AECM Conference 20 - 22 June 2013
The AECM Annual Conference will be taking place in Barcelona from 20th - 22 June. An indicative programme is now available. You can register your participation and get more information about the event here.
The Association of European Candle Makers represents candle manufacturers and suppliers to the candle industry in Europe. Founded in 1962 in Paris, the Association acts as the collective voice for the candle industry to promote the safe use and enjoyment of candles, to improve the competitiveness of all companies in Europe and to ensure that their interests are heard and understood. The Association’s headquarters are located at:
Avenue Jules Bordet, 142
A non-profit organization, the association’s aims are to promote the European candle industry by developing as far as reasonable common solutions regarding questions of shared interest such as:
Quality control procedures, Safety standards (pictograms), Raw material standards and Investigations regarding environmental influence of burning candles
The use of candles at home
First step: candle preparing
Trim the wick to 5mm before lighting. A longer wick can cause irregular burning.
Avoid any foreign matter (wick trimmings, matches etc) in the wax pool.
AECM Full members include companies producing candles in Europe and trade associations representing the industry’s interests at a regional level.
Decoration and design
A candle, actor of a multi sensory living environment
Truth can only impose itself through senses
Candles have a soul and make our senses vibrate.
We live in a time in which our existence is more and more standardized, suburban, sterilized, and we are left with very few loopholes. Our homes are our refuges, and remain the last bastion of the high lightening of our senses!!!
An everlasting history
Candles over the centuries
For ages now, the light of candles has played a part in History. But what is the light and flame of a candle? It is not so easy to answer this question. The definition evolves over the centuries. The meaning itself of a candle is at the moment, in a few words, a flammable wick surrounded with solid combustible matter.