There are different possibilities to produce candles: Eika uses both traditional handwork and impressive modern techniques. Depending on the the kind of candles to be manufactured, the right production method has to be chosen.
The drawing method is one of the oldest techniques to manufacture candles. Several hundred metres of wick are stretched over two pulling drums, whereas the lower wick line runs through a wax bath. The more often the chilled wick is pulled through the wax, the stronger the string gets, which is then automatically processed fully to a finished candle. With this method christmas tree candles, for example, are produced.
Casting candles allows the manufacturing of almost all kinds of candles. In the middle of a rubber form, a wick is spanned and the form gets filled with wax. In order to produce decorated candles, the forms can be hinged, for plain candles many forms are strung together in special machines.
The basic material for this method is pulverized paraffin, which is either compressed with high pressure in vertical stringed, two-part forms or densified in a compression chamber and then pressed out as a string through a press calibre for further processing. The wick is pressed in by means of a pipe. This technique is useful for pillar candles, ball candles, tea lights and memorial lights.
- Dipping/ Dip Moulding
Through repeated dipping of the wick into the wax, it gets covered more and more with wax until the preferred candle diameter is reached. With this method, bees wax candles are manufactured.