Dennison candles - Wax pick candles

These candles are a inexpensive way to determine the pick resistance of paper and cardboard. The candles are sorted from very sticky to less sticky. A complete starter kit is available.

Dennison type Wax Pick Testing is for the evaluation of surface strength on paper and paperboard. Waxes are heated and applied to the surface of the sheet. After cooling, they are pulled from the surface and the wax stick is checked to see if it has pulled fiber or coating from the surface. The highest value wax which does not rupture the surface is reported as the pick strength of the sheet.

This traditional test has been used for many years and is well known in all parts of the world. It is simple, easy to use, and inexpensive.