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HiLIQ at the Frankfurt VaporFair 2016

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Vapor Fair EU website: http://vaporfair.eu/index.php/en/

The First Specialized International exhibition of Electronic cigarettes and related products in Europe which was held in Frankfurt, Germany last April 15-16, 2016 was a huge success considering the number of exhibitors and visitors attended, phenomenal products presented, interesting topics talked about and significant objectives reached!

youjian_01HiLIQ witnessed how the FrankFurt Vaporfair 2016 was able to attain its end goal to gather people with the same interests and passion, provide information and innovation to the growing market of E-cigarette and E-liquid and finally, establish valuable business relations between stakeholders and users, both locally and internationally.

HiLIQ as one of the leaders in Pure Nicotine Manufacturing attended the fair to convene more data on the current trends in the market, new developments in the Vaping Industry and potential rules to be implemented in Europe.

Aided by our professional and talented team, HiLIQ was able to introduce to the crowd its best produced products such as the Nicotine Solutions and Cooling Agent. By offering high quality products with competitive business pricing – HiLIQ was highly accepted by the Vaporfair-goers and exhibitors as they look for Nicotine solutions and cooling additives for special products such as waterpipes, electronic shishas, hookah tobacco, charcoal and its other requisites.

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The HiLIQ Europe Visit will continue to gather new developments as we move forward to the The Hall of Vape Show to be held in Stuttgard, Germany from 23rd of April of this year, to 24th.

 

ChAFTA: A Win for Business and Consumers

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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.

 
ChAFTA 1It 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.

WRAP UP: THE VAPING SCENE IN 2015

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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!

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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.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/you-vape-high-levels-formaldehyde-hidden-e-cigs-n290826
http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/2013-04-07-09-50-07/2015/192-form-ver

Vape Event: TPC Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo 2015, Las Vegas January 28-29, 2015.

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It has been a talk of the nation if Vaping are rather worst than Smoking.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/04/e-cigarettes-toxic-chemicals-research-finds-lung-damage

Vaping Event: VCCT2015 Vaping Convention Circuit Tampa 2015, Pitsburg February 28-March 1, 2015.

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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.

https://reason.com/blog/2015/03/04/study-confirms-that-e-cigarettes-generat#.uw6tzyk:silZ
http://legacy.kgw.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/17/wash-e-cig-rules-could-become-toughest-in-us/24925489/

Vape Events: Vegas Vape Fest 2015, Las Vegas, March 6-7, 2015
VaperSlam 2015, North Carolina, March 20-21, 2015

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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.

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/war-vapings-health-risks-getting-dirty/
http://www.askmen.com/news/sports/study-finds-e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-to-lung-tissue.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cig-triples-adolescents-cdc/story?id=30366153

Vape Event: Vape Bash 4, Illinois April 17-18, 2015

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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.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/38-surprising-words-added-scrabbles-official-wordlist/story?id=31214455
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/11/18/vape-oxford-word-year/19212351/

Vaping Event: Arizona VapeXpo, Arizona, May 2-3, 2015
World Vapor Expo, Florida May 29–31, 2015

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It’s getting good as congress moves to protect the vapor industry from the FDA deeming ban.

http://vaping.info/news/2015/congress-moves-to-protect-the-vapor-industry-from-the-fdas-deeming-ban

Vaping Event: Vaping Convention Circuit, Pittsburgh June 13-14, 2015

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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.

http://fox21news.com/2015/07/01/potential-new-liquid-nicotine-regulations-could-change-vaping-industry/

Vaping Event: Vaping the Coast, Alabama July 31 – August 2, 2015

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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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-britain-ecigarettes-idUSKCN0QN2AC20150818

Vaping Event: ECC, California August 13-16, 2015

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The debate continues as the recent news update are positive to Vaping, Academics at war over E-cigarette claims.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/19/vaping-benefits-hyped-by-smoking-lobby-claim-acadamics

Vaping Event: VapeMania, North Carolina September 4-6, 2015
Vape Expo France, Paris September 20-22, 2015 (We‘ve been here!)

