CONTAINER SPECIFIC BURN TESTING
Pre-requisites: This help article assumes you are familiar with and have already conducted a slab test, to ascertain the most suitable wick series and size(s) for your blend and container.
Slab testing will help you to identify candidate wicks for your candles, but you will still need to conduct tests in the actual container you intend on using. We call this container-specific burn testing.
We recommend that container specific burn testing be conducted in accordance with the following standards before putting candles up for sale...
EN 15493:2007 – 'Candles – specification for fire safety'
- EN 15426:2007 – 'Candles – Specification for sooting behaviour'
You may also wish to apply safety labels as outlined in the following standard...
- EN 15494:2007 – 'Candles – product safety labels'
These standards are available for purchase from The British Standards Institute and other bodies within Europe.