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GUIDE TO SELECTING THE CORRECT SIZE WICK

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Wick Size

Guide to selecting the correct size wick


CANDLE WICK GUIDE


We stock both CDN (stabilo) range and also HTP range of wicks 150mm long for use in soy wax candles. 

  • The CDN series of wicks are pure cotton with a paper braid and are zinc & lead free. CDN wicks offer increased rigidity and enhanced burning properties for natural waxes. 
  • The HTP series is designed to provide the benefits of a self-trimming wick posture with rigidity approaching those found in cored wicks.  High-performance fibres, along with other natural materials are engineered into a specially constructed braid, producing a more predictable wick posture.  HTP wick is especially well-suited for tough-to-burn formulations that contain many additives.  It is also an excellent and popular choice for soy wax.

 

How to choose the correct candle wick?


The correct candle wick is one of the most important steps in making soy candles, choose the correct wick and you will have a wonderful even burning soy candle.  Choosing the incorrect wick can cause the following:

  • A wick too large will produce a flame too big and risk of jar getting too hot and melting the wax quicker than ideal. 
  • A wick too small for the jar will produce a flame too small and not utilise all the wax in the candle and risking the candle wick becoming drowned in the melt pool.

 

Below is a guide for reference only.


Burn Diameter

HTP Wick

CDN Wick

40mm

HTP41

CDN3

42mm

HTP52

_

46mm

HTP72

CDN5

47mm

HTP73

_

48mm

HTP83

CDN6

49mm

HTP93

CDN7

50mm

HTP104

CDN8

52mm

-

CDN10

55mm

-

CDN12

56mm

HTP105

CDN14

69mm

-

CDN16

72mm

-

CDN18

73mm

HTP126

-

80mm

HTP136

CDN20

83mm

HTP1212

-

85mm

-

CDN22

86mm

-

CDN24

87mm

-

CDN26

90mm

HTP1312

CDN28

92mm

HTPXL100

CDN30


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