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We are a manufacturing company with over experienceof experience, which has taught us a lot. We made all the business lessons into a success: the first 100% Polish brand of e-cigarettes.

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ABOUT US

We are a manufacturing company with over experienceof experience, which has taught us a lot. We made all the business lessons into a success: the first 100% Polish brand of e-cigarettes.

Get to know us and join LIPRO!

The beginnings

Use of tobacco products dates back to the indigenous people of North America. Indigenous people cultivated tobacco long before Columbus discovered America 

Already then, their knowledge on the properties of a given plant was exceptionally impressive. For the Indians, the tobacco plant was an inseparable element of both their everyday life and their culture.

The first large transports of tobacco from American plantations reached Europe in the early 17th century. Soon after its popularity started soaring. In the face of the ever-growing demand, numerous plantations all over the world emerged, among others in Asia, India, Japan, the Philippines, and also in Java.

Initially, tobacco leaves alone were used for smoking, but now tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, or various types of tobacco; for example, pipe tobacco, water pipe, and nose tobacco. In spite of great variety, traditional cigarettes remain the key product on the market. The tobacco market is a stable one, however, electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more popular in the last decade

Undoubtedly e-cigarettes are state-of-the art devices. This is not surprising, because work on the device began quite recently, in 2000. It was developed and invented by Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist. After 3 years of works he developed a prototype with a heater and a lithium battery to evaporate the propylene glycol solution with nicotine. This idea turned out to be right and Lik patented his invention. Then, he went on to establish cooperation with the Golden Dragon Holdings company to which he made his patent available. When the company started selling e-cigarettes, it turned out to be such a big success that the company decided to change its name to Ruyan (如烟, literal translation for “like smoke”).).

The innovative idea of Hon Lika was not the only attempt in the history at developing alternatives to the traditional cigarette. One of the first patented devices most reminiscent of today's e-cigarette was reported as early as 1963. Its inventor, Herbert A. Gilbert, presented his project to many chemical, pharmaceutical and tobacco companies, but eventually it never made it into production. One of the obstacles in marketing this product could have lied in much lower level of technological development limiting mass production of this type of equipment. Increasing consumer awareness, high interest in innovations, dynamic development of technologies are just some of the factors that contributed to the success of e-cigarettes only half a century later.

The e-cigarettes we know today are the result of many years of work and experience of engineers who keep developing newer models based mainly on the model created by Hon Lik. The devices and their spare parts are mostly made in China, while the production of liquids for their filling takes place not only in Asia, but also in North America and Europe.

The beginnings

Use of tobacco products dates back to the indigenous people of North America. Indigenous people cultivated tobacco long before Columbus discovered America 

Already then, their knowledge on the properties of a given plant was exceptionally impressive. For the Indians, the tobacco plant was an inseparable element of both their everyday life and their culture.

The first large transports of tobacco from American plantations reached Europe in the early 17th century. Soon after its popularity started soaring. In the face of the ever-growing demand, numerous plantations all over the world emerged, among others in Asia, India, Japan, the Philippines, and also in Java.

Initially, tobacco leaves alone were used for smoking, but now tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, or various types of tobacco; for example, pipe tobacco, water pipe, and nose tobacco. In spite of great variety, traditional cigarettes remain the key product on the market. The tobacco market is a stable one, however, electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more popular in the last decade

Undoubtedly e-cigarettes are state-of-the art devices. This is not surprising, because work on the device began quite recently, in 2000. It was developed and invented by Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist. After 3 years of works he developed a prototype with a heater and a lithium battery to evaporate the propylene glycol solution with nicotine. This idea turned out to be right and Lik patented his invention. Then, he went on to establish cooperation with the Golden Dragon Holdings company to which he made his patent available. When the company started selling e-cigarettes, it turned out to be such a big success that the company decided to change its name to Ruyan (如烟, literal translation for “like smoke”).).

The innovative idea of Hon Lika was not the only attempt in the history at developing alternatives to the traditional cigarette. One of the first patented devices most reminiscent of today's e-cigarette was reported as early as 1963. Its inventor, Herbert A. Gilbert, presented his project to many chemical, pharmaceutical and tobacco companies, but eventually it never made it into production. One of the obstacles in marketing this product could have lied in much lower level of technological development limiting mass production of this type of equipment. Increasing consumer awareness, high interest in innovations, dynamic development of technologies are just some of the factors that contributed to the success of e-cigarettes only half a century later.

The e-cigarettes we know today are the result of many years of work and experience of engineers who keep developing newer models based mainly on the model created by Hon Lik. The devices and their spare parts are mostly made in China, while the production of liquids for their filling takes place not only in Asia, but also in North America and Europe.

Market development

The electronic cigarette industry has been in the phase of active development for several years since the moment e-cigarettes were marketed in 2006.

