Match wax

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Description

A low-melting fraction of paraffin wax that has a melting point of 36 - 45C (105-112F). Match wax is primarily used to make match heads and fireplace starter blocks. It has also been used in wax lamps.

Hazards and Safety

Combustible.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 581