A follow up symposium was held in Economic Centre of China, Shanghai just recently, January 25, 2016 to gather Chinese and Australian businessmen to strengthen its partnership in commercial trading and exportation.
Last June of 2015, the ChAFTA (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement) was officially signed in Australia’s Capital, Canberra by Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr. Gao Hucheng. It was then entered into force last December 20, 2015.
HiLIQ as a company dealing day-to-day business in Australia was invited in the Symposium. Our Top Management attended the event to participate in the discussion of current market conditions, opportunity exchanges and even cultural and political consideration.
It was a day fulfilled with good news, in general, for both countries as there will be no tax imposed to major products coming from the two borders. What’s even more positive is that the possibility of lowering down shipment fees from China to Australia has been introduced and HiLIQ will be the very first one to implement and pursue this once it materializes. HiLIQ will work hard to make this happen together with its international logistic partners in order to benefit our Australian consumers.
The symposium was led by the the Australian Consul General, Graeme Meehan under the theme; China Australia Free Trade Agreement: A win for Business and Consumers.
The Vaping community have had witness a fair share of ups and downs in 2015. We have seen several researches and studies proving the safety and dangers of E-cigarettes and E-liquids, we’ve heard conflicting claims of the pros and the antis. We’ve watched some government agencies and top-rank officials acknowledge the presence and help of Vaping. Others regulated them as tobacco and others are still in fight whether to ban them or not. We are there when the news broke out that Big tobaccos are going down the arrow while Vaping are on the rise. We are there when the community celebrates occasions and gatherings that solidify the community and have shown pure passion and love for the industry.
We have been a witness to both beauty and pain of the scene – But all of which had led to a better market understanding, community harmony and general public awareness.
Let’s reminisce the news that impacted the Vaping Scene in 2015 as well as the gatherings that solidify us, Vapers and Pro-Vaping!
The start of the year 2015 is not as good to Vaping. News broke out that Formaldehyde are being hidden in E-cigs. Then Dr. Farsalinos refuted the claim as formaldehyde levels found in the NEJM study were associated with dry puff conditions.
Vape Event: TPC Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo 2015, Las Vegas January 28-29, 2015.
It has been a talk of the nation if Vaping are rather worst than Smoking.
Vaping Event: VCCT2015 Vaping Convention Circuit Tampa 2015, Pitsburg February 28-March 1, 2015.
More and more studies has been done and one of those confirms that E-Cigarettes generate virtually no toxins. However, some states are still into putting stricter laws pertaining to the sale and use of E-cigs.
Vape Events: Vegas Vape Fest 2015, Las Vegas, March 6-7, 2015
VaperSlam 2015, North Carolina, March 20-21, 2015
As one article header says; the war over vaping’s health risks is getting dirty. Group of German reseachers found out that E-cigs are less harmful to Lung tissues.
It has been reported too that the use of E-cigs in Teens has tripled in one year.
Vape Event: Vape Bash 4, Illinois April 17-18, 2015
Well, let’s take some things lightly as the “Vape” word has been added now to Scrabble’s Official Wordlist along with other interesting words such as Lolz, Sexting, Emoji and hashtag. Yes, to add, “Vape” has been hailed the Oxford’s Word of the year in 2014.
Vaping Event: Arizona VapeXpo, Arizona, May 2-3, 2015
World Vapor Expo, Florida May 29–31, 2015
It’s getting good as congress moves to protect the vapor industry from the FDA deeming ban.
Vaping Event: Vaping Convention Circuit, Pittsburgh June 13-14, 2015
As the FDA sees more and more “emergency call” for kids poisoning, a new liquid nicotine regulations is being drafted and the FDA is asking the public for feedback.
Vaping Event: Vaping the Coast, Alabama July 31 – August 2, 2015
The Community went ablaze with joy as a study by an agency of Britain’s Department of Health concludes that Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco.
Vaping Event: ECC, California August 13-16, 2015
The debate continues as the recent news update are positive to Vaping, Academics at war over E-cigarette claims.
Vaping Event: VapeMania, North Carolina September 4-6, 2015
Vape Expo France, Paris September 20-22, 2015 (We‘ve been here!)
Since the election is coming, Vaping can surely swing elections. Politicians who are anti-Vaping do have a place, outside voting ballots.
Vape Event: Vapor Dynasty Expo, Arizona October 16-18, 2015
TabExpo London, London October 26-28, 2015 (We’ve been here!)
Vape Nights, Ontario Octber 30-31, 2015
Sad news for our folks in Canada especially in Quebec as its bill 44 takes effect. It enforces strict rules in Tobacco and Electronic cigarettes. Tagged as Vaping Wonderland in Asia, Malaysia is regulating the sales of E-cigarettes and E-liquids.
Vaping Event: Vaporpalooza 2015, Michigan Nov 22, 2015
Ending the year 2015 with solid positive news about vaping. UK’s prime minister publicly gives E-cigaretter ringing endorsement. The bill 45 and E-cig ban in Ontario got delayed. Malaysia Vaping Community Shouts for a Better Vaping Regulation instead of a ban. Finally, Smoking rate collapses down while Vaping rate rises.
Vape Event: Vape Fair Malaysia 2015, Kuala Lumpur December 5-6, 2015
2016 is another year to conquer, another story to tell and another fight to win. We do not know what the future may bring but we are confident, with solid love, support and patronage to our industry and community, it would be just another successful-vaping-year.
Thank you for 2015, Vapers and Pro-vaping! We are counting on your continued support on 2016!
THE FACTORS INVOLVED IN NICOTINE DISCOLORATION
Nicotine has an unpleasant smell, bitter taste, transparent liquid color, when in contact with air and light sources can easily change to dark red color due to oxidation. It is soluble in water and alcohol，when in contact with the nose and mouth it can be easily absorbed by the skin.
