Candle wick is usually made from cotton, which is braided, treated and enhanced to suit different types of candles; the characteristics of a candle’s wick has a major effect on how it burns.
A candle wick works by capillary action, a mechanism by which fuel, typically melted candle wax, is transported to the flame. When the liquid fuel reaches the flame it then vaporises and burns. It is necessary to treat the candle wick with various flame-retardant solutions to avoid it being destroyed by the candle flame.
Candles varying in shape, size, colour and perfume require specifically designed wicks to support capillary action, ensuring the clean, even, smooth burning of the finished candle.
The construction of the candle wick directly affects the burning properties of the candle. Braided cotton is the base for its production, however, thousands of variations of candle wick are achieved by impregnating the wick with chemicals, coating it with various layers of waxes, or adding a central core of zinc, paper, nylon or silver.
Hayes & Finch offer an extensive range of candle wick – with over 1000 different combinations. In-house manufacturing allows complete flexibility in production, resulting in the ability to create new candle wicks based upon individual requirements. We value feedback from our customers and our range continues to grow with each new development in the candle industry.
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Hayes & Finch wick is generally supplied by weight.
As a standard, we supply 100grm spools, 1kg spools or 5kg drums. Waxed wick can be supplied as a continuous length on a drum or cut to length, with or without fitted sustainers.
For full details of our complete wick range please request a catalogue and price list from our sales office on: +44(0)151 523 6303
Your own product development can be assisted with a tailored wick sample set, based upon your specific requirements.
Sample sets are available by request.