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Paper Core Wick


Paper Core wick is designed for candle systems such as votives, pillars and containers. Our Paper Core series is similar in design to our popular Cotton Core Wicks but provides increased rigidity. These wicks are also constructed of 100% natural fibers.

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 Paper Core Wick Sample Kit. Visit the link below to purchase your samples and create your perfect candle solution today!

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Features of Paper Core Wick

  • Designed for candle systems such as votives, pillars and containers.
  • Constructed of 100% natural fibers.
  • Provides increased rigidity.
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Candle manufacturers worldwide rely on our uncompromising wick quality and expertise to ensure the optimal burn performance in their particular candle systems. Candlewick is Atkins & Pearce’s oldest product line; our wicks illuminated non-electric homes in post-Civil War America and appear in candles worldwide today. We have thrived for over two centuries innovating wicks to serve an ever-changing candle market. 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 custom need. We welcome the opportunity to modify wicks or develop wick solutions that fit your unique candle needs. Our guidance and collaboration has allowed many of our customers to design and market exclusive and patentable wick solutions for their particular candle systems.


Our diverse line of wicks fit all types of candle constructions making us proud to be The Heart of Great Candles®. With 14 wick lines containing over 165 standard wicks and endless options for customization, we're happy to help you determine which solution is correct for your candle system. If you're unsure where to begin, feel free to contact us for specific wick recommendations. Please know that to make the best and most appropriate recommendations we will need to know your intended Candle System Type(s) and Diameter Size(s), as well as your intended Wax Type(s).

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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 determine which wick will provide your particular candle system with optimal burn performance based on the specifications you provide. 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 are sure to find you the best wick for your particular application.


The rate chart is provided by Atkins & Pearce merely as an additional tool to assist the customer in making an appropriate wick selection. This is only provided to serve 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.

Many variables exist in candle wax types, additives, and formulations for individual candle systems. Final wick selection should always be confirmed through the customer's own testing process to determine if a particular wick is the correct choice for a particular candle system. Atkins & Pearce is not responsible for selections made by the customer using any of the reference material provided. For optimal burn performance in specific candle systems, we strongly recommend that customers conduct exhaustive burn tests in their own burn lab and consider retaining samples for their future internal reference. The importance of candle testing and data validation cannot be overstated.

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 information provided, including, without limitation, with respect to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, which representations or warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

Wick Suggestions for Paper Core Wick

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


Rate Chart for Paper Core Wick

Wick Flame HT  ROC   Wax Pool  Containers Pillars Votives Tapers
cm (in) g/hr (oz/hr) cm (in)
28-24 SP P 1.89 (0.75) 2.82 (0.10) 3.84 (1.51) extra small extra small small not suggested
28-24 P 2.21 (0.87) 3.30 (0.12) 3.97 (1.56) small small small *
10-38 P 2.24 (0.88) 3.35 (0.12) 3.98 (1.57) small small small *
30-24 P 2.27 (0.89) 3.39 (0.12) 3.99 (1.57) small small small *
32-24 P 2.33 (0.92) 3.48 (0.12) 4.02 (1.58) small small small *
34-24 P 2.39 (0.94) 3.58 (0.13) 4.04 (1.59) small small small *
36-24 P 2.45 (0.96) 3.67 (0.13) 4.07 (1.60) medium medium medium *
36-28 P 2.59 (1.02) 3.89 (0.14) 4.12 (1.62) medium medium medium *
36-28 SP P 2.67 (1.05) 4.01 (0.14) 4.16 (1.64) medium medium medium *
34-40 P 2.77 (1.09) 4.16 (0.15) 4.20 (1.65) medium medium medium *
34-40 SP P 3.03 (1.19) 4.56 (0.16) 4.30 (1.69) medium medium medium *
36-24-24 P 3.05 (1.20) 4.60 (0.16) 4.31 (1.70) medium medium medium *
44-20-18 P 3.30 (1.30) 4.99 (0.18) 4.42 (1.74) medium medium medium *
44-24-18 P 3.65 (1.44) 5.44 (0.19) 4.53 (1.78) medium medium medium *
44-28-18 P 4.00 (1.57) 5.88 (0.21) 4.65 (1.83) medium medium medium *
44-32-18 P 4.26 (1.68) 6.22 (0.22) 4.74 (1.87) medium medium medium *
44-36-18 P 4.35 (1.71) 6.33 (0.22) 4.77 (1.88) medium medium medium *
51-32-18 P 4.51 (1.78) 6.54 (0.23) 4.82 (1.90) medium medium medium *
51-36-18 P 4.60 (1.81) 6.65 (0.23) 4.85 (1.91) large large *
51-40-18 P 4.68 (1.84) 6.75 (0.24) 4.88 (1.92) large large *
60-40-18 P 5.00 (1.97) 7.16 (0.25) 4.99 (1.96) large large *
60-44-18 P 5.09 (2.00) 7.27 (0.26) 5.02 (1.97) large large *
62-52-18 P 5.33 (2.10) 7.58 (0.27) 5.10 (2.01) large large *

Excellent4.7 Based on 12 reviews from review us onWicks & WaxWicks & Wax ★★★★★ We have been doing business with Atkins & Pearce for 25+ years. Their candle wicks are consistently high quality, with excellent customer service to match.Response from the ownerTHANK YOU so much! We're grateful for your business over the years and look forward to working together for many years to come 🙂 Kristi TaylorKristi Taylor ★★★★★ We have just recently starting testing Atkins & Pearce wicks. The customer experience has been wonderful. I really appreciated the phone call from Jamie to check on how our wick testing was progressing! That made my day!Response from the ownerThank you so much, Kristi! We greatly appreciate both your business and the time you took to review us 🙂 Wishing you the best of luck as you work through your testing! As always, please reach out to us by phone or email if you have any questions. Sierra AlbrightSierra Albright ★★★★★ Awesome company to work with. Easy to navigate website, I got a call from a rep making sure everything was going well. Everyone I've interacted with is friendly, informative, and helpful. Couldn't ask for a better wick supplier.Response from the ownerThank you so much, Sierra! Not only for your business but also for taking the time to review us; we greatly appreciate it! Troy DurkesTroy Durkes ★★★★★ I was VERY pleased with the ordering experience at A and P. The ordering process was very quick and seamless and the time it took the order to ship was very quick. I will definitely be using them as my preferred vendor for candle wicks.Response from the ownerThank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating - it's much appreciated! js_loader