POD systems vs nicotine salts and their growing popularity
Although POD systems and nicotine salts are relatively new to the market, they are becoming the choice of more and more vapers. Each year new brands are constantly being launched worldwide. While repeating the spectacular success of the Juul brand may not be easy, it is still worthy to try to get a piece of this e-liquid cake on local markets.
Why nic salts are so popular? There are a few reasons for their rapid success, most of which are rooted in the chemical structure of e-liquids with nicotine salts. To understand this phenomenon better, let’s take a closer look at our subject matter – nicotine salts.
Discover the new generation of e-liquid bases – Nic&Salt Hybrid Bases
The key factor affecting the stable and sustainable development of each company is the regular broadening of the offer with new products, as well as the improvement of the older versions of products. A good example can be an e-liquid line created with the use of the e-liquid bases that have never been on the market before!
Professional literature and statistics show that key factors in bringing a new product to the vaping market are: price, quality, product marketing, opportunities, threats from the competition, and consumers’ need for change. Moreover, consumers need and like new products, they also like to have the widest choice possible. Customers are looking for novelties, but at the same time for products that are safe and of the highest quality.
For this reason, we have introduced a product that combines both safety and innovation. We present Nic&Salt Hybrid Bases – a product that has never been on the market before – an e-liquid base using pure nicotine AND nicotine salts. (more…)
E-liquid manufacturing standards – tips for manufacturers
Every enterprise that cares about the quality and satisfaction of its customers should apply the principles of quality management in its daily work. This is especially true for companies that manufacture products that get directly into the human organism, such as e-liquids. Definitely high-quality raw materials are the basis on which a reliable manufacturer can build a business. We have devoted a separate article concerning the quality of raw materials, you can read it here. But what are the manufacturing standards for e-liquid production? Let’s find out in this article.
Pharmaceutical quality raw materials – everything you should know
Pharmaceutical quality raw materials is an advantage that manufacturers like to emphasize and should be proud of. Although it is not necessary for the e-liquids industry, some manufacturers want to surpass the quality standards. Therefore, many e-liquid manufacturers use pharmaceutical quality raw materials (like pure nicotine, PG/VG) in their production. In this article, we take a closer look at what you, as an e-liquid manufacturer or e-liquid brand owner should know about the quality of raw materials. Learn how to check if the product’s quality is as high as you expect.
REACH and CLP are two European Union regulations that apply to the chemical industry in general. However, as e-liquids are part of the chemical industry, they also fall under REACH and CLP. Let’s take a closer look at them, as they are among the most important e-liquid industry regulations. If you would like to learn more about the industry regulations or requirements, click the following links: TPD regulations, pharmacopoeia quality, storage and handling requirements, transportation & ADR.
Nicotine pouches – 8 things you need to know about them
Snus, despite being known for centuries in the Scandinavian countries, is gaining more and more popularity.What exactly is snus and how does it relate to the e-cigarette and e-liquid industry? You will find the answers to these and other questions regarding snus in the article below.
1. What is snus?
Traditional snus (brown snus) is a moist tobacco product popular in Scandinavia. It looks like tobacco wrapped in a cellulose bag, resembling a tiny bag of tea. Sometimes it is referred to as ‘snuff’. Traditional product is made of a mixture of dried tobacco leaves and salt, which is moistened with hot steam. The finished product contains about 50% water and should be kept in the fridge. There is also a version of it without cellulose packaging, which is called “loose snus”. Usually, snus is applied by placing between the lower or upper lip and the gum. As result nicotine from tobacco is absorbed into the body from the oral cavity. Moreover, the nicotine content in snus is higher than in a traditional cigarette.
2. Nicotine pouches (non-tobacco snus)
Nicotine pouches (white snus, or non-tobacco snus) derives from traditional, brown snus. The only difference between the two is the nicotine carrier. Tobacco snus contains tobacco leaves, while nicotine pouches are filled with cellulose. Powdered cellulose is soaked in a mixture of pure nicotine, aromas and pH-alignant (to make product pH more similar to the natural pH of the oral cavity). The mixture is additionally moistened with PG, however, the nicotine pouches are is a little dry. It means that the user may feel the nicotine effect and a taste a few seconds after placing a pouch behind a lip.
Pure nicotine and nicotine salts are raw materials that require special treatment and a properly prepared production facility. Taking into account pure nicotine’s and nicotine salts’ unusual properties, its’ high sensitivity and the fact that they are dangerous substances, the highest precautionary measures should always be taken.
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Production is the main and core competence of e-liquids and raw materials manufacturing companies. At the same time, it is not the only factor that determines the final quality of the product. Let’s take a closer look at the three other factors that should be properly managed to make the end customer satisfied: packaging, transport and storing.
The first thing that usually comes to mind when it comes to nicotine is tobacco, regardless of whether it is smoking, vaping, or pharmaceutical nicotine. As nicotine is obtained mainly from tobacco, this is a reasonable association and thus usually nicotine products are subject to the same regulations as tobacco products. Usually, but not always – there is a way to produce non-tobacco nicotine which is also called synthetic nicotine. (more…)
Industry conferences are an important way of knowledge sharing, staying up to date with regulations and trends and a great way to network and expand your contacts. We attend the most important conferences as well as share our knowledge with the industry.
Next Generation Nicotine Delivery is a conference addressing market trends, product innovation and public health in the nicotine industry. The programme is full of compelling topics from consumer trends to the latest market innovations. It is also the opportunity to take part in round table discussions and listen to some of the most reputable specialists in the industry.(more…)