The lighter is a new kind of daily-use product that rose rapidly in China in the 1990s. At first, lighters were only used to light cigarettes, candles, paper, etc., but as people in Europe, the United States, and the pursuit of outdoor sports, camping and other leisure lifestyles continue to upgrade, the use of lighters has gradually expanded, such as camping, barbecue, stove For lighting and other purposes, consumption has also increased rapidly. A large number of lighters are imported from China

 

After matches, lighters have been popularized and applied for a hundred years as an ignition appliance. Usually divided into three categories: metal lighters, plastic electronic lighters, and plastic grinding wheel lighters (abbreviated as “grinding wheels”). According to statistics, the global annual demand for various lighters is about 20 billion, of which more than 95% are plastic lighters.

 

As the most professional lighter forwarding company in China, Bestforworld helps local lighter factories in China and global lighter suppliers such as BIC China to ship a large number of lighters from China to the world. Because lighters with gas are classified as dangerous goods of Class 2, the UN code is: 1057.99% of the shipping companies in China cannot ship and do not know how to handle the lighter shipping from China.and many Chinese logistics companies refused to accept such cargo.

 

If you need to comply with regulations, please contact BW for recommendations of high-quality suppliers. Save your precious time and reduce the risk of procurement.

If you are an overseas shipping company and need the most professional and reliable dangerous goods agent in China, choosing BW will be your wisest choice.

If you are an overseas importer and want your dangerous goods freight to be cheaper by hundreds to thousands of USD, choose BW, you will get the best contract price, because compared to the expensive CIF dangerous goods logistics solution, FOB The logistics will make you safer and more controllable. BW can provide the most professional lighter dangerous goods operation, as well as the most favorable sea freight when you import lighters from China.

 

There are only no more than 10 professional freight forwarding and logistics companies in China that can complete the entire logistics operation when shipping lighter from China, such as gas testing, dangerous goods trailers, dangerous goods customs declaration, and dangerous goods container cargo space booking. A large number of importers who import lighters from China use BW’s lighter dangerous goods logistics service. It is difficult to find such professional and detailed information about importing lighters from China and how to ship lighters from China on Google. This blog is the only one that comprehensively introduces the purchase and delivery of lighters, Supplier selection, screening, quality control, classification, technical points.

 

China has become the world’s largest lighter manufacturing base. The annual output of lighters accounts for more than 2/3 of the world’s total sales. With the rapid development of the market economy, the export volume of lighters in China is increasing day by day, and the amount of lighters is extremely large in a county with a population of one million. The city consumes 700,000 lighters every month. China is the world’s largest consumer of lighters, with an annual demand of about 9 billion.

Where are the main lighter factories and suppliers located in China?

 

Chinese lighter suppliers If you are on Alibaba, you will find thousands of lighter suppliers and foreign trade companies. Because of the special nature of lighter products, they are dangerous goods, so it is very difficult to choose a compliant supplier. There are also many non-compliant lighter factories in China that produce non-compliant and poor quality lighters, so it is very difficult to find a compliant Chinese lighter supplier. Next, we will introduce the main lighter factories in China. distribution area:

 

If you need to comply with regulations, please contact BW for recommendations of high-quality suppliers. Save your precious events and reduce the risk of procurement.

 

If you are an overseas or shipping company and need the most professional and reliable dangerous goods agent in China, choosing BW will be your wisest choice.

 

If you are an overseas importer and want your dangerous goods freight to be cheaper by hundreds to thousands of USD, choose BW, you will get the best contract price, because compared to the expensive CIF dangerous goods logistics solution, FOB The logistics will make you safer and more controllable. BW can provide the most professional lighter dangerous goods operation, as well as the most favorable sea freight when you import lighters from China.

 

 

The manufacture of lighters is a labor-intensive industry, and China has become the world’s largest production base and export base for lighters. The world’s lighter manufacturing center has been transferred to China. China has obvious labor cost advantages. Every year, more than 15 billion lighters are produced in China, of which more than 6 billion 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).

 

However, the industry is highly competitive and has a high degree of marketization. There are more than 1,000 domestic manufacturers of lighters, and there are about 30 manufacturers with a production capacity of over 100 million. There is currently no industry authority or a national industry association. In 2005, Ningbo lighter was established. Industry Association.

 

70% of the world’s lighter output comes from China, which has become the main exporter of lighters! Almost all lighters in the world are imported from China.

 

 

Imported lighters from China: what is a lighter?

