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Matches Regulations (SOR/2016-182)

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Regulations are current to 2020-06-17

SCHEDULE 2(Section 7)Test for Breaking Resistance of Splints

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the breaking resistance of splints:

    • (a) insert the match in the holding clamp of the apparatus as illustrated in the figure, while ensuring that the moment arm is

      • (i) 2 cm in length, in the case of wood matches; or

      • (ii) 1.5 cm in length, in the case of matches other than wood matches;

    • (b) gradually lower the holding clamp until the match breaks; and

    • (c) record the maximum force registered on the scale required to break the splint.


Illustration depicting specifications of the apparatus used to test for the breaking resistance of splints. The screw and pinion arrangement for lowering the holding clamp is shown. The moment arm where the matches are tested is perpendicular to the knife edge.
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