Testing Candle Wax Products and Accessories

Ensure Your Candles Meet the Highest Fire Safety Standards

Whether they are decorative candles, dining candles, fragranced candles, or even tea lights, candles are wonderful for creating a comfortable atmosphere – both inside and outside. However, they need to be handled with caution and are considered hazardous. Because they are highly inflammable, they can cause fire accidents and burn injuries.

Our chemical laboratory can test all types of materials required for manufacturing candles. As your professional and trustworthy partner for product quality, our tailor-made program covers a wide range of candle products and accessories - to make sure they are safe for use.

Benefits at a Glance

With an internationally recognized audit seal from TÜV Rheinland you can:

  • Count on quality accreditation services offered by TÜV Rheinland
  • Improve your position against the competition
  • Give your customers the guidance they need for making purchase decisions
  • Gain the edge against the competition with a neutral audit seal
  • Reduce the risk of company liability with documented safety standards
  • Rely on fast audit times and our long-standing experience
  • Show how high your high-quality standards are
  • Ensure compliance with local government and legal requirements

Our Standard Lab Testing Services

Our lab testing services take all European and American mandatory requirements into consideration for safeguarding the safety and quality of candles and accessories. In addition, our services assess labels for compliance with regulations on warning statements, guidelines for use, and product information.

As differing requirements apply in the major consumer markets, you choose whether you require our testing services for issuing product certification marks for the EU, the US, or both:

EU Market Requirements

Physical and labeling assessments

Candle testing can be carried out in accordance with the following EN standards:

  • Fire safety (EN15493)
  • Labeling requirements (EN 15494)
  • Safety of soot release (EN15426)

Chemical assessment

  • EU REACH

RAL GZ-041 (for the German market)

  • Odor from paraffin wax
  • Ash content of paraffin wax
  • Sulfur content of paraffin wax
  • Solvent remainder
  • Heavy metals in candle colors, dyes
  • Azo dyes in candles
  • Lead content of cotton wicks
  • Visual properties
  • Flame properties
  • Soot properties
  • Dripping resistance
  • Afterglow
  • Wick curvature

US Market Requirements

Physical and labeling assessments for compliance with ASTM standards and code of federal regulations, title 16:

  • Burning time
  • Burning characteristics and abnormalities
  • Soot build-up
  • Overflow
  • Afterglow
  • Smoke after extinguishing

Chemical assessment for compliance with code of federal regulations, title 16:

  • Total lead content of surface coatings and wicks

Products Covered

Our services cover a variety of candle and candle wax products, including:

  • Candle accessories
  • Candleholders
  • Decorative candles
  • Dining candles
  • Fragranced candles
  • Gel candles
  • Incense sticks
  • Nightlights
  • Tea light candles