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Atkins & Pearce Zinc Core Wicks

This wick has a cotton outer braid surrounding a thin filament of zinc. Zinc core wick produces the coolest flame and offers the most rigidity of all cored wick, providing support during pouring and burning.

Concern over trace elements of lead has resulted in the Consumer Product Safety Commission defining a lead cored wick to be one containing greater than .06% lead by weight in the metal. Zinc wire has a maximum level of lead impurities of .004%, well below the standard.

Atkins & Pearce Zinc Core Wick

Wick
Designation
Yield
(yds./lb.)
ROC
(oz./hr.)
Flame Ht.
(in.)
Pool Dia.
(in.)
10-26 Z 433 0.06 0.41 1.34
10-28 Z 449 0.07 0.48 1.36
10-30 Z 475 0.08 0.54 1.38
10-38 Z 459 0.08 0.61 1.40
28-24 Z 449 0.07 0.49 1.36
28-24 SP Z 467 0.07 0.45 1.35
32-24 Z 452 0.08 0.62 1.41
34-24 Z 459 0.09 0.68 1.43
34-40 Z 389 0.10 0.77 1.46
34-40 SP Z 354 0.10 0.85 1.48
36-24 Z 473 0.10 0.75 1.45
36-24-24 Z 347 0.11 0.96 1.50
36-28 Z 438 0.10 0.77 1.46
36-28 SP Z 417 0.10 0.80 1.47
44-20-18 Z 342 0.14 1.08 1.61
44-24-18 Z 298 0.15 1.13 1.63
44-28-18 Z 264 0.15 1.17 1.66
44-32-18 Z 236 0.16 1.21 1.69
44-36-18 Z 218 0.17 1.25 1.72
51-32-18 Z 251 0.18 1.33 1.77
51-36-18 Z 230 0.19 1.37 1.79
60-44-18 Z 199 0.23 1.62 1.95
62-52-18 Z 183 0.25 1.74 2.03

Glossary of terms

Yield
Measured in yards of wick per pound in weight. The higher the yield, the smaller the wick and the flame and the resulting heat generated.
ROC
The rate of wax consumption in ounces by the wick in one hour. The higher the burn rate the more wax which is being consumed. Used to determine how well a wick and wax combination is performing.

Chart Statistics

Chart statistics contributed by Atkins & Pearce, Inc.

These chart statistics are based on accepted industry standards for molded and filled, fully refined paraffin wax candles and should be viewed as reasonable estimates for comparison purposes only. Actual results should be determined on an application-by-application basis.

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