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Are there multiple types of candle wicks?
Question Date: 2012-01-06
Answer 1:

The wick is generally composed of tightly wound cotton or nylon fibers that make up a sturdy type of twine. All wicks are treated with various flame-retardant solutions in a process known as mordanting. Without mordanting, the wick would be destroyed by the flames. In addition, a variety of substances are employed to make the wick stiff and rigid while supporting a flame. The wick is crucial to the proper functioning of the candle, serving as the fuel delivery system.

In general, there are three major categories of wicks used in candles today - cored, flat and square/round wicks. To learn more about types of wicks, please go to the next website:

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