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@ a Glance  
  • A match is a small stick of wood or strip of cardboard with a solidified mixture of flammable chemicals deposited on one end.
  • In India, matches were imported from France & England. Later in 1921, matches were manufactured at Calcutta by machines.
  • By know-how technology from calcutta, 2 persons started the match industry, namely Mr. P. Ayya Nadar and Mr. A. Shunmuga Nadar at Sivakasi in 1922.
  • During 1950s, Lucifer Match Industry and Bharat Match Industry, the first unit of South India, were started at Sivakasi
  • 1971, Mr. R. Shroff, an industrialist and founder of red phosphorus processing units helped to put up a red phosphorus unit to meet the need of cottage industries
  • Today, 500 billion matches are used each year, about 200 billion from matchbooks
  • Diamond Match Company makes more than 12 billion matches a year of the more than 500 billion that are used annually in the United States.
  • In 1830, the French chemist, Charles Sauria, created a match made with white phosphorous. Sauria's matches had no odor, but they made people sick with a ailment dubbed "phossy jaw". White phosphorous is poisonous.
  • United States President William H. Taft publicly asked Diamond Match to release their patent for the good of mankind. They did on January 28, 1911, Congress placed a high tax on matches made with white phosphorous.
  • Description
  • Overview
  • History of Match Industry
  • Match Museum
  • Burning Match Stick - Video file
  • Evolution of the match
  • A Story of Light and Dark.

Manufacturing Procedure

  • Laser Match head
  • Match Box Labels
  • Raw Materials
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Technology in Matches
  • Veneer Peeling Procedure-Video file
  • How does a match work

Match Wood

  • Eucalypts in Match Making
  • Timber Splints and Veneer
  • White Wood
  • Veneer Slicing and Peeling

Match Industry

  • Chromium in Effluents
  • Red Phosphorous for efficient match making
  • Safety Matches Data Sheet
  • White Phosphorus Matches
  • Bamboo Matchstick
  • ITC Safety Matches

Market Reports

  • Reports on Supply and Export of Matches
  • Village and Cottage Match Industry
  • Directory of Manufacturers, Exporters, Importers and Service Providers 
  • Swedish Match Strategy
  • UK Match Industry
  • Indian Bazaar
  • Indian Exporters and Manufactures
  • Press Reports

Equipment Suppliers

  • Match Machinery Manufacturers
  • Automatic label printing press
  • Automatic match making machine (HJ-1000T)
  • Automatic match making machine (HJ-750)
  • Complete Match Machinery
  • Splint Chopping Machine


  • Elemental Phosphorus production
  • Light producing Chemical reaction
  • Match head reaction
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Potassium Dichromate
  • Stability of Red Phosphorus
  • Striking Chemistry at Fingertips
  • Safety Match Chemistry
  • Raw Materials

Types of Matches

  • Wax Matches
  • Strike Anywhere Matches
  • Wooden Match Book
  • Book Matches

Regulatory Issues
  • Enhancing Competitiveness
  • Safety Industrial Rules
  • Patents and Technical Developments
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Test Methods for matches
  • FAO  Document

Marketing and Export in India

  • Salem Match Factory
  • Apollo Manufacturer
  • Arasan Match Industries
  • Bell Match Company
  • Deepa Matches
  • PR Matches World
  • Premier Match Company
  • Raj Exim
  • Sivakasi Matches
  • Thangavel Match Industries
  • Wimco Ltd
  • VVR Group Ltd
  • Sundravel Group of Industries
  • Peacock Match Company
  • Asia Match Co.

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