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General
  • A candle is a light source that usually has an internal wick rising through the center of a column of solid fuel.
  • Candles made from tallow, natural fat, gel, soy, beeswax, and vegetable products. The candle is produced in various colors, shapes, sizes and scents.
  • A candle typically produces about 13 lumens of visible light and 40 watts of heat, although this can vary depending primarily on the characteristics of the candle wick

Process

  • The original candles were produced through the dipping method. This method used wicks made from dried rushes, which were peeled on all but one side, revealing the pith. The wicks were repeatedly dipped into the molten fat until the fat had stuck to the wick at a desired thickness. Beeswax candles were constructed using both the dipping method and pouring method.
  • In the pouring method, the melted beeswax is poured over a suspended cotton wick while the wick is simultaneously and manually twirled. After a sufficient amount of wax has gathered at the bottom of the wick, the candled is reversed and poured from the other end.

Market

  • A major candle market in the world - is sourcing perfumed wax candles from India. Today's Candle market is experiencing a tremendous growth due to the increased popularity of and use of candles.
  • US market are estimated at around $7 billion, and growing by 30 per cent every year. US retail sales of candles are estimated at approximately $2billion annually, excluding sales of candle accessories.
  • The candle market has become more competitive. Retailers and consumers have become “price sensitive” on many type of candles. One of the essential requirements to grow a candle company in this new market is to expand the product offering.

Application

  • Candles are most commonly used for their aesthetic value, particularly to set a soft, warm, or romantic ambiance, and for emergency lighting during electrical power failures.
  • Aromatherapy Candles release a small, but continuous stream of herbal and floral essential oils in to the air as they burn.
  • Beeswax Candles have been used for hundreds of years, they are slow burning, and have a pleasant natural aroma.
  • Candles were used as a means of keeping time. At auctions, the bidding time was limited by inserting a pin into a candle and letting the wax melt until the pin dropped, thus concluding that period of time.

Report

  • The quality requirements of candles are constantly being upgraded to fulfill the demands of environmentally aware consumers for high quality products.
  • Candle makers are using earth tone colors in their candles to reflect some of the increasing awareness for our natural surroundings that today’s consumer may be thinking about more so than decades past

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