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Industry news – Danish Government Proposes Nicotine Ban

In a move that mirrors New Zealand’s prior shift in nicotine-containing products, Denmark is following in their steps. Recently, the Danish government have proposed a nicotine ban to anyone born in 2010 or after. No doubt in hopes of ensuring future generations remain nicotine-free.

The proposed bill is believed to help reduce the number of smokers, coming into effect in 2028 – when those born in 2010 turn 18. From then on, the legal age requirement for buying nicotine-containing products will increase each year. Importantly though, it is noted that they are not banning the use of nicotine-containing products, just the ability to buy them. So, what does this mean?

There are concerns that this style of strategy fails to consider tobacco harm reduction by limiting items such as E-Cigarettes and E-Liquid. Any vaping product that contains nicotine will also fall under this ruling and therefore manufacturers and brands need to be on the lookout.

Compliance labelling – Keep your vaping products compliant

These new market changes can happen quickly and sometimes before companies have a chance to react. Luckily this occurs less and less nowadays but changes to regulations do still occur. And these require brands and companies to rethink their strategies and their products.

Lately, there have been many countries that have started to lean towards banning flavours. This has resulted in brands having to limit their flavour lists or create whole new ranges to remain relevant. Similarly, the move towards changing the legal age for purchasing nicotine-containing items may require brands to change up their product warning labels each year, to mirror the changing age limit.

This could be quite costly for companies having to re-print/re-package their products each year. Or perhaps compliance guidelines for these countries may take on a new approach?

In our opinion, we believe it is possible that governments will change the legislation for product labelling for nicotine-containing products. Currently, to be TPD compliant, vape products that contain nicotine must have an ’18’ age restriction symbol on the packaging and labels. Thereby it could be very likely that a new symbol to signify age restriction is created and will become a requirement for products to be sold in affected countries. But at this moment in time, there have been no talks on the subject, possibly due to the legislation not yet coming into effect. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know.

The ability to cope with market changes

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 know with the latest in the vaping industry with us at Xyfil. Check our info hub for more news.

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.

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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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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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Flavor Development

Flavour Development – E-Liquid and CBD

E-liquid and CBD product sales margins don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, some sources predict they’re set to climb by at least 20% between now and 2027. Now is the perfect time to get ahead of the curve.

Here at Xyfil we are experts in helping you develop your CBD or E-Liquid product, from initial idea development right through to creation, regulation compliance, and packaging design. The market for E-Liquids is competitive with new brands/products appearing every day. To stand out in this growing market and get ahead you must get creative when developing your next product flavour. 

Define Your E-Liquid with Flavour

With so much competition now on the market, offering something that’s new but has the staying power to build a loyal fanbase is key. Your product packaging and logo may be enticing to new customers, but what really keeps them coming back is the experience of a great product. Flavours are obviously a big factor in a customer’s choice when picking their E-Liquid or CBD vape. So whether you are looking to bring a new variation to an existing, popular flavour, or a completely new experience, research is key. Much research has found that fruit flavours rank highly amongst most vapers, albeit only by a little more. This doesn’t mean that other flavours such as menthol, desserts, drinks and tobacco should be ignored, it means there’s room for improvement which very well could be your next venture!

Let us lead you through the best route for flavour development. 

Eliquid

E-Liquid Essentials: Safety Regulations 

First things first, ensure your flavour producers are safe, regulated, and reliable. Not only is this an essential for sale in store or online across the UK and European Union, it ensures safety and consistency in your product, and builds trust in your customer base. 

Our  ISO 7 Laboratory testing at  Xyfil meets the highest standards of compliance, meeting full Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), toxicology and safety analysis requirements. Alongside stringent testing and safety measures and a dedicated, expert team of scientists, we maintain full traceability of all of our products. Throughout the production process, we closely monitor the quality and safety of our product, through employee traceability reports, raw material sample collections, and comprehensive recording of ingredients and product processes. 

Working with Xyfil means working with an industry leading team you can trust. When you’re trying to get ahead of the competition, make sure your production is as straightforward as possible and save yourself the stress. We’ve got you covered.

Creating A Bestselling Flavour 

Flavour development starts with focusing on your base taste. How are you going to create this, and what combination is key? Working with our dedicated team of flavour experts is central to developing a top selling CBD or E-Liquid product, with a flavour that sells.