It was estimated that in the period of rapid market development in 2010-2012, annual cumulative growth rate fluctuated at 57%, and the estimated value of sales in 2012 reached 1 billion dollars. Nearly 60% of the sales of these products were recorded in the United States. In 2013 the forecasts of a threefold increase in sales compared to the previous year got confirmed. According to a survey conducted in 2015 for the European Commission, the number of Europeans who ever tried e-cigarettes has almost doubled since 2012 with an increased from 7 to 12%. In retrospect, we can predict that the e-cigarette market will get ahead of the conventional cigarettes market.

The market keeps growing and Poles count among the most frequent e-smokers in Europe. According to the National Sanitary Inspectorate, as many as 7% of Poles admitted that they tried an e-cigarette at least once, and 3% use it every day. As for a business that flourished at the beginning of this decade, this is a market that is attracting attention not only on the part of customers, but also state authorities. The so-called tobacco directive passed in April 2014 by the European Parliament and the amendments to the Polish act on protection against the consequences of using tobacco and tobacco products of July 2016 constitute an undeniable proof for this tendency.

Market development

The electronic cigarette industry has been in the phase of active development for several years since the moment e-cigarettes were marketed in 2006.

It was estimated that in the period of rapid market development in 2010-2012, annual cumulative growth rate fluctuated at 57%, and the estimated value of sales in 2012 reached 1 billion dollars. Nearly 60% of the sales of these products were recorded in the United States. In 2013 the forecasts of a threefold increase in sales compared to the previous year got confirmed. According to a survey conducted in 2015 for the European Commission, the number of Europeans who ever tried e-cigarettes has almost doubled since 2012 with an increased from 7 to 12%. In retrospect, we can predict that the e-cigarette market will get ahead of the conventional cigarettes market.

The market keeps growing and Poles count among the most frequent e-smokers in Europe. According to the National Sanitary Inspectorate, as many as 7% of Poles admitted that they tried an e-cigarette at least once, and 3% use it every day. As for a business that flourished at the beginning of this decade, this is a market that is attracting attention not only on the part of customers, but also state authorities. The so-called tobacco directive passed in April 2014 by the European Parliament and the amendments to the Polish act on protection against the consequences of using tobacco and tobacco products of July 2016 constitute an undeniable proof for this tendency.

Quality standards

Legal regulations are an important aspect of every product and are crucial not only because of the need to adjust to them in terms of classification, but also because of quality guarantee. LIPRO e-Liquid Production actively participates in shaping the first European quality standard for e-liquids and e-cigarettes.

Standards concerning quality, production method, ingredients or tests constitute an important aspect of every product. This was also the case with e-liquids and e-cigarettes. Lack of quality and technical standards initially hindered the work of entities involved in controlling products of this type. Currently many organizations developed or are developing quality standards. A couple of examples:

The International Organization for Standardization established the ISO / TC 126 technical committee, whose task is to develop international standards and normalize analytical methods as well as harmonized terminology. The committee's work relates both to traditional tobacco products and to e-liquids and e-cigarettes. Due to the variety of products and the extensive research methodology, standards are developed by three subcommittees, including one dealing with e-liquids and e-cigarettes (ISO / TC 126 / SC 3).

33 countries, 28 observing countries and organizations representing governments, non-governmental institutions and manufacturers, including e-liquids and e-cigarettes manufacturers, directly participate in the process.

The ISO / TC 126 / SC 3 subcommittee held its first meeting in 2016, in Osaka (Japan). The topics provided a starting point for further discussion that will once contribute to establishing norms meeting the expectations of all the stakeholders.

In January 2015, the European Committee for Standardization appointed the Technical Committee - CEN / TC 437 “Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids”. The main assumption was to standardize specific needs of the e-cigarette market and to develop appropriate measurement techniques necessary to guarantee safety for end users.

Poles have not been missed out! We are one of the active members of the Committee representing the manufacturers of e-liquid.

In June 2016, the Polish Committee for Standardization appointed the KT 321 Technical Committee for the electronic nicotine inhalers and replenishing liquids. It cooperates with the following committees: CEN / TC 437 European Committee for Standardization and ISO / TC 126 / SC Technical Committee 3. It guarantees product safety and defines, among others, the needs and expectations of the electronic cigarettes and e-liquids market.

Quality standards

Legal regulations are an important aspect of every product and are crucial not only because of the need to adjust to them in terms of classification, but also because of quality guarantee. LIPRO e-Liquid Production actively participates in shaping the first European quality standard for e-liquids and e-cigarettes.

Standards concerning quality, production method, ingredients or tests constitute an important aspect of every product. This was also the case with e-liquids and e-cigarettes. Lack of quality and technical standards initially hindered the work of entities involved in controlling products of this type. Currently many organizations developed or are developing quality standards. A couple of examples:

The International Organization for Standardization established the ISO / TC 126 technical committee, whose task is to develop international standards and normalize analytical methods as well as harmonized terminology. The committee's work relates both to traditional tobacco products and to e-liquids and e-cigarettes. Due to the variety of products and the extensive research methodology, standards are developed by three subcommittees, including one dealing with e-liquids and e-cigarettes (ISO / TC 126 / SC 3).

33 countries, 28 observing countries and organizations representing governments, non-governmental institutions and manufacturers, including e-liquids and e-cigarettes manufacturers, directly participate in the process.

The ISO / TC 126 / SC 3 subcommittee held its first meeting in 2016, in Osaka (Japan). The topics provided a starting point for further discussion that will once contribute to establishing norms meeting the expectations of all the stakeholders.

In January 2015, the European Committee for Standardization appointed the Technical Committee - CEN / TC 437 “Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids”. The main assumption was to standardize specific needs of the e-cigarette market and to develop appropriate measurement techniques necessary to guarantee safety for end users.

Poles have not been missed out! We are one of the active members of the Committee representing the manufacturers of e-liquid.

In June 2016, the Polish Committee for Standardization appointed the KT 321 Technical Committee for the electronic nicotine inhalers and replenishing liquids. It cooperates with the following committees: CEN / TC 437 European Committee for Standardization and ISO / TC 126 / SC Technical Committee 3. It guarantees product safety and defines, among others, the needs and expectations of the electronic cigarettes and e-liquids market.

Statutory requirements

As a producer of e-liquids, we meet a number of requirements established by relevant laws. User safety is our top priority! 

Before e-liquids make it to store shelves, they must be submitted to relevant state authorities for approval.

What does product notification consist of?
Product notification means that a product is reported via the European Commission's online platform

What requirements should be met for electronic cigarettes or refill containers to be made available for the first time for further resale or for the purpose of marketing?
Electronic cigarettes and refill containers may be made available for the first time for further resale or for marketing once the manufacturer or importer has made a notification and designated a legal or physical person for contact in the European Union.

When should you submit the product?
Notifications to the Inspector shall be made in electronic form at least 6 months before the date of planned dissemination.

Which EU law establishes common rules for reporting of e-cigarettes and refill containers?
Commission’s decision (EU) 2015/2183 of 24 November 2015 establishing a common format for notification of electronic cigarettes and refill containers.

Statutory requirements

As a producer of e-liquids, we meet a number of requirements established by relevant laws. User safety is our top priority! 

Before e-liquids make it to store shelves, they must be submitted to relevant state authorities for approval.

What does product notification consist of?
Product notification means that a product is reported via the European Commission's online platform

What requirements should be met for electronic cigarettes or refill containers to be made available for the first time for further resale or for the purpose of marketing?
Electronic cigarettes and refill containers may be made available for the first time for further resale or for marketing once the manufacturer or importer has made a notification and designated a legal or physical person for contact in the European Union.

When should you submit the product?
Notifications to the Inspector shall be made in electronic form at least 6 months before the date of planned dissemination.

Which EU law establishes common rules for reporting of e-cigarettes and refill containers?
Commission’s decision (EU) 2015/2183 of 24 November 2015 establishing a common format for notification of electronic cigarettes and refill containers.

E-smokers

Using e-cigarettes, commonly referred to as "clouding", has become popular among people who appreciate modernity, technological innovations and those looking for an alternative to classical smoking.

Electronic cigarettes today include not only the classic "pens", but also so-called boxes that, apart from the e-liquid heating function, allow for listening to music, viewing photos, and even the "power bank" function. Using such devices is a kind of ritual. True enthusiasts take care of the equipment that needs charging, cleaning, refilling with e-liquid to finally taste the liquid

In many countries around the world, vape enthusiasts meet at industry events that are becoming more and more popular. This can be proven by the fact that these events take place regularly and are organized with increasing momentum.

Cloud Contests, that is contests for "the largest cloud" or Cloud Chaser shows can be admired at industry events, during which experts in the art of clouding presents the most varied tricks. On the Internet there are more and more movies showing the performances of Cloud Chasers, as well as instructional videos on how to do a given "clouding" trick.

E-smokers

Using e-cigarettes, commonly referred to as "clouding", has become popular among people who appreciate modernity, technological innovations and those looking for an alternative to classical smoking.

Electronic cigarettes today include not only the classic "pens", but also so-called boxes that, apart from the e-liquid heating function, allow for listening to music, viewing photos, and even the "power bank" function. Using such devices is a kind of ritual. True enthusiasts take care of the equipment that needs charging, cleaning, refilling with e-liquid to finally taste the liquid

In many countries around the world, vape enthusiasts meet at industry events that are becoming more and more popular. This can be proven by the fact that these events take place regularly and are organized with increasing momentum.

Cloud Contests, that is contests for "the largest cloud" or Cloud Chaser shows can be admired at industry events, during which experts in the art of clouding presents the most varied tricks. On the Internet there are more and more movies showing the performances of Cloud Chasers, as well as instructional videos on how to do a given "clouding" trick.