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Flavour Production, Quality Testing & Nicotine Extraction

Providing high-quality products and services is at the core of our mission here at Xyfil. We are one of the leading E-Liquid manufacturers in the UK, providing E-Liquid manufacture opportunities and more.

One of the key areas of our business is our ISO 9001 and GMP certified laboratory, and ISO 7 clean rooms where much of the manufacturing of E-Liquids begin. Meet the people behind the award-winning nicotine salt solutions and custodians of product quality control.

Nikita Mhatre – Production Manager & Quality Assurance

“We have implemented a quality management system which helps the business with planning and execution of delivering a quality product. From a production perspective, this means a companywide commitment to eliminate errors at every stage of the product development process - from product design to manufacturing.  A recent acquisition of GMP accreditations have also boosted the credibility of the company and created a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded market. The implementation of GMP standards inline with current quality standards remains essential as it helps to ensure consistency, acceptability of product quality and safety of the products also remains integral.”

As production manager for our lab, I oversee the formulation of products and work to create an effective and efficient task force. This is ensured by planning and delegating work to meet daily production goals. Not only this but I run the procurement for lab items along with the key E-Liquid ingredients, ensuring only the highest quality of food-grade PG, VG and pharma-grade nicotine. Products are not released from the laboratory to the production lines until they’ve been past final quality checks. It’s an important task that helps ensure quality and safety.

By implementing root cause analysis and taking corrective actions, I have helped to remove production constraints and improve product quality since taking the post. Our laboratory staff see continuous improvement and training to ensure the quality of products that are processed. As part of managing my team, recruiting for new positions, and ensuring my staff have no issues and work in optimum conditions, is paramount.

What does the day-to-day look like for Xyfil’s lab?

I can honestly say every day is a new day. Days can differ depending on the products and formulations we are running for our customers. We have six talented lab technicians and two supervisors who run our lab work.

At the start of the day, lab technicians are given a recipe list that contains encrypted flavour names to protect customers’ recipes. Quality checks go underway immediately to check the quality of the gathered ingredients and equipment. To minimise on wastage of ingredients and nicotine formulations, we run QC checks with tight parameters. Many formulations can be re-used whilst still holding a premium quality, but should they fail QC checks then these are disposed of.

Every stage of the process, from weighing flavours to the mixing of the ingredients, is overseen by a supervisor to reduce any possible human error. All work is signed off to allow for full tracking of the product so that if an issue does arise, we can track back the work and amend it to reduce any impact that it could create.

Once the batch is produced, a sample can be gathered after being authorised by the supervisor, to go for testing. This checks for irregularities, impurities, nicotine strength, consistency and more. After all these checks and tests have been completed and signed off, the product can then move to production.

We are constantly looking to improve our processes to create even more streamlined methods. Already we’ve seen improvements thanks to GMP standards and our hard work to achieve GMP certification. Having been able to increase our production capacity is a clear sign of our dedication to continual improvement.

E-Liquid suppliers with award-winning nicotine salts

There are two meaens of production that we provide with our laboratory facilities.

We provide bulk production services for white label E-Liquid manufacture. This includes us gathering the E-Liquid ingredients and flavourings to the spec of the customer’s recipe, producing the E-Liquids and flavours, and packaging these for our customers.

Our lab also offers a blending process for white label E-Liquids. This process relies on pre-existing formulations that we have developed and produced that are ready to go straight into production for customers’ products.

Due to the unique versatility of our lab facilities, we also offer ad-hoc requests for a variety of products, tailored to your needs. If you have an idea for a new nicotine-based or CBD product we can surely help. Apart from our white label capabilities, we offer bespoke solutions for product manufacture and development.

With our extensive resources and renowned nicotine salts formula, we are even able to offer the bulk dispatch of flavour ingredients and pre-mixed, finished nic salts for customers to use with their own formulations. Our aim is to help you create award-winning E-Liquid brands and flavours.

Ensuring premium quality E-Liquids and CBD

At Xyfil when we say premium quality, we mean it. I am proud to say that we are among the first E-Liquid manufacturers in the country to be certified to GMP standards, with ISO 22716:2007 certification recently having been reached.

