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E-cigarettes: regulations for consumer products by UK GOV

Guidance on how to get an e-cigarette on the market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including the notification scheme and reporting problems with e-cigarette.

The MHRA is the competent authority for a notification scheme for e-cigarettes and refill containers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is responsible for implementing the majority of provisions under Part 6 of the Tobacco and related Products Regulations (TRPR) and the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

The TRPR introduced rules which ensure:

  • minimum standards for the safety and quality of all e-cigarettes and refill containers (otherwise known as e-liquids)
  • that information is provided to consumers so that they can make informed choices
  • an environment that protects children from starting to use these products.

The requirements:

  • restrict e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml
  • restrict the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml
  • restrict e-liquids to a nicotine strength of no more than 20mg/ml
  • require nicotine-containing products or their packaging to be child-resistant and tamper evident
  • ban certain ingredients including colourings, caffeine and taurine
  • include new labelling requirements and warnings
  • require all e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified to the MHRA before they can be sold

The Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 is available here:

An Explanatory Memorandum explains the changes from a policy perspective:

The 2020 regulations amend the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 to implement the obligations of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland Protocol in law. This amends the way in which the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 apply in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The 2020 Regulations sets out the requirements for new products to be notified from 1 January 2021. This will mean that:

  • Producers placing products on the Northern Ireland market will be required to notify using the EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) system for the notification of tobacco and e-cigarette products.
  • Producers placing products on the Great Britain market will be required to notify on the Great Britain domestic system.
  • Notifiers will be required to pay one fee if they notify in relation to placing products on one of the Great Britain or Northern Ireland markets and the same one fee if they notify in relation to placing products on the two markets.

Full documentation: Read https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-cigarettes-regulations-for-consumer-products

Xyfil arrange an awesome staff BBQ.

As a big thank you to the Xyfil family for all their hard work and dedication, we arranged an awesome staff BBQ, supplied and beautifully presented by A2Z BBQ catering. Everyone was invited from across the business … production, operations, marketing, sales, accounts and HR.

Xyfil Family

Sometimes you just have to take five and remember we’re all part of something huge, it’s important we acknowledge everyone by saying thank you and letting you all know, it’s much appreciated, you’re really valued and if it’s right on the inside, it’s great on the outside!

Thanks to the amazing guys at A2Z for a delicious feast, you can find A2Z and their service by following the link: https://www.instagram.com/a2zbbqcatering/

2019/20 - BBQ

CBD Brand Case Study: Cali Greens

Who are Cali Greens?

Cali Greens is Xyfil’s primary in-house CBD brand. We specialise in premium-quality CBD products that are sustainably sourced and are based around your everyday needs. You can purchase on caligreens.co.uk.

Our unique range of skincare products, drops and vapes give you flexibility and peace of mind. In a world full of stress and anxiety, we pride ourselves on helping you live life to the fullest by supporting a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a natural extract of the Hemp plant that is perfectly legal and non-psychoactive. CBD won’t get you high in the psychoactive sense, but it can provide many other benefits including pain relief, anti-inflammation and CBD oil has been used as to reduce anxiety and depression in patients (Healthline, 2021).

CBD is different from THC, which is the psychoactive component found in marijuana. People often assume that Cannabis is the same as marijuana, but in reality, only a few plants in the Cannabis family contain THC. At Cali Greens, we extract our CBD from sustainable and legally grown hemp farms in Colorado, USA with no trace of THC.

Cali Greens Products

CBD E-liquids

E-liquids are designed to be vaporised by an e-cigarette device, allowing CBD to be absorbed into your lungs.

CBD Oil Drops

Liquid drops are designed to be taken orally, or for best results, placed under your tongue for 2 minutes to increase the absorption rate.

CBD Creams & Lotions

Topical creams are designed for your skin and allow you to target a specific area of your body.

Caligreens range

CBD Manufacturing at Xyfil

E-liquids

As a leading CBD manufacturer, our CBD E-liquid products are among the very best you will find on the market. Our products continue to surprise end users with their effectiveness and their superior taste. Generally, TPD E-liquids tend to use standard isolate but we can also offer full-spectrum CBD oil. Our production method allows us to make products at up to 2000mg strength without the need for any additional solvents. We also offer E-liquids with the added benefit of terpenes which helps modulate the impact of CBD as well as the taste profile.

