DCC EXPERTISE IN KEY PRODUCTS

  • Diffusers including high performing VOC Compliant Diffusers

  • Votives

  • Fragrant Rocks and Fragranced Objects

  • Potpourri

  • Tea Lights

  • Wax Melts

  • Highly Fragranced Candles

Flexible product manufacturing lead times once development complete and all client components received.

Nimble scheduling to accommodate “hot list” products so clients won’t miss out on revenue.

Responsive proactive new product development and experience spotting potential production problems with client provided components.

SUPERIOR QUALITY PRODUCTS

PREMIUM DELUXE BASES

Our premium FDA cosmetic grade wax blends are a combination of carefully selected raw materials, refined to tight specifications. Our proprietary wax blend formulas are optimized to enable your selection fine fragrance notes to push through in cold throw or hot throw. We select the purest forms of waxes and ingredients available, combine them with with a hand selected wick to maximize the optimal fragrance throw and cleanest burn. Our premium blend is known for its soft characteristics, clean burn, with an even burn pool. Our base is a combination of FDA/Cosmetic grade, highly refined paraffin wax with a blend of soy, a vegetable/plant wax. Our premium blend is known for its high performance and consistency throughout the burn. Our blend is extensively tested with each individual fragrance to ensure the highest quality of premium, clean burning candles.

Wax bases are customized and optimized for each fragrance. Multiple rounds of testing are performed for fragrances and even different lots of same fragrances to fine tune maximum performance.

DCC is well versed in a variety of wax bases to manage a variety of variables such as hot throw, cold throw melt points, burn pools, clean combustion, container adhesion, ship-ability, stability across temperature gradients, retail lighting exposure, etc.

Continually adding to repertoire of wax bases incorporating new materials and market claims (natural, coconut, soy, etc.)

DIFFUSERS

  • High Fragrance Load VOC Compliant
  • Non-Flammable
  • Alcohol Free
  • Shipping compliant
  • “Green diffuser” available by request.
  • All formulated diffusers are tested by an independent lab to validate flashpoint to assure non regulated shipping.
  • Multiple bases to enhance fragrance throw and performance
  • Extensive stability and consumption testing

OUR PROCESS

DDC Research & DevelopmentIt is of the utmost importance to be able to solve problems and eliminate variables to best ensure consistent, quality products for DCC
customers in order to streamline new product development to get to market quickly, efficiently.

  • Each candle is custom formulated to ensure a premium quality product. The candle is uniquely developed and tested with complete written documentation.
  • DCC uses the highest quality of ingredients including FDA approved food grade paraffin, cosmetic grade and natural waxes. The purity of our custom formulations ensures the highest quality of premium, clean burning candles.
  • All wicks used by DCC consist of paper, cotton or a combination of both. All of our wicks are lead-free.
  • We do not blanket wicks across containers and fragrances. Extensive wick evaluation is performed on each and every candle to achieve the ultimate burning candle possible. All testing is well documented.
  • 3rd party testing is available upon request.
  • All diffusers are sent to outside lab for flashpoint testing
  • DDC Quality ControlQuality Control Department
  • Incoming inspection on all components
  • Set Standards with customer specs
  • Candle performance testing lab which includes extensive testing and documentation on each formulation
  • Candle performance testing and documentation is performed to ASTM strict guidelines and standards
  • 3 month stability cycle testing
  • Pre-production and post production burn testing
  • Batch retains (2 years) on all products
  • Third party testing upon request
  • Customer top samples on components and finished goods

Most importantly, building quality into the process and DCC’s caring people, a hallmark of a family-owned business.

DDC manufacturingDianne’s Custom Candles™ currently has 45,000 sq ft space with the means to grow. Existing warehouse area available to convert to additional future production space. A proprietary heating system that DCC can maintain precise temperature control of wax batches. This allows us to have tight QC parameters on all our batches. Due to this tight control, we maintain the integrity of the fragrance.

DCC manages batch sizes, time and temperature of products to preserve the temperature sensitive high notes of fragrances. Luxury complex fragrances require sophistication and attention to detail to properly preserve the depth and complexity in order to deliver a product that excels in the marketplace. DCC has an expert team with a solid core of R&D, lab, QC, and production professionals, along with a good local market of quality employees to expand as needed for peak seasons.

Our expansive production facility capable of handling large projects. The facility is highly adaptable and flexible layout for responsive up to the minute schedule changes to accommodate current changing product mix demand with ample warehouse area for future production area conversion, utilizing outside storage.

Vendors are an important part with their products and resources. DCC partners with world leading suppliers in raw materials, waxes, wicks, components, fragrances

Preplanning meetings with vendors are important to manage supply, get technical advice, manage timing, ensuring quality and consistency as well as allocating lots of raw materials to isolate numerous variables.

Production scheduler and inventory specialist work hand in hand to form preliminary and final production schedules based on your forecast, accommodating your needs for what product you need and when you need it. Significant changes to schedules can be accommodated when the dynamic product demands require to ensure no missed revenue opportunities.

DCC scheduling and management team is very attentive and tightly linked to your purchasing, NPD, sales, QC teams with multiple communications daily.

DDC Social ComplianceDCC maintains a core caring dedicated employee team in production, warehouse, R&D, operations, and QC.

DCC promotes from within whenever possible for those that have shown dedication and a willingness to leverage their experience to a new level. DCC also looks outside the organization for new talent and new ideas.

DCC has undergone and passed several social compliance/labor audits for several top retail brands in the industry as well as government agencies.

ShippingDianne’s Custom Candles™ has years of shipping experience accommodating major brands and large retailers with multiple distribution centers and various labeling requirements.

  • Truckloads, LTL, UPS/FedEx etc…
  • Centralized upper Midwest location to distribute and service a National customer base
  • Experience in split/customized shipments for various channels (multiple DCs, e-commerce, promotional fulfillment/testers)
  • Capable expert packing for assuring product development and quality assurance stays on track