One of the ways we continue to pride ourselves in our premium E-Liquids is through our method for nicotine extraction. Our laboratory boasts an HSE verified nicotine enclosed system for nicotine extraction, to ensure that staff are protected during the process and that the quality of nicotine is without impurities. Much like this, at every stage of the process in the lab, we run tight quality control checks that are repeatedly checked by supervisors to complete thorough analyses.

For example, before an E-Liquid formulation can be assembled, all ingredients and tools must be gathered and double-checked to ensure their quality and efficiency. Only after these pre-checks are fulfilled can the formulation be put together. Mixed flavours and batches are first checked for any impurities or issues before being sent for testing and analysis. Only after passing these initial checks can batches be sent for testing, and upon passing all criteria, then be sent onto production lines for bottling.

Overall, I’m proud of the team I have created and the lab I have helped flourish into one of the many necessary hearts of the business. If there was one thing I would say to any potential customer looking to have us manufacture their E-Liquids, it would be that you will never be disappointed. I look forward to working with you in the future.

If you have any questions in regards to our laboratory and E-Liquid manufacture, you can contact Nikita via LinkedIn here.

E-Liquid Brand Case Study: Jammin

What is Jammin?

A perfectly classic approach to timeless British flavours. This range of shortfills focuses on delicious jam and jam-based dessert flavours. Jammin boasts sweet vape E-Liquids that will satisfy even the most intense sweet tooth cravings. Brought to you by Jammin Vape Co, there’s a variety of raspberry, strawberry and blueberry flavours plus a classic Victoria Sponge cake flavour.

As a brand, Jammin is inspired by afternoon tea delights, a theme that extends to their delightful packaging. Jammin combines vintage aspects with vibrant colours that are eye-catching and tasty.

Flavours from Jammin include: Strawberry Jam Sorbet, Blueberry Jam Tart (award-winning), Strawberry Jam, Blueberry Jam, Victoria Sponge, Blueberry Jam Custard, and Raspberry Clotted Cream Scone.

View all the Jammin range on My Vapery.

Who manufactures Jammin?

We are proud to be the manufacturers for this eclectic range of shortfills. Xyfil is primarily an E-liquid manufacturer dedicated to producing premium E-Juice flavour concentrates for our external and in-house brands. As one of the leading vape E-liquid manufacturers in the UK, we manufacture for hundreds of global brands including Jammin. As our brands and external partners evolve and expand their ranges, so do we. We continue to deliver new flavours and new experiences tailored to the respective brands.

Our creative studio helped create the inspired artwork and brand logo for Jammin, taking inspiration from the afternoon tea roots of its flavours. Xyfil’s experienced team of creative personnel develop logos, packaging, artwork, POS and marketing materials that effectively capture and communicate your brand vision.

Flavour Creation and Innovation

At Xyfil we offer a variety of ready-made flavours including core flavours such as fruits, menthols, and tobacco. These popular flavours are perfect for those looking to not over-complicate their E-Liquid’s flavour profile.

Our complex range of white label flavours can contain up to 14 different concentrates per flavour. This allows us to supply you with a more complex and sophisticated taste profile.

Many of our complex flavours have won awards, much like our Jammin Blueberry Jam Tart, and are highly appreciated by experienced vapers and vape connoisseurs. If you’d like to learn more about creating a complex flavour range of E-Liquids, contact us for more information.

Our dedicated flavour experts and mixologists are constantly looking out for unique and exciting flavour profiles. By mixing fruits, desserts, tobaccos, candy and many more flavours, we aim to bring fresh new takes to popular flavours whilst creating never-seen-before combinations.

What can Xyfil do for you?

As one of the leading UK E-Liquid, CBD and personal care product manufacturers, we support brands worldwide as they develop. We provide end-to-end white label manufacturing services, helping you develop your brand at every stage from flavour development to the design and production of your liquids. We offer TPD E-liquid compliance, regulatory compliance and E-Liquid analysis so that you can have confidence in the quality and safety of your products.

Whether you are looking to create the next big shortfill range or use our award-winning Nicotine Salts to take your brand to the next level, we can help.

