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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

What Makes a Premium E-Liquid?

You have probably heard many businesses claim to offer premium or superior E-Liquids, but what makes an E-Liquid better than others? Is there any truth to the claim of a ‘Premium E-Liquid’? And how can we, here at Xyfil, help you with manufacturing your E-Liquids? Let’s take a look.


What makes an E-Liquid ‘premium’?

There are several factors that can make an E-Liquid, premium. The quality of the product, the ingredients and the processes that go into making them, all affect the quality of the finished product. All E-Liquids feature vegetable glycerine (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) as well as flavourings and nicotine (or are nicotine-free in the case of shortfills and longfills).

Quality VG and PG are a standard, but those using a poorer quality are not necessarily worse, but an impure solution should be avoided.

Food grade ingredients are usually the most common for manufacturing E-Liquids. However, some do also use pharmaceutical-grade base products. These of course are a little more costly to produce, which therefore raises the price of the overall finished product. This is because of the stringent testing that the ingredients undergo compared to food-grade products.

The true worth of a premium E-Liquid comes from the flavour profiles. E-Liquids may offer more diverse flavour combinations or simply more complexity and realism to a single flavour. That is not to say that all cheap E-Liquids are sub-par flavours, the key lies in the vapers. If those vaping the flavour have acute tastes and notice subtleties in flavour then a premium E-Liquid would be more beneficial. Those who struggle to taste hints of flavour, just like in wine and coffee, would enjoy cheaper, less premium versions just the same.

If you are looking to create a trusted, safe, top-quality E-Liquid that is truly premium, ticking these boxes is a must.


Xyfil manufactures premium E-Liquids

We strive to create premium E-Liquid brands alongside our existing customers and those looking to manufacture with us. Xyfil continues to create premium E-Liquids and we can back up the claim of ‘premium’ with how we work, and how we manufacture.

All our E-Liquids are produced and fully certified in an ISO:9001 accredited facility. This means we promise high efficacy and quality of the products we produce.

We also offer full traceability at batch level, of our raw materials, plus traceability of the people who have worked on the products. Being able to monitor the process every step of the way, ensures the safety of our products.

The plastic bottles used for all of our E-Liquid products are FDA approved, food-grade. Ensuring that every aspect of the product is quality controlled and compliant is a priority.

Our flavours are built from complex formulas with nuances of flavour, perfectly balanced to deliver what consumers are looking for. Quality flavours that feel and taste authentic.

The flavour ingredients we use are sourced only from the UK, European and US markets. This helps us ensure that they are food-grade safe, and also helps provide multiple supply lines should any issues arise that hinder possible supply chains.

When we produce different flavours, the process involved requires different steeping times for each blend. This helps us to create an optimal flavour that is unique to our blends.

For our nicotine-containing E-Liquids we use our award-winning nicotine salt formula to provide the smoothest nicotine hit in the market. Our nicotine salts are recognised worldwide and continue to achieve awards each year.

All of our base ingredients are European Pharmaceutical grade, the cleanest and safest grade available on the market. We don’t just guarantee customer satisfaction, we also prioritise customer safety by using only the most premium of ingredients.


Let us help you become a premium brand

We are a Toll Manufacturer which means that at any point of the manufacturing process, we can provide you with the service you need.

Not only do we offer manufacturing capabilities to provide premium E-Liquids, but we can offer whatever you require such as a bottling or labelling service. At Xyfil, we also offer compliance services for testing your E-Liquids to ensure TPD compliance and make your products market-ready.

Whether you are looking to produce your next E-Liquid range or would like to talk to us about any of our other services, you can contact us here.

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The Importance of Market Research

Why is market research so important?

For your products and services to be well-received by consumers, you must know who your target consumers are and what it is they are looking for. Market research helps provide you with this essential information from your competitors and existing products. No one wants to launch a product that simply gets swept away by other similar ones. Finding your niche or targeting consumers un-fulfilled needs is key to success.

