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Bleached Square Wick


Bleached Square Wick was originally designed for beeswax candles. Today, this wick is used in all types of candle systems. This unique construction combined with our chemical treatment processes make it an excellent choice for waxes that are highly viscous when molten, like beeswax and vegetable wax. Bleached Square Wick is engineered to curl while burning, minimizing carbon build-up. This wick is constructed of 100% natural fibers and is finished with chemical treatments to improve burn qualities.

We offer this wick series in pre-waxed, cut, and tabbed assemblies to allow you to test a variety of 10 sizes included in our Bleached Square Wick Sample Kit. Visit the link below to purchase your samples and create your perfect candle solution today!

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  • Excellent choice for highly viscous waxes such as beeswax and vegetable wax.
  • Engineered to curl while burning.
  • Constructed of 100% natural fibers and finished with chemical treatments to improve burn qualities.

Download Bleached Square Wick Datasheet


Wick Suggestions

Definitions Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
Containers Less than 1″ 1″-2″ 2″-3″ 3″-4″ 5″ & Up
Votives 1″-1 1/2″ 1 1/2″-2 1/2″
Pillars Less than 1″ 1″-2″ 2″-3″ 3″-4″ 5″ & Up
Tapers 3/16″-1/2″ 1/2″-3/4″ 3/4″-7/8″


Rate Chart

Wick Flame HT  ROC   Wax Pool  Containers Pillars Votives Tapers
cm (in) g/hr (oz/hr) cm (in)
#6/0 T&T BL SQ 2.90 (1.14) 4.63 (0.16) 3.77 (1.48) small small small extra small
#6/0 BL SQ 3.22 (1.27) 5.17 (0.18) 3.99 (1.57) small small small extra small
#5/0 BL SQ 3.39 (1.34) 5.18 (0.18) 4.32 (1.70) small small medium small
#4/0 BL SQ 3.45 (1.36) 5.34 (0.19) 4.32 (1.70) small small medium small
#3/0 BL SQ 3.60 (1.42) 5.50 (0.19) 4.48 (1.77) medium medium medium small
#2/0 BL SQ 3.76 (1.48) 5.62 (0.20) 4.71 (1.85) medium medium medium small
#1/0 BL SQ 3.84 (1.51) 5.76 (0.20) 4.77 (1.88) medium medium medium medium
#1 BL SQ 3.96 (1.56) 5.91 (0.21) 4.89 (1.93) medium medium medium
#2 BL SQ 4.17 (1.64) 6.21 (0.22) 5.06 (1.99) large large
#3 BL SQ 4.52 (1.78) 6.59 (0.23) 5.46 (2.15) large large
#4 BL SQ 4.74 (1.87) 6.98 (0.25) 5.62 (2.21) large large
#5 BL SQ 4.99 (1.96) 7.17 (0.25) 5.96 (2.34) large large
#6 BL SQ 5.29 (2.08) 7.63 (0.27) 6.20 (2.44) large large
#7 BL SQ 5.53 (2.18) 7.98 (0.28) 6.41 (2.52) extra large extra large
#8 BL SQ 5.89 (2.32) 8.76 (0.31) 6.54 (2.58) extra large extra large
#10 BL SQ 6.04 (2.38) 9.00 (0.32) 6.64 (2.62) extra large extra large
#12 BL SQ 6.90 (2.71) 10.84 (0.38) 6.96 (2.74) extra large extra large


The sample kits are provided by Atkins & Pearce merely as an additional tool to assist the customer in making an appropriate wick selection. They are only provided as suggestions of wicks that may be appropriate based upon certain criteria and should not be relied upon as determinative or as a substitute for customer testing. As the customer, you and your company are responsible for appropriately testing all Atkins & Pearce wicks in your candle formulations and for making the final wick selection based upon meeting appropriate candle safety and burn standards. Atkins & Pearce makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, in respect of the wick sample kits, including, without limitation, with respect to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, which representations or warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

Candle Solutions

Candle manufacturers worldwide rely on our uncompromising wick quality and our expert wick team to ensure the optimal burn performance in their candle systems. We manufacture a diverse line of wicks to fit all types of candle constructions. Whether you are looking for a self-trimming wick, optimal fragrance throw, a consistent burn for non-paraffin waxes, or reduced smoking and carbon, Atkins & Pearce has a wick that will fit your need. With 14 wick lines containing over 165 standard wicks and endless customization options, we will help you determine which solution is correct for your candle system.

Candle System Optimization

With the extensive options for waxes, fragrances, dyes, and containers available in today’s candle market, Atkins & Pearce understands that a precise wick solution will be required to fit each distinct candle system.
To make wick selection as effective and efficient as possible for our clients, we offer free Candle System Optimization at our in-house candle lab. With this service, our wick experts will determine which wick will provide your candle system with optimal burn performance according to specifications you have laid out. We then test this wick in a sample group of your candles and provide you with performance results. With Atkins & Pearce Candle System Optimization, we will find your one best wick.

Customization & New Product Development

Candlewick is Atkins & Pearce’s oldest product. Atkins & Pearce wicks illuminated non-electric homes in post-Civil War America and today appear in candles worldwide. We have thrived for almost two centuries by developing innovative wicks to serve an ever-changing candle market.

We welcome the opportunity to modify wicks or develop wick solutions that fit your individual candle needs. We have collaborated often with customers to design exclusive and patentable wick solutions for candle systems.


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