Candle Wick - Zinc Core
This cored Tubular Candle Wick Series contains a zinc wire filler. All wicks of the "Cored" Candle Wick series are made from natural cotton yarn outer casing. These wicks are untreated, un-waxed, and unbleached, so these wicks have a natural tan-hue to them. Most commonly used for making votive candles, containers, and some pillar candles. Cores measure about 18 gauge, regardless of the size or burn rate of the wick.
Our wicks are manufactured with 100% cotton. There are no chemical additives in our wicks. The best way to cross reference a different manufacturers' wick with our product line is by the burn rate measured in grams per hour. Burn rates in this series are relative to each batch tested, and range from 2.5 grams per hour (lowest) to 7.2 grams per hour (highest). The only way to ensure a wick works is to test it in your blend of wax, dye, fragrance etc. Different wax blends will generate different performance standards with the same wick. Fragrance and coloration could alter the burn rate as well.
Purchase candle wick by the burn rate; the larger the candle, the higher the burn rate recommended.
This wick is sold by pound (whole pounds only). Please note: while measurements were taken off the zinc wire core, estimated yield length may vary.
#807 Lowest burn rate of this series at 2.5 grams/hour. Measures about 1/16 inch (1.59 mm). Best used with small votive candles and tealights. Yield length per pound estimated 323 yards (295 meters).
#838 This wick as a medium burn rate at 3 grams/hour. Measures about 1/16 inch (1.59 mm). Best used with small-medium votive and container candles.Yield length per pound estimated 268 yards (245 meters).
#1200 This wick as a medium-high burn rate at 3.5 grams/hour. Measures about 1/16 inch (1.59 mm). Best used with medium candles, including containers and pillars. Yield length per pound estimated 209 yards (191 meters).
#1400 This wick as a high burn rate at 4.3 grams/hour. Measures about 1/16 - 3/32 inch (1.59 - 2.38 mm). Best used with large candles, including containers and pillars. Yield length per pound estimated 237 yards (216 meters).
#40032 This wick as an extra high burn rate at 5.7 grams/hour. Measures about 3/32 inch (2.38 mm). Best used with large-extra large candles, including containers and pillars. Yield length per pound estimated 225 yards (205 meters).
#60048 Highest burn rate of this series at 7.2 grams/hour. Measures about 3/16 inch (4.76 mm). Best used with extra large candles, including containers and pillars. Yield length per pound estimated 180 yards (164 meters).
Is this wick core best for you? This takes practice and test burns to determine which core is best for your wax type and candle size. Give the different cores a test drive before committing to a specific style.
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