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Since the election is coming, Vaping can surely swing elections. Politicians who are anti-Vaping do have a place, outside voting ballots.

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/the-big-swing-issue-thatll-decide-the-elections-vaping-says-grover-norquist.html/

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

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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.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2364248/quebec-toughens-tobacco-laws/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-to-regulate-sale/2248560.html

Vaping Event: Vaporpalooza 2015, Michigan Nov 22, 2015

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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.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/17/ontario-delays-ban-on-e-cigarettes-and-vaping-in-public.html
http://themalaysianreserve.com/new/story/call-better-regulation-instead-banning-vape
http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/11/gallup-poll-shows-smoking-rate-collapsing-as-e-cigarette-use-soars/

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!

Factors involved in Nicotine Discoloration

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

4444_15In 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.

PROBLEM SOLVED: D-I-Ying helps you reduce Vaping Costs

To many of us who actually use and Vape religiously, Vaping is just more than an occasional leisure. It is one of the hobbies we’ll subsequently pay more and more attention, time, money and enthusiasm.

As the Vaping industry progresses and evolves along the way especially with the development of electronic cigarettes and liquids, we become more engage and hands-on with them to such point of collecting new hardware and doing our own juices.

All these could be very demanding and expensive. It may all worth it but there’s another option where we could find enjoyment and fulfillment while saving a lot of money. D-I-Ying your own hardware and e-liquids is the answer to reduce your Vaping costs.

Let’s get on work and see how DIYing works! Let’s start with doing your own E-liquids.

Usually, DIY E-liquid Kit includes the following materials:

diy_2_11*100ml USP VG,
1*100ml USP PG,
1*100ml 10%Nic90%PG diluted e-liquid
1 to 3 bottles different flavor with 10ml each
1*100ml PE Empty Bottle with Measurement
1 piece of Disposable Sterilized Mask
1 pair of Disposable Gloves
6 pieces of 3ML E-Liquid Drippers
6 pieces of 30ML E-Liquid Storage Bottles

These materials are good to go in order to create an e-liquid perfectly tailored to your taste. Just a simple note to remember: While DIYing E-liquids can be fulfilling, it could also be dangerous. Ample research and knowledge-gathering is a must.

So, how many E-liquids in quantity we can get from these materials? Let’s figure out!

Say, we’ll be doing 50ml with 50%VG 50%PG, 0.6% (6mg) nicotine and 10% (Medium Strength) flavor.

First we need to remember the mixing order:

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Then, we should have our formulas and professional DIY Calculator:

Flavor Concentrate Formula

First focus: put your flavor concentrate. Depends on your desired Flavor intensity, you may want to start with 10% as the recommended flavor percent.

FlavorconNicotine Formula

Second Focus: Dilute Nicotine 100mg/ml Base to make it 6mg/ml for your 50ML E-liquid Target.

A. The Nicotine 10% (100mg/ml) in PG base is from 10ML 99.9 Pure Nicotine (999mg/ml) diluted to PG USP Liquid base.

B. To make 6mg/ml nicotine density E-liquid, you need to put 0.3ML Pure Nicotine to your bottle.

Nicotine Formula

E-Liquid Base Formula

VG / PG = ( 50ml – 5ml – 3ml ) ÷ 2 = 21ml

50ML apportionment

To sum it up, one set of a usual DIY E-liquid kit will give you at least 4 bottles 50ML freshly- mixed-by-you E-liquid or a total of 200ML just in the cost of $38.90. Comparing it to the ones you often buy in your retail B&M or online shop with at least $10.00 price per 10ML, you will be saving $161 for the 200ML combined cost alone.

This means you are just getting $0.19 per ML when you do your own E-liquids unlike when you buy the expensive pre-mixed ones with around $1.00 per ML.

Breaking it down to yearly savings, you can be able to save $511 a year supposing you only use a moderate 2ML per day (1ml = 120puffs). $511 is not bad for bank savings or for donation to lung cancer foundations, right?

Not only you were able to save but you were able to achieve freedom on putting your own preferred ratio of E-liquid base, density of your nicotine and strength of your flavors.

There you go! Have a wonderful DIY journey ahead!