Our flavour ranges are some of the broadest on the market - from apple and cherry menthol to blueberry ice, Cuban Crème and caramel latte. Our in-house research and development teams work consistently to explore and develop new flavour bases and combinations based on the latest scientific findings and insider market research. Whether you already know your exact flavour or have an idea on the taste you wish to create, Xyfil will help your dream become a reality.

Alongside a diverse and inspiring range of flavours to choose from, our cannabidiol is sustainably sourced from a premium, award-winning supplier. We also offer 100% organic CBD Isolate, full-spectrum CBD, MCT oil and flavoured terpenes as needed. 

How We Keep Your Flavour Safe

Confidentiality you can trust is essential to successful white label manufacturing. Setting your flavour, branding, and product marketing in stone will ensure your success over your competitors.  We’re proud to say our infrastructure, processes, and working systems are all centred around a secure protection of intellectual property and full confidentiality for all projects. Alongside compiling non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) as standard, we also include data masking measures such as advanced encryption and pseudonym systems. These methods ensure your product and specific flavour profiles are kept strictly between you and the dedicated project team in question. 

So, What Next? 

Drop us a message to get your product journey underway - it’s going to be a bestseller; we can already tell. 

TPD Compliance

What is TPD compliance and how can we help?

At Xyfil, we bulk manufacture E-Liquids, provide white label services and compliance, all to help you get from idea to reality. For many new business owners looking to join the E-Liquid market, compliance with the regulations surrounding manufacturing E-Liquids can be a hurdle. Here at Xyfil we can provide you with the peace of mind that your products have been tested and abide by the many regulations for selling within the UK and EU.

What is Compliance and why is it Important?

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into effect in May 2016 as the primary legislative framework for E-Liquid. Our in-house compliance and laboratory technicians will help ensure your products meet all TPD requirements, guaranteeing safety and quality standards. These UK and EU regulations include:

  • Restricting maximum volume of nicotine in a single container to 10ml
  • Restricting the capacity of tanks to no more than 2ml
  • Restricting the nicotine strength of E-Liquids to no more than 20mg/ml
  • The container must be child-resistant and tamper evident
  • The liquid must not contain caffeine, taurine or colourings
  • Submitting to the MHRA (for the UK & Northern Ireland) before being sold
  • Labels and packaging must include relevant warnings and information

In the UK, TPD compliance (Tobacco Products Directive) involves a lengthy process. Six months before the intended release of a new product, you must notify the government with all the information regarding the product, including a list of all ingredients and a sample for testing, or the documented results of testing. Some countries’ governing bodies send the invoice for this completely free, however in the UK there is a charge applied. Once the fee has been paid and the product ingredients and sample are deemed compliant, it is listed on the government website.

At this point, within the UK, the product can now be sold. Outside of the UK, the product can only be sold once the six months period has passed. If products are not TPD compliant, then they cannot be sold in the UK or EU markets. It’s important to note that in some countries such as Germany, Greece, and Netherlands, nicotine-free products like Shortfills and Longfills also require TPD compliance to be met before being sold to the public – in the UK nicotine-free products are sold normally without needing TPD compliance.

What we do for you regarding compliance

“We have completed compliance reviews for over 1000 products in the market. Our design teams will also help with compliancy on product labels & packaging. We’re here to help you along the entire process.”

Pradip, Compliance Manager, Xyfil.

Understanding the regulations, ascertaining correct samples or test results and documentation around the whole process, can be a daunting task for any business owner. However here at Xyfil we can do all the hard work for you.

With years of manufacturing expertise in securing regulatory approval in the UK and across international markets, we strive to provide a bespoke manufacturing service. Whether you have already done your own testing, have already listed your ingredients or are starting your journey with an idea looking to come to fruition, Xyfil has you covered. We have an experienced compliance and quality control team, and design studio team for working on your labels and product packaging.

We can handle the whole process from start to finish for you. We create an account with the government bodies in the countries where you wish to sell your product and submit a notification of the new upcoming product. Alternatively, some customers may already have an account and can simply provide us with access to submit on their behalf. From there we send a full list of flavour ingredients, of which can be provided by the customer or created by us by our expert flavour department and perform tests on a sample to prove TPD compliance. It is also possible for you to complete the sample test elsewhere and simply submit the results to us. For more information on the testing process, check out our previous article on TPD certification. We then send all this information to the governing bodies, pay the invoice where needed, and notify you once compliance has been agreed upon by the government and your product becomes listed on their website; for the UK this is the MHRA’s website. For other countries you can check here for the relative TPD regulations. At which point your product will now be able to be sold to the public and can be listed on your own website or in stores.

