The high affinity of lanthanide metals to oxygen results in the cerium mischmetal having a high tendency to oxidation. This is a unique basis for manufacturing flint.
Since the founder of our company, Carl Auer von Welsbach invented the lighter flint, we face nearly 120 years of experience in the production of lighter flints.
Adding selected alloying elements under certain process parameters and using cutting-edge production technologies gives Original Auermetall® flints its one-of-a-kind properties:
Different degrees of flint hardness are available on request.
Depending on the application, our lighter flints are often called as flintstone or firesteel and firestarter. This alloy name ferrocerium causes another name for flints – so called as ferrorod. Our lighter flints Original Auermetall® are excepted from dangerous goods regulations.
The most common applications of our lighter flints Original Auermetall® are: