GELLED COMPOSITIONS FOR FIRE LIGHTER FLUIDS
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-26
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Fire lighter fluids can be very efficient means of starting a fire. The low viscosity of these fluids can, however, impede a practical and safe usage. Gelation of these fluids is an elegant way to overcome these disadvantages. Currently such systems already exist for ethanol based systems and are highly successful. However, the low flash point of ethanol is still a point of concern, both in production as in application at the consumer level. This invention presents the possibility of generating a gelled fire lighter system based on mineral oils and other fuels with a much higher and therefore safer flashpoint using various polymeric gelling agents.