If you would like to speak with someone at Xyfil for more information or are interested in reaching out to us about your upcoming products, don’t hesitate to contact us here. Make the first step towards starting, refining and improving your business today.

E-Liquid Regulations

Everything You Need To Know About E-Liquid Regulation

Understanding E-Liquid Regulation As A Newcomer

Newcomers entering into the E-Liquid and vape market have a lot to get to grips with. Selling e-liquid products comes with various regulations and restrictions, depending on the country you’re selling in. It’s essential to be familiar with these rules and that your products are compliant in order to sell on the market. We know this can feel overwhelming to new producers – but don’t panic! This article will walk you through what you need to know to be prepared.

Who Governs E-Liquid Regulation?

Before you can get stuck into the details, you need to know the government and industry bodies you’re reporting to. The governing body in the UK for E-Liquid and nicotine vaping regulation is the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA. This government agency is a division of the Department of Health and Social Care, and is responsible for the regulation and sale of medicines and medical devices. Compliance is an essential pre-requisite to UK sale.

What Are The Rules To Sell E-Liquid Products?

The MHRA originally outlined the standard regulations for selling E-Liquid and nicotine vaping products in the TPD or Tobacco Product Directive, a regulatory act for sale of E-Liquids within the European Union. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, regulations in Britain and Northern Ireland are now governed by the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (UK Exit) Regulations 2020. It’s important to be familiar with the amendment act as well as the broader European regulations to ensure your compliance meets all requirements for the areas you wish to sell in.

Whilst regulations have changed and developed over recent years, they have followed the same pattern, with requirements for minimum safety checks as an industry standard for e-cigarettes, refill containers and E-Liquids, comprehensive product information to be shared with customers, and proactive efforts to prevent children from using E-Liquid and CBD E-Liquid products.

TPD Compliance

Specific requirements for E-Liquid producers demand:

  • Producers must limit e-cigarette tank capacity to 2ml
  • E-Liquids containing nicotine may not be sold in containers larger than 10ml
  • Nicotine strength must be no higher than 20mg/ml in E-Liquids
  • All packaging must be child resistant and tamper evident
  • A number of ingredients are prohibited, including caffeine and taurine
  • Clear labelling including health warnings are including on all products

EU Common Entry Gate

To ensure new E-Liquid producers are complying with all regulations appropriately, producers are required to submit their product date to the authorities for approval if looking to sell in the EU. This is done via an online platform called the EU Common Entry Gate, or EU-CEG.

Submission here must include:

A full product ingredient list

  • Emissions produced by your product – you'll would need to have these independently verified
  • Product nicotine dosage
  • Toxicological data
  • A description of your manufacturing process
  • Compliance declaration

Getting Started In The E-Liquid Market

These are the basics of E-Liquid compliance regulations for sale in the UK and European Union as of 2021. We know these will be a good starting point for you – at Xyfil we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest industry standard, and we’re on hand to help you with every stage of your E-Liquid production journey.

It’s always daunting starting a new business venture. We’ve been there and we know the pitfalls. Familiarity and confidence in these regulations will give you a solid grounding to get your first E-Liquid products approved and onto the market. And then, the sky’s the limit!

How To Launch Your E-Liquid Brand in 2021.

Getting To Grips With The Market

In the 5 years between 2014 and 2019, e-cigarette sales rose by $12.3billion, and estimates suggest the current number of adults who vape could be around 55 million. With the industry growing quicker than ever before, there has never been a better time to launch your e-cigarette brand on the vape market. As a leading CBD and E-liquid manufacturer with clients worldwide, we know better than most the challenges faced by new producers breaking into the market. Let us talk you through the launch process.

Gaining Legal Recognition

So, you’ve worked with a top team of producers, manufacturers and designers – maybe us! - to turn your product ideas into a tangible, ready-to-market product. Nice work. What next?  

As you might expect, there’s a good number of regulations you’ll need to be compliant with, along with gaining respective approvals, before you can sell on the market legally. In the UK, these are governed by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). 

The TRPR (Tobacco and Related Products Regulations Act) updated by the EU Exit Amendment 2020 is your main point of essential compliance, and producers must submit information about their products to the MHRA to ensure full compliance via the MHRA Submissions Portal and European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG). Submission is recommended six months before you intend to put your product on the market for sale. Turnaround time from submission to receiving approval can take up to 60 days, and fees do apply. 

