Paraffin: the basis of the candle

Paraffin is a "waste" product from the fossil fuel oil. Chemically it is a saturated hydrocarbon, extracted from the fossil raw material oil and is stripped of potentially harmful substances, using modern, environmentally friendly cleaning methods. 
After this process, a high-refined end product is left which is subject to continuous quality control and is from a toxicological (*) point of view no safety concern for public health. Na natural features are characterized by proper biodegradability. 

Positive features:

- Paraffin is not harmful to the environment;
- Free from harmful substances; 
- No threat to the food industry; 
- Does not contain animal fats;
- Harmless to health;
- Continuous, guaranteed quality.


Processing of the paraffin wax:

+/- 18°C is the best environmental temperature in order to pour and dip candles.
Before paraffin can be processed to candles it is necessary to convert the solid form of the product to a liquid one, meaning that the paraffin has to be melted. 

We recommend to heat the paraffin au bain marie if possible. This is faster, safer and better for the paraffin and the equipment. In case it is not possible to heat the paraffin indirectly, it should be melted gradually. 

Furthermore we advise to use equipment with a adjustable thermostat. Temperature is in fact a very important aspect during the production of candles. 


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