2020 Volume 59 Issue 4 Pages 367-375
Until now, various microcapsules have been prepared and applied in many fields such as the electronic materials, the construction civil engineering materials, the pharmaceutical products materials, the agricultural materials, the information recording materials, the textile materials, the latent heat energy storage materials, the stationary materials, the cosmetics materials and the food ingredients. Also, it is actively tried to prepare the microcapsules with multiple stimuli-responsibility. In this report, the fundamentals of microcapsules such as the preparation methods, the functions and the purposes of microencapsulation, the advance information for preparing the microcapsules are introduced. Furthermore, the microcapsules applied in the various fields such as the self-healing materials, the latent heat storage materials, the food ingredients, the hybrid shell microcapsules are introduced.