Wick holders

The wick holder is meant as a fastener for the wick. Because the tealights are small, the paraffin wax melts very quickly. Without a wick holder, the wick would float and extinguish the flame. Wick holders are available in different shapes and sizes. The standard range of wick holders includes five types that are always well stocked. However, custom orders are always a possibility.


The wick holder looks simple, but as we at Tealightcups.com know all too well, there’s a lot hiding behind this little product. This is also reflected in the great variety of wick holders that are ordered through us.

Variables include:

  • The diameter and shape of the bottom plate, the height of “the shaft” (neck)
  • The diameter of the hole in the wick holder
  • The number of points on the bottom

The wick holders are stamped and then deep-drawn from rolls of high-grade steel. To ensure that the wick holder doesn’t float around, the steel must be heavy enough. At Tealightcups.com, we use strips of approximately 180 µm for most sizes of wick holders.

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In many cases, the dimensions of the wick holders depend on the dimensions of the tealight cup that will be used. Usually, the choice in size of the wick holder is based on the diameter of the tealight cup. The following combinations are popular:

Base plate

  • Cup: Ø 37.5 mm with base plate: Ø 14.75 mm
  • Cup: Ø 38.6 mm with base plate: Ø 19.75 mm
  • Cup: Ø 59.0 mm with base plate: 33 × 22 mm *


  • Ø 2,4 mm x 3,6 mm
  • Ø 2,4 mm x 6,5 mm **
  • Ø 3,0 mm x 3,6 mm

* This comes standard with a shaft of Ø 2.4 x 3.6 mm
** This comes standard with a base plate of Ø 14.75 mm

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Quality and capacity

Thanks to years of experience, high-quality production is one of the distinguishing features of Tealightcups.com. The production capacity is also remarkable.

Tealightcups.com produces approximately two billion wick holders each year. That works out to about 450 tonnes of steel. In the near future, Tealightcups.com aims to further increase production with the goal of offering better prices without compromising on quality.

Whether you want a few boxes, a few pallets, or a shipping container full of wick holders, Tealightcups.com will always offer you high-quality wick holders at a competitive price.

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Competitive prices

High-quality production often means high product prices. However, Tealightcups.com takes a different approach. Thanks to the smart organisation of the procurement of raw materials, in combination with very flexible use of the means of production, Tealightcups.com can put its products on the market in an extremely cost-effective way.

Vision for transport

Joining forces with Jeka has led to excellent opportunities for transport, both domestically and internationally. This makes it possible for Tealightcups.com to deliver products in a very competitive way.

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Price indication

Tealightcups.com uses a graduated scale in determining prices, so prices can differ according to your needs. The table below just offers an idea of the competitive prices that Tealightcups.com can offer. The prices shown exclude VAT.

Quantity Per 1000 pcs (€)*
1 million 0.70
10 million 0.55
More than 10 million Price upon request. Please contact us.

Orders < € 500 have an additional € 15 shipping and handling cost. Free delivery within Europe applies to orders >= € 5000.

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