 

The lighter is a small fire device. Mainly used for making fire, smoking, but also for cooking and another fire-making. The main components of the lighter are the ignition mechanism and the gas storage box. When the ignition mechanism is in action, it emits sparks to the gas area to ignite the gas. The ignition mechanism is the most active part of the lighter evolution, and it is also the more complex part. According to the characteristics of the ignition mechanism, lighters can be divided into 6 types: flint steel wheel lighters, piezoelectric ceramic lighters, magnetic induction lighters, battery lighters, solar lighters, and microcomputer lighters. The gas used by the lighter is a mainly flammable gas. In the early days, gasoline was used. Nowadays, butane, propane, and liquefied petroleum gas are mostly used.

 

After being pressurized, they are filled into the air storage tank, and once released into the air, they absorb heat and vaporize and expand rapidly, making them easy to ignite. The most primitive lighters are derived from flint igniters. When the trigger with a spring is pulled, the spark will be generated on the flint and ignite the dry leaves. The originator of modern lighters can be said to be the European tinder box in the 16th century and the CHUCK-MUCKRS lighter tin box of the same name. Both of them work on the same principle, and both use a spark iron to generate sparks to ignite tinder. The difference is that the fire iron of the tinder box is tied to one side by a chain, while the fire iron box is completely integrated. The latter is Chinese.

 

Ship lighters from China: How to purchase and buy lighters from China:

Everyone who smokes can’t live without a lighter, but how to buy a lighter? The types of lighters can be divided into oil-cotton lighters, gas lighters, and electronic lighters from the perspective of fuel and structural characteristics.

 

Oil-cotton lighter: Use gasoline as fuel, and the steel wheel rubs calcium carbide on fire. This kind of lighter is becoming obsolete.

 

Gaslighter: Use liquefied butane gas as fuel, use steel wheel friction calcium carbide as an ignition source, flame size can be adjusted, its transmission ignition structure has friction type, click type, and hand dial type.

 

Electronic lighter: Using two pieces of piezoelectric ceramics and a carbon film resistor, through the mechanical structure, a certain pressure is applied, so that after the two ceramics are touched, they will emit sparks to ignite the butane gas. It is a relatively advanced lighter.

 

When buying a lighter, first choose your favorite varieties and styles, and then you can choose according to the following requirements. The electroplating sleeve should be bright and clean in color, and no blistering, peeling, peeling and other defects are allowed; the alumina layer should not have whiteness, serious water stains, mandarin duck color and peeling; the initial index ignition rate should be above 90%; The gaslighter must not have obvious flashing, shrinking, etc. phenomena. After the fuel tank is refueled, no oil leaks; no gas leaks after the gaslighter is charged. The flame adjustment plate adjustment and the bottom adjustment screw should be flexible and can control the flame height.

 

 

In addition to looking at whether its appearance design is exquisite and unique, more attention should be paid to inspection from several aspects:

  1. The high-quality lighter with good hand feel will pay great attention to the science of adult men’s or women’s hands when designing and manufacturing so that it fits the length of the second section of the finger and makes the grip more comfortable.

 

2, the sound is bright A beautiful lighter sounds sweet when it is turned on. Crisp is a high-quality lighter. Many lighter enthusiasts are fascinated by the unique bright sound when it is turned on.

 

  1. Good tactility. When you buy a lighter, touch the lighter’s lighter wheel with your hand. The lighter’s tightness is moderate, which will naturally make you relaxed and comfortable when you light it, and it is extremely smooth.

 

Use special attention to detail. Including the size of the flame of the lighter is unstable, causing burns to the hands or face of the face user;

 

The lighter was placed on the windshield and exploded due to the high temperature in the car caused by the sun;

 

The oil leakage of the lighter caused the burning flame to quickly rush to the user during ignition;

 

There are also lighters without safety switch devices, and they ignite when they are rubbed, or they are easy to ignite when children get them and cause accidents;

 

When the lighter accidentally falls on the ground, it breaks or explodes.

Chinese lighters are mainly exported to the following countries:

Japan, United States, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore

 

 

Lighters imported from China: Guidelines for safe use:

 

A lighter is just a lighter, not a toy!

 

First, the first action for many friends to get a gaslighter is to open the test fire. In fact, the correct way is to hold the lighter in your hand for at least 30 seconds. The reason is that the lighter is transported and stored, and the air chamber temperature is certain to the ambient temperature. Hold for a while to let the process of liquid vaporization reduce the adverse effects caused by the temperature difference so that the ignition will be more smooth; Second, do not continue to ignite repeatedly, lighters are not toys, gas machine ignition requires a process, repeated ignition not only seriously affects Mechanical life, while deforming the spring mechanism, the reason is the same as when you repeatedly bend an iron wire.

