E-cigarettes and vaping trends for e-liquid market in 2021. The new year has already started and a lot is going to change. This is going to affect how we need to think about the e-liquid industry for 2021 and beyond.
Last year, the retail part of the e-liquid industry – vape shops – has faced (and still does) a lot of limitations due to social distancing and domestic laws introduced due to pandemics. But although turbulent, 2020 turned out to be quite kind for the vape industry in terms of sales. The popularity of alternative nicotine delivery methods has grown in the past year. Probably both producers and retailers of e-liquid and vaping products wonder what are the trends and predictions for 2021. Let’s have a closer look at them in this article.
Most popular nicotine salts for e-liquids
Nicotine salts play a significant role in both the previous 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Undoubtedly, the growing popularity of nicotine salts is one of the strongest vaping trends this year. The reason behind this is their unique chemical structure. Users of e-liquids with nicotine salts experience a stronger nicotine kick comparable to the one after smoking an ordinary cigarette. For this reason, nicotine salts are an indispensable alternative for ex-smokers or smokers who wants to quit.
The most popular nicotine salts in 2021 will include nicotine salicylate with the most delicate aftertaste. Another very popular nicotine salt is nicotine benzoate giving a little more harsh on the throat while vaping. Nicotine malate is another nicotine salt gaining more and more popularity in the industry. This is because nicotine malate is the most natural nicotine salt.
In 2020 and 2019 we have observed a strong trend for natural e-liquids. E-cigarette users just love e-juice that is made from 100% natural ingredients. Such products are more biocompatible to the human organism and more eco-friendly.
Also, it is worth to mention the newest nicotine salt in Chemnovatic offer – nicotine tartrate, which is a rising star in the vape market. Nicotine tartrate provides the highest nicotine absorption, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular amongst vapers.
Nic&Salt Hybrid Base – innovative e-liquid base
Nic&Salt Hybrid Base is a novelty introduced by Chemnovatic in 2020. We have already received a very positive response from our customers. Moreover, the rising number of orders shows us that this solution may provide significant differentiation for producers of e-liquids. As the name suggests, Nic&Salt Hybrid Base is a combination of both nicotine salts AND pure nicotine. This innovative solution is especially valuable for two customer segments. The first one, are vapers, who prefer nicotine salt -based e-liquids, due to stronger and faster nicotine absorption. A part of them, however, miss the throat hit. On the other hand, some vapers of pure nicotine-based e-liquids would like to reduce the harshness of the eJuice, if only it was an option. For both of these consumer segments, Nic&Salt Hybrid Base – as it combines both nicotine forms – is the perfect solution.
Since Nic&Salt Hybrid Bases are a combination of nicotine salts and pure nicotine dissolved in PG/VG, they offer the possibility of benefiting from POD devices, whose popularity is constantly growing.
Which customer segment will be mainly interested?
Ex-smokers – vapers who seek stronger and longer nicotine effect with a throat hit similar to analog cigarettes.
Unconvinced – vapers who were considering nicotine salt-based e-liquids, but they didn’t want to give up on some pros of pure nicotine-based liquids.
Innovators – vapers who like to experiment with different products and settings.
POD systems/ POD devices – most popular for nicotine salt e-liquids
POD systems and nicotine salts‘ growing popularity is an undeniable fact in the e-liquid industry. Each year new brands are constantly appearing on the market, trying to repeat the spectacular success of the JUUL brand. This year POD devices have a prominent role among all e-cigarettes and vaping trends.
Nicotine salts vape juices are ideal for MTL devices, pods, and low power e-cigarettes. It is generally accepted that low power devices (POD systems) are specifically designed to preserve the chemical properties of nicotine salts. For example, let’s take a look at coils in POD systems. Resistance in POD coils is about 1-3 OHMs which is quite high when compared to traditional atomizers (0,15-0,5 OHMs).
Higher resistance results in less cloud and a lower dose of nicotine during salt vaping. It is also a kind of protection because the salt-based liquids are usually sold in the highest permissible strengths (18-20 mg/ml). Since nicotine salts do not irritate the respiratory tract, users are automatically able to inhale larger amounts of vapours. A smaller cloud automatically protects us from absorbing too much nicotine into the body. As it would happen if someone would like to vape nicotine salts on a coil with lower resistance and providing big and dense clouds.
