Published On: 2016-08-01
nicbase vpg packaging

Tobacco Products Directive introduced by the EU puts multiple restrictions on the manufacturing, packaging, and sale of e-liquids and nicotine bases. As we all know, according to current regulations the sale of nicotine bases and e-liquids with nicotine strengths above 20mg/ml to the consumer is strictly forbidden, as is the sale of any liquids containing nicotine in packaging larger than 10ml.

These two conditions basically put an end to DIY e-liquid manufacture – no more diluting of high content nicotine bases, no more mixing your own e-liquids at home, no more favorite flavor combinations etc. In theory…

We have dedicated some time and resources to work this issue out and have prepared something that may interest DIY vapers in Europe and possibly other parts of the world. Chemnovatic has prepared a complete line of TPD-ready DIY nicotine bases available as VG, VPG and VPG Optima. NicBase DIY nicotine bases come in a range of nicotine strengths from 0mg/ml up to 18mg/ml.

The product itself is top quality and highest purity nicotine base you would expect from Chemnovatic – it is basically the same nicotine base you can buy in 100ml, 1l and 5l canisters but in TPD compliant packaging.

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The bottle is a high quality 10ml PET bottle with a precise 9mm dropper and child- and tamper-proof cap. The label as well as the box carry all the warnings and information required by the TPD.

Using our DIY nicotine bases making your own e-liquids is not only legal but also quick, simple and convenient due to the size of the bottle – simply add flavoring of your choice, shake the bottle then leave it to steep as you would do with any batch of e-liquids you prepared before the TPD came into force.

However, if you want to learn more about becoming a brand owner and creating DIY e-liquids, check our guide.

Full range of NicBase DIY nicotine bases is available from Chemnovatic through our distributor MolinShop –

If you are interested in any of our products, make sure to contact us at Aside from nicotine bases, in our offer, you will also find pure nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, and more! We also have raw materials for nicotine pouches manufacturing. They are getting more and more popular, so if you want to learn more about nicotine pouches, check the 8 key facts you need to know about them, described in one of our articles.

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  1. Kyle Murray 2016-08-15 at 20:55 - Reply


    I’m very interested in your TPD compliant nicbase product. I am looking to buy in bulk and sell within the UK. When is this product released? Also what would be the wholesale price on large orders?

    Many thanks,


    • Michał Kozłowski 2016-08-16 at 08:48 - Reply

      Hello Kyle,
      Thank you for taking interest in our product. Our distributor will contact you soon with an offer.

      For everybody interested in 10ml nicotine bases: Please email all your enquiries to

  2. Louise 2016-08-16 at 01:50 - Reply

    When will this be made available for purchase? I can’t find it on the site at present

    • Michał Kozłowski 2016-08-16 at 09:59 - Reply

      Hello Louise,
      10ml nicotine base will be available for purchase by the end of August from our official distributor

  3. Ghost 2016-09-07 at 04:04 - Reply

    Whille this is a good idea the price of 1 10ml container being the same as 100ml base is not thrilling. Want to enable diy ? Simple make packs of 10 10ml bases the same price like 1 100 ml bottle with sam nicotine ammount + 1 dollar and beat the tpd restriction… And operate within law…

    • Michał Kozłowski 2016-09-07 at 18:03 - Reply

      That sounds so good, when you are a consumer :)
      You are not accounting for the packaging that costs a lot compared to the product it holds, you are not accounting for the registration fees we have to pay for every nicotine product we want to introduce (in your example that is 10 times the cost of registering one 100ml nicotine base) or the laboratory tests and certifications that are not free either but are mandatory for all new products.

  4. Goran Milovic 2016-09-07 at 14:13 - Reply

    Isn’t the more logical thing for you to sell 10 X 10 nicotine bases for almost the price of 1 x 100ml base? Sure i understand the packaging is expensive, so you add 2 dollars on the pack
    this is in all fairness too expensive for just the base.

    • Michał Kozłowski 2016-09-07 at 18:07 - Reply

      It seems logical when one is unaware of the additional costs the manufacturer has to bear to test, certificate and register a product. This is the reason why a lot of small companies will cease to exist – they will not afford to introduce any products to the market.

      • John 2016-11-22 at 03:09 - Reply

        I use 72mg at the moment and have frozen gallons of it :) Now you state that for you to sell them in say 10 x 10ml bottles etc their are hidden costs for registering etc… Thing is you have already registered that batch so the only additional costs are that of packaging and possibly postage if the weight of the extra containers peaks it to the next price level.

        You are saying you cannot do it with a reason that you would have to register/test/certify every single 10ml bottle… That is not the case

        • Michał Kozłowski 2016-11-23 at 15:49 - Reply

          Not sure what do you mean by “registering a batch”, one does not register batches but products. In case of 10ml NicBase nicotine bases we have to register every ratio of every strength. One nicotine strength of one PG/VG ratio is one product. The 10ml NicBase line consists of 3 ratios in various nicotine strengths giving a total of 9 products we had to test and register. If you are familiar with TPD registration costs in all EU countries you do know that it may bear a hefty price tag.
          Could you also explain where did we say we have to register every bottle?
          As for the frozen 72mg nicotine bases – congratulations!

          • Brian 2017-01-31 at 00:41

            You do not have to notify or pay fees for every strength, you only need to notify the highest strength so 18 mg / ml and that’s it, so then it only leaves the additional packaging for 10 x 10 ml bottles.

            You would only need to notify every nicotine containing liquid if they were all different flavours, if you notify all of them in one go, then there’s no additional fees.

            I think you better go read the TRPR guidance tbh.

          • Michał Kozłowski 2017-01-31 at 08:47

            Different PG to VG ratio also means another product. Nonetheless, thank you for your suggestion, our lawyers will look into various countries’ regulations for that possibility.

            Michał Kozłowski

  5. Eran 2016-10-03 at 13:34 - Reply

    I feel for you, this will be devestating for your company.
    As much as I’ve enjoyed you excellent products, I’ll now be forced to buy from China.

    • Michał Kozłowski 2016-10-03 at 13:54 - Reply

      Our B2B sales will continue as usual – we will still be offering NicBase in bulk packaging. This product is offered to make it possible for our distributors to present a DIY ready nicotine bases to their customers, as a product ready for resale.
      All manufacturers can still purchase PureNic 99+, NicBase and flavorings in bulk packaging at usual prices, as the TPD does not affect B2B sales.
      Hope i clarified that a bit.

  6. Benito 2017-05-05 at 12:27 - Reply


    We are a vape shop in Spain. We are looking for nicotine TPD ready suppliers.

    Could you please send me a wholesaler price list?

    Thank you very much.


  7. Iris 2018-04-03 at 08:10 - Reply

    I am very interested in your products. Could you please send me your latest product introduction?

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