EN 14035-7:2004

Fireworks - Part 7: Bengal matches - Specification and test methods EN 14035-7:2004

Publication date:   Sep 25, 2006

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Sep 29, 2010


CEN/TC 212 Pyrotechnic articles

European Norm

71.100.30   Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks



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This document specifies requirements for the construction, performance, primary packaging and labelling of Bengal matches and the corresponding test methods. It is applicable to fireworks which are classified as Bengal match in category 1 in EN 14035-2 and which are contained in a primary pack.
It is not applicable to Bengal matches containing pyrotechnic composition that includes any of the following substances:
- arsenic or arsenic compounds;
- mixtures containing a mass fraction of chlorates greater than 80 %;
- mixtures of chlorates with metals;
- mixtures of chlorates with red phosphorus;
- mixtures of chlorates with potassium hexacyanoferrate(II);
- mixtures of chlorates with sulfur;
- mixtures of chlorates with sulfides;
- lead or lead compounds;
- mercury compounds;
- white phosphorus;
- picrates or picric acid;
- potassium chlorate with a mass fraction of bromates greater than 0,15 %;
- sulfur with an acidity, expressed in mass fraction of sulphuric acid, greater than 0,002 %;
- zirconium with a particle size of less than 40 mm.
NOTE In EN 14035-2, Bengal matches are classified as follows:
- brief description: short wooden stick partially coated (along one end) with slow-burning pyrotechnic composition, with a dot of friction-sensitive pyrotechnic composition at the tip, and designed to be hold in the hand;
- principal effects: emission of coloured flame and/or sparks.
Schemes for type testing of Bengal matches and batch testing of Bengal matches are specified in annex A and annex B respectively.
Requirements for construction, performance, labelling, sampling and testing of Bengal matches

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EN 14035-7:2004
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