A match is tool for starting a fire under controlled conditions. Today, a typical modern match is made of a small wooden stick or stiff paper. One end of it is coated with a material that can be ignited by frictional heat generated by striking the match against a suitable surface.

Waxes are an essential raw material for match manufacturing. The wax is applied on the match by means of a wet system. A wax provides following main functions

  • It facilitates the match ignition
  • It enlarges the flame duration
  • It protects the match against moisture
AST PetroChemie offers a range of wax products which are most suitable for this application. Our products are based on paraffin and microcrystalline waxes which provide the most adequate combustion properties.

Please contact us for further details. It will be our pleasure to assist you with the right product.

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