The wick is usually a woven cotton cloth that holds the flame of an oil lamp or candle. The wick works by capillary action to deliver (“wick”) fuel into the flame. When liquid fuel (usually molten wax) reaches the flame, it vaporizes and burns. The wick affects how the candle burns. Important properties of a wick include diameter, stiffness, fire resistance and retention. Here introduce:
The material of the candle wicks
The material of the candle wicks introduce.
Candle wicks are usually made of woven cotton. The wicks are sometimes woven flat so that they also curl back into the flame as they burn, making them self-consuming. Before introducing these wicks, use special scissors to trim off excess wicks without extinguishing the flame.
A larger diameter wick usually results in a larger flame, a larger pool of molten wax, and makes the candle burn faster.
In tea wax, the wick is tied to a piece of metal to prevent it from floating on top of the molten wax and burning before the wax. Candles designed to float in water need not only a tether for the string, but also a seal on the bottom of the candle to prevent the string from wicking water and extinguishing the flame.