What is a Shortfill E-Liquid and what do I need to do to use it?
You will have already noticed I’m sure that a number of e-liquid manufacturers, including us, are selling shortfill e-liquids – but what are they and what do you need to know about them?
Put very simply, a shortfill e-liquid is a 0mg juice, in a bottle but not filled to its full capacity – we for example sell 60ml bottles shortfilled to 50ml and 100ml bottles shortfilled to 80ml.
Why? The Tobacco Products Directive stioulates that a product containing nicotine must not exceed 10ml, by having a 50ml liquid in a 60ml bottle there is sufficient empty space for you to add a 10ml “nic shot” which makes the liquid up to a 60ml 3mg juice – add 2 nic shots to a 80m shortfill and you get 100ml of 3mg.
If you need a 6mg end product you will need to remove an additional 10ml of liquid from the 50ml and add 2 nic shots, and if you need 6mg in a 80ml shortfill you’ll need to remove an additional 20ml and add a total of 4 nic shots. Generally we find that most customers are only looking for 3mg juice however.
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