How Are Crayons Made?

1 - The wax is dissolved at 90º C in a thick walled vat heated with steam.

 

2 - The wax has to be weighed to determine the quantity of pigment to be added.

This is the only way to ensure each crayon will have the same colour tone.

 

3 - The wax is then put into a machine which works like a liquidizer and the pigments are added. The mixture is kept warm until it gets uniform. 

 

4 - The mixture is then put in moulds that will determine the shape of the crayon.

 

5 - The moulds are then rapidly cooled with water for three minutes so the mixture solidifies.

 

6 - The crayons are pulled out from the moulds, paper wrapped and then boxed ready for sale.