Waxing the Perfect Wick

Whether you are using waxed wick on our exclusive fully recyclable cardboard reels, or our superior quality wick-clip assemblies, there are two very important ingredients necessary to have your candle burn beautifully:

  • Choosing the right wick.
  • Waxing your correctly chosen wick perfectly.

We have presented charts to display the largest variety of wicks in the industry in our “Wicks” section of our website, accompanied by an introductory description of the general performance qualities of each category of wick.

In our “Technical Resources” we discuss “Common Burn Issues” and our free wick optimization candle test burning technical support service available to help you select that perfect wick.

Now we want to turn your attention to what we consider the most important contribution Wicks Unlimited makes to perfecting your burn… the proper waxing of the wick.

Traditional waxing machines “cover” the wick by applying a thin coating of wax to the outside of the raw wick. It is not uncommon that during this procedure, gear or chain driven waxing machines will not smoothly pull the wick through the wax bath, but will tend to jerk the wick, distorting the braid. Furthermore, the waxing machines available to the candle industry today are not engineered with the most reliable and consistent rewind components to ensure stress free waxing. The result of these deficiencies is that you have a wick which is inadequately saturated, contains air pockets and has braids which are not evenly tensioned for the burn process they were designed for. The end result is inconsistent flame height when your customers burn your candles.

Wicks Unlimited’s waxing machines saturate the wick to its core by gently forcing air out of the raw wick, without stressing it. This allows the wick to burn in a more uniform and predictable manner and makes it stronger to work with in production. All our waxing machines are engineered and built in house to our exacting specifications. Our goal in the design of these machines was 100% predictability in the quality of the waxed wick.

There Is A Difference In Wick Waxing

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Whether you are using waxed wick on our exclusive fully recyclable cardboard reels, or our superior quality wick-clip assemblies, there are two very important ingredients necessary to have your candle burn beautifully:

  • Choosing the right wick.
  • Waxing your correctly chosen wick perfectly.

We have presented charts to display the largest variety of wicks in the industry in our “Wicks” section of our website, accompanied by an introductory description of the general performance qualities of each category of wick. In our “Technical Resources” we discuss “Common Burn Issues” and our free wick optimization candle test burning technical support service available to help you select that perfect wick. Now we want to turn your attention to what we consider the most important contribution Wicks Unlimited makes to perfecting your burn… the proper waxing of the wick. Traditional waxing machines “cover” the wick by applying a thin coating of wax to the outside of the raw wick. It is not uncommon that during this procedure, gear or chain driven waxing machines will not smoothly pull the wick through the wax bath, but will tend to jerk the wick, distorting the braid. Furthermore, the waxing machines available to the candle industry today are not engineered with the most reliable and consistent rewind components to ensure stress free waxing. The result of these deficiencies is that you have a wick which is inadequately saturated, contains air pockets and has braids which are not evenly tensioned for the burn process they were designed for. The end result is inconsistent flame height when your customers burn your candles. Wicks Unlimited’s waxing machines saturate the wick to its core by gently forcing air out of the raw wick, without stressing it. This allows the wick to burn in a more uniform and predictable manner and makes it stronger to work with in production. All our waxing machines are engineered and built in house to our exacting specifications. Our goal in the design of these machines was 100% predictability in the quality of the waxed wick.

There Is A Difference In Wick Waxing

Wax Penetration