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MATCHES; MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES
Definition statement
This subclass/group 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/group 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
B05
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
Mechanical manufacture of matches
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
Chemical features in the manufacture of matches (ignition compositions C06B)
Matches (match-books A24F 27/12 )
Definition statement
This subclass/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 subclass/group does not cover:
Match-books
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013