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Molds for Candles FAQs

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Q: Why are there so many different types of molds for making pillar candles?

A: We like to narrow the selection down to three basic materials, aluminum, polycarbonate and binderthane. Each of the materials is good for a certain type of candle.

Aluminum molds are always great for the standard round and square candles. With standard sizes they are seamless, competitively priced, add a nice finish to the candle and generally allow the candle to release easily. Due to tooling costs, creating different shapes and sizes is not an alternative.

Polycarbonate molds are great for unique shapes and sizes. They are made of durable plastic and give an excellent finish on the candle.

Binderthane is always best for creating unique shapes, figurines and other candles that are not suitable for “sliding out.”

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