Optimal burning behaviour depends on the right wick. Wicks are mainly made of cotton and are braided on specially developed machines. Both the cotton yarn and the braided wick are first cleaned and then chemically prepared. Preparation prevents, among other things, an afterglow of the wick once the candle has been extinguished.
The purpose of the wick is to transport the liquid fuel to the wick tip where it burns in the flame. Important: The wick must be adapted to the particular type of candle, the raw material used, the shape and dimensions of the candle, as well as the candle manufacturing process (in terms of absorbency, yarn type/strength, braiding technique and chemical preparation).