Those who already have existing products and services may already have a wealth of information that can help to understand consumers. In turn, they reveal key aspects relevant to launching a new product or service. Assessing key trends and anticipating the market are just one of the elements of market research. If there’s a gap in the market, then you want to be the first to know about it. Even for those already established, keeping in touch with the customers’ needs as well as market trends can give you an edge over your competitors.


Where do you begin – How to plan market research

It all begins with a plan. Knowing what you are trying to accomplish and what information you will need for your product/service launch is a great start. There are things you can do yourself such as speaking with potential customers or performing your own analysis of your topic. Of course, there are also ways to outsource your market research that helps to offer an outside opinion that’s truly unbiased, allowing you to gather rich qualitative and quantitative data.

By completing effective market research, you can hope to develop new and effective marketing strategies. Solve your business’ biggest challenges, investigate expansion opportunities, and identify how to tap into these opportunities. In this effort, we reached out to deal with Groundswell Innovation, a goal-driven company with 12 years of experience in helping companies make a return on investment.


Our work with Groundswell Innovation

Groundswell Innovation is a Northern Powerhouse Partner and being based in Preston, alongside a proven track record of success with previous clients, helped us to choose them as a means for market research. Having worked alongside other manufacturing businesses and well-known companies such as Visa Europe, BT Openreach and the Public Sector, we were confident in their abilities. 

We were fortunate enough to work alongside Groundswell Innovation to help us understand and achieve our goal for an upcoming product*.

The exceptional team helped to provide us with rich qualitative data (conducting 12 interviews with Mobility Healthcare Professionals) and quantitative research conducted by two students from Lancaster University – a great partnership that not only benefits local companies but local students.

The research exceeded our expectations and was well executed within the tight deadline.

“I think it's crucial to work with a company like Groundswell who understand what your objective is, because they will work to reach (and exceed) your expectations and execute the deliverables on time... And any work that they do will be fully backed up and fully researched.”

Nikita, Production Manager at Xyfil.

The questions we wanted answering through market research were:

  • How best can we commercialise our new product?
  • Is there a clear space for it on the market?
  • How do we create a clear and credible ‘go to market’ plan?

And we were not disappointed by the evidence-based strategy provided by Groundswell Innovation. By helping us to define the key messages of the product and providing competitor’s analysis plus feedback, we’ve been able to take a decisive step forward with the future of this new product.


Here at Xyfil, we pride ourselves in also being able to help our customers through their journey in the market. With our 10+ years of experience in the market, alongside valuable insights gained from working with partners like Groundswell Innovation, you can rest assured that we will take your brand from concept to reality and all the way to market.

*Please note, the product cannot be named due to its commercially confidential nature.

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How Can E-Liquid Manufacture be Eco-Friendly?

Eco-friendly, kind on the wallet, and better for your health - it’s not hard to see why the vaping market has seen such continued success against the tobacco industry. For those looking to learn more about becoming an eco-friendly E-Liquid manufacturer, and maybe develop your first eco-friendly products, we’ve put together a few starting points to get on the right track. 

Source and Distribute Local to Save The Planet

We all know shipping products across the globe with hundreds of air miles is harsh on the environment. Whilst many vape or E-Liquid products are shipped and sold internationally, becoming a local manufacturer or selling locally help keep your E-Liquids in good stock without the long journey.

At Xyfil, our head offices and production site are based in Preston, UK. We’re proud to produce and sell to the national market and support the UK industry. However, our manufacturing facilities have also developed across Dubai, UAE, Europe, North America, and the Middle East - so wherever you are in the world, a Xyfil E-Liquid can be on your doorstep with minimal environmental costs. 

Dispose of disposables

It’s no surprise that disposable vape devices have boomed in popularity both with customers and manufacturers. Cheap to make and easy for consumers to get to grips with, they allow brands to reach new customers and promote new flavours. But at what price?

Disposable vapes contain lithium-ion batteries which are usually designed to be used at least 300 times, with the average being around 500 – that’s 500 puffs per device. However, regardless of whether there is life left in these disposable devices once the E-Liquid runs out, they become virtually useless and are thrown away, often only hours after first being used. That’s hundreds upon hundreds of batteries being manufactured, transported around the world, and then discarded. These devices are not even recyclable due to the battery and nicotine in the device making them anything but environmentally friendly.

