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Abstract: A series of fabrics containing different mass ratios of polyurethane binder to melamine-formaldehyde microcapsules were created and their thermal properties were investigated. A variety of thermal analysis methods including guarded hot plate and differential scanning calorimetry were employed to characterize the series of fabrics. The mass ratio of microcapsules to polyurethane binder had a significant effect on the thermal properties of the fabrics and the researchers pointed out a specific ratio that would be suitable for the synthesis of thermoregulating textiles.

Reference: Thermochimica Acta, 506, 1-2 (2010) 82-93

DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2010.04.020