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Requirement to report substances of concern as from January 2021

As from 5th January 2021 all manufacturers are required to register products which will enter the EU and contain SVHCs according to the ECHA candidate list at a mass percentage level exceeding 0,1%.

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WEDO is the manufacturer of high-performance braids for the candle industry and other future-oriented applications

We make candles come to life, together

Technical braids for your candle industry and many other industries.

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Technical braids for all purposes, also for your industry!

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Innovative research and development at our own laboratories.

Explore today solutions for tomorrow!

Our technical braids - also for your industry:

Wedo cooperate nationwide with institution for research and development.

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We are certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

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Wedo technical braids: There for you – since 1954!

Wedo is a global market leader for wicks. With its own testing laboratory, Wedo is also a pioneering innovator in its industry. We offer a wide range of solutions in the field of technical braids, which makes us a powerful partner for most industries. Special solutions included!


From medical technology to aerospace engineering:

The Wedo wick-configurator

To ensure the best possible burning results, the wick must be well adapted to the candle system in question. Our wick-configurator allows you to easily define key candle parameters – it then automatically lists a number of suitable wicks for testing.

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All about wicks

All about wicks

Let us forget our age of high technology for a second and have a purely scientific look at the mechanics of a candle flame. When we light the wick of a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax.

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All about wicks

Wick positions

Ideal wick position: The wick protrudes from the candle in a straight line and bends towards the flame boundary, entering the “glow zone”, where it burns fully at the highest temperature under the influence of oxygen.

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Temperature distribution

The flame of a candle is separated into different glowing and temperature areas, which are easily visible to the naked eye: (1) Candle (2) Wick (3) Blue zone: Usually outside of the luminous zone Hottest zone due to oxygen contact

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