Contact us now to see how we can help you take the vape market by storm.

Industry News – Lithuania Bans Flavoured E-Liquid

Lithuania becomes the next country to ban flavoured E-Liquids as part of a worrying trend we are starting to see. It becomes yet another country that has decided to ban flavours bar tobacco E-Liquids. A move that is highly questioned by vaping advocates.

They join the likes of the US, Finland, Ukraine, Estonia and Hungary who have also introduced flavour bans. Denmark and Netherlands are also looking to introduce the same ban.

Like many, they claim that by banning sales of flavoured E-Liquids, young adults are less likely to take up E-Cigarettes. A problematic opinion for many as flavoured E-Liquids have been shown to be a key factor for many vapers making the switch from smoking.

Why have they banned flavoured vapes?

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, have argued that sales of E-Cigarettes have been growing increasingly popular in Lithuania. By banning flavours other than tobacco they hope to stem the tide of sales, and potentially deter any possible young adults from taking up vaping. This ban will prohibit the production and sales of flavoured E-Liquid as of July 1st 2022, including those that don’t contain nicotine (shortfills).

There have been arguments that suggest Lithuania’s ban on flavours could potentially result in many vapers returning to cigarette smoking. Although Lithuania is one of Europe’s smallest countries with under 3 million residents, almost 30% of Lithuania’s adults smoke cigarettes giving them one of the highest smoking rates in the EU.

It’s important to note that Lithuania also ban the selling of E-Liquids or E-Cigarettes that contain vitamins or other additives, that create an impression that they are good or do less damage.

What does this mean for manufacturers and brands?

The ban in Lithuania means that E-Liquids (including non-nicotine shortfills) that contain flavours other than tobacco, will be banned in the country. Brands looking to remain on shelves in Lithuania will have to shift to tobacco flavoured E-Liquids or find an alternative around the ban.

At Xyfil we are actively on the alert for any market changes that could impact brands and help them manoeuvre the market. Whether it’s updates to regulations, changing flavour recipes, updating information on product labelling and more, we’re here to help. Our in-house compliance team are dedicated to ensuring that your products meet the necessary requirements for the market you wish to target. And with our 10+ years of experience in manufacturing, R&D, production, flavour development, logistics and more, Xyfil are more than ready to help.

Keep in the loop with changes to the industry, with Xyfil.

E-Liquid Brand Case Study: Dripp

What is Dripp?

Dripp offers a range of shortfill E-Liquids in a variety of flavours. These nicotine-free E-Liquids are perfect for Sub Ohm vaping due to their 70VG/30PG consistency. As a brand, Dripp love to create summer-infused vapes that are refreshing and full of flavour. Something that’s evident in their fruit flavour combos and brightly coloured packaging.

At this time, Dripp offers an original range of fruity flavours and ice versions that pack a chilly punch. These refreshing shortfills are dripping with flavour and are perfect for vaping as they are, or by adding your own nicotine shots.

Dripp is known for their fun combo flavours you might not find anywhere else such as Lemon Berry Ice, Blue Raz, Pnkman and Hznbrg.

Dripp is available to buy via My Vapery.

The benefit of shortfills

Shortfills were the industry’s answer to TPD regulations restricting nicotine-containing E-Liquids to only 10ml. For many vapers, especially those who vape regularly, a bottle of 10ml doesn’t last long. Vapers regularly had to carry many bottles at one time to be able to top up their tanks.

The creation of shortfills aimed to solve this problem. These nicotine-free E-Liquids are available in several sizes, usually 50ml and 100ml, but they are packaged in bottles that are slightly oversized. By allowing space in the bottles, it allows for nicotine shots to be added thereby creating a much larger amount of E-Liquid that is both cost-effective and easier for vapers. Shortfills also allow for the creation of even more complex flavours and variations within the VG/PG ratio.

Shortfills also lend themselves to smokers looking to control their nicotine intake. By being able to add your own nicotine, vapers can limit the amount of nicotine they vape. This makes this type of product perfect for those looking to quit nicotine or enjoy Sub Ohm vaping and don’t want to accidentally inhale too much nicotine.