Of course, these trends live and die by the consumers so it’s not surprising that brands have raced to bring out their own disposable devices. Pod devices seem to be making a return, and these kits offer a much more environmentally friendly alternative, whilst remaining simple for new vapers. Many pod kits offer refillable cartridges that only need replacing once the coil burns out, rather than replacing the whole device.

We offer a variety of E-Liquid product types from 10ml TPD compliant E-Liquids to shortfills in 60ml and 120ml. Our manufacturing services include freebase nicotine as well as our premium nicotine salt, combined with our award-winning flavour blends, at Xyfil we can help you create your E-Liquid brand or take it further.

Is Your E-Liquid Sustainable?

We’ve never been more aware of the importance of understanding where our products come from and the mark they make on our planet. Making sure the E-Liquid products we produce use ingredients sourced mindfully and sustainably is one of the best steps to becoming an eco-friendly manufacturer.

At Xyfil, the CBD used for our CBD vape liquids is 100% organic and sustainably sourced from traceable farms in Colorado, USA. We also maintain full traceability for all our products, including sample collections on raw materials and full tracking throughout the product development life cycles. This way we can be sure of every step of the process. So, we know our E-Liquids are eco-friendly, sustainable, and consistent. 

Develop Your Eco-Friendly E-Liquid Range Today

Hopefully, our starting points have got you thinking about how to make your vape devices and E-Liquids more eco-friendly and, perhaps, some new ideas for developing your next eco-friendly product. Whether that’s an addition to an existing range, or your first tentative step into the market, our team can help you create something conscious, sustainable, and profitable. Get in touch today to find out more!

The Future of E-Liquid Manufacture After Brexit

While Brexit may have shaken up many businesses and worried others about its implications, the vaping industry is one that we feel could benefit from this sudden shift. It certainly came as a surprise from some when much of the country voted to go ahead with Brexit. Immediately concerns were raised about how the UK would handle the change. From trade deals to an economic crisis, everything was on the table and the pandemic didn’t help. But there may be a silver lining for those in the vaping industry.

Pre-Brexit industry

The UK is currently regulated under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), the equivalent of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). These regulations cover:

  • Bottles of nicotine-containing E-Liquids containing no more than 10ml
  • Disposable E-Cigarettes and single use cartridges or tanks must not exceed 2ml in volume
  • E-Liquids must not include harmful ingredients that pose a risk to health in a heated or unheated form
  • Nicotine strength in nicotine-containing products is restricted to a maximum of 20mg/ml
  • All nicotine-containing E-Liquids must be first passed by the MHRA before they can be sold

There are also strict rules around the packaging and labelling of these products to ensure that they are not aimed at young people and children, and clear warnings that the product contains nicotine. In the UK in particular, our regulations also include that these products cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18.

Post-Brexit industry

With the newfound freedom there will undoubtedly be reviews on many of the UK’s laws and regulations that were previously imposed by members of the EU. As the UK has always been a staunch supporter of vaping as a safer alternative to smoking, with the means of aiding smoking cessation, it is very likely that these regulations could be amended.

With an ambitious target of making the UK smoke-free by 2030, it’s certainly in the UK government’s best interests to take another look at the rules and regulations that could potentially be hampering some from making the change.

Although of course, the vape market is not the only thing to be hit by Brexit. There have been many issues, not just due to Brexit, with imports and exports of goods. Between Brexit and COVID-19, it’s hard to say for certain which contributed more to the prevailing issues. As trade agreements fall into place, the issues will be ironed out in time.

This year, manufacturers are seeing the need to drive inefficiency and delays from their supply chains by deploying highly flexible ecosystems that let them handle disruption. It’s an unfortunate fact that while things are still stabilising, we may have to get used to disruption in the long-term. Establishing a resilient supply chain is quickly becoming a necessity for manufacture.

