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UK Government Plans Raising Legal Age for Smoking

You may have already heard that the UK government is currently in talks about how to approach the fast-approaching deadline for Smoke-Free UK. Currently, there are plans to increase the legal age for smoking from 18 to 21 in a bid to bring smoking prevalence down in the UK to below 5%. But an alternative has been suggested by ex-charity boss Javed Khan.

Increasing age restriction year by year

There have been calls that raising the legal age of smokers to 21 is not likely to help the government’s plan to make the UK smoke-free by 2030. Instead, it has been suggested that we should follow in the steps of several other countries like New Zealand. There they have adopted a method of increasing the legal age to smoke by one year, each year. Effectively this is to make smoking no longer legal for any age, after a long enough period, but the hopes are that this could dissuade new smokers from starting.

At the moment, there has been no agreement by the government on these plans, and many believe they are unlikely to pass such a plan. More than likely the legal age will be raised to a fixed age unless the UK government listens to concerned parties. But what does this mean for the vaping industry?

Luckily, the UK government continues to back vaping and E-Cigarettes as a useful method for quitting smoking. Any proposed changes are not likely to affect the vaping industry too much.

What changes could occur in the vaping industry?

As mentioned before, the changes to raising the legal age of smoking should impact the vaping industry very little. Instead, the biggest push from these reforms should be in the government’s increasing positive stance on vaping. If the government does more to incentivise and correct vaping misinformation, we may very well see vaping continue to grow.

Although there have been talks about whether the TPD (now known as TRPR in the UK) regulations need amending post-Brexit, and currently there are no major changes involved, more must be done to help the UK hit the Smoke-Free deadline in time.

There have been suggestions from the NNA(New Nicotine Alliance) that many smokers are unaware of the various tools they can use to help quit, due to the inability to market such products. Among other issues such as tank sizes being too small to be of real benefit to smokers still struggling to quit. Perhaps the closer to the 2030 deadline we get, the more the government may rethink their stance on these regulations.

Currently, it is argued that strict vaping regulations could be in the way of stopping potential quitters from taking up vaping. With a change in tank size and nicotine strength, we could potentially see more smokers quitting for good. And with statistics showing that pod kits and tank kits are still the most popular method to vape it’s time for brands to start investing more in reusable methods of vaping like pod kits and E-Liquids for refillable devices to help with this push.

Market growth is still strong in the UK and has the potential to continue growing with statistics suggesting a 13% increase by 2025. With the continued momentum of pushing vaping as a much less harmful alternative to smoking, this can only grow.

As always, we continue to keep a close eye on the UK government and vaping industry news. Check our Info Hub for more information about Xyfil and what’s going on in the vaping industry.

Most Popular E-Liquid Flavours for 2022

The vaping market is often flooded with flavours, new variations of well-loved fruits, re-imaginings of flavours you thought you knew and inspired combinations that create new experiences. Last year the most popular flavour for vape juice was certainly raspberry, or blue raspberry to be precise. What’s not to love about the soft, sweet taste of raspberries or zingy blue raspberry?

Keep in the loop with the most in-demand flavours with us here at Xyfil.

This year’s in-demand flavour

It may come as no surprise that vapers are choosing to revisit beverage flavours this year. Maybe it’s the taste of nostalgia vapers are craving but soda/beverage E-Liquids are proving popular for 2022.

What’s great for brands is the variety of flavours available in the beverage section to choose from. The top two are certainly Cola and Lemonade, flavours that have been done before, but the introduction of flavours combined with these have taken the market by storm.

Flavours like Cola Lime and Pink Lemonade are dominating and it’s not hard to see why. These fun and fruity flavours can often be enjoyed all day long, as long as the sweetness is managed well. Creating the familiar fizzy taste is certainly a challenge for any flavour mixologist but making the flavours as accurate as possible is paramount. But you don’t have to stop just there with Cola Lime, there are a variety of flavours that compliment Cola perfectly and can be found in other places outside of the vaping market.

Have you thought about the next big Cola flavour? Perhaps the next flavour you should be creating Is Cola Cherry? Or perhaps Vanilla Cola for those looking to create a smoother taste? The possibilities are almost endless and Xyfil can help take you on that flavour journey.

