(4 customer reviews)

$6.00 Per Pound

Hexamine is a white crystalline compound that is highly soluble in water.  Crystals of hexamine burn with a yellow flame and the material has been used in small indoor fireworks employing magnesium and lithium salts. In contrast to metaldehyde formerly used for this purpose it does not produce poisonous formaldehyde when lighted indoors. Lancaster states that “hexamine would be quite useful as a fuel, but does not appear to have found much application, possibly because of the cost.”  Some armys employ ESBIT fuel to allow the soldiers to cook their meals while in field. Hexamine is the main ingredient.

In stock

SKU: FCB089 Category:


Hexamine could decompose to formaldehyde, which is a listed potential carcinogen.


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in

4 reviews for Hexamine

  1. PhoenixRising (verified owner)

    Works great for crosslinking or as a fuel. Experiments with adding higher amounts in blue stars gave good results. It does have a bit of the characteristic hexamine odor, but not as bad as other products I’ve smelled so that’s a plus. Again, packing and shipping were absolutely great.

  2. Nathan Stahlwirth

    Excellent source of high-purity, unadulterated hexamine. Highly recommended.

  3. Sniperghost (verified owner)

    Good chemical, good price, fast shipping!!
    Cross links with phenolic resin when mixed at a 9:1 ratio by weight with phenolic resin, with 10% being the “just right” amount per article I’ve read. So if 10g phenolic, it’d be 1g of hexamine added. For proper linking the entire composition must be heated all the way through to the core, to a minimum 65c(149F) – 104c(212.2F) maximum temperature.
    There is no dwell time needed once the composition is heated through to the core to at least the minimum temperature. A 3/4” star/comet takes about 65minutes to heat all way through, bigger stars/comets taking longer.
    Hope this helps anyone trying to find info on cross linking hexamine and phenolic resin.

  4. Thomas Lewandowski (verified owner)

    I use Hexamine to make fire starter cubes, along with sawdust, Paraffin and petroleum jelly. The product is of the highest quality and with great prices and fast shipping, why buy anywhere else??

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Fireworks Cookbook 2021