Nicotine Pouches- an alternative method for nicotine delivery
Next-generation products sale, like nicotine pouches, will thrive this year – experts suggest. Nicotine pouches are a modern, innovative substitute for smoking tobacco, which allows to effectively prevent nicotine craving. Their use is very simple and extremely intuitive, as it is enough to insert one pouch between the upper lip and gum. You should keep it in the mouth for up to 30 minutes. You should feel the effect of nicotine through a subtle tingling sensation.
It is a modern and a lot less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes. Nicotine pouches do not cause discoloration on tooth enamel, do not contain tobacco and their use does not result in the unpleasant smell of smoke. Moreover, their use is discreet and possible in any place as they are not subject to smoking ban regulations. You can use them at home, at work, while traveling or walking. In addition, they are much more economical than traditional packets of cigarettes. They are not regulated by TPD.
The growing popularity of snus in Sweden. Snus is a product containing tobacco, while nicotine pouches do not. While these are two different products, their properties are similar, as well as the rate of growth in recent years and months.
Source: Swedish Match
At Chemnovatic we are aware of the needs of our clients. We follow current market trends and provide our customers with top quality products that are innovative and safe at the same time. We are happy to share our experience and professional knowledge with you. If you are looking for inspiration for a new, innovative line of e-liquids, please, contact our sales advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most DIY e-liquid mixers use diluted freebase nicotine for their e-liquids. Is it possible to mix your e-liquids using nicotine salts? Wondering how to make salt e-liquids at home? It is easy!
What form of nic salts should you choose?
We manufacture both raw, crystalized and powdered nic salts and NicSalt Bases in various ratios and nicotine levels. If you do not have proper protective clothing and equipment we would advise against using raw powdered nicotine – inhaling nic salt crystals or powder may be dangerous.
Using a ready nicotine salt base is not only much easier and safer but also way more convenient. You may choose PG/VG ratio of your choice and any nicotine strength. Even higher nicotine strength bases are easier and safer to dilute than nicotine crystals.
Making nic salt vape juices.
What are the main differences between preparing e-liquids with freebase nicotine and nicotine salt?
Freebase nicotine juices work well on higher powered e-cigarettes whereas nic salt e-liquids can be vaped on any type of device. They are ideal for vape pod systems since they do not require lots of power to provide a satisfactory vaping experience but at the same time can be vaped on more complex devices. Using higher power settings on your e-cigarette means you may lower the nicotine levels in your e-liquid and still get the nicotine hit you require.
Secondly – there is more than one nicotine salt type (made with salicylic, malic or benzoic acid), which means you can choose the one that suit you most – different throat hit or an aftertaste may be something you prefer in one nic salt over the other. Some nicotine salts dilute in propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin easier than others, which may be a thing to consider as well. Experiment – this is what vaping is about.
How to make a nicotine salt e-liquid.
There are two easy ways of making a nicsalt vape juice. Both are completely safe.
Add NicSalt Shot to a shortfill e-liquid.
This is nothing new to most vapers. Buy a shortfill e-liquid and add a nicotine salt shot instead of a freebase nicotine shot. This works best for subohm tanks and high power devices due to higher VG content.
Add a few drops of e-liquid flavouring to a bottle of NicSalt Shot.
Ideal for pods. Take your favourite e-liquid flavouring and add a few drops (1 or 2 should be enough) to the nicotine salt shot. You will receive a ready nicotine salt e-liquid that will work perfectly on pod devices due to lower VG content.
You can, of course, choose the old school route and create a nicotine salts vape juice from scratch, like in the old days – that is if you can get a salt based nicotine base in big bottles.
Nic salt e-liquids benefits.
Why would you choose nic salt vape juices over freebase ones?
The biggest advantage would be the amount of nicotine delivered to your body per single puff. Nicotine salt juices provide you with higher doses of nicotine thus helping you satisfy nicotine hunger.
Another benefit related to the first one is the financial aspect. If you can deliver more nicotine per puff, that means you can vape less and still get the same effect while spending less money on your e-liquids.
For natural products’ fans, we have another thing to consider – natural nicotine salts. Nicotine malate is a 100% natural nicotine salt, that when diluted in VG, PDO or VPDO becomes a completely natural nicotine salt base – add natural flavourings and you have a 100% natural nicotine salt e-liquid.
Most nic salt e-juices are also smoother than freebase e-liquids. Not a fan of throat hit? Vape nic salts!
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