As producer, it is your responsibility to ensure your products comply with TRPR requirements. Once the MHRA are satisfied your product complies, it is recorded as “declared” and you are free to supply your product for public sale in the UK. Our compliance team can help with this process to make sure that everything is up to standards.

The Perfect Marketing Window

Receiving legal status is half the battle. Once you’re confident you can place your product on store shelves with ease, it could be all too easy to take your foot off the gas. But don’t stop here! This is the perfect opportunity to amp up your marketing campaign to increase your audience and generate your first sales. 

Make the most of your social media channels: post partnership content or discount codes for purchases through your new suppliers to direct traffic. Paid promotions across your platforms will also be a great opportunity to capture new potential customers who may not already be aware of your brand. Recent newcomers, JUUL, had excellent success with these techniques back in 2017 – their social media engagement rose from a monthly average of 765 in 2015 to 30,565 in 2017, and they managed to capture more than half of the entire e-cigarette market share by the end of 2017!

Time To Get Started!

Hopefully, our handy run down of launching an E-liquid brand on the market has given you a better understanding of how the process works. While it can seem overwhelming, being prepared and consulting the experts are some sure-fire ways to make your first product launch as smooth and seamless as possible. If you need help with any aspect of CBD production, marketing, or launch – why not drop us a line? Get in touch at info@xyfil.com.

TPD - Regulations

What is TPD ?

If you’re looking at breaking into the CBD industry, you’ll have heard the term “TPD compliant” thrown around – but what does it mean? Let’s break it down for you. 

The Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) is a regulatory act in the European Union that sets restrictions upon the sale of tobacco products, including vaping devices and e-liquids. In the UK, this legislation is termed as the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR), and was replaced by the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 following the UK exit from the European Union. 

The acts all follow a similar pattern in their regulations, and it’s essential to be familiar with these rules if you’re a CBD or vape product producer. You will not be permitted to sell your range commercially if you’re not compliant with these regulations, overseen in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA.

The TPD introduced rules which require:

  • Minimum standards to be met for quality and safety of e-cigarettes, refill containers and e-liquids
  • Information to be shared as needed with consumers to enable them to make informed decisions
  • Proactive efforts to protect children from use of these products

Their specific requirements mean producers must:

  • Cap e-cigarette tank capacity at 2ml
  • Cap the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid in a single container to 10ml
  • Cap nicotine strength in e-liquids at 20mg/ml
  • Ensure all packaging is child-resistant and tamper evident
  • Forbid certain ingredients and colourings, such as caffeine and taurine
  • Include clear warnings in product labelling

To ensure producers have met all of these requirements, all e-cigarette and e-liquid products must be presented to MHRA and approved by this body before they can be sold.

What Does TPD Mean for My CBD Brand?

Aside from being a mandatory essential for CBD e-liquid and vape sellers, being able to show compliance with regulations will be a great benefit for your sales. 

Proving that you have committed the time and effort to provide the safest product possible will be a huge reassurance to your customer base. These regulations also present a reliability and consistency in your CBD e-liquids which can win you customer loyalty over other brands.  TPD regulations set a standard for production and quality of CBD products, and presenting TPD certified products to the market will verify your brand as having the best working practices, and highest quality product.

How Does Xyfil Approach TPD Certification?

As market leaders, we’re always working hard at Xyfil to ensure we meet all regulations to the highest standard. Our facilities, equipment, and manufacturing processes are all ISO 9001 accredited, and our wide range of analytical solutions cover, among others, GC-MS and HPLC-UV screening and toxicological assessments. 

We also offer a side effects reporting portal directly through our website. This ensures our customers are always able to make contact as soon as possible should they experience any adverse effects, and we can respond as quickly as possible. Our position in the industry means we must respect the responsibility we have in terms of product safety and vigilance in reviewing physical effects. We’re proud to be trusted by customers and clients internationally, and intend to maintain our reputation through responsible regulation for years to come.

Work with Xyfil for TPD Accredited CBD Products

When you develop products with us, you can trust we will submit all elements to full testing to ensure comprehensive compliance as needed – and then keep everything hassle free by compiling reports and submitting to MHRA for approval. In everything we do, we work to exceed customer expectations for quality and safety, and take international regulations as our starting point. If you’re looking for a CBD and vape producer you can trust, get in touch with us today. Let us make your job easy, and take advantage of shelf-ready white-label CBD manufacturing with Xyfil.

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