Sub-lingual Drops

Sub-lingual drops are essential in any CBD range. Their main benefits include high bioavailability and universal accessibility – unlike vaping, everyone will feel comfortable and confident in using them. Holding a tincture under the tongue for 2 minutes increases bioavailability to 45%, making drops a useful product in your range.

Creams

Xyfil have developed a range of award-winning topical cream formulations in-house. The highlight is our micellar formula which is non-greasy and is rapidly absorbed into the skin. We offer white-label manufacturing services for body butters, creams, gels and balms similar to the Cali Greens range. Here, you can specify the active ingredients including CBD type and strength, essential oils, vitamins and terpenes.

Xyfil on the front line of hand sanitiser production in the UK.

Xyfil – Press Release

In 2020, Xyfil diverted 80% of its operations to the production of hand sanitisers and PPE. With over 50,000 bottles of alcohol-based sanitiser every day, our production facility is at the frontline of hand sanitiser manufacturing in the UK.

Our team from compliance, R&D, production, design and engineering have joined forces to support the project and get it off the ground in record-breaking time. Xyfil CEO Mr Hansrod stated:

Our clean rooms and physical bottle supplies on the ground make us ideally placed to help serve this emergency, but it is the desire of our teams and suppliers to help and feel useful at this time of need that has got this project realised. We are incredibly proud of the work everyone has done.

At over 50,000 bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitiser produced per day, Xyfil’s production facility is at the frontline of this national crisis, supporting NHS Trusts, local care homes and pharmacies that are currently struggling to provide enough hand sanitiser for everyone. Xyfil’s hand sanitiser formulation, which is as per WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines, kills 99.9% of all bacteria - with a little something added to be kind to your hands.

The Preston manufacturer is well-equipped for large-scale bottling and labelling, with ISO 7 laboratory facilities and a fast-paced production line. As manufacturing operations diversify, Xyfil is recruiting extra staff during this time and retaining key employees on site to keep up with the high demand. E-liquid manufacturing remains active within the business and suppliers are still encouraged to make enquires and orders.

Supporting the local community is an important factor for the company directors. Hand sanitiser will be provided to local NHS Trusts, pharmacies and care home providers as a priority. The general public will also be able to purchase hand sanitiser products from Xyfil’s retail and distribution partner, My Vapery at www.myvapery.com.

Xyfil is calling all care home providers, pharmacies, NHS Trusts and other frontline institutions that require hand sanitiser to get in touch on 01772 888 778 or to visit www.xyfil.com for more information.

If you would like more information on this release, please direct all press enquires to info@xyfil.com, or call +44(0)1772 888 778. www.xyfil.com
Xyfil Ltd T/A My Vapery 15-19 Sedgwick Street, Preston, PR1 1TP, United Kingdom.

E-liquid Brand Case Study: Pod Salt

What is Pod Salt?

Pod Salt is a dedicated nicotine salt E-liquid brand produced exclusively by Xyfil. The award-winning, British-made E-liquid collection provides the smoothest and most refreshing vaping experience that is designed to hit the spot. You can purchase at podsalt.com.

Pod Salt’s premium nicotine salt formula is absorbed faster, lasts longer and produces a greater level of satisfaction than traditional E-liquids. The Pod Salt Core range offers a premium selection of classic and refreshing flavours. Our Fusion range brings you the world’s biggest brands, blending their signature flavours with our award-winning Nicotine Salt.

Pod Salt is committed to helping smokers make the switch from tobacco to vaping by providing the best possible alternatives. We offer support and guidance to help you your journey. Millions of people have already made the switch, start today and transform your life with Pod Salt.

What are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine salts are found naturally in tobacco leaves and consist of nicotine and salicylate, which we then extract to produce our E-liquids. Nicotine salts represent an evolutionary step in quality from standard freebase nicotine, offering vapers enhanced nicotine delivery, greater satisfaction and a far smoother experience.

Xyfil’s advanced Nicotine Salt formula is designed to provide an exceptionally smooth vaping experience at high nicotine strengths. Naturally found in tobacco leaves, salicylate lowers the pH of nicotine, reducing irritation on the throat and providing enhanced nicotine delivery. Our formula is engineered for low vapour production, bringing an element of stealth and discretion to your vaping.