 

Second: The lighter is a consumable, so pay attention to maintenance!

Flint gas lighters need to clean the ignition port regularly. This is because the dust caused by the friction of the flint will fall around the ignition port. The ignition port of most gas engines is very fragile and can only be repaired once blocked; furthermore, the gas engine ignition The mouth must not be cleaned with liquid! In addition, silver-plated or silver-coated machines can be wiped with silver wiping cloth or silver washing water. Most 80% of new machines will definitely become 95 new or more after wiping.

 

Third: Don’t try to repair it yourself!

The structure of the gas engine is very complicated, especially the many springs and hairsprings in it, because of space and hardness issues, without special tools, they cannot be installed after disassembly!

 

Fourth: Adjust the temperature flame to strictly refer to the instructions!

Many friends will often adjust the flame after getting the machine. This is the most undesirable practice. Once the flame is adjusted, don’t move it easily. You must pay attention to the points in the manual during the adjustment process. It cannot exceed 10 degrees at a time. Here is a special reminder, After some adjustment devices exceed 90 degrees, the machine will be scrapped!

 

Fifth: Clean gas must be used!

It is recommended to use monopoly gas cylinders. Although monopoly gas cylinders are also sold fake, big cities are generally guaranteed. If you want to use ordinary gas cylinders to inflate, you must choose clean ones. The simple way is to press down the cylinder mouth before inflating. Once, if it is odorless, it means the gas is good, here is a special reminder, you can not smell it directly!

 

Sixth: Straight lighter, don’t face your eyes and body!

The straight lighter has a pressurizing device, which can cause burns to the eyes or body!

 

Seventh: Don’t put the gas machine in direct sunlight!

The result of direct sunlight is not an explosion, but a large amount of mixed gas in the trachea. At the moment you ignite, the gas will break through the seal, causing the seal to fail and cause permanent leakage!

 

Imported lighters from China: how lighters work

 

The structure of the lighter:

 

The fuel used by the lighter is a mainly combustible gas. In the early days, gasoline was mostly used, but it is rarely used now because of its peculiar smell. Nowadays, butane, propane, and liquefied petroleum gas are mostly used. After being pressurized, they are filled into a closed airbox, and once released into the air, they absorb heat and vaporize and expand rapidly, making them easy to ignite. The butane (CH3-CH2-CH2-CH3) used in the lighter is n-butane, which is a collective name for two alkane hydrocarbons with the same molecular formula (C4H10). Including n-butane and isobutane (2-methylpropane). Butane is a flammable, colorless, and easily liquefied gas. It is an important raw material for the development of petrochemicals and organic raw materials, and its use has received increasing attention.

 

Shipment of lighters from China: lighter performance

 

Colorless flammable gas. Melting point -135.35°C, boiling point -0.5°C, relative density 0.5730 (25°C), refractive index 13326 (20°C), critical temperature 1520°C, critical pressure 380kPa, critical volume 4387ml/g. Insoluble in water, easily soluble in ethanol, ether, chloroform, and other hydrocarbons. It forms an explosive mixture with air and the explosion limit is 19%~84% (V/V).

Note: (V/V) is the concentration unit.

 

If you need to comply with regulations, please contact BW for recommendations of high-quality suppliers. Save your precious time and reduce the risk of procurement.

If you are an overseas shipping company and need the most professional and reliable dangerous goods agent in China, choosing BW will be your wisest choice.

If you are an overseas importer and want your dangerous goods freight to be cheaper by hundreds to thousands of USD, choose BW, you will get the best contract price, because compared to the expensive CIF dangerous goods logistics solution, FOB The logistics will make you safer and more controllable. BW can provide the most professional lighter dangerous goods operation, as well as the most favorable sea freight when you import lighters from China.

 

 

Imported lighters from China: Classification of lighters

 

Flint steel wheel lighter: The steel wheel is made of special steel with teeth on the outer periphery; the flint is made of low-temperature alloy, the ignition point is about 160℃, and the heat is large.

 

The flint is pressed against the surface of the steel wheel by the spring, and is heated by the friction of the steel wheel during operation, causing ignition. This kind of lighter is not as light and fast as other lighters, but it produces more sparks and a higher ignition rate.

