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Candle Wicks


The characteristics of a candles’ wick has a major effect on how the candle burns.


The wick is generally made from pure cotton which is doubled, braided, treated and enhanced to suit specific candle types. A candlewick facilitates capillary action, a process by which fuel, typically melted candle wax, is transported to the flame. When the liquid fuel reaches the flame, it then vaporizes and burns.


It is necessary to treat the candle wick with various flame retardant solutions to avoid it being destroyed or consumed too quickly by the candle flame. Candles varying in shape, size, color and perfume require specifically designed wicks to ensure capillary action is supported and thus creating a clean, even, smooth burning candle.


Pre Tabbed Wicks (Coated Wicks with Sustainers)


The wick of the candle is tethered to a piece of metal (wick sustainer) to stop it from floating to the top of the molten wax and burning out before the wax does. The sustainer crimped with wick is called pre-tabbed wick (or pre waxed wick). These pre-waxed wicks are available in several colors made to meet your pre-tabbed or pre-waxed wick needs.


Wick Sustainers


Wick sustainers are used to create tabbed wicks using spooled (un-tabbed) wick, which can anchor the wick to the bottom of a container candle. Wick sustainers are made of steel, and coated in zinc or chrome so they are resistant to corrosion from candle fragrance oil. It will extinguish the flame before reaching the very bottom of the candle, which helps prevent the bottom of the candle container from getting too hot and potentially creating a fire hazard. 


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