Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Russian Match Production

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Maybe you have also asked yourself how matches are made. So now you’re going to learn about it. Welcome to the Cherepovets match factory “FASCO”.
The territory of the factory.
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The whole process is quite simple. They take a log and cut it into thin sheets, and then the sheets are cut into sticks for matches. The logs’ butts are painted with lime for them not to get spoiled.
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Here the production is divided. One part of match sticks is sent in boxes to other countries for them to make matches themselves.
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Other sticks go to further production of matches – to chemical workshops. there match sticks are soaked in orthophosphoric acid and then refined for them not to get spoiled. Then sticks are soaked into sulphur solution to get match heads.
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While matches are getting dry, match boxes are produced in another workshop. On the cardboard from huge rolls a picture is printed and the next stage is laying a sulphur surface.
““““““““““““After this printed work-pieces are cut and bent.““““
Then the box filling follows. It’s interesting that in the Soviet Union there were about 60 matches in a box, in Russia – 50, during the crisis – about 40.
““““““Now the boxes are filled with matches, packed and ready for sale.““““““““““via zanbatist