 

Piezoelectric ceramic elements are installed in the ignition mechanism of the piezoelectric ceramic lighter. Piezoelectric ceramics, under the action of mechanical stress, cause the internal positive and negative charge centers to shift relative to each other and become polarized, which leads to the appearance of bound charges with opposite signs on the surfaces of both ends of the material. Therefore, when the piezoelectric ceramic element is subjected to impact pressure, the mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy, and an instant high-voltage electric spark is emitted at the tip to ignite the fuel.

 

There is a magnetoelectric converter inside the magnetic induction lighter. During operation, the magnet and the coil move relative to each other, change the magnetic flux, generate a discharge voltage, and generate a spark between the electrode air gaps and ignite the gas.

 

Battery lighters use integrated circuit batteries or ordinary batteries as energy sources. When the circuit of the capacitor and the transformer is turned on, a high-voltage electric spark is generated to ignite the gas.

 

After the solar lighter is irradiated by sunlight or other light, its photovoltaic cell converts light energy into electrical energy, which is charged into the storage battery. When the battery is in use, the capacitor is charged, and the boost coil instantly generates a high resistance electromotive force, which emits an electric spark between the insulated diodes to ignite the gas.

 

Microcomputer lighter is equipped with a battery-powered microcomputer in the lighter, and the integrated circuit of the microcomputer has an automatic circulation system. It can ignite when the circuit is turned on during operation. Once the flame is extinguished by the wind, it can automatically re-burn.

 

Gaseous lighter: its standard pressure is 24 degrees Celsius, exceeding 104kpa.

 

Post-mix lighter: This type of gaseous lighter mixes and burns air and fuel after ignition.

 

Front-mix lighters: The fuel gas of this type of gaseous lighter is mixed with air before burning.

 

Disposable lighters: This type of lighter is filled with fuel during the production and cannot be refilled.

 

Rechargeable lighter: This type of lighter can be recharged with an external gas tank or inserted into a new fuel tank.

 

Adjustable lighter: This type of lighter provides a device that can freely adjust the flame height.

 

Automatically adjustable pipe lighter: This type of lighter provides a device that can automatically increase the flame height from upright to tilted. This device is specially designed for pipes.

 

World brand lighters:

 

Givenchy (GIVENCHY), founded in the middle of the 20th century, is the one who can best express the character and spirit

 

Quality brand. In the fashion industry, Givenchy’s persistent pursuit of perfection and “simple elegance” is impressive. Relying on the respect for tradition and the consideration of classicism, Givenchy’s message to the world-elegant and noble and pleasant. With the continuous extension of Givenchy’s taste, the introduction of lighters has become another concept of elegance. The deformed combination of 4 “G” letters makes it synonymous with elegant taste. Owning a Givenchy lighter and pen will make you inadvertently present a graceful and clean noble beauty on any occasion.

 

Louis-Francois Cartier launched his first lighter in 1867, probably for the Paris Universal Exhibition. Cartier, a famous brand hailed as the “Emperor’s Jeweler, Emperor of the Jeweler” by King Edward VII of England, has created many dazzling and beautiful works in more than 150 years. These works are not only exquisite jewelry and watch creations, but also have high artistic value and are worthy of appreciation. They are often cast a legendary color because they belonged to celebrities. From the huge necklace ordered by the Indian prince to the tiger-shaped glasses that once accompanied the Duchess of Windsor, and the French Academy Sabre full of symbols by the great literati Cocteau, Cartier tells one story after another.

 

In 1948, Dupont focused on the design and production of a new product specially designed for fashionable smokers-a lighter with flammable liquid as fuel. This beautifully shaped rectangular lighter has a special design. The size fits the palm and finger movements. It is concise and perfect. When it is turned on, it will emit a clear “knock” sound. It has gradually become a code name for the art of life, and it also promotes the city. Peng (STDupont) became a master of making lighters. In 1970 Dupont began to produce a series of writing instruments made of gold, silver, and copper. In 1981, Dupont designed a series of rectangular watches specially designed for men after lighters and writing instruments. In 1982, DuPont determined its diversified development policy and entered other markets to produce a series of leather accessories for men, such as wallets, notebooks and address books. Hong Kong Disheng Creation Co., Ltd. fully acquired the French Dupont company in 1987, and immediately launched a new elegant high-end men’s ready-to-wear series, elegant accessories and watches to match the existing lighters, gold pens, and leather goods to create a perfect Dupont world.