Who manufactures Pod Salt?

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 Europe, we manufacture for hundreds of global brands with Pod Salt being at the forefront of our E-liquid operations, now sold in over 20 countries.

Expanding operations to the Middle East.

Pod Salt is one of the best and most widely recognised nicotine salt brands in the UK, Europe and Dubai. When restrictions were eased in 2019, the UAE market allowed a gateway into the Middle East for premium E-liquid brands. This presented an opportunity for Xyfil. We quickly set up manufacturing operations in the UAE and opened dozens of My Vapery Stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

What can we do for you?

We are one of the leading UK E-liquid, personal care products and CBD manufacturers supporting brands worldwide as their businesses 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. Why not drop us a line or get in touch at info@xyfil.com.

Xyfil helps deliver vital supplies to NHS hospitals & local charities

In recent weeks, Xyfil has initiated a charitable Outreach Programme in response to the current coronavirus crisis. The campaign aims to deliver essential hand sanitiser supplies to organisations on the frontline and the key workers that desperately need protection.

The Outreach Programme targets a range of hospitals and charities across the North West that are struggling to meet the logistical demands of the crisis. Our employees have been working alongside NHS staff in Merseyside and the Lancashire based charity Tender Nursing Care to donate over 700 bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Xyfil has dedicated increasing production capacity, now standing at 80%, to the manufacture of hand sanitisers to support growing demand. At over 50,000 bottles every day, we are proud to donate whatever we can to help those on the frontline and protect the most vulnerable.

Xyfil Outreach with NHS

Tender Nursing Care is a local charity in central Lancashire dedicated to providing overnight nursing and care for severely sick people in their own homes free of charge.
Theresa Swan, a volunteer for the charity, commented on Xyfil’s Outreach Programme:

“This donation of hand sanitiser is of immense help to our staff of nurses and healthcare support workers who are working in the community with people who are very ill.”

Xyfil also delivered a supply of hand sanitiser to four NHS hospitals in Southport and Liverpool under the Mersey Care Foundation Trust.

If your organisation is in desperate need to hand sanitiser to help save lives, please get in touch with us on 01772 888 778 and we will do our best to assist you.

Develop your CBD & Vape brand with Xyfil

Develop Your CBD and Vape Brand by Outsourcing:

The Future Looks Bright for the UK CBD Industry

If you’re looking for a safe market to bet on in the coming years, the cannabinoid niche should be top of your list. The UK CBD industry is still in its infancy, with little government or organisational support or advocacy – and yet it is projected to generate £690 million this year.

Consumer interest in the health and wellness sector has developed exponentially, with a broad increase in demand for physical and mental wellbeing support being particularly strong through the pandemic. As the efficacy of CBD supplementation becomes more well known, consumers are increasingly seeing the industry as a credible means of individual wellbeing support. With demand growing, and a vast space of possibility spreading out before the cannabinoid market, it’s an incredibly exciting time to get involved in the CBD industry.

What Makes Xyfil Your Best Choice for Outsourcing?

We became part of the UK’s CBD market in 2014, and work with an expert team in Preston, Lancashire. Since our inception, we have quickly become a market leader – nationally and internationally, serving clients across the globe. We work hard to ensure that top quality manufacturing, safety, and sustainability are at the heart of all we do, and welcome collaboration with entrepreneurs and start-ups as part of the exciting, energetic progression of the industry. We’re here to help CBD businesses of all sizes realise their goals, offering the best quality products to consumers and helping the industry grow from strength to strength.

Methods and Ethics of an Industry Leader

Our laboratory facilities, manufacturing processes and equipment are all ISO 9001 accredited. This accreditation means you can trust our practices and products to be consistent, safe, and the best quality across the board. Batch traceability and respectful handling of raw materials means we know exactly what we’re working with and what product is best to cater to your needs. Trusted relationships with our sustainable hemp farmers ensure we’re creating a company that’s futureproofed, ethical, and kinder to the planet. We don’t stop at delivering product – we offer end to end white label manufacturing, from product inception through to full branding and design.

Add Our Reputation to Your Brand

Wherever you are in the industry – whether you’re just starting out, or looking for an efficient means of developing your existing range – we can help. We have been consistently delivering beyond expectations to clients across the spectrum, and are proud to have built a trusted, international reputation on our work.

