Our pre-tabbed wicks are coated with high melt wax. The wax coating on the wick makes the candle easier to light, and also helps the wick stand up straight inside the pool of liquid wax that is formed as the candle burns. Our wick curls slightly when burning, minimizing carbon buildup. We have pre-tabbed wicks for tealight, votive and pillar, and are glad to custom make wicks for you according to your candle. We have been a candle manufacturer since 1982, and are glad to share with you our knowledge and suggest the most suitable wick for you to use. We accept small order. Please visit www.supercandle.com.