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Pigments

The vivid and brilliant colors of these premium-quality pigment flakes will enhance the beauty and increase the value of your candles.

These professional, highly concentrated candle pigments do not fade or bleed. They are stronger in coloring than other pigments on the market and are especially developed for sculptured and cut ‘n’ curled candles. They cover the dipped items faster with a heavier buildup of color, while using less amounts of pigment providing rapid color buildup with minimal dipping.

Pigments should not be used to color candle cores, the particles may clog the wick and inhibit burn.

Usage and Dosage Instructions
Pigments are insoluble, they do not dissolve in the medium they are coloring. They color the wax by dispersion. They are a suspension of particles which needs to be distributed evenly throughout the wax in order to color it (versus dyes which are soluble in wax and become a part of the wax to color it). Mixing, therefore, is very important.

Dissolve the pigment flakes in your wax formulation at approximately 185F - 85C. For larger dipping tanks, it is recommended to pre-disperse the required amount of color (see dosage chart) in a small amount of the dipping wax in a ratio of 1:5 color to wax. This should be done at 185F - 85C. Once the pigment is well dispersed, add it to the remaining dipping wax.

Stir the dipping wax well before starting candle dipping and after each production break.

Overdipping Dosage
1 dip : 1.5% by weight of wax formulation
2 dips : 1% by weight of wax formulation

Paraffin Formulation Weight 1 dip (1.5%) 2 dips (1%)
1 lb .24 oz 6.8 gms .16 oz 4.5 gms
5 lbs 1.2 oz 34 gms .8 oz 22.7 gms
10 lbs 2.4 oz 68 gms 1.6 oz 45.4 gms
20 lbs 4.8 oz 136 gms 3.2 oz 90.7 gms
30 lbs 7.2 oz 204 gms 4.8 oz 136 gms

For color consistency, always add the same amount of color to your dipping wax. Use a scale to weigh the components of your dipping formulation. Always dip candles at the same temperature, temperature variations will result in color deviations. Too hot a dipping wax will make the shade of color on the candle appear lighter. Too cold a dipping wax will make the shade of color on the candle appear darker. Any variations in the overdipping wax used may result in a change of color on your finished candle.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MIX WELL TO UNIFORMLY DISPERSE THE PIGMENTS.
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