Drop us a line and join our wealth of happy, successful CBD producers today. We work with you and your project as a unique prospect, rather than prescribing a set means of working based on what’s easiest for us. We’re excited to develop something authentic for the industry. Working holistically with the industry and the individual producers creating a name for themselves in the market is central to helping the industry thrive, and ensuring we’re here to stay in what’s set to be a thriving marketplace.

Packaging

Xyfil features in British Contract manufacturers & packers association.

Positive Trading, Recruitment Opportunities and Corporate Sustainability in Times of Global Uncertainty

As a leading UK manufacturer and contract packer, Xyfil Ltd was asked to feature in the September edition of our industry’s most well-respected magazine – Packaging News. 

Published by the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association, the BCMPA approached us to discuss recent trading in these challenging times, recruitment opportunities and corporate sustainability in the face of many global uncertainties such as Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Please describe your business in 50 words

Xyfil is a leading UK manufacturer specialising in e-liquid, CBD and hand sanitiser products. We offer a range of manufacturing services including design and development, production, compliance, co-packing and distribution. Our Preston facility is equipped to produce 3.5 million bottles per month, delivering for local businesses and global partners.

How was business in the last 12 months?

Xyfil business has grown over the last 12 months. Our ability to pivot quickly has proved a key strength and provided resilience in the face of global and local uncertainties such as Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic.

What markets do you operate in and are you targeting any new ones?

We operate primarily in the E-liquid market in the UK and Europe. However, we have diversified over the last six months into more generic filling and co-packaging markets. We are opening operations in the Middle East market and have been expanding on fulfilment for US clients looking to move into the UK and European markets. 

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we began manufacturing hand sanitiser and supplying PPE to businesses, key workers and customers. Our existing infrastructure means we are able to produce and distribute hand sanitiser bottles in large quantities.

2020

In your sector, how practical is it to offer alternatives to plastic packaging? 

It is a little difficult as some of our plastic packaging requirements are driven by legislation. For example, Child Resistant and Tamperproof alternatives to small fill liquid packaging that can scale up are difficult to procure.  

However, our long-term aim is to be more environmentally sustainable and we actively look for alternatives to plastic packaging where possible. Many of our bottle types are already made from recyclable polypropylene (PP5) and we are working with our suppliers to ensure more of our products can be recycled.

How did lockdown immediately impact your business?

Most of Xyfil’s systems are cloud-based as our teams are globally located. We were fortunate that our infrastructure was already set up to allow us to transition rapidly ahead of lockdown to home working. Homeworking has proved more productive for some of our teams. The challenge has been around mental health and wellbeing as the uncertainties elevate anxiety levels. 

What impact has the pandemic had on trading?

Xyfil has been fortunate that we were able to pivot the capacity created by the slowdown in our core lines to support the fulfilment of frontline requirements such as hand sanitisers. The impact on trading has been minimal.

With rising unemployment, do you think it may be easier to recruit good staff in 2021?

Yes, without a doubt.

If you could change one thing in the industry, what would it be?

We would love to see the British Government support manufacturing and engineering in the UK more heavily. Like many filling and packaging industries, we have a heavy reliance on our machinery – much of which is produced outside of the UK. The talent and capacity in the UK to design and rapidly deliver cost-effective manufacturing equipment would help businesses like Xyfil to grow and become globally competitive.

Xyfil is a proactive purchaser of raw components from the UK but we consistently hit capacity issues with our UK manufacturing supply chain which means we have to backfill from abroad. These capacity issues indicate a lack of investment and development of the UK manufacturing sector. 

Article features Anisha Hansrod (Operations Director), Zain Patel (Business Development Manager), and Daniel Hollyman (Copywriter).

To read the full September edition of Packaging News Magazine and the online version of this article, please visit https://www.packagingnews.co.uk/digital-editions

White Label Production for CBD & Vape Juice Products

What Is CBD White Label Production?

CBD white label production is the provision of products from a supplier to a company who will present the products as their own under their own branding. This means of production has been an absolute asset to the retail industry, and offers a wealth of benefits to businesses across the globe. It remains a mainstay for trades of all sizes, and can be a useful option for new startups wanting to launch their brand finding themselves limited in terms of funds and resources