Develop your next beverage E-Liquid with Xyfil

Our in-house mixologists create the flavours you want and vapers desire. We welcome the challenge to create new and never-seen-before flavours or impressive new twists on those familiar favourites that hook vapers from the first puff. With thousands of high-quality ingredients to create hundreds of flavours, every flavour we create is unique to each brand. We ensure that each flavour is somewhat unique in some way be it in sweetness, underlying flavours, strength and more.

Are you looking to develop your next E-Liquid brand with a leading UK E-Liquid manufacturer? Take the next step and develop your beverage vape juice with Xyfil for premium quality tailored to you.

Check out our white label vape juice beverage flavours, or work with us to create your own bespoke beverage E-Liquid.

How to Create a White Label Vape Brand 2022

With the vaping industry reaching $20.4 Billion globally in 2021, and it’s expected to reach $30 Billion by 2027, it’s still viable to make your place in the vaping market. Likewise, the CBD market in the UK sat at £700 million in 2021 with it expected to surpass one billion GBP by 2025. So, what better way to hit the ground running and get products to market quickly than with white label manufacture?

The difference between White Label and OEM

White label manufacture E-Liquids are products that have already been developed, tested, produced, and sold before. Here at Xyfil, we offer white label manufactured products across vape juice, CBD products and cosmetic products. White label products are a tried and tested method for brands to enter new markets easily, and affordably.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) is a much more tailormade process of creating E-Liquids, CBD and cosmetic products. OEM E-Liquids for example, are much more unique due to brands designation specific flavour combinations that won’t be seen elsewhere or benefit from unique bottles or formulas. This method of manufacture is more costly and takes more time but offers much more complexity and uniqueness to make products your own.

Why choose White Label manufacture

Brands that go through our white label manufacturing process benefit from our award-winning formulas and flavours. These products have already been developed carefully with our R&D team and produced using high-quality ingredients. They also benefit from being fully tested and compliant with TPD and Middle East regulations. This means that with just a little effort and decision making on your part, you can have products on the market in no time at all.

With all the fuss taken out of the process, white label manufactured E-Liquids is not only quick but cost-effective. And the work doesn’t stop there. We don’t just produce E-Liquids but provide every service you may need to get your product from bottle to shelf.

White Label E-Liquids by Xyfil

Xyfil offers a full package solution for your brand with our white label manufacture. Make our UK manufactured E-Liquids your own, with help from our dedicated teams.

Save time

Time is everything and hitting the market with your brand while trends are still hot is key to making a success. With white label manufacturing, we get your brand off the ground and onto shelves as quickly as possible, with fast turnaround times thanks to our experience in the industry, our ISO and GMP certifications ensure efficiency, safety, and quality. 

Save money

Whether it’s selecting from our pre-made packaging, selecting already curated flavours or letting us deal with compliance regulations, we can save your business time and money.  Choosing Xyfil means you can use our raw materials, ISO-accredited facilities and expertise in creating award-winning brands and flavours. There’s no need to invest in your own state-of-the-art technology when we can open our doors to you.

Experience

Take advantage of our 10+ years of experience in the industry. We’ve been here since the start of E-Liquids and E-Cigarettes hitting the UK market. Like many others, we started from the ground up but established ourselves quickly as one of the leading manufacturers in the UK.

When TPD compliance hit the news and regulations began to change, Xyfil led the charge in creating the very first TPD compliant products to hit the UK market, all thanks to our expertise and the methods in place to ensure adaptability. With dedicated teams in R&D, Compliance, Design and more, Xyfil have all the tools to get your business thriving.

Compliance

There’s nothing more daunting than paperwork so let us take care of it. Our compliance process helps to ensure that your products adhere to market-specific regulatory standards and trade licences. We work closely with UK, EU and Middle East markets with the potential for many more international markets. We are well-versed in the regulations across the globe and have already helped thousands of compliant products hit the market. Even when regulations change we have the procedures in place to quickly and efficiently make changes to ensure compliance.

Design

Our creative studio can develop your logo, packaging, artwork, POS and marketing materials to effectively capture and communicate your brand vision. Whether you already have a basis for your desired branding or just the base ideas, our studio team will help take your brand on a visual journey to help make it stand out from the rest.

Work with us to get access to premium quality goods that can take your brand to the shop floor quickly and efficiently. With many award-winning flavours and our nicotine salt formula that has quickly grown to be the number one choice for smokers looking to make the switch, Xyfil looks forward to helping you make your brand a reality.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help and to get started on your journey.

What is the Role of a Production Scheduler?

