The Move Is On!
We’re moving to a larger facility!
Everybody is asking
it, so we’ll start out with -- we will NOT be
closing while we move. The moving process has been
happening behind the scenes for a few months now, and
our moving procedures will continue to remain unnoticed
to our customers as we proceed with our normal day-to-day
We are a growing company. As we continue to expand our business
and increase our manufacturing capabilities, we need more space.
A larger facility means we can serve our customers more efficiently,
with better pricing, shorter lead times, while maintaining the
high quality that our customers have come to rely on.
We are moving right around the corner, here in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
- the heart of historic Bucks County. This will not interrupt
our local business in any way. Also, we our thankful for all
the hard work our employees do for the company, so we are staying
right where we have always been. The new address is 3765 Old
Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
A moving project of this size takes months to orchestrate in such
a way to be “invisible” to our customers. Moving
processes have been going on already, and will continue to remain
unnoticed in terms of delivery and lead times. We have been moving
parts of the organization in stages and will not be completely
done until the end of the summer. Although the company will remain
open, we will not be shipping packages on Friday, June 25th.
Customers will pick up their packages in the new facility starting
on Monday, June 28th.
As far as our contact information is concerned, the only thing
that will change is the street address. All phone numbers, fax
numbers, websites, email, and shipping zones will remain the same.
The new address will be communicated to our customers in various
methods when we are all moved in.
As far as the way we operate,
everything is changing for the better. Part of the
moving plans include equipment purchases to expand
our current capabilities, more packing stations,
increased quality controls, and larger inventories
just to name a few. There are a few top-secret projects
we are working on as well, but we do not want to
let all our tricks out of the bag until they are
fully operational. Keep reading the Enlightener for
future developments of some truly extraordinary things
We would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers that
have helped us to grow over the last three decades. In order
to show our gratitude, we have made a significant investment
into a larger facility that will improve everything we do as
we raise the bar for industry standards once again. Thank you
and we are looking forward to serving you better than ever.
Which Wax Works Well?
The answer is that all waxes work well for different reasons
and uses. We get inquiries every day as to which wax is better,
natural wax, blended wax, or straight paraffin? Customers
ask questions such as which holds more fragrance, which is
healthier or more natural, looks the best, offers the most
flexibility, or simply which wax costs less?
We offer a
wax to fit just about every need, but it is difficult
for one single wax to meet all the criteria that satisfies
every candle maker’s needs. If there were such a
wonder wax, there would be little need for us to offer
our huge selection of waxes and wax additives. The following
paragraphs should help to sort out the various benefits
of all the wax varieties. We offer many varieties and let
the candle maker choose the wax that fits their particular
wax vs. paraffin
wax is a debate that will remain a point of difference
for many candle makers for years to come. Neither wax type
can satisfy the requirements sought from each side of the
debate. The important part is that both are safe to use,
both contain natural raw ingredients, and both need to
be refined in order to be used as a candle wax. Natural
wax proponents argue that soy is renewable from plants,
but paraffin advocates remind us that natural habitats
were destroyed to create the farms to produce the soy,
and most paraffin is a byproduct of the gas that natural
wax users put in their cars and fuel their distribution/supply
networks. Some soy wax candles contain paraffin and claim
that 100% soy wax is used but fail to mention how much,
which further blurs the line and confuses the industry.
Where does the use of synthetic fragrances and dyes used
in natural waxes fall into the argument? It gets ugly and
both sides have their merits. Until a governing body tells
the industry that one is unsafe to use, we here at Candlewic
will cut through the marketing by both sides and help you,
the candle maker, to use the wax you feel meets your needs
paraffin waxes offer the candle maker the flexibility
to custom tailor their own recipe in order to solve particular
challenges, offers a different customized look to their
candle, and in some cases can be cost effective if used
by themselves as a mottling wax. Some candle makers have
developed some really great looking candles by using secret
recipes that keep their competition guessing.
waxes are waxes made from vegetable based resources
and are often considered renewable. They are made from
plants such as the palm
tree, soybean, honeybee
and other vegetable crops. Sometimes the waxes may not
perform exactly like paraffin and require a little fine-tuning
in process but this is expected anytime the candle maker
switches ingredients. They are easy to use, reach a new
candle buying market, and are still growing in popularity
but sometimes are limited in terms of flexibility.
waxes offer the candle maker specific benefits depending
on the needs of the candle maker. A blended wax has everything
in it needed so the candle maker can simply melt and pour
without the addition of anything other than scent, color,
absorber if desired. Some container blends, such as
the CBL-125 and CBL-130,
may not require a second pour! It is a real labor saver
and decreases the risk of an accidental blunder in mixing
of additives therefore
ensuring a consistent look each and every time.
month’s project is an easy way to make professional
looking aluminum tin container candles using a single
pour wax. The aluminum tin container eliminates the
need to worry over “wet spots” commonly
found in glass container candles, and does not require
a second pour. They are simple to make, easy to decorate,
and eliminates the issues of jars breaking in transit.
Pour Blended Wax
Heat your wax CBL-125 or CBL-130,
as you normally would for any other candle. If you add color,
we recommend you do so at about 180
degrees to ensure an even consistency.
several options for coloring your wax.
Remove the lids from your tins and arrange on the pouring table.
Some people insert wicks first with a glue
dot and some add the wick after they pour. Both methods work
Add your fragrance and pour.
Let cool and decorate the tin as desired. Tins get hot, so be sure
to label the finished candle appropriately.
Hi! I'm Chandler!
I can help you
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Ask Chandler: Chandler's Asking Back!
Hello everybody. I have been extremely happy to answer everybody’s
questions over the years. The move into the larger facility will
allow us to serve our customers in unprecedented ways, but we need
to know which things are important so we can focus our efforts.
I would like to ask for a very quick minute of your time to answer
a few questions for me. Just
click on this link. It will only take a minute and would be
very much appreciated in our efforts to serve you better. Don’t
worry, we won’t ask you for personal information (unless
you want to provide it for future mailings on specials and promotions).
of Tins per 100 lb Batch
In past months we discussed how common it is that containers are
named by their fluid capacity in ounces. In most cases this is
not equal to weight of wax. See the December issue
of the Enlightener for further details. The following information
will help you plan your tin production. Keep in mind the fill line
on the tin can dramatically affect results. For each 100-pound
batch of CBL-125 or CBL-130 wax,
you can fill approximately: