In over 100 years of business, Cereria Di Giorgio, has modifcato their production, moving from manual production, basically devoted to religious clientele, a market for the decoration of the house, gardens and gifts.
The evolution of production techniques , has meant that we could move from the artisans that by immersion, spent the whole day hunched over the grogiuli wax , dipping cotton wicks , new machinery, which replace the hand- working , allowing a significant increase in production , facilitating and reducing the efforts of our craftsmen.
Although it is rather obscure and nebulous, the birth of the candle goes back to the fourth century BC and its authorship is attributed to the Greek people . Representations of the time, in fact, sometimes depicting the candelabra and candles. It ' easy to imagine how light the candle lasting immediately assumed a vital role in the lives of ancient peoples. Physical effect of producing light, so there was added the symbolic protection of salvation by mysterious dark forces . The light of the candle thus became a symbol of faith and later with Christianity and rapid diffusion.
The raw material that is used for the production of beeswax candle was produced by always available , malleable fuel. Now gradually replace tallow (animal fat ) cheaper but also of low quality. In the first half of 1800 was introduced stearin , acid derived from animal fat, which greatly improved the color of the spark plug and combustion. Following the discovery of petroleum paraffin arising from its refining became and remains today the main raw material for the production of candles.
The paraffin liquid must first be reduced to dust . Then spraying on a cooled cylinder and rotating jets thin paraffin , whose drops , just touching the roller surface , they cool . The set of all these droplets is the powder . It is strongly compressed in steel molds , obtaining the desired shape.
The powder of paraffin obtained as the pressure , is surrounded by extruding the extrusion cylinder that compresses and size to the desired size .