Some of our most valuable team members often work behind the scenes. With so many moving components and teams at play, maintaining organisation is key. Although our work is the result of many diligent teams, there is one who helps to co-ordinate between them – the Production Scheduler.

We sat down with our Production Scheduler to find out what a day in her life was like, and who might want to consider becoming a Production Scheduler.

The Production Scheduler Role

“The production scheduler role is similar to conducting an orchestra. You’re responsible for ensuring that all the players and instruments come together to make the final symphony. The role requires working with a lot of people and getting involved with almost every part of the business. It’s challenging but satisfying to co-ordinate behind-the-scenes and see everything come together.”

Munira Patel, Production Scheduler, Xyfil.

As a Production Scheduler, my role includes much of the production and organisation of production elements to ensure customer orders are fulfilled in a timely manner. It requires strong flexibility to deal with problems, and work around them without issue. As with anything in life, things don’t always go smoothly when there are problems like machine malfunctions or personnel on sick leave. Being able to catch these issues early and adapt just becomes second nature. There’s never a dull moment!

How does the day-to-day for a Production Scheduler, look?

A typical day begins with a daily meeting with all production teams involved to understand any issues, challenges and forward planning for the day ahead. This could be delivery deadlines, staff shortages, or issues with machinery, all will be addressed first thing. Everyone has a voice in the production team and it’s this time of day especially, that their issues are worked around. No one wants a customer’s product to be delayed so we work hard to put measures in place from this meeting.

After this, the day truly begins and this can really vary on the day-to-day due to the nature of the role. The first task after the daily meeting and establishing any potential issues is dealing with them. So, the start of my day could be amending work schedules, communicating with procurement and logistics teams to resolve or firm up delayed deliveries, and liaising with technicians for fixing machinery. Whatever the issue, it’s important that I’m able to be proactive, adaptable, and responsive.

The second part of my day revolves around loading and planning orders. When customers provide us with information about upcoming launches beforehand, it allows me and our operations teams to create capacity and order components. This includes ingredients, bottles etc, before they’re needed means we’re more likely to be able to provide the product when customers need it. This can also include liaising with our customers and procurement teams to negotiate timelines and staffing levels.

As the day begins to draw to a close, it’s important to assess the day’s production and identify any issues that may have arisen during the day. Talking with production team members helps to stay updated on the state of production. All of which means that I can start pre-planning for the next day. It’s a cycle of consolidation, action, and planning, on repeat that helps to ensure we continue to produce products each day and efficiently use all our capacity.

What makes the Production Scheduler role so important?

Production is the conceptualisation of a customer’s product that’s been imagined by the customer and passed through R&D and design teams. Months of work have already happened before we get the production order. As the Production Scheduler, my role is to ensure the transition from concept to reality is as smooth as possible from receiving the product order to producing, packing and sending it out of our doors.

On any given day I could be managing between 700-1000 dependencies that require some form of forethought or action, to ensure those products pass through our lines and departments, to schedule. In the operations team, we put the puzzle pieces together to create the complete picture and realise exactly with the customer wants. And I am here to oversee and organise those puzzle pieces so that they fit correctly.

It's this, that really makes being a Production Scheduler a rewarding role. Seeing the plan come together as products leave the facility, knowing that the hard work of multiple teams helped to deliver this product to shelves. Even for those products that may have had roadblocks along the way; getting these out on time despite the problems offers a great feeling of satisfaction.

Looking to become a Production Scheduler?

Those looking to become a Production Scheduler must be adaptable and work well under pressure. It’s not just managing those in production, but also managing customer relationships, and liaising with internal and external departments. As a Production Scheduler, you are the hub of communication and information. There will be challenges and changes, so being a perfectionist won’t work, being someone who is flexible with the ability to think proactively is key.

If you have an analytical mind there’s a good chance you would enjoy this fast-paced, ever-changing role. Apply with us today to join Xyfil as a Production Scheduler.

Choosing Xyfil to Manufacture Your E-Liquids

A crucial part of the business is ensuring that there are processes in place that help avoid unexpected problems causing delays in production. And if the Covid pandemic taught us one thing, there are many industries and manufacturers who do not have these in place. Ensuring your manufacturer can navigate unexpected problems and provide what you need is essential, even more so in the current climate.

Identifying issues in your manufacturing line

Speak with your shop floor workers, supervisors, and those who deal with your products daily and see where there are any shortfalls. It could be a poor ingredient, problems with packaging, delays with your product manufacture – any issue that is impacting your production could potentially be a cash drain.

Or it could be that you manufacture for yourself and are looking to expand but notice your limitations. Buying new equipment, hiring new workers, increasing warehouse space etc; all of which quickly start to add up cost-wise.

Providing services you need when you need it

Working with a good manufacturer helps to take the stress out of otherwise tedious aspects of E-Liquid manufacture. This gives you more time to focus on other areas like networking and getting your products to the store.

Here at Xyfil, we offer a completely bespoke service aimed at helping you no matter what stage your products are currently at. If you’re conscious of producing your E-Liquids, we are able to work with any liquid you provide to bottle, test and package. We have helped many brands with our bespoke bottling services, with complete attention to the safety and quality of their products and intellectual property.

If your problems lie within the production of your E-Liquids, you can make the most out of our quality ingredients and award-winning flavours. We offer white label E-Liquid manufacture and OEM E-Liquid manufacture to suit your needs. Make the most of our premium Nicotine Salt formula that continues to set the bar in quality and performance.

Perhaps you’ve already produced your products but lack the means to package, test and ensure compliance? Xyfil offers the abilities of our in-house compliance team to ensure your products meet the regulations for the market you are looking to target. And combined with our creative studio we can create/edit packaging to regulatory needs including translation - we can help you hit any market in the UK, EU, US or the Middle East.

Why you can trust Xyfil

It’s no secret that the pandemic hit manufacturing hard. Problems with countries closing borders created issues with supply chains that wreaked havoc on manufacturing output. Many companies saw decreases in the products they could create due to a lack of resources. Xyfil was not one of them. Due to the many procedures put in place to deal with unthinkable problems, we had already implemented alternative supply lines. Many ingredients are outsourced from other countries, but during this time, resources pulled from within the UK became vital. Because of our numerous risk management strategies, we never lost a day of production during the lockdowns.

When it comes to protecting your IPs, we continue to provide excellent care by ensuring the confidentiality of your flavours/recipe. We always like to go the extra mile and ensuring your intellectual property is protected, is no different. During the lab processes and producing your E-Liquids, we provide codenames for ingredients that thereby limit the number of people who know the exact formula.

Learn about how we’ve worked closely with many top-quality brands in our case study articles.

How We Help You Develop Your Flavours – Flavour Development

One of the vital aspects of product development and E-Liquid manufacture is of course the flavours. Flavours are what set E-Liquids truly apart and secure brand loyalty with flavours that are well-received and well-loved by users. Of course, the vaping industry is full of products with similar flavours which can make it hard to get your products to stand out. That’s where we step in.

Suleman Umar, Product Developer Manager

“We are here to support your brand every step of the way. No matter what your product is or what services you require from us, I’ll be your first point of call in helping develop your products to the specifications you need.”

As a product development manager, I’m involved in most aspects of product creation. From market research, development, compliance, budget control, flavour creation, and working alongside our creative studio to get the perfect look that symbolises what the products are – I’m there the entire way.

Having in-depth knowledge of compliance within the industry, across various countries, helps accelerate the development of flavours that are guaranteed to be approved by consumers and respective authorities. Not only that, but I work exclusively with many of our clients to produce their award-winning brands, develop new flavours never-seen-before and provide insights into the industry.

What does the Flavour Development Department do?

The journey always begins with a customer brief handed to us by the sales team. This usually relays all the necessary information from a customer that they’re looking to receive from us, be it flavour profiles, certain ingredients, overall theme etc. We then create a checklist to go through for flavour development – is the flavour intended to be candy sweet or subtly sweet? Is the flavour complex or simple? Is it a combination of flavours?

This process itself can be lengthy as we must first develop the flavour, especially if it’s a new or a unique variation – this is often the most challenging and rewarding type of flavours to create. Once we’ve put together the flavour it must then be tested with the customer, and this can go back and forth a few times until the perfect flavour is made. Even the slightest adjustment can mean a lot in terms of flavour – if it’s not quite got that fruity sweet flavour the customer imagined then we work on it some more to ensure it does.

We specialise in providing what the customer wants and need. Every flavour we create will be somewhat unique to them; a specific flavour profile that won’t be available elsewhere. Even with common flavours like fruits or menthol, we like to ensure that your flavours stand out from the crowd. And with over 2000 flavours already created, there’s still a lot of room for variety.

What does the Flavour Development department have to offer?

