no soot or smoke

quality-certified raw materials

Frequently asked questions regarding candle burning properties

  • No — the production type has no influence
  • What matters is that good-quality raw materials are used
  • Yes — the colour can have a significant influence in some circumstances
  • Depends on
    • Processing (dipped/solid colour)
    • Nature of colouring (liquid/pigments)
  • Shorten the wick
  • Keep burn pool around wick clean:
    • Reduced suction effect of the wick
    • Risk of “second wick”
  • Cut back edges (max. 10–15 mm)
  • Make sure pillar candles are given sufficient time to burn
  • Hourly burning rate: 7-10 g
  • Wick has absorbed water (humidity)
  • Major impairment of burning properties
  • Draught in the room
  • Temperature too high
  • Candle is not vertical
  • High pigment content
  • Absorbency of wick reduced
  • Wick too long
  • Flickering: – Edge of candle too high (supply of oxygen)
  • Flaw in weaving of wick
  • Improper wax/wick dimensions
  • Suction effect of the wick not yet fully established
  • Brief discharge of soot
  • Many lanterns look good but work poorly
  • Wick rolls up and sinks into the fuel
  • Wick clogs with dyes/impurities
  • Candle is designed to be self-extinguishing
  • Candle: Candle snuffer
  • Burning wax: Fire blanket/fire extinguisher