The side of the matchbox is coated with red phosphorus (igniting agent), antimony trisulfide (Sb2S3, flammable) and glass powder. The materials on the advertising matches head are generally potassium chloride, manganese dioxide (oxidant), sulfur (combustibles) and so on. When the two sides rub against each other, the heat generated by the friction ignites the red phosphorus in contact with potassium chloride, causing the combustible material on the advertising matches to head to burn, which causes the matchstick to catch fire.
2KClO3+3S→2KCl+3SO2+1137kJThe above chemical reaction is too intense, and the ignition is too intense, so it is not suitable for use. Filler powder, such as quartz powder, should be added to the match head of the advertising match to moderate and stable the fire; additionally, the addition of potassium dichromate and pigments can improve the moisture resistance and appearance of the match head. You can make a sulfur-free aromatic match by replacing sulfur with starch, shellac, and other ingredients and adding spices. It does not emit the toxic gas SO2, emits fragrance, and makes people feel at ease when burned.
The advantage of safety advertising matches is that red phosphorus is non-toxic. It and the oxidizer adhere to the safety matches box and the matchstick sides, respectively, and do not touch them when not in use.
F-Zero Matches Factory manufactures and distributes various safety matches from China. We were established in 2000, and we are proud to introduce ourselves as one of the leading manufacturers of safety matches. To ensure that our finished products do the best for you, we have carried out multiple quality inspections throughout the production process.