‘The Nicotine’ added into the e-liquid for vaping should be clear to light yellow and usually those which are not anymore recommended for vaping (e-cigarette) use are dark yellow or red in color.
Your nicotine color can affect the the final color of your E-liquids, since the Flavor concentrates you’ll use in mixing may come with their own distinct colors.
When the nicotine is exposed into certain temperature and light sources or not stored properly over a period of time, the color can progressively change to yellow then eventually to red color.
Nicotine as an alkaline solution will experience a change of color from clear to light yellow to red during the mixing process with other acidic substances. This phenomenon is normal and will not affect the quality of the e-liquids
After a long-term Test and Experiment conducted at HiLIQ FlavorLab, we found some of the reasons why nicotine color changes.
1. AIR: OXIDATION BY AIR CHANGES THE NICOTINE AND THE DEGREE OF CHANGES DEPENDS MOSTLY WITH ITS CONTACT TO IT.
The longer the exposure of the nicotine with air the higher degree of changes with the color we will obtain.
Test date: 2015.9.14-2015.12.1
Observation: On the picture we can see that bottle A in the left side is filled with air and the bottle B in the right side came sealed with no air. After 2 months experiment we can see clearly the difference that the bottle A is more yellowish than Bottle B. Pure Nicotine follows the same process too!
2.CHEMICAL REACTIONS WITH OTHER SUBSTANCES.
Nicotine as an alkaline solution will experience a change of color from clear to light yellow to red during the mixing process with other acidic substances.
Test date: 2015.9.14-2015.12.1
Observation: On the picture, we can see that bottle A contains nicotine diluted into VG and on the right side we can see it is diluted in PG. Both were kept in the same experimental environment for two months – We can see the color of the nicotine diluted into VG is more yellowish than the one diluted in PG. Therefore, VG reacts with nicotine more easily and accelerates its oxidation process faster. In this note, we highly recommend using PG when diluting nicotine and storing them properly.
3.TEMPERATURE: IT’S A KEY PLAYER IN NICOTINE DISCOLORATION, THE NICOTINE IS NOT HEAT RESISTANT, THUS, AT A HIGH TEMPERATURE, NICOTINE QUALITY CAN DEGRADE FASTER.
The nicotine has to be kept in an absolutely low temperature, especially in summer or tropical areas where the weather is usually hot!
Test date: 2015.9.23-2015.12.1
Observation: On the picture, bottle A have the diluted nicotine solution kept at a constant, normal room temperature while bottle was kept under 5℃ low temperature with the same conditions applied to other experiments. We can see that the color of the liquid on Bottle A is darker than bottle B, therefore, the right temperature to store your nicotine is very critical in Nicotine Discoloration.
4. STORAGE CONTAINERS: NICOTINE IS A STRONG SUBSTANCE. IT IS VERY CORROSIVE AND CAN EASILY CHANGE ITS CHEMICALS FORM WHEN IN CONTACT WITH VARIOUS SUBSTANCES THAT RESULT WITH CHANGING OF ITS MOLECULAR ASPECT OR COLOR, SO CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONTAINER IS VERY IMPORTANT.
we recommend that you store it in glass bottles as they don’t interact chemically with organic substances, or processed fluorine containers.
Test date: 2015.9.23-2015.12.1
Observation: On the picture, we can see three different types of bottles kept for 2 months and we can see vivid results. The brown glass bottle on the left rejects lighting and is perfect for long time storage, the middle is general transparent glass bottle suitable for observing the color changes but need to be stored in dark place to avoid contact with light sources, on the right side we have a PE plastic bottle that is made from organic materials , if nicotine is stored in it for long time will have some reactions and is definitely not fit to store nicotine.
5.TIME: IT HAS DEFINITELY AN IMPACT ON THE NICOTINE DISCOLORATION AS ANYTHING HAS A WARRANTY PERIOD ESPECIALLY IF USED OVER TIME.
The longer you keep it the more likely it will change color.
In the precedent picture, we can see some samples of nicotine that we saved during the production period over the year under experimental conditions and we can see a clear changes on the color. Therefore, storing nicotine for a long time is not a good idea and we highly recommend to use the nicotine as fresh as possible to ensure the quality and the safety of the product.
Since the conception of E-cigarette and E-liquid way back 2003 by a Chinese Pharmacist named Hon Lik, the product has come a long way seizing a lot of markets worldwide, capturing cigarette users in all classes and snatching substantial numbers of pro and anti-fans.
E-cigarette is another by-product of technology’s global advancement. It is created not to help cessate the use of cigarette products but to offer users an alternative way of smoking without the tar, the ashes and the possible burns and second hand smoking. cirrus cloud . Benefits are countless with Vaping but it takes only 4 ingredients – a finger countable materials to get going compared to the over 4,000 materials found in Cigarette products.
We know you are conscious on what you are putting into your body, so let’s get to know more on what you are actually inhaling when you buy HiLIQ’s Pre-mixed E-liquids.
Safety Quality goes on board with Taste Quality when we hand-over fresh handcrafted pre-mixed E-Liquid to our Global Clientele. It is a must that we, ourselves can be free of any harm with the ingredients that use as a brand provider and inhale as the end-users as well.
Now that you know the Big Four that HiLIQ uses in its everyday E-liquid production, might as well help other users to be informed. Vaping amidst being significantly young has been getting a lot of support globally not only from Vapers but also from many communities who believe on its purpose. This makes the market and the community a caring ground with continued progress to behold.
(VG) http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-vegetable-glycerin/ (PG) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol (Nicotine) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/nicotine-in-vegetables_n_1597087.html (HiLIQFlavors) http://www.hiliq.com/masterpiece-page