Who manufactures Dripp?

Xyfil is primarily an E-liquid manufacturer and E-Liquid supplier dedicated to producing premium E-Juice flavour concentrates for our external and in-house brands. As one of the leading vape E-liquid manufacturers in Europe, we manufacture for hundreds of global brands including Dripp. As our brands and external partners evolve and expand their ranges, we continue to deliver new flavours and new experiences tailored to the respective brands.

What Xyfil can do for you

As one of the leading UK E-Liquid, CBD and personal care manufacturers, we support brands worldwide as they develop. We provide end-to-end white label manufacturing services, helping you develop your brand at every stage from flavour development to the design and production of your liquids. We offer TPD E-liquid compliance, regulatory compliance and E-Liquid analysis so that you can have confidence in the quality and safety of your products.

Whether you are looking to create the next big shortfill range or use our award-winning Nicotine Salts to take your brand to the next level, we can help.

Contact us now to see how we can help you take the vape market by storm.

Compliance in the UAE – All you need to know

E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids only became legal for selling in the UAE as of April 2019. Up until that point sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) were illegal. ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology) standards were introduced to regulate all nicotine-containing components used in E-Cigarettes, refill packages, E-Liquids and tobacco products. In the UAE, all products must go through the MoIAT (Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology) before being sold on the market.

If you are looking to sell in the UAE and middle east market, there are many regulations to consider, all of which we can help you with.

What are the ESMA regulations?

Many of the regulations are similar to that of the UK and EU. The law regulates the safety of all components as both electrical equipment and containing hazardous substances. These regulations are in place to establish the utmost safety and quality of all E-Cigarette and E-Liquid products in the UAE.

There are many factors that are restricted due to the regulations that impact the design of products to be sold in the UAE, the manufacture and marketing of said products. These include:

  • maximum nicotine concentration is capped at 20mg/ml
  • maximum tank capacity is no more than 10ml
  • maximum capacity of refill packages is no more than 50ml
  • must display all health warnings in Arabic and English stating: “Contains nicotine which causes severe addiction, increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Nicotine is harmful to the health of pregnant and nursing women, and people suffering from chronic pulmonary diseases such as asthma and pulmonary embolism.” This must cover at least 50% of the main display area. English to appear on the lower front, Arabic on the lower back.
  • must also display a health warning in Arabic and English: “This product may pose a health hazard when inhaled, swallowed or gets in contact with the skin.”
  • must not contain a variety of harmful ingredients & additives including cinnamic compounds

What you need to know before manufacture/import

Before any E-Cigarettes or E-Liquids can be imported, manufactured or placed on the market, all products must be approved by the ESMA documentation. These satisfy the needs for:

  • reports of safety tests
  • list of full ingredients and quantities including statement specifying reason for including each ingredient
  • results of toxicology reports
  • data on nicotine doses and absorption
  • acknowledgement of manufacture/importer responsibility for quality and safety
  • descriptions for use
  • ISO 9001 certification for the manufacturing site
  • stability studies supporting product’s shelf life
  • lab reports including information on nicotine concentration, quality & safety, post-marketing and post-consumption analyses and electrical safety
  • risk assessment studies

Each item, whether E-Liquid or E-Cigarette, requires ECAS certification to ensure all of these needs are met. This is not only a lengthy process but can be quite costly to navigate with several stages for each certification and complete the appropriate paperwork. This is where Xyfil comes in.


How we can help you hit the Middle East market

“Our in-house team of compliance experts are able to perform the necessary toxicology tests and full reports required by ESMA. More critically, we are able to gather all necessary data into the format required by the MoIAT. With popular brands we manufacture like Pod Salt fast becoming one of the most popular brands in the UAE, we’re here to help bring even more premium brands to the Middle East.”

Pradip, Compliance, Xyfil.

Since the changes in 2019 that allowed for the selling of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids in the UAE, we have been successfully manufacturing and selling products in the Middle East. With a valid UAE Industry/Trade License, we are licensed to manufacture products for UAE within the UK.

Currently, we are looking at establishing on-the-ground manufacturing facilities within the UAE to further increase our productivity. Demand for E-Liquids in the Middle East has only continued to grow and we are there to keep up with the demand. If you are looking to take your brand to the UAE, get in contact with us to see how we can help you.

As a Toll Manufacturer with ISO 9001 accreditation, we are skilled with over 10 years of experience in manufacturing, production, R&D, logistics, compliance and more. Whether you are looking to take an existing product and turn it into one for sale within the UAE, or looking to manufacture a whole new product range, we at Xyfil can help you through any and all stages.

Get to know us more and meet the team over on LinkedIn.

Compliance in the EU – All You Need to Know

When manufacturing and selling E-Liquids and E-Cigarettes in the EU, many of the regulations are the same as what we currently hold in the UK. Brexit and the exit-withdrawal agreement resulted in the UK adopting its own version, the Tobacco and related Products Regulations (TRPR). It also resulted in the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. Whereas previously the UK was covered by the EU’s Tobacco Products Direction (TPD), or European Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD) (2014/40/EU).

The EU Regulations

TPD and the EUTPD cover the manufacture, presentation and sale of all tobacco related products including E-Cigarettes. Much like the UK’s regulations, these directives govern the packaging, labelling and ingredients, alongside adverting restrictions, creation of a smoke-free environment, tax measures and activities against illegal trade, and acquiring anti-smoking campaigns.

For E-Cigarettes particularly, new rules were introduced:

  • minimum standards for safety and quality
  • information is provided to consumers of nicotine containing products
  • that protections are put into place to prevent children from starting to use the products

These rules came into effect as of May 2017 for any nicotine containing product:

  • restrict the maximum volume of E-Liquid in a single container to 10ml
  • restrict capacity of tanks to no more than 2ml
  • restrict nicotine strengths of E-Liquids to no more than 20mg/ml
  • be child resistant and tamper evident
  • not contain caffeine, taurine or colourings
  • be submitted to the EU-CEG (The EU Common Entry Gate)
  • include relevant warnings and information

As you may have realised, these are the same regulations we currently use in the UK with the only difference being the regulatory body that products should be reported to. For the EU, nicotine-containing products such as E-Liquids and E-Cigarettes must be reported to the EU-CEG. This regulatory body requires information on ingredients, emissions and toxicological data that is then accessible by the public for complete transparency. By doing so it ensures the quality and safety requirements are being met, and any non-compliant products will not be listed and should therefore be avoided.

Interestingly, in some EU countries, the EU-CEG is used to provide information on other products such as:

  • novel tobacco products
  • herbal products for smoking
  • nicotine-free E-Cigarettes

How Xyfil can help with compliance

“Our in-house team of experts are able to perform the necessary toxicological evaluations on the compounds detected during the analysis of your e liquid and its emissions. More critically, we also know how to gather this data into the format required by all European member states and complete the required submission for your business.”

Pradip, Compliance Officer, Xyfil.

You may be looking for help with establishing compliance for your existing products, before moving your products to EU markets. If so, our in-house compliance team can help by taking control of the process. From toxicology testing to filling out the paperwork and completing the process by informing the EU-Common Entry Gate, we can help you get your product to market without hassle.

Looking to create a new product to take the EU markets by storm? As a Toll Manufacturer, we are able to help you wherever you are in the process of product development. Be it manufacture, labelling & packaging, dispatch, marketing assets and of course compliance, Xyfil has you covered. With our white label manufacturing services for E-Liquid, CBD and cosmetics, we can efficiently offer quality products that comply with EU regulations. Backed by 10+ years of experience. With thousands of our products already available in the EU market, there’s never been a better time to start with Xyfil than now.

Get to know us more and meet the team over on LinkedIn.

White Label Manufacture – From Idea to Reality

At Xyfil, we offer a range of white label manufacturing solutions to create and develop your brand, and to help your business thrive. Our professional teams are at your service, offering an extensive range of key services. These include all aspects of Branding & Design, Co-Packing, Production and Distribution. If you are looking to make your ideas a reality, let us help you get there.

Here’s everything you need to know about white label manufacture from Xyfil.


What is White Label Manufacture?

