Manufacturing candles may seem like a simple process, but it actually takes some considerable attention to detail. This is especially true when it comes to heating wax and keeping it at the right temperature.
Consistency is Key in Heating Wax
Did you know that creating a good candle involves more than just pouring hot wax into a mold and letting it cool? Well, if you’re in the industry, then this is no news to you at all. In order to make a good candle, you need heat. But just any type of heat won’t work.
Without a way to control the temperature of your vat of wax, you could end up with some very poor candles. Candle manufacturers are well aware of this fact. The importance of such has, likewise, sparked the need for solutions that date back many, many years.
The primary answer to heating wax for large-scale candle production comes by means of big and expensive melting takes. Once the wax is melted and dispense from these tanks, it’s then ready for rest of the process. These tanks provide a very efficient way of regulating the proper temperature for ideal wax melting, but they are large and pricy.
Think how grand it would be, however, if you were able to melt and dispense your wax from the same containers in which you store it. This would save you a considerable amount of money and space in your plant. Thankfully, this very thing is what Powerblanket® is able to do for candle manufacturers. With Powerblanket® solutions, you can set the temperature to the ideal range and rest assured it will stay there. Leave the expensive water-jacket heaters behind, and make use of a far less expensive and cumbersome model.
4 Essential Qualities for the Ideal Wax Heater—Provided by Powerblanket®
These four imperative qualities represents characteristic that are necessary for the ideal wax heating solution.
- Ensure controlled and consistent wax temperature for both the first and second pours.
Inconsistent temperatures in your wax heating process can create significant blending and sinking problems.
- Apply uniform, even heat to the wax bath.
An uneven heat range in your melting process will cause inconsistent viscosities and hardening times, causing separation and discoloration.
- Avoid overheating.
Overheating can also cause discoloration—along with cracking, poor fragrance throw, poor glass adhesion, frosting, and rough tops—ultimately creating a weakened product.
- Avoid water-based heating solutions.
Look for a waterless, insulated solution that will apply a reliable, uniform blanket of controlled heat to the wax. Adding the risk of possible water contamination could cause your wicks to flicker, sputter, and spatter. What’s more, if you get water in your wax, it will cause pits in the candle surface.
Powerblanket® solutions provide all these benefits in order to provide the wax industry the solutions they need for wax heating.