 

Since BIC was founded in France more than 50 years ago, he has built the success of the company with his distinctive concept. Provide each consumer with high-quality, high-performance BIC products. BIC’s writing instruments, lighters, and razors have become part of the lives of millions of consumers around the world, making BIC one of the most well-known brands in the world today.

 

The oldest lighter in Europe, more than 500 million lighters have been produced so far. In 1907, IMCO was founded by the Austrian Mr. Julius Meister. In 1918, they used waste cartridges as the fuselage and used fuel as the energy source to make this convenient device for taking fire-the world’s first lighter. In 1920, before other companies such as Zippo were established, IMCO first became a manufacturer of automatic lighters. IMCO lighters are distributed in 80 countries around the world. The STREAMLINE body is made of high-quality stainless steel, and the fuel tank is made of aluminum. Since the mid-1950s, most of the processes of each lighter are made by hand. The factory must undergo strict quality inspections.

 

In 1923, Alfred Dunhill worked with two manufacturers to design a lighter that could be put in his pocket and used with one hand for an officer who lost an arm. This invention brought a new revolution to the lighter market. Initially, this lighter was named every time and later changed to Unique today. In 1933, Dunhill launched the Tallboy lighter series, putting the lighter in the cover for the first time. This was the predecessor of the uncovered gas lighter. In 1956, Dunhill Rollagas lighter came out. It was the world’s first butane gas premium lighter, and it is still recognized as a classic lighter. Alfred Dunhill defined Dunhill’s style as “a gentleman product that always has a cavalier style.” Its products range from tobacco pipes, leather goods, gentlemen’s clothing, watches, perfumes, to all the accessories men need, all full of masculine charm and the elegance of a British gentleman. As early as the 1920s, Dunhill became the royal supplier of the British royal family, and the Prince of Wales made greater efforts to promote Dunhill products to prominent figures in various countries. Its customer base is loyal and honorable, including smashing writers, stars of the show business, and dignitaries of royal families from various countries. Each of them can be called a leader in fashion. Even during the war, Dunhill still had the support of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

 

It is a metal lighter manufactured by Zippo Company in the United States. Since the 1930s, it has launched hundreds of collectible styles. George G. Blaisdell (1895-1978) is the founder of Zippo, nicknamed “Mr.Zippo”. It was he who created the Zippo lighter that represents male beauty and heat. In addition to its practicality and windproof beauty, each Zippo is a work of art, with collection value.

 

In addition to world-renowned writing supplies, the Parker brand also includes men’s boutique accessories such as lighters. In 1888, a telegraph teacher named George Parker in Wisconsin, USA, had the idea of ​​designing a high-quality ink pen because he often had to repair ink pens for students. After many experiments, he finally made a famous The new pen for “Lucky Ring” solved some of the problems that often appeared in general pens at that time and obtained a patent. After that, Parker founded the company and carried out active marketing operations, making the brand gradually spread to the world. Originally, the target market for Parker pens was aimed at business people, college students, and professionals, but he soon discovered that the demand for this pen in the literary and art world was unusually large, and with the passage of time, from the 1940s onwards, Parker The pen gradually entered the political arena and became the first choice writing tool for heads of state. After the end of World War II in 1945, Eisenhower signed the covenant and when General MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender, he used Parker pens. The meeting ceremony brought to the chairman during Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 also included the astronauts taking back soil from the moon. Special parker gold pen. Due to its unique design and ideas, and the continuous introduction of new models, Parker pens have also been sought after by ordinary people. Having a Parker pen is not only a status symbol but also has collection value.

 

Colibri is a nationally recognized jewelry industry in the United States. Colibri leads Rhode Island to produce a variety of products including men’s and women’s jewelry; religious jewelry, executive gifts; Linden&SethThomas clocks, and the world-famous Colibri brand lighters. Simultaneous delivery of Movado and S.T.Dupont products. Sales and customers span the United States and overseas.

 

In the early 1900s, Flamidor was the largest French Paris brand. In 1912, the company produced a lighter, but it really manifested itself after 1935, when XavierQuercia took over the management. The name of Flamidor and Quercia’s strict management make many collectors believe that Quercia is the creator of the brand.

 


 

 

Imported lighters from China: Definition of terms for lighters:

 

Lighters exported from China generally fall into the following categories:

 

  1. Lighter: There is a special manual ignition device. The fuel is composed of petrochemicals and is usually used to light cigarettes, pipes and other smoking utensils. It can also be used to light paper, oil rope, candles, lanterns, or other flammable materials.