Here at Xyfil, we offer a truly unique, customer-focused service that puts the customer at the forefront of every decision. No matter which department you are dealing with, including Flavour Development and R&D, our goal is to make sure that you get exactly what you need. I love tinkering with flavours so when customers come forward with requests for unusual flavours, I’m more than happy to get working on them. No flavour is too strange and making each flavour unique to a brand is crucial.

You can always expect communication with us as we are very hands-on with helping our customers. There’s a reason why our customers develop with us and keep coming back, and it’s our guarantee to provide customers with exactly what they want. Whether it’s white label manufactured E-Liquids and CBD, or OEM, we aim to provide any service a customer may need when looking to take a product to market. The Flavour Development team is here to help you create unique flavours and, combined with our other departments, help you develop products that fly off the shelves.

UK Becomes the First Country to Regulate CBD Market

The UK has recently become the first country to regulate orally consumed CBD products. Currently, CBD has been touted as a novel food group item or supplementary, but the new move to regulate CBD hopes to “de-risk” CBD (Cannabidiol) to spur innovation. With a clear set of guidelines for orally consumed CBD products, there is a growing likelihood of improvement in the sort of products offered.

In response to this move, the FSA (Food Standards Agency) and the ACI (Association for the Cannabinoid Industry) has created a list featuring CBD products. These products have been given the green light to remain on shelves in line with the UK’s new novel foods regulations. Products that do not appear on the list can no longer be sold.

Ensuring these guidelines are met by CBD products not only helps to ensure the quality and safety of products in England and Wales, but also for investors looking to take part in the CBD industry. Trading Standards will also be enforcing the new rules with immediate effect on retailers selling CBD products.

Regulating orally consumed CBD products

From February 13th, 2020, no new CBD extracts, isolates or associated final products using the novel ingredient CBD, are allowed to be sold until they receive the necessary authorisation. Products that were available beforehand were required to send an application for assessment by the FSA. The complete process of evaluation can take around a year to complete. One month is allowed for the validation process, then up to nine months for the risk assessment, and up to seven months for any subsequent risk management and authorisation decisions.

Most applicants will be manufacturers of CBD brands including us here at Xyfil. A detailed dossier must be provided for existing and new orally consumed CBD products.

There are three parts involved. Firstly, part one should contain all administrative data such as information relating to the applicant. Part two should contain information specific to the novel food (along with a list of references) such as:

  • identity of the novel food
  • production process
  • compositional data
  • specifications
  • the history of use of the novel food and/or its source
  • proposed uses and use level and anticipated intake
  • absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion
  • nutritional information
  • toxicological information and allergenicity

Part three should include the glossary or abbreviations of terms quoted in the dossier, certifications (on the accreditation of laboratories, certificates of analyses), full copies/reprints of all pertinent scientific data (published and unpublished), full study reports and scientific opinion of national/international regulatory bodies.

Ensuring the quality of the dossier, and the information provided significantly affects the time needed for assessment and authorisation.

Xyfil makes the process simpler for you

Brands can apply for authorisation of CBD extracts and isolates via our compliance and White Label service. We will guide you through the process and secure your products ready for sale. Here at Xyfil, we have worked on countless successful applications for CBD-based products. Our market-ready approach means less paperwork and less hassle in getting your business off the ground.

By working with us you can benefit from our purpose-built analytical laboratory, including patent-pending equipment for generating accurate emissions samples. Work with our dedicated scientists and let us handle your brand compliance from end to end. Get in touch today to get started on your CBD brand.

Popular CBD White Label Products Manufactured in the UK

Since 2017, CBD has seen an explosive increase in interest that has yet to slow down. This is possibly due to the legalisation of CBD in the US and UK, the largest markets for CBD, in 2018. Currently, the UK is the second-largest CBD market behind the US, with an industry worth of £700 million so far – and it’s forecasted to surpass one billion pounds by 2025. So, for those looking to join the CBD market, now is as good a time as ever. Creating your own CBD brand couldn’t be simpler when you manufacture with us here at Xyfil.

Preferred CBD products – the demand for CBD

In a recent study on CBD consumers in the UK, it was found that unsurprisingly the most preferred product type was CBD oil/drops followed by CBD vape and CBD pills/capsules.

[SOURCE: newfrontierdata.com]

CBD Oil is mostly used as sublingual drops that are easy to use and offer a longer release of CBD. Much of the CBD market is made up of CBD Oil so creating a CBD Oil brand can be very competitive. Similarly, CBD vape has grown in popularity due to the convenience of disposable vapes and the quick absorption of the CBD.

