The History of Eco Wick Wax
Years ago, NGI was approached by one of the largest candle wick manufacturers in the world, asking us to develop an EcoSoya wax just for wicks that would have the following qualities:
- 100% vegetable and free from palm wax, beeswax, paraffin or other petroleum, animal or insect products.
- Specifically designed to keep wicks rigid in melted wax, so the wax would need a considerably higher melting point than normal candle waxes.
- The cooled wax must maintain flexibility and excellent coating properties, so that the wicks could be spooled and stored until ready for cutting.
- Highly stable, allowing a liquid state for extended periods of time.
If you’re familiar with the candle or wax industries, you have an idea of the complexity of that request. But we were in agreement that a 100% vegetable wax solution was important, so people could use EcoSoya’s pure soy waxes in their candles, and not have to contaminate them with animal, insect or petroleum materials. The result was three years of R&D, and the development of Eco Wick Wax. Eco Wick Wax not only met all of our customer’s requirements, but significantly exceeded them. Eco Wick Wax also lived up to the purity requirements we hold for all of our EcoSoya products, including NGI’s standard of only producing products that are good for people and the environment. All EcoSoya waxes are:
- recyclable, and
EcoSoya Eco Wick Wax Technical Specifications
|Eco Wick Wax Melt Point, Mettler AOCS, Cc 18-80||175°F (79.4°C)|
|Needle Penetration, ASTM, D 1321-65, 1/10 mm||12|
|Congealing Point, ASTM, D 938-60||140.0°F (62.8°C)|
|Viscosity, Brookfield @ 190°F, (87.8°C), cps||10|
|Peroxide Value, AOCS, Cd 8-53, Me/Kg||2 max|
|Color, Red AOCS,13b-45 Units||3 max|
|Flash Point, ASTM,D-92||450°F min (233°C min)|