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“I cannot imagine a better invention than candles that would burn without a need for trimming.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)

The wick is the heart of any candle. Its function has a considerable impact on the flame quality. Our goal: the perfect flame

In close cooperation with our customers, which include the leading candle manufacturers, worldwide we aim to optimise the burning behaviour of the complex system that is a candle.

An optimally burning candle requires high-quality raw materials and wicks that are perfectly suited and prepared for their specific application by the right production and/or treatment methods. This alone allows the tip of the wick to reach the highest temperature, which is required to burn the used raw material with minimal residue.

Since our foundation in 1954, we have been working on improving our wicks continuously together with candle manufacturers, raw material suppliers and machine manufacturers. Today, our high-end products and extensive catalogue have helped us become a trusted partner for the candle industry. Traditionally stable, always in the present, firmly facing the future – the Wedo wick programme.


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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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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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Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Ravensstr. 46, 41334 Nettetal
Mailbox 25 46, 41312 Nettetal

Tel.: +49 2157 1206 - 0

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