White Label products are manufactured by contract manufacturers and sold under your brand name. Here at Xyfil, we are experts in creating the product you want, and we ensure the process is as convenient as possible. You choose the packaging, labelling and design elements and we produce your products under our specifications.

Although the products are made to our specifications, your brand is in safe hands. We can boast about our award-winning nicotine salt formula and award-winning flavour department with renowned mixologists. Plus Xyfil has a proven record of 10+ years in the vaping industry.


Why choose White Label Manufacture?

As a leading OEM manufacturer, we offer white label solutions for your E-Liquid, CBD, Personal care products and more. If you have any non-edible, liquid-based product you wish to bottle, Xyfil can help. By partnering with us, we can provide your business with a range of benefits and give you a leading edge in the market.


SAVE TIME & MONEY

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. Benefit from fast turnaround times thanks to our experience in the industry, our ISO accreditations that ensure efficiency, and by always following GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). 

Whether it’s selecting from our pre-made packaging, sending us your flavour concentrates, 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. This was 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 6-stage 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. Here at Xyfil we are well-versed in the compliance process with thousands of compliant products already in the market. Even when regulations change, we have the procedures in place and a dedicated compliance team, 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 idea, our studio team will help take your brand on a visual journey and help make it stand out from the rest.


The advantages of white label

By working with us to create your white label products, you have access to: a ready-made catalogue of over 300 flavours, premium quality raw materials that are food-grade and pharma-grade, custom VG/PG ratios for shortfill products, a selection of VG/PG ratios for nicotine-containing products and more. The entire process is quality controlled to ensure the utmost safety and quality of all products that pass through our doors. This includes our FDA approved bottling solutions and full batch-traceability from ingredients to product.

Work with us to get access to premium quality goods that can take your brand to the shop floor. 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 look 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.

Get to know us more and meet the team over on LinkedIn.

How E-Liquid has Evolved

We are one of the leading E-Liquid manufacturers in the UK, established in Preston, UK, since 2014. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we have certainly seen it all. From the humble beginnings of E-Liquid and E-Cigarettes to the shake-up of laws and legislation that now define E-Liquid in the UK as a premium, high-quality product. Xyfil has been there. As one of the first to adapt to new changes in the market and establish TPD compliant E-Liquids, we look back at where E-Liquid and E-Cigarettes first began.


Where it really started

It wasn’t until the 1980’s that nicotine replacement therapies began to take off as our understanding of the harm of smoking grew. At first gum and patches were developed but offered little in terms of the cigarette-smoking habit. They only offered the ability to deliver nicotine to the system. This alone unfortunately isn't enough for many people to quit smoking.

That’s why in 2003 a Chinese pharmacist called Hon Lik decided to create a device that resembled traditional smoking. He created the very first E-Cigarette that used ultrasound waves to vaporise a nicotine solution - the very first E-Liquid. By the addition of resistance heating, it produced a vapour to inhale giving rise to the vaping we know.


The demand grows

Since then, there have been many new discoveries with E-Liquids and E-Cigarettes. We’ve come a long way from cig-a-likes and the first basic E-Liquids. Now we have devices with interchangeable parts, pod kits that are easily refilled, disposables for the ultimate convenience, and innovative ways to deliver nicotine and substantial flavours.

From new technology that creates smoother experiences with vaping, to brand new ways of mixing flavours. And with a healthy market, which continues to rise each year, it’s no surprise that demand for E-Liquids and E-Cigarettes continues to grow. As soon as vape tanks hit the market, the need for more variety with E-Liquids, in flavour, strength and different PG:VG ratios, became apparent.


How legislation changed the path of E-Liquid Evolution

You are more than likely already aware of the TPD regulations that came into effect back in May 2016. At the time this caused a stir as it meant many changes were necessary to sell E-Liquid in UK and EU markets. E-Cigarette tank capacities were limited to 2ml. Bottles of E-Liquid were limited to 10ml max capacity. Nicotine strength was capped to 20mg/ml and some flavourings were added to the ban list.