How to start a CBD brand in 2022

There are several key steps you need to explore when looking at starting a CBD brand. Firstly, identifying your CBD product type and the niche you can offer can be the make or break of your brand. With many brands looking to step up to the CBD industry, knowing how you can set your products apart is essential for becoming a household brand.

Research is key

Research current products on the market and see if there are possibly any gaps you can use. If you’ve got an innovative new idea on how to introduce CBD to customers, then identify if this is something consumers are looking for. Perhaps you want to hit the popular product types with a new spin that only you can offer?

At Xyfil we offer a wide range of popular CBD products such as CBD oil, CBD vape and CBD creams & lotions. But we can also offer capabilities for many more CBD products due to our versatile manufacturing that can help you create bespoke CBD products. With anything from bath bombs to sleep sprays and more, your CBD product idea can become a reality with Xyfil.

Understand regulations around CBD

Another key aspect is to understand the regulations around CBD. Although CBD in the UK is largely unregulated there are still some laws you should be aware of. For example, the hemp used to create CBD products cannot contain more than 0.2% THC. You also need to know CBD is categorised as a novel food group or vape product – CBD products in the UK cannot have medical claims attached to them. The laws in the UK and US differ slightly, and in the US, there are also different laws for each state. Deciding where you wish to market your CBD products will impact on which regulations you need to adhere to.

Ensure the quality and safety of your products

Lastly, ensuring your CBD brand is made from quality CBD is an important step to creating a premium brand that is both safe and effective. CBD manufacturers that use organically grown CBD from certified hemp farms, particularly in the US, offer the highest quality of CBD hemp on the market. Organically grown hemp is the cleanest available due to there being no pesticides used in the cultivation process – hemp plants are notorious for absorbing everything around them in the air and soil.

You also want to ensure that their CBD is sourced specifically from hemp plants and not marijuana ones (as these contain higher levels of THC). Reputable CBD manufacturers will also be able to provide certificates of analysis (COA) detailing the product content.

Xyfil sources CBD from certified organic hemp farms in Colorado which go through extraction to become CBD Isolate – the purest form of CBD. We are even able to go the extra mile to re-add the terpenes and flavonoids removed from CBD during extraction, to improve the quality of CBD and give users the complete entourage effect without THC.

White label CBD manufactured in the UK

Xyfil are the proud manufacturer of one of the UK’s popular CBD brands, and award-winning CBD vape brand, Cali Greens. Sourced from premium CBD straight from Colorado hemp farms, we offer white label CBD manufacture and OEM CBD manufacture in the UK. Work with us to create your CBD brand and create an award-winning range of products. From flavour development, R&D, manufacturing, production, creative studio work and more, we can help you throughout any stage of the process.

Get in contact with us today to find out how we can help you tackle the UK CBD market.

E-Liquid Brand Case Study: Drop E-Liquids

Who are Drop E-Liquids?

Drop E-Liquids offer a range of fantastical fruit flavour combos that create sweet and sharp, refreshing vapes. Fruit Drop aims to create authentic fruit flavours that vapers crave and create exciting fruit blends you can’t get anywhere else. They also include a range of candy-inspired flavours called Sweet Drop, focusing on classic British sweet flavours.

Fruit Drop boasts flavours such as Citrus Lychee Ice, Passion Fruit Mango & Pineapple and Grapefruit Blood Orange. There are even a couple of candy-inspired flavours as part of their Sweet Drop range from Drumstick to the classic Rhubarb & Custard.

This range of E-Liquids is offered as 100ml shortfills with a 70/30 (VG/PG) ratio that is ideal for Sub-Ohm vaping.

With a simplistic design, these E-Liquids can seem unassuming, but the minimalist approach works well in drawing the eye to their signature ‘drop’ design. Each drop features a distinct blend of colours that suggest the flavours of each bottle.

Who manufactures Fruit Drop?

Drop E-Liquids are manufactured here in the UK by Xyfil Ltd, a premium UK manufacturer of E-Liquid and CBD products. We work with Drop E-Liquids to provide the base ingredients for their chosen flavour profiles, to create unique blends you’ll find nowhere else. To make sure the flavours are authentic we only use premium food-grade ingredients sourced from the UK and overseas. Some brands choose a specific flavour blend to create a very specific type of profile, while others choose a flavour for us to recreate. We are able to work with as much or as little information towards a brand’s vision to help them create the product they wish to take to market.

