INDUSTRY GROWTH STRATEGY TRENDS (2008 VS 2009) 
FIGURE 43 NEW DEVELOPMENTS, BY PLAYERS (JANUARY 2007 TO MAY 2010) 
FIGURE 44 PATENTS ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY (JANUARY 2005- APRIL 2010) 
FIGURE 45 PATENT REGISTRATION TREND (2005- 2009) 
FIGURE 46 PATENTS ANALYSIS, BY COMPANIES (JANUARY 2005-APRIL 2010) 
FIGURE 47 REVENUE SHARE OF OUTLAST’S PCM PRODUCTS,
BY GEOGRAPHY (2009)

Summary

The increasing demand for energy-saving and environment-friendly technology is driving the growth of the global phase change material (PCM) market. The global PCM market is expected to grow from $300.8 million in 2009 to $1,488.1 million in 2015, at an estimated CAGR of 31.7% from 2010 to 2015. The paraffin-based PCM market commands the largest share of the overall PCM market in terms of value, while salt hydrate-based PCMs lead the market in terms of volume.

PCMs offer tremendous potential to fulfill the growing energy needs for cooling and heating applications across various industries, including construction, commercial refrigeration, textiles, and packaging. The use of the passive PCM technology is expected to boost the global efforts to conserve energy in the wake of fast depleting fossil fuels. However, effective integration of PCMs in end-products remains a challenging task.

Building and construction currently forms the largest application market due to the globally increasing demand for cooling buildings, which in turn has arisen due to the shift from heavy thermal mass design to lightweight architecture. While this application contributed 22% to the global PCM market revenues in 2009, textile applications are expected to have the highest CAGR of 38.5% from 2010 to 2015.

Europe offers a lucrative market to PCM players because of its focus on energy security and therefore holds the largest share – 42.2% – of the global PCM market. Currently, the market players are focusing in development of new products and applications, which therefore accounted for the highest share of the total competitive developments in the global PCM market from 2007 to May 2010.

Industry participants with the most significant product developments include BASF, Honeywell, Outlast Technologies, and Samsung. Industry participants with the most significant product developments include BASF, Honeywell, Outlast Technologies, and Samsung. BASF and Outlast are also collaborating with universities to conduct R&D on advanced PCMs in an attempt to increase market penetration of the PCM products.

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