Wicks Unlimited manufactures and supplies 14.5 mm safety neck candle sustainers with increased neck height, enabling candle manufacturers to create tabbed wicks from waxed wick on reels. Since safety neck sustainers feature an extended neck height, the candle’s flame is snuffed out sooner during the combustion process. This unique feature reduces the chance of the candle’s container getting hot, especially near its end of life.
Our safety neck sustainers are manufactured from .010” (0.254 mm) thick tin-coated steel that helps inhibit corrosion and are preferred by leading candle manufacturers worldwide. The overall neck height of these sustainers is 14.5 mm and features a 15.0 mm base for easy gluing. These sustainers feature a wick insertion hole diameter of 3.0 mm.
Candle manufacturers can select two crimping options for in-house cut and tab production runs: puncture and non-puncture. The puncture crimp creates several small and one large piercing in the 14.5 mm sustainer’s wall while still providing a tight wick grip and increasing the crimp’s overall tensile strength. Wicks Unlimited’s proprietary non-puncture crimping option enables candles to “shut off” at the end of life and will meet or exceed all standard operating requirements for crimp hold.