How matches are made

Today I’m going to be telling you how matches are made!

First, gelatin, potassium Chlorate, hot water, Silica granules and some other things (that help the matches burn better) are all mixed together, then some red dye is added.  This is the match-head compound.  The match sticks are made of wood (obviously) but they are dipped in paraffin and ammonium phosphate.  They are loaded onto this thing that dips them in the match head mixture and let dry thoroughly.  The matches are finished, and ready to be packed up into boxes!



Matches: How It’s Made. N.p., n.d. Web. <;.


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