Candle Wick for Waxed Based Candle Designs: We manufacture our own line of candle wicking. The best way to cross reference a different manufacturers' wick with our product line is by the burn rate measured in grams per hour. That is just a start. Burn rates are relative to each batch tested. 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. Again, test, test, test. There is no effective way to cross reference another manufacturers' wick other than to conduct burn tests. We do not have cross-reference data on other manufacturers.
Sorry to say we do not offer consulting on industrial candle making because of the enormity of variables that are involved. The best approach is to start with a sample pack of wick and test the wicks with your design.
Pepperell Braiding Company manufactures cored and non-cored tubular braided candle wick. In general there are three types of wicks. Plaited or flat braid, square braid and tubular braid. We only manufacture the tubular braid. Our wicks are manufactured with 100% cotton. There are no chemical additives in our wicks.