January 27, 2023

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First Biodegradable Vape to Launch Worldwide will be Next Year

EBVS will take 3 months to biodegrade

ALD Group Limited (ALD) will announce today at The Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (‘GTNF’)’s In Focus event that it is set to launch the first biodegradable vaping product worldwide in mid-2023 – which will also be 90% recyclable (including the packaging, plastic shell, PCBA, mouthpiece and battery).

Currently named the ‘Eco-friendly, Biodegradable Vape Solution’ (EBVS), the new device will take as little as three months to biodegrade, and was created in response to consumer and market demand, as numerous international tobacco customers – with the global scale needed to make vaping more sustainable across the world – have approached ALD with their requests to make e-cigarettes more environmentally friendly.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Shenzhen, ALD is a high-tech enterprise specializing and leading in electronic atomization technology research and applications. ALD′s business covers ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), IMV (Inhaled Medical Vaporizer) and HTPs (Heated Tobacco Products).

The plastic components in ALD’s eco-friendly vape solutions use innovative biodegradable raw materials like PBS, and the shell and structural parts do not come into contact with e-liquid; addressing the challenge of vaping producers whose single-use plastic pod products cannot be recycled due to the residues left over from e-liquids.

Founder and president of ALD Group, Eric Ding said:

“The innovative factor is that our extensive research showed that in the e-cigarette sector, there was currently no ready-made solution for the application of biodegradable materials. During development, we screened dozens of materials, repeatedly verified product performance and, finally, determined the 7- best mix of materials. Our processes included the verification of material strength, chemical resistance, extractability and degradability.”

The Engineering Validation and Testing evaluation of its new device was completed in mid-2021, and the shelf life and biodegradability testing are expected to be completed in mid-2022.

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