Phase Change Material Market Size & Share, by Type (Inorganic, Organic); Form (Encapsulated, Non-Encapsulated); Application (Building & Construction, HVAC, Cold Chain & Packaging, Textile, Electronics) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Jun 02, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Global Phase Change Material Market size is set to reach USD 12.58 Billion by the end of 2035 by expanding on a CAGR of 19% from 2023 to 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of phase change material was USD 1.56 Billion. The faster development of smart cities, which consist of energy-efficient buildings is driving the growth of the market. These buildings are employed with PCMs to maintain the temperature regulations in the buildings and effectively use the energy, thus reducing energy consumption.

Rapid use of PCM in data center cooling systems, followed by the rise in the number of data centers to regulate the heat generated by servers and electronic components. Furthermore, they absorb and store waste heat from data centers and reuse it.

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Phase Change Material Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Regulation for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emission – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, consists of all the regulations to be followed to reduce CO2 emissions. Moreover, KYOTO Protocol was signed by 192 parties of various countries to adhere to these regulations. Considering the regulation, the role of PCMs becomes significant in reducing the CO2 levels, by storing and relieving the large amount so energy during phase transitions, such as solid to liquid or to gas, and vice versa.
  • Growing Trade of Good Among Countries– Global trade grew by USD 5.5 trillion in 2021, reaching around USD 28 trillion. The value of international trade has further reached over USD 32 trillion at the end of 2022. The rising trade increases the requirement of cold chain logistics for sensitive goods, here PCM is employed to extend the life of perishable items by stabilizing the temperature.
  • Rising Use of HVAC Systems– PCM is used for using the thermal energy storage in the HVAC system during off-peak hours when demand for heating and cooling is highest. Over two-thirds of households in the world is likely to install air conditioners by 2050.


  • Corrosive and Flammable Nature of PCMs – Different types of PCM had varying degrees of flammable and corrosive nature. It is difficult for specific PCM to match the compatibility with the material it is been integrated. Otherwise, the PCM reacts with the material and can pose serious threats. Therefore, some characteristics of PCM are likely to hamper the industry’s expansion.
  • Low awareness about the benefits of PCM
  • High Cost of Switching from Ordinary Material to PCM

Phase Change Material Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 1.56 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 12.58 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Phase Change Material Segmentation

Application (Building & Construction, HVAC, Cold Chain & Packaging, Textile, Electronics)

The phase change material market from cold chain & packaging segment is estimated to gain the lucrative share of about ~40% in the year 2035. The rising trade of food, such as fruits & vegetables, meat & poultry, and others is driving the segment growth. In nominal terms, food and agricultural commerce have more than tripled since 1995. Moreover, global exports are expected to be slightly greater for 2023, at 12.1 million tonnes, additionally, in countries other than the United States, global exports are expected to rise by 2%. PCMs are integrated into the packaging for preventing temperature fluctuation and keep the food in desired temperatures by absorbing the surrounding’s heat.

Type (Inorganic, Organic)

The phase change material market from the inorganic segment is projected to garner a tremendous share of around ~60% in the year 2035. The growth of the segment is due to the inflammable nature of inorganic PCMs. Moreover, inorganic PCM, such as metallic, and salt hydrates are high in demand in various industries, including cold chain logistics, refrigeration, HVAC, and others.

Our in-depth analysis of the market includes the following segments:


  • Inorganic
  • Organic


  • Encapsulated
  • Non-Encapsulated


  • Building & Construction
  • HVAC
  • Cold Chain & Packaging
  • Textile
  • Electronics

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Phase Change Material Industry - Regional Synopsis

European Market Statistics

The phase change material market in Europe is projected to be the largest with a share of about ~31%  till 2035. Many parts of Europe have taken strict actions to reduce the levels of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, which increases the demand for PCM in various sectors for increasing sustainability and energy-efficient practices. The Climate Act, enacted by the Dutch government, targets a 49% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, and a 95% reduction by 2050.

APAC Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific phase change material market is estimated to be the second largest, registering a share of nearly ~25% through 2035. Growing urbanization and economic development have increased the demand for heat, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in the region. The total number of air-conditioning units in South Asia might increase from 40 million in 2017 to 300 million in 2040, with Indonesia accounting for half of this increase. Nowadays, heat exchangers in ACs are getting employed with phase change materials for improving energy efficiency.

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Companies Dominating the Global Phase Change Material Market

    • BASF SE
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Microtek Laboratories Inc.
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    • Medifab Global Group
    • Integreon Inc.
    • Pluss Advanced Technologies B.V.
    • Thal Technologies B.V.
    • Sinomax USA Inc.
    • Rubitherm Technologies GmbH
    • Croda International Plc.
    • PureTemp LLC.
    • Honeywell International, Inc.

In the News

  • February 2023: SINOMAX USA Inc. announced the expansion of sustainable bedding and mattress solutions. These mattresses are made of bio-based phase change material, which provides cooling solutions. It has temperature-regulation technology that stabilizes the skin temperature.
  • January 2022: Honeywell International, Inc. launched the new low global warming-based refrigerant, Solstice N71 (R-471A) for the application in supermarket industry. It has non-flammable characteristics and is highly energy-efficient

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4973
  • Published Date: Jun 02, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing construction of green buildings, rising use of HVAC systems, and growing global trade are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of phase change material is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~19% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are BASF SE, Microtek Laboratories Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Medifab Global Group, Integreon Inc., Thal Technologies B.V., Sinomax USA Inc., Rubitherm Technologies GmbH, Croda International Plc., PureTemp LLC., and Honeywell International, Inc.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, form, application, and by region.

The cold chain & packaging segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

Lack of awareness regarding the befits of PCM and the high cost of implementation PCM in old systems are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the European region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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