Our products have the RAL quality mark
Guaranteed safety: The CANDLE quality mark is a trade mark protected quality mark. The RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V., (the German quality assessment and labelling institute) is responsible for the monitoring of the proper use of quality marks in Germany. The CANDLE quality mark was recognised in August 1997. The quality mark is awarded exclusively by the Gütegemeinschaft Kerzen e. V., of which we are a founding member.
A manufacturer must only label a product with the quality mark if it has passed a qualifying examination. The examination conditions are specific, objective and clearly defined. In order to guarantee a durable high level of quality, the manufacturer is also obliged to carry out regular monitoring of the product.
Quality and safety are very important to us, which is why we only use high-quality raw materials and check the burning behavior and drip resistance of our candles during the entire manufacturing process. Of course according to the RAL standard, but also beyond that according to our own, even stricter specifications. This is how we maintain a consistently high level in the quality of our products.
We operate one of the most modern laboratories in Europe
We are convinced that constant research and development is an important factor for the sustainable success of our company. That is why we have set up one of the most modern candle research laboratories in Europe. Here we develop new ways of making candles and work on increasing the efficiency and environmental compatibility of our products and packaging. At the same time, we achieve a high security of supply through alternative raw material components.
Candles with the RAL quality mark are characterised by
- Optimal burn-up behaviour
- Minimal drips and high quality wick free from impurities
- Smoke free burning
- Low air and lung pollution, less soot when using tested tea lights
- Adherence to the health and environment limits for all ingredients, especially paraffin, wick, colours and paint
- No health issues if used as intended
- Minimal smouldering
- Suitable wick
- Guaranteed burning time
- Adherence to the REACH regulation
Verification of all ingredients
RAL testing is carried out in 3 steps
1. The initial test
The candles to be tested are taken from the production line. Burning time and behaviour is tested and raw materials are analysed. Sulphur and other emissions must not exceed strict values and the quantity of heavy metals must be significantly lower than the value for children’s toys according to the relevant European Standard EN 71. Testing is carried out by DEKRA Umwelt GmbH.
The manufacturer must continuously monitor production. The criteria established in the initial testing must be observed. The detailed results must be documented and archived.
3. Monitoring by third parties
Once a year, the production facilities are inspected by a neutral expert. The complete documentation and ongoing production is verified and samples are taken. These are then tested by the DEKRA institute to the same extent as in the initial testing. If a manufacturer has violated the testing conditions, the quality mark may be removed.