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MATCHES; MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Mechanical manufacture of matches.

Chemical features in the manufacture of matches.

Matches.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

This subclass does not cover chemical compounds or their preparation as such, which subject matter is covered by classes C01 (inorganic chemistry), C07 (organic chemistry) and C08 (organic macromolecular compounds).

Cutting match splints independently of other operations is classified under B27L 9/00.

Ignition compositions are classified in C06B.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass does not cover:

Match-books

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Match receptacles or boxes

Devices for igniting matches; Holders for ignited matches

Devices for splitting matches

Dipping or coating in general

Cutting in general

Impregnating wood or similar material

Manufacture of wooden sticks

Printing on wooden surfaces

Machine, apparatus or devices for, or methods of, packaging articles or materials; unpacking

Ignition compositions

Fire-lighters consisting of combustible material

Mechanical igniters

Dipping, coating, impregnating, or drying of matches (dipping or coating in general B05C, B05D; impregnating in general B27K; drying in general F26B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Dipping or coating in general

Impregnating in general

Drying in general

Matches (match-books A24F 27/12)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Non-chemical features such as matches having two heads, combination of a match and a toothpick.

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Match-books

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013