Note: The lighter cannot be used as a candle, flashlight, or other devices that burn for a long time.

 

  1. Liquid gas lighter: This type of lighter has an obvious outlet pipe, and the internal fuel composition is liquid hydrocarbons, such as hexane. The standard vapor pressure is 24°C and cannot exceed 34.5kpa.

 

  1. Gaseous lighter: Propane, its standard pressure is 24℃, exceeding 104kpa.

 

  1. Post-mix lighter: This type of gaseous lighter mixes and burns air and fuel after ignition.

 

  1. Front-mix lighters: The fuel gas of this type of gaseous lighter is mixed with air before burning.

 

  1. Disposable lighters: This type of lighter is filled with fuel during the production and cannot be refilled.

 

  1. Rechargeable lighter: This type of lighter can be recharged with an external gas tank or inserted into a new fuel tank.

 

  1. Adjustable lighter: This type of lighter provides a device that can freely adjust the flame height.

 

  1. Non-adjustable lighter: This type of lighter does not provide a device to adjust the flame height, and the burning height is preset by the manufacturer.

 

  1. Automatically adjustable pipe lighter: This type of lighter provides a device that can automatically increase the flame height from upright to tilted. This device is specially designed for pipes.

 

  1. Self-extinguishing lighter: This type of lighter requires continuous purposeful and active action after being ignited to maintain the flame. Once the action is stopped, the flame is automatically extinguished.

 

  1. Non-self-extinguishing lighters: This type of lighter does not require intentional or active action to maintain the flame, but requires action to extinguish the flame.

 

  1. Flame height: the linear distance from the head of the shield to the top of the visible flame. If there is no shield, it refers to the linear distance from the end of the exposed wick or the top of the air box valve to the top of the visible flame.

 

  1. Windshield: Enclose the gas box valve port of the gaslighter or the gas pipe of the liquid lighter in whole or in part.

 

  1. Gas tank valve: The lighter controls the gas release component.

 

  1. Outlet: The location where the fuel gas is released.

 

  1. Flashover: Different flame heights under continuous burning conditions.

 

  1. Continuous spontaneous combustion: unintentional actions cause flames to spread, such as falling, causing ignition and continuous burning.

 

  1. Explosion, splash fire: The phenomenon of droplet burning in which the unconcentrated liquefied gas from the gaslighter jumps and separates from the main flame.

 

  1. Flame: Under normal lighting conditions, it is visible or slightly dim and generates heat, often accompanied by glowing fuel combustion.

 

21. Ignition: Use the built-in ignition device and fuel release system of the lighter to ignite the flame in a specific way.

 


 

How to ship lighters from China: container shipping by ocean freight FCL lighter shipping

 

Product Name: GAS LIGHTER/LIGHTERS

 

Danger level: CLASS: 2.1 UN1057

 

Product features: gas lighters; lighters that use liquefied hydrocarbons (such as butane, propane) as fuel, and the vapor pressure exceeds 100kPa at 24°C. Can be divided into luxury lighters, disposable lighters, refillable lighters. (Exports are generally disposable lighters)

 

 

Export standards for lighters shipped from China:

 

Lighters exported from China to Europe require GS certification, but CE certification is not allowed.

 

There is no compulsory certification for lighters exported from China to Mexico. General electrical products must be NOM

 

CR certification is required for lighters exported from China to the EU


 

Emergency handling and storage: Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight, away from heat sources, and smoking is strictly prohibited in the workplace. Inside is the molecular formula of methane: CH4, which is a flammable gas, which is prone to explosion when mixed with air.

 

Transportation requirements: leak-proof and fire-proof during transportation.

 

 

Ship lighters from China: sea container shipping for lighter

 

The lighter UN1057 belongs to class 2.1 of dangerous goods. Many shipping companies do not accept this UN’s cargo, such as WHL. Some shipping companies can accept it but have strict requirements on packing. For example, MSK has made clear requirements.

 

To ensure the safety of maritime transportation, lighters are shipped from China. For containers loaded with IMO2.1/UN1057 flammable gas lighters, MSK reminds customers to strictly abide by the regulations and complete the flammable gas content before shipment at the port of shipment. Lower explosive limit (LEL) detection to avoid the risk of flammable gas leakage. All containers with inspection results exceeding 0% will not be shipped. Not only MSK just need to receive this cargo, but LEL is required before loading at the port of departure. This is what we commonly call the leak test.

