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Thermal Responsive

Thermally responsive textiles provide a response upon encounter of a pre-determined thermal stimulus. Textiles able to respond to a stimuli are defined as Smart or intelligent textiles. The response derived from the stimuli can be one to evoke a functional, protective or novel function. Thermally responsive materials will provide a physical or chemical change on incurrence of the programmed thermal range. Currently there are four types of thermally responsive materials in use or being developed for future applications under the heading of smart textiles, they are:

PCM's (Phase Change Materials)
SSM's (Shape Memory Materials) 
Thermoelectric Materials
Thermochromatic Materials