National GypsumThermalCore Panel with Micronal PCM incorporates phase change material from BASF to moderate indoor temperature fluctuations and help maintain a comfortable interior environment. The panel’s core contains microencapsulated beads of Micronal PCM, a wax material that alternates between solid and liquid states to absorb and release thermal energy. The wax melts to absorb heat when it reaches 73 degrees Fahrenheit, then releases that heat again as it cools and becomes solid. This alternating process of melting and solidifying allows the panel to absorb daytime temperature peaks, ideally providing a more consistent room temperature. The product handles and installs like regular drywall and provides added thermal mass not typically found in traditional light-weight construction. The panels require a skim coat and will accept decoration similar to standard gypsum board.
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