 

 

The packing specification of the outbound UN1057 flammable gas lighter is as follows: After the container is loaded, there must be at least 6 inches of space between the top of the container and the cargo to ensure that the cargo has good ventilation during the entire transportation process. Ensuring the safety of the lighter inside the container is also a guarantee for the safe import of lighters from China.

 

Ship lighters from China: leak test

When testing the lower explosive limit of flammable gas content, two requirements must be met at the same time:

One is 24 hours after the completion of loading;

The second is within 24 hours of container loading on the vessel.

 

Regarding the gas leak test, some shipping companies can exempt the gas test for specific purpose ports such as SITC from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Therefore, to understand the different export destination countries and the gas measurement requirements of different shipping companies, you can contact Bestforworld for more professional and up-to-date lighter delivery consultations in China.

 

In addition to the warning signs for Class 2.1 Dangerous Goods (IM02.1), containers loaded with UN1057 flammable gas lighters must also be labeled with:

“WARNING MAY CONTAIN EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH AIR. KEEP IGNITION SOURCES AWAY WHEN OPENING”, The label must be affixed to the container wall and ensure that it can be seen at least 8 meters (26 feet) away.

 

Container packing and storage of lighters shipped from China:

 

Lighters shipped from China can only be shipped to the designated dangerous goods warehouse from the port, and cannot be placed in ordinary warehouses (and placed at the foot of the mountain behind the sun). When packing, operate according to the method of fragile goods such as glass. Handle with care and pack. The rear closing door is reinforced with netting (usually there are less bulk pallets.

 

Ship carriers such as Matson on the American line require the use of fumigated wooden boards for reinforcement), (in the high-temperature period in summer, the packing of lighters is generally arranged at dusk or evening, if you need to supervise the loading, please confirm with the factory to arrange another time)

 

Container trucking service for delivery of lighters from China:

 

The lighter trailer must be transported by a specific dangerous goods vehicle. If an ordinary truck is used, it is a serious violation.

 

 

   Shipping lighters from China: customs declaration for lighter shipping

Cargo declaration: The specific dangerous goods declarer goes to the Maritime Safety Administration to declare

Ship declaration: The declaration is made by the shipping agent, and the declaration form is sent to the designated shipping agent after the cargo declaration.

 

 

Shipping lighters from China: what documents and materials are required for customs clearance

 

Cargo declaration information: Declaration of safe transportation of dangerous goods

(one type triptych, yellow joint maritime retention, red and yellow joint port area)

 

Dangerous Goods Packing Certificate for Container Shipment (generally two copies)

 

Packaging Dangerous Goods Technical Specification (with the official seal of the factory)

 

Outbound Dangerous Goods Transportation Packaging Use Appraisal Result Form (issued by Commodity Inspection Bureau) Many bad factory quotations EXW directly lead to importers’ goods not being able to export, because EXW term suppliers usually do not apply for this document. Therefore, BW recommends that all importers choose BW as the freight forwarder for imported lighters from China and adopt FOB trade terms to ensure their quality and logistics safety.

 

Unit filing registration form (maritime seal)

 

Packing Photos

 

Unit filing information: Unit filing registration form

 

A business license issued by the business administration department where the business activity is located

 

Dangerous goods safety production or business license issued by relevant departments at the location of the packing site

 

Fire protection certificate issued by the fire department where the packing yard is located

 

Dangerous goods packing operation internal working procedures and systems

 

Packer’s certificate

 

Safety and integrity commitment

 

The most critical step in the delivery of lighters from China is actually the connection between the truck and the ship of the freight forwarder, so the professional requirements for the freight forwarder are very high.

 

   Ship lighters from China: How to book a space and get a sea freight quotation by FCL shipping lighters.

 

The freight forwarder needs to provide MSDS and MDGF to confirm the space for lighter shipping. And to ensure that the factory can provide an identification result sheet for the use of outbound dangerous goods transportation packaging

 

 

   Ship lighters from China: About lighter inspection:

 

Customs inspection: count the number of packages and whether there are any illegal goods, when shipping lighters from China.

 

Maritime inspection: check the packing of the goods, whether the lighter packaging is intact, and whether the product name meets the declaration.

 

Next, we will explain about the delivery of lighters from China: loading, warehouse, booking, boarding steps, the actual operation will be more responsible than the introduction, and there will be many emergencies, so the most important thing to import lighters from China In addition to finding a compliant, high-quality lighter supplier, you need to find Bestforworld as a forwarder for your lighter transportation to ensure that your goods can be safely and legally shipped from China to ensure the safety of your goods and the safety of maritime transportation.

