This article gives an overview and description of the raw materials and additives that are used for the manufacture of candles and explains the combustion process in the candle flame.
Starting with the definition and classification of candles the criteria are presented which are crucial for the safe handling of candles i.e. ensuring they are harmless in relation to both people and the environment. The structure and content of a proposed European quality standard for
candles are derived from these criteria.
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