Summary:After the Second World War, gas fuel lighters appeared, gradually replacing benzene wick lighters. T...
After the Second World War, gas fuel lighters appeared, gradually replacing benzene wick lighters. The butane gas extracted from natural gas is compressed into a lighter. When in use, the butane gas is sprayed from the top nozzle of the lighter and ignited by the lighter. The size of the flame can be controlled by adjusting the jet volume. After exhaustion, it can be refilled from the valve at the bottom of the lighter.
After 1900, some pocket lighters were trial-produced, such as roller lighters, friction lighters and so on. Efforts to reduce smoke finally made the popular gas lighters come out in 1950, and now there are very popular induction lighters, fingerprint lighters, etc. The most commonly used is the electronic lighter, which is lightweight, convenient and very practical. The areas where the lighter industry develops well today are Zhejiang Province and Henan Province. Zhejiang's products are mainly aimed at mid-to-high-end products, while Henan's products are mainly aimed at mid-range products, but it has already entered into high-end products.
Many people regard the United States as the birthplace of the lighter, but in fact, this kind of gadget that can make fire originated in the United Kingdom. In 1917, during the First World War, a strange poster appeared at the entrance of some British tobacco shops. A soldier was holding a cigarette in his mouth, a rifle in one hand, and a meeting in the other. Flaming gadgets. People who don't know the details think that the British army has introduced another new weapon. In fact, it is just a lighter that is already known to everyone today.
It is reported that the lighter was invented by a young Londoner named Alfred Danhill. At that time, he learned that front-line soldiers wanted to smoke but often couldn't light the match because the match was wet. Therefore, he determined to develop a lighter that is easy to carry and will not be affected by moisture. Later, with the help of a chemist, he invented a lighter composed of a metal shell and a top cover structure. This kind of lighter was not put into mass production until 1924 after being improved. Before most front-line smokers had time to use it, World War I was over.
The world's lighter manufacturing center has been transferred to China. China has an obvious labor cost advantage. Every year, more than tens of billions of lighters are produced in China, and more than half of them are exported. A relatively complete plastic lighter industry group including raw material supply, component manufacturing, and product assembly has been formed. The most important production bases are Ningbo (mainly producing plastic electronic lighters), Guangdong (mainly producing plastic grinding wheel lighters) and Wenzhou (Mainly produce metal lighters). The industry is highly competitive and highly market-oriented.