What does HTP mean in wicks?
Candlewick. The HTP™ series is designed to provide the benefits of a self-trimming wick posture with rigidity approaching those found in cored wicks. High-performance fibers, along with other natural materials are engineered into a specially constructed braid, producing a more predictable wick posture.
How do I know what wick to use in my candle?
How To Choose A Candle Wick
- Pick a wax type.
- Use the Wick Series Selection Table to find a wick series to start with.
- Measure your candle diameter.
- Use the Wick Size Selection Table to find three wicks to start with.
- Design your candle (fragrance, dye)
- Test the candles.
- Choose the best wick OR make adjustments.
Are HTP wicks good for soy candles?
HTP wick is especially well-suited for tough-to-burn formulations that contain many additives. The HTP wicks are suitable for a verity of candle including tea lights, votives, container candles and pillar candles. It is also an excellent choice for soy wax, paraffin, vegetable, and gel candle systems.
Who makes HTP wicks?
Atkins & Pearce
Perfect for withstanding those tough-to-burn applications, HTP™ Wick by Atkins & Pearce is an excellent wick for paraffin and vegetable candle systems.
What are HTP wicks good for?
HTP wicks are cotton wicks which feature braided paper fibers to enhance the rigidity of the material. They have a softer burn (which is good for soy) and tend to curl slightly as they burn. They also have the useful property of self-trimming however, it is always good practice to trim them when required.
What is HTP candle?
HTP wick is a flat cotton wick interwoven with paper fibers for increased rigidity. A well-rounded wick that combines the structural strength of a paper core wick with the performance and even burn of a flat wick. HTP wicks work well in paraffin, gel, and vegetable waxes. HTP wicks are lead and zinc free.
What is the best wick to use with soy wax?
We recommend using the L or XL size wicks when using in pure soy. The amount of fragrance oil, dye, and the type of wax WILL effect the way these wicks burn.
What happens if a candle wick is too big?
In general, choosing too large a wick will result in excessive flame size and hence a deep burn pool, causing too large a portion of the candle to liquefy, and, in the case of pillar candles, collapse the walls.
What wax is best with HTP wicks?
HTP WICKS. Recommended Wax Type: Soy. HTP wicks are cotton wicks which feature braided paper fibers to enhance the rigidity of the material. They have a softer burn (which is good for soy) and tend to curl slightly as they burn.
Are HTP wicks natural?
Sometimes referred to as a high-tension paper wick, the HTP wick is made of natural fibers, flat braided in design, but with thin paper fibers intertwined. The result is a cleaner burning, self-trimming wick with additional structural strength, controlled curling and a hotter, more efficient flame.
What is the difference between CDN wicks and HTP wicks?
In our candle making workshops, we cover the different wick types: High temperature paper wicks (HTP) are a blend of cotton and paper. CDN wicks work best with wax blends such as palm/soy or beeswax/soy candles. LCS wicks are fairly new, introduced to the candle making market by Luxury Candle Supplies.