Nicotine Product Testing
ENDS and e-liquid emissions analysis ascertain whether ENDS and e-liquid products are safe.
Regulatory bodies, such as the FDA, have created a comprehensive list of analytes that are deemed as compounds of concern. Before going to market, ENDS and e-liquid products must comply with the regulation.
Whether you are a producer of ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) or e-liquids, Hall Analytical can accommodate all of your analytical testing requirements. Since 2007, we have been leading the field in ENDS testing, from prototype through to final product evaluation.
Our team of highly skilled scientists, with experience and expertise covering a wide range of areas from flavour profiling to extractables and leachables interpretation, provide clients with not only results but confidence in those results. As a GLP accredited facility, and with a quality system following ISO17025, frequent regulatory, client and internal audits ensure that work is performed to the highest standard, with full traceability from sample receipt to report.
Our comprehensive suite of analytical instrumentation allows us to perform routine testing (using validated, accredited methodologies) for regulatory submissions such as TPD2 and PMTA.
We have the flexibility to tackle any challenges that may arise during your production phase. This extensive experience, expertise and equipment allow us not only to keep up to speed with this rapidly evolving marketplace but to drive it forward.
Get in touch today and find out how we can get your product to market.
We developed CORESTA approved extraction and analysis methodologies during the course of testing traditional tobacco products.
However, vaping is different from traditional tobacco smoking, due to:
- The presence of large amounts of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) can cause saturation/interference issues at the point of collection and subsequent analysis.
- The emission can condense easily post aerosolisation meaning that the dead volume between the mouthpiece of the device and the collection medium must be kept to a minimum.
- The number of devices on the market, which vary in shape and forms of actuation—button or puff activated.
- Changing the emission profile which depends on the power applied to the device and the stability of battery output.
- The multiple collections required to generate samples for the whole suite of testing; e.g. the nicotine dose sample would not be amenable to analysis for carbonyl compounds.
We don’t compromise on selectivity and sensitivity by trying to develop a method which would encompass the entire list of target analytes using just one collection medium (e.g. Cambridge filter pad or thermal desorption tube). With this mentality, we also refuse to compromise the quality of our data by trying to analyse for all of the compounds using one analytical run. We evaluated multiple techniques for each type of test in order to ascertain the most selective and sensitive methods (grouping analytes together where possible) whilst also bearing in mind preparation and acquisition times to keep costs at a minimum.
The result is a product testing lab that has already rigorously found the right method for your product, to ensure efficient testing that keeps your products safe.
Our services include:
- Emissions analysis
- Extractables and leachables on ENDS and packaging materials
- Complete data set for TPD2 submission
- Complete data set for PMTA submission
- Tox partners
- Help complete your regulatory submission