All E-Liquids are mixed and bottled in our ISO 9001 accredited facilities which go through stringent checks to ensure the safety and quality of each batch. Throughout the process we work closely with Drop E-Liquids to make sure that flavours remain consistent, and that the brand’s image remains the same throughout the process. A premium brand means premium quality. In such a large market where flavours mean everything, coming up with new and unique blends is what sets brands apart. Ensuring that the flavour blends match up to a brand’s expectations is key.

Drop E-Liquids provide their own artwork for their shortfill bottles, which we apply during the production process. Some brands require us to design and create their ideal packaging and logos. Drop E-Liquids however already had a clear image of their intended packaging. Applying a brand’s existing artwork to the products we manufacture for them is but one part of the bespoke service we can provide.

From the ground up to the store shelf

Xyfil offers a bespoke manufacturing service for E-Liquids and CBD products, with a choice of white label or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). No matter what step of the process your product is at, be it production, manufacturing, or development, Xyfil can help take your brand from paper to reality.

We work closely with our customers to ensure their vision becomes a reality whether it’s in flavour development, production, bottling, packaging, or any stage of the process. If you are looking for help with E-Liquid compliance and regulations, we are also able to provide this service by submitting compliance for you or guiding your brand on the right path.

If you’d like to work with us to manufacture your next premium E-Liquid brand, get in touch today to find out more.

Raids on Vape Stores in the UK – The Importance of Compliance

Recently, vape stores in the UK are seeing visits from Council and Police members in a surge to crackdown on illegal vape products. Up and down the country some vape stores are finding themselves missing thousands of pounds worth of goods. This is due to some vape stores selling products that are illegal by UK trading standards. Which has left a few store owners with fines to pay and lessons to be learnt.

Stores around the UK cleared of illegal vape products

Vaping has reached all-time high popularity in the UK with new products added to the market around the clock. Especially with the rise in disposable vape devices, the market has certainly seen an explosion of interest from brands looking to add their own disposables. To keep up with demand shelves are being heavily stocked with the products that consumers are looking for. But in the midst of the rush it’s easy for non-compliant products to slip through.

In the UK there have been numerous cases of vapers using illegal and sometimes counterfeit products. Not only is this harmful to customers but also to brands of counterfeited products, stores that sell them unknowingly and the vaping industry as a whole.

Only recently, a vape store on Oxford Street, Westminster, was cleared of £100,000 worth of items from their shelves. These counterfeit and illegal goods were removed by Met Police and Westminster City Council with a variety of these products pertaining to vapes. These were disposables that were counterfeit along with products not suitable for UK retail due to not meeting compliance requirements.

What are the legal requirements for selling in the UK?

If products are TPD/TRPR compliant there will be several key factors that you can easily look out for.

  • Disposables and vape kits will have a max capacity tank of 2ml.
  • The max strength nicotine allowed in the UK is 20mg/ml.
  • Packaging should include UK manufacturer’s contact details and name.
  • Packaging should include all necessary warnings.
  • Must be registered on the MHRA’s (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) website.

For the full list of regulations, you can read the UKVIA’s (United Kingdom Vaping Industry Association) concise guide for compliant disposable vapes here.

How you can be careful when selling vape products

Avoiding illegal and counterfeit products means you avoid potential losses and fines. The biggest issue in the UK vaping market is certainly high strength vapes or those with bigger capacity than is legally allowed. If a product is more than 20mg/ml (2%) or has a capacity greater than 2ml, then it cannot be legally sold in the UK. Check out these top tips on how to sell vapes legally in the UK.

Restrictions and regulations across the globe differ meaning that it’s quite easy for higher strength vape products to exist legally. For example, for products in the UAE the max capacity of vape tanks is no more than 10ml. Although these are legal for sale in the UAE, they are not in the UK, and sometimes this confusion can lead to incorrect products being stocked on shelves.

Compliance made easy with Xyfil

Navigating compliance can be challenging with the many regulations and differences between countries. Here at Xyfil we have a dedicated compliance team that ensure our brands and the brands of our partners, are compliant with whatever market they wish to sell in. If you’re looking to create your own UK-compliant brand of E-Liquids and vape products, you can contact us to find out more, and make the most of our award-winning, premium products. If you’re looking to stock the products we manufacture, you can talk with our sister company My Vapery who can offer you premium, UK-compliant products that customers want.

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