COIR BASED MATCH STICKS AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Ramalingam Balakumaran, Selvan Jeeva
International Journal of Technical Research and Applications   unpublished
A method and process for achieving Eco Friendly match sticks, using Coir obtained from Coconut fibre is discussed. It can be a very much progressive and forward step taken to check the occurrence of Ecological disaster due to felling and cutting down of trees for softwood requirements for manufacture of matchsticks. The Coconut Coir is a a very conventional source and rich in fibre content. The match sticks are obtained by treatment of Coconut coir with appropriate quantities of Epoxy Resin,
more » ... of Epoxy Resin, and later fabricated into a thread form and splined. Later, the splined sticks are coated with wax. It can be observed that Coconut coir never shrinks or cracks or produces crust and is ideally suited for manufacture of match sticks and contributes immensely to the preservation of Ecology and saves trees from indiscriminately felled for the purpose of making match sticks.
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