IGI Candle Wax Blends
IGI candle waxes include a full line of innovative paraffin wax, vegetable wax, and hybrid wax formulations for jar filled and pillar/votive candles each tailored for the varying needs of a diverse customer base.
Candles are unsurpassed in offering visual beauty, fragrance and mood. They lend opulence and appeal that are accessible to anyone. Candles can be festive and celebratory or rejuvenating and soothing. Plus they're so versatile; they offer everything from an affordable design statement to a spa-like aromatherapy encounter.
Recommended Links for Candle Customers - see the following Candle Articles:
General guidelines for Candlemaking
Mottling Technical Paper
Syneresis (fragrance bleed) Technical Paper
National Candle Association (NCA)
Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger Operation
Download file "Wax Votator.exe" to see a flash diagram of the slurry pour process
As a leader in formulated waxes for the candle industry, we invite you to experience the advantages IGI blends will offer your candle business.
All PARAFFLEX waxes in the EZ Pour™ and EZ Form™ line are designed to be used without the addition of additives (except for UV stabilizers, if necessary). Note that IGI offers several additional custom wax blends for candle customers. Please contact us for additional products or questions regarding specific applications.
EZ Pour™ Container Candle Waxes
IGI's EZ Pour candle blend lineup is offered in three categories: Value, Performance, and Premium Performance. For more detailed information, please refer to the TIS or PIS sheet of the particular product.
- Uses more elaborate combinations of additives and base materials compared to Value blends.
- Generally can accommodate high fragrance loads (in non-mottling blends) with improved scent throw properties
- Mottling and Palm grades tested to ensure correct surface appearance
|6036A||smooth, opaque||medium||paraffin/veg blend; smooth, consistent appearance|
|PARAFFLEX 4630A||Opaque/subtle colors can be achieved. Semi-gloss top finish.||Soft||Economical single pour blend in containers up to 16 oz. Good adherence to container/jar wall can be achieved under optimal pour conditions. 8-10% fragrance loading and good hot/cold throw can be achieved.|
|PARAFFLEX 4786A||Smooth, creamy, and opaque; able to achieve vibrant colors. Matte appearance.||Hard||Multiple pour to achieve level surface. Good adherence to container wall can be obtained under optimal pour conditions. Suitable for hotter climates. Need to protect against temperature fluctuations during transport and storage. 5-8% fragrance loading and good hot/cold throw can be achieved.|
|Multiple pour to achieve level surface. Good adherence to container wall and maximum mottling can be obtained under optimal conditions. Need to protect against heat during transport and storage, as this may affect mottled appearance. 4-6% fragrance loading and good hot/cold throw can be achieved.|
|Crystal Pattern||Hard||Palm wax that gives full crystalline appearance with bold color contrasts.|
High Performance Blends
- Utilizes best available base materials and additives to make waxes suitable for "high-end" candles. non-mottling blends) with improved scent throw properties
- High fragrance loads possible with excellent cold/hot throw properties
- Excellent burn properties when used with proper wick system
|PARAFFLEX 4627A||Translucent/Vibrant colors can be obtained||Soft||Single pour blend with excellent adherence to container/jar wall achieved under optimal conditions. Robust towards variable transport conditions. 10-12% fragrance loads possible. Excellent hot/cold throw.|
|PARAFFLEX 4633A (J223)||Opaque/Vibrant colors can be obtained||Soft||Level pour blend with good adherence to jar under optimal conditions. 8-10% fragrance load possible with good hot/cold throw|
|Parafflex 4636A (J50)||Opaque/Vibrant colors can be obtained||Soft||Single pour blend with good adherence to jar under optimal conditions. Up to 8% fragrance load possible with good hot/cold throw|
|Parafflex 4642A (J225)||Opaque/subtle colors can be obtained||Soft||Level pour blend with good adherence to jar under optimal conditions. Can hold up to 10-12% fragrance, including difficult fragrances (i.e. Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Spice types). Use higher dye concentrations to achieve vibrant colors|
|IGI 6006A||Opaque colors with smooth/creamy appearance||Soft||Paraffin/Veg blend. Single pour blend under optimal conditions. 8-10% fragrance load can be achieved. Use wicks designed for paraffin/vegetable candle systems.|
|IGI 6098A||Smooth/Creamy appearance; Opaque colors and be obtained||Soft||Paraffin/Vegetable Blend. Singe pour under optimal conditions. Excellent glass adherence. 8-10% fragrance loading with excellent cold/hot throw. Use wicks designed for paraffin/vegetable systems.|
|IGI 6055A||smooth, opaque||medium/hard||100% vegetable based blend. excellent fragrance adn color retention. NO FROSTING, smooth appearance. Good cold throw|
IGI blends for Pillar, Votive, and Other Molded Candles
IGI offers its EZ-FORM line, which includes PARAFFLEX™ and other products for the manufacture of high-quality pillar, votive, and other molded type candles. Benefits from this product line include:
- Optimized for specific types of candles
- Can be used without additives (w/exception of UV inhibitors)
- For mottling and palm waxes, QC tested to ensure proper finish
- High Consistency
- Use of additives to enhance performance (except for mottling and palm waxes)
- Able to accommodate higher fragrance loads
- Excellent burn and mold release properties
|Pre-blended wax for scented pillars and molded candles.|
|Formerly OK 6228/1. Pre-blended wax for scented pillar candles.|
|Pre-blended wax for scented votive candles.|
|PARAFFLEX 4807A||Pre-blended wax for taper candles and other specialty molded candles.|
|Specialty paraffin wax that promotes a mottling effect in pillar and votive candles.|
|Palm wax for molded candles with starburst crystal effect.|
|Palm wax for molded candles with feather-like crystal effect.|
High Performance Products
- Utilization of high melt point waxes in some blends
- Able to accommodate higher fragrance loads
- Excellent burn, mold release, and appearance properties
|SP Votive Blend
|High melt point, preblend wax for votive candles. Can also be used in "one-pour" votive applications.|
|Paraffin-Vegetable wax blend designed for scented pillar and molded candles.|
|PARAFFLEX 4641A||High melt point wax for molded candle applications. Smooth, opaque looks with good fragrance retention/throw.|
|PARAFFLEX 4614A||High melt point wax for votive candle applications. Smooth, opaque looks with good fragrance retention/throw.|
Specialty Waxes for Candlemaking
IGI offers waxes for several specialty types of candles.
|Wick hardening blend.|
|Specialty wax for "overdips" of pillar, taper, and other candles. Can be used as a stand alone pillar wax as well.|
Additives for Candlemaking
IGI offers these additives that are designed to enhance the performance of a blend or for those compounding their own formulations.
|White micro wax to enhance candle properties.|
|Light-colored micro wax to enhance candle properties.|