Technology of candle manufacturing

Raw materials

What is a candle made of?

Essentially, a candle consists of two elements: the wick and the candle body. The candle body is composed of at least one burning mass or a mixture of burning masses (composition candles). Depending on the kind of candle, further ingredients, like colours, lacquers or fragrances, may be added.

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The main production methods are: pressing, drawing, casting and dipping.

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How a candle works

In contrast to electrical lighting or a flashlight, a candle is a natural source of light. It provides warm, pleasant and especially lively light. It does not provide as much light as a modern light bulb, but on the other hand it creates much more of an atmosphere.

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