At Xyfil we had established risk management systems before the pandemic, to ensure flexibility with our suppliers. We created backups for our suppliers and backups for those. These prior plans really showed in our ability to remain open without a single day of manufacturing lost because of our extensive strategies. Making sure that your supply chain remains running is but one of the ways to keep your manufacturing business devoid of disruption.

The Possibilities of the Future

Talks are soon to go ahead regarding the way vaping is treated by governments, and although the EU may be bending to the will of the WHO (World Health Organisation) and their aggressive stance against vaping, the UK is in a great position to make impactful changes.

For vapers and businesses, making changes to the tank size, amount of E-Liquid, nicotine strength levels and restrictions on advertising could have a massive impact in the UK. By making changes to these things, it would allow brands to create more diverse ranges of products, tailored even more towards those looking to quit smoking.

Often, 20mg/ml is not enough for smokers to make the change as they don’t get the strong nicotine hit, they need. This ends up ultimately turning them back towards smoking. Similarly, by being able to properly advertise vaping products, businesses would be able to reach more people than before and be able to proactively help smokers make the change to a less harmful alternative.

What do you think? Has Brexit impacted your business for better or for worse? Keep posted with us for any new developments in the E-Liquid and CBD industry.

What is ISO 9001 Accreditation?

Those looking at manufacturing companies for producing products may have come across the term already. Having heard mentions of ISO accreditations you may be wondering just what it means. Is this certification as important as it sounds?


At Xyfil we are proud to have been ISO 9001 accredited. Read on as we explain why you should look for companies with ISO 9001 accreditation.

Who are the ISO?

These management system standards were created by the International Organization for Standardization, and the name simplified to work across all languages as ISO (derived from the Greek term ‘isos’, meaning equal). An independent, non-governmental, international organisation, ISO seek to bring together experts to share knowledge, develop, support, innovate and provide support companies for global challenges.

What is ISO 9001?

The ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is a certified standard. There are over a million companies and organisations across the world certified to the ISO 9001 standard.

But what exactly is it? This standard is based on several management principles used to ensure quality. These include: a strong customer focus, motivation, and involvement of top management, plus processes for continual improvement.

ISO 9001 accreditation ensures that companies provide customers with consistent, good quality products and services. As a manufacturing company, we at Xyfil are proud of our ISO 9001 accreditation as it shows we are consistently pushing to provide our customers with only the very best.

What are the benefits of ISO 9001?

Benefits of ISO 9001 accreditation include being able to manage our employees and processes in a more efficient way, increasing productivity.

With our ability to produce 2.5 million products a month, we maintain impeccable quality and ensure the safety of our products. We have implemented rigorous methods of traceability and accountability to cover every aspect of our work to give peace of mind to our customers.

Throughout the entire manufacturing process from the moment, we begin with your product, we apply meticulous attention to detail. We are able to track each step with batch testing from flavour development, production, packaging and more, up until the product leaves our door.

Risk assessment is also a key benefit to our accreditation. In the manufacturing business risk assessment, especially where supply lines are needed, are essential. Being able to continue producing products and meeting customer demand no matter the sudden changes outside of our control, is one of our strong suits.

The pandemic has shown that many businesses struggled with supply lines in the unprecedented effects brought on by it. During the pandemic, we remained open without a single day of manufacturing lost because of our extensive strategies. We continued manufacturing and producing products for our customers by putting in place protocols to keep our staff safe and ensure the highest quality of production continued. This risk management allowed us to navigate alternatives to solve issues that arose from the pandemic by having prior plans for them just in case of this eventuality.  

What does this mean from us?

Xyfil is accredited with the ISO 9001 which means that we have been independently certified to be operating according to International Standards. These standards should be what all manufacturers strive to achieve, and by being able to certify that you have reached these standards, offers you security and confidence in the handling of your products by these manufacturers. If you would like to speak with us regarding your upcoming products, let us know here. We offer services such as manufacturing, white label and compliance – whether you’re looking to go the whole journey with us or just require help with one aspect of your product’s journey, we’re here to help.

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