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Flavour Production, Quality Testing & Nicotine Extraction

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

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

Nikita Mhatre – Production Manager & Quality Assurance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-Liquid suppliers with award-winning nicotine salts

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

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

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

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

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

Ensuring premium quality E-Liquids and CBD

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

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

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

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

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