CD-18 6" Pretabbed Wick
Stabilo, also known as CD wicks, are coreless, non-directional, flat braided wicks with a special paper filament woven around them. This configuration is engineered to promote maximum and consistent capillary action while ensuring a wick trimming flame posture. The Stabilo (CD) series is used in many different candle making applications and is especially compatible with the harder to melt viscous vegetable-based waxes, like soy wax.
Our German made, USA assembled CD 18 / Stabilo series wicks are primed in a high melt point natural wax, are pre-cut to 6" lengths, and are tabbed using a 20mm round wick tab with a 6mm neck.
Note: We recommend testing new wick sizes when making any modifications to existing candle recipes or making new candles. Burning characteristics can be altered by changes in wax, fragrance oil, dye, and/or additives, which could result in a different optimal wick size for the same diameter candle.
CD Wicks Rate of Consumption Chart (downloadable)
What is Yield?
Measured in yards of wick per pound in weight. The higher the yield, the smaller the wick and the flame and the resulting heat generated.
What is Rate of Consumption?
The ROC (rate of consumption) is the amount of wax consumed in ounces per hour in a standardized text. The rate may vary with different waxes. Test burning is always recommended to determine the proper wick for your wax formula and vessel.
These are SUGGESTIONS and your results may vary based on fragrances and fragrance % used. Please test everything fragrance/wax/jar combo you intent to carry in your inventory. Not every combo will wick the same- some will take smaller size wicks and other larger ones.
WICKING TIP: Coconut blended waxes are different than regular soy wax. There won't be a full melt pool until you get about half way down the jar. 100% soy has a "memory" and will tunnel, however, coconut blended waxes don't as much. Initially, there will be some "hang up" on the sides of the jar but as the wick burns, the sides of the jar heat up, and melt the rest of the wax.
|Coco Apricot/Ceda-Serica--->Wick Guide|
|Coco Soy/EC26--->Wick Guide|
|Coconut 83--->Wick Guide|
|Soy 10--->Wick Guide|
|Coconut 84x--->Wick Guide|