 


 

The operation steps of Bestforworld’s lighters exported from China to the world, sea container cargo by FCL container shipping is  summarized as follows:

 

1 Different shipping companies have two requirements for lighters. One part requires the lighter to be tested for gas leakage, and the other part of the shipping company does not require gas leak detection.

 

The leak test is divided into two situations:

The first type: the factory or Bestforworld arranges a third-party gas leak detector to go to the factory for gas leak detection, and perform lighter gas leak detection before loading.

 

The second type: After the factory loading is completed, the container is towed to the dangerous goods warehouse, unloaded in the dangerous goods warehouse, and then the leak detection is carried out, and then the test is correct, and the container is loaded again, waiting for the ship to arrive, and the container enters the customs supervision dangerous warehouse for declaration.

 

2 Bestforworld will load the containers in the factory, and the factory needs to be equipped with professional dangerous goods containers and supervisors.

 

3 During the loading process, Bestforworld will carry out, strengthen, and use ropes for the goods. At the same time, the workers loading the containers strictly follow the instructions of the supervisor, the orientation of the boxes, the orientation of the dangerous goods labels, scientifically, and strictly in accordance with the compliance regulations, loading the container, and taking photos for archiving.

 

4 After the loading is completed, the lighter container and the trailer arrive at the yard of the dock to wait for the ship to dock, then enter the customs-supervised dangerous goods warehouse, wait for loading, and set off.


 

 

FAQ for shipping sea freight lighters from China:

 

Can I arrange LCL for lighters shipped from China?

No, because Class 2.1 cannot carry out dangerous goods consolidation, but can only carry out the whole container. Generally, the main starting ports for the export of lighter containers are China’s Shanghai Port and Ningbo Port. Bestforworld is proficient in the logistics services for the export of lighters from these two ports. , As a first-class and top-notch Chinese logistics company, was also awarded the honorary title of the top 5 exporters of dangerous goods in China in 2019.

 

 

How much is the ocean freight for importing lighters from China?

The ocean freight for lighters shipped from China is generally hundreds to thousands of USD more expensive than ordinary goods, and the supplier and his freight forwarder need to add a lot of profits, so many ignorant importers pay double the ocean freight. This is the sea freight secret of lighter logistics. Contact BW to get real cheap lighter sea freight when you import lighters from China

 

If the lighter fails the gas test, can it not be boarded?

No, this is the particularity of lighter exports. The shipping company accepts the goods, but the requirements are strict, and the concentration requirements must be met before they can be boarded. In addition, the professional or shipping company designates the gas measurement company and professionals to test the gas. After the gas measurement is completed, the relevant report will be issued to the shipping company, and the shipping company’s review is OK.

 

 

Can I arrange air freight or express delivery if I ship a lighter from China? Many people find it unbelievable because the lighter cannot be shipped by LCL. Can the lighter be on the plane? Yes, the lighter can indeed get on the plane!

However, air passenger and cargo planes have extremely strict requirements on the air logistics of lighters:

According to the dangerous goods transportation requirements issued by the International Air Transport Association IATA, the internationally certified dangerous goods special carton UN BOX must be used .

The lighter packaging requirements are as follows:

civil aircraft  single UN package cannot exceed 1KG

cargo aircraft  single UN package shall not exceed 15KG

However, due to an Ethiopian Airlines fire in Shanghai Airport last month, it has become very difficult to ship lighters by air from China recently. We look forward to further easing of export policies by China Customs.

 

 

Is it worth buying insurance to export lighters from China?

You must buy it. The insurance for lighter shipping is only a few hundred USD. Compared with the high value of the goods, it costs a little money to ensure the safety from the port of loading in China to the port of destination, because the climate, temperature, and transportation process are full of uncertain factors. Bestforworld will require all customers to purchase marine insurance for lighters.

 

 

If you need to comply with regulations, please contact BW for recommendations of high-quality suppliers. Save your precious time and reduce the risk of procurement.

If you are an overseas shipping company and need the most professional and reliable dangerous goods agent in China, choosing BW will be your wisest choice.

If you are an overseas importer and want your dangerous goods freight to be cheaper by hundreds to thousands of USD, choose BW, you will get the best contract price, because compared to the expensive CIF dangerous goods logistics solution, FOB The logistics will make you safer and more controllable. BW can provide the most professional lighter dangerous goods operation, as well as the most favorable sea freight when you import lighters from China.