Our CLAMSHELL boxes are manufactured in the U.K. and are made of 500 micron plastic. Not only are they 100% recyclable they are also made with 88% recycled plastic and are not virgin plastic. Recycling PET gives a slight tint to the product which is a compromise for using recycled plastic and depending on the source, you may notice a grey or blue impression however this will in no way detract away from your finished product.
Each box has 5 cavities and holds approx 50-55grams of wax at full capacity or you have the option to fill with less. Approx measurements for a closed clamshell are 130 x 65 x 15mm's not including the extra 17mm at the top if you wish to hang your product.
INSTRUCTIONS: When pouring, make sure your wax temperature is cool and pour slowly. We recommend your wax is no hotter than between 65°C and 70°C but ideally between 55°C and 60°C, anything above this will melt the plastic or find any weak spots. Pour a small amount (5mm) into each individual cell first and allow to start to set, this will check for any flaws. If all is ok, continue to slowly fill the clam. This will minimise the risk of wax spillages. If you see any leakage from the small pour, pop the clam to one side and when the wax is set remove for re use. Please notify us immediately if any problems occur.
DO NOT separate the clamshells by pulling on the lid. Work them apart at the cavity end.
PLEASE ensure your wax is at the right temperature which we recommend is between 55°C and 60°C. Wax that is too hot will melt the plastic or find any weak spots.
ALWAYS pour on a protected surface.
ANY clamshells that leak will seal rapidly, as long as the wax is poured at the correct temperature, therefore loss will be minimal.
DO NOT discard any spilled wax. Once the clamshell is set, any spilled wax can be melted down and poured back in the top.
IF you have faulty, unusable clamshells, please retain for our inspection.
DO NOT discard clamshells until contacting us first.