The characteristics of a candles’ wick has a major effect on how the candle burns.
The wick is generally made from 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 vaporises and burns.
It is necessary to treat the candlewick with various flame retardant solutions to avoid it being destroyed or consumed too quickly by the candle flame. Candles varying in shape, size, colour and perfume require specifically designed wicks to ensure capillary action is supported and thus creating a clean, even, smooth burning candle.
The construction of the candlewick directly affects the burning properties of the candle. Braided cotton forms the base of the wick production however, thousands of variations can be created by altering the braiding density, adding central cores of products including zinc, paper, nylon and silver: impregnating the wick with various chemicals and coating it with specially formulated covering waxes. The possibilities are endless and all achievable via our manufacturing process.
Purchase to suit your needs!
Hayes & Finch wick is generally supplied by weight.
As a standard, we supply uncoated wick on 1kg spools. Waxed wick can be supplied as a continuous length on a 5kg drum or cut to length, with or without fitted sustainers*.
For full details of our complete wick range please call our sales team on
0845 450 5594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The types of Wick from our in-house manufacturing at the Hayes & Finch factory – allows complete flexibility in production, resulting in the ability to create new candlewicks based upon individual requirements.
We constantly evaluate the market place for changes in trends such as fragrances, colours, waxes, containers, so our range is continually developing to meet with the ever changing demands. We value feedback from our customers as we believe working together is an important part of development and improvement.
Additionally, we welcome customers to our factory to see our facilities* and equally we are happy to visit you to get a greater understanding of how your production runs and what we can do to support you. The majority of wicks are produced as a flat braid or round wick, both of which can have additional filaments of cotton, paper, zinc, nylon and tin silver to facilitate support or to produce differing burning characteristics.
*Factory visits are by prior appointment only and cannot always be accommodated.