The biggest problem for vapers was certainly the bottle sizing as no longer could they carry around large bottles of E-Liquid to top up their tanks. This was especially an issue for heavy vapers or those using low resistance, high wattage devices. So, E-Liquids went through a new evolution giving rise to the shortfill. These bottles contained nicotine-free E-Liquid which allowed them to be produced in bottles larger than 10ml, and manufacturers then kept a little space in the bottle so that vapers could add their own 10ml nicotine shot.

Xyfil were one of the first UK manufacturers to implement these changes and successfully establish TPD compliant products in the market. Our manufacturing practices allowed us to make the necessary changes quickly and efficiently, from re-bottling E-Liquids to the new capped sizes to amending, re-printing and re-labelling products to comply with the regulations. A service we continue to offer today for those looking to bring products to UK, EU and UAE markets. Whether you are looking for manufacturing, white label services or compliance services, we are here to help.


Where we are today

The advancements in technology have also led to the creation of nicotine salts, a revolutionary way of delivering nicotine in E-Liquids, that prove beneficial for those looking to quit smoking. At Xyfil we offer an unrivalled nicotine salt formula that has continued to win awards each year.

Nicotine salts are extracted from the tobacco plant to create the purest form of nicotine, which provides a stronger hit many smokers/ex-smokers require. It's also kinder to the throat than similar strength freebase nicotine E-Liquids. It is one of the most efficient ways of taking nicotine due to its biocompatibility and is favoured by many vapers who say it delivers a more satisfying vaping experience. Speak to us if you are thinking of creating the next big nicotine salt brand.


It’s certain that E-Liquid can only continue to grow and evolve as the market continues to enjoy growth each year. Have you got a new idea for E-Liquids or perhaps a new flavour that you’re burning to create and hit the market with? Get in touch with us to see how we can help grow your brand and make your products the future of vaping.

Get to know us more and meet the team over on LinkedIn.

Anticipating the Future – Disposing of Disposables

Disposable vapes have exploded in popularity with consumers and brands in the last few years. And it’s not hard to see why with their simple design, ease of use and cheap production. Disposable vapes have also been touted as a great method for introducing newcomers to vaping due to their ease of use. They require little to no prior knowledge of vaping and are predominantly draw-activated, much like a normal cigarette. But for all their positives, there can also be negatives associated with disposable vapes.

Although they may start off cheap, in a short amount of time they quickly become more expensive in the long run for consumers. Not to mention the environmental impact caused by these un-recyclable devices that are tossed away sometimes only hours after use.


How disposable and rechargeable E-Cigarettes compare?

Although there is still some environmental impact from pod devices, as they need to be responsibly recycled also, with proper care they can last far longer than their disposable cousins. In general, disposable devices offer anywhere from 300-500 puffs on average per device which can last the casual vaper a couple of days - even less for those who vape more. In comparison, a pod device can last 6-7 months before its components need replacing.

Pod devices offer refillable pods or pre-filled pods, each with built-in coils. So rather than having to replace the device, users can simply top up their pod or pop in a fresh one. Users don’t even need to know how to replace a coil as the pods come pre-built with coils ready to use. Refillable pods are certainly more environmentally friendly but will need replacing after a few top-ups due to the coils getting clogged up with E-Liquid over time, but this is still less waste than with disposable devices. Pod devices also mean that once the battery runs out, vapers no longer need to worry about buying a new device as they can simply recharge and go.

With the push for more environmentally friendly options, we believe that pod kits will truly be the next best thing for both new and seasoned vapers.


The future is pod devices?

Not only do new vapers benefit from pod kits, but many existing vapers look to pod kits as a cheap and easy alternative for vaping on the go, rather than taking expensive mod kits out and about. Being friendlier to the wallet and the environment, pod kits should be the next big push in the vaping market by conscience brands.

With growing technology and understanding of vaping growing with the general population, it’s only natural that the market starts leaning more towards these middle-ground devices. And with pod devices working exceptionally well with nicotine salts, the revolutionary way of delivering nicotine in E-Liquids now’s the time to become the market leader and get ahead of the trends.

Are you thinking about jumping ahead and working on your next launch of E-Liquid and vape products? Contact us now to see how we can help get your prepared for the future.