Thursday, October 24, 2013

LavaLunch with Form Stable Phase Change Material

Did you know that hot food is easier to digest? It makes it easier for your body to absorb essential vitamins and nutrients. A hot meal consisting of home-cooked proteins, vegetables, legumes and rice offers a more nutritious option while reducing many of the harmful risks associated with processed cold foods. Elements Accessories Inc. has introduced LavaLunch that is made of a special neoprene-like material. Combined that with their proprietary insulation and a unique a pre-heated LavaRock, LavaLunch can stay hot up to 6 hours!


LavaRock has been custom engineered for the LavaLunch application. It utilizes a proprietary Form Stable Phase Change Material that stores a large quantity of heat to maintain temperature in the range of 120 degree F to 150 degree F. Just place  LavaRock warmer in the microwave for two minutes. Include it in your LavaLunchbox along with your favorite pre-heated foods. That's it, you're ready to go!

All materials used in LavaLunch are BPA-free, Phalate-free, and Non-Toxic. Our LavaRock warmers are made from organic materials. Lava Lunch is a without doubt a modern yet practical solution for a lunch bag that combines clean and simple design. Perfect for bringing a healthy, Hot, lunch from home.   Each Lava Lunch comes with two Lava Rocks to maintain warmth, a side drink pocket and room for utensils. Lava Lunch  is perfect for anyone looking for a stylish way to carry their hot meal on the go. You can buy your LavaLunch directly from the manufacturer Elements Accessories Inc.


Vote for LavalLunch now and be instrumental in securing JPMorgan Chase grant to help roll out "Lava Lunch", the only Hot-Lunchbox, to retailers across the country. 





Monday, March 4, 2013

Better Pizza with Phase Change Materials

For many generations, pizza continues to be one of America’s favorite foods and a staple for many college students and single adults. It is a simple, unpretentious, pragmatic, allinone meal that appeases the youngest to the oldest across all ethnicities. With the ease of delivery, Americans can enjoy pizza anytime, anywhere. So, have you ever ordered a pizza and it was delivered lukewarm with gloppy cheese?

A group of pizza loving, engineering students, while taking Dr. Ravi Gorthala's heat transfer and thermal engineering class at the University of New Haven, devised an experiment using phase change materials for a simple and creative solution to keep pizza warm.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thermal Energy Storage Market to Reach $3.6 Billion Worldwide by 2020


A recent Yahoo press release highlighted a recent report from Pike Research that forecasts a total revenue from worldwide sales of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) to grow steadily over the remainder of this decade, reaching $3.6 billion by 2020.  Thermal energy storage (TES) is most often used as an effective means of shifting electrical peak load use from daytime peak periods to less expensive periods of the day or at night, saving money, stabilizing load on HVAC equipment, stabilizing load on power plants and increasing overall power generation & distribution system efficiency.

Monday, January 7, 2013

CSP Industry to discuss 2013 challenges in New Delhi this March


CSP Today reported that Leaders of the concentrated solar power industry in India will discuss upcoming challenges as PV competition intensifies. The publication By Beatriz Gonzalez on Jan 7, 2013 highlights the comments from the industry specialists. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Global Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market forecast 2012 -2016


Technavio has published a market analysis report "Global Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Market 2012 - 2016" where it's analysts forecast the Global Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market to grow at a CAGR of 17.25 percent over the period 2012-2016.  Technavio is the syndicated research wing of Infiniti Research, with over 1,800 off-the-shelf reports on niche and upcoming technology markets. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Temperature control for wine shipping containers


A few wine lovers discussed a serious wine shipping issue in the Wine Cellar Insider forum. One talked about his countless instances when he received wines either cooked in the summer time or frozen in the winter time, even with overnight shipping option. Another agreed that this is a serious concern and because of this the actual taste of wine could be lost.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Unique PCM based technology to enhance efficiency of beverage coolers

A consortium named iCool has been organized in European Union to develop a unique technology that makes effective use of phase changes materials (PCM) within beverage coolers. The aim of this technology is to downsize the cooler's cooling system thereby significantly increasing it's energy efficiency.