Match wax

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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


Sources Checked for Data in Record

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