The skin on the match box is mainly composed of red phosphorus, antimony trisulfide and adhesive. Generally, after friction with the match head, it will produce fire.
When I was a child every family can use a match to the ignition, when use matches, will find that there is a layer on the matchbox skin, what is this used for?
The skin on the matchbox is mainly composed of three substances: red phosphorus, antimony trisulfide, and adhesive. A box of fireworks contains matchheads, matchboxes, and matchsticks.
When we ignite matches, they are heated by friction on the side of the match head and the matchbox, causing oxidation, and then the fire is generated.
The invention of matches makes our life more convenient, and making fire more convenient. Before cooking, people used matches to ignite. With the development of society, lighters gradually replaced matches. It was difficult to find match skins in the market in the past, but now they have been treasured by many collectors.
Matches are invented on the basis of drilling wood to make fire in primitive society, mainly made according to the principle of friction heat generation of objects, using the chemical properties of strong oxidants and reducing agents to create a fire-making tool that can friction and ignite.
The cost of making matches is also relatively low, and the price is cheap. the price of a box of matches is a few cents, but once the matches are damp, they will not be lit, so they generally need to be placed in a dry and ventilated place.
With the widespread use of disposable lighters, matches have gradually faded out of people’s daily life and have been eliminated.