The Process of Making Matches Should Spark Your Interest

By Casey Chan on at

Making matches in a factory involves some staggering numbers: two million splints an hour get fed into a perforated steel plate so that they can be ready to get dipped in the red lighter material, 500 boxes of matches get made per minute to house the matches, and 200 matches are processed per second.

I’ve never actually considered how matches were made, so it’s quite cool to see how something so small and fiery gets pumped out in such mass quantities.