SDS - Know what's in your Flavours
There are a few flavouring manufactures who are quite transparent regarding specific ingredients, some however are considerably more secretive. Those wanting MSDS, renamed to SDS or Safety Data Sheets, are often looking for the presence of custard notes, diketones or chiral molecules such as Diacetyl, Acetyl Propionyl, Acetoin and Butyric Acid.
Safety data sheets may also provide additional information, such as dominant flavouring agents or esters, additives, stabilisers and alcohol types.
What no safety data sheet means
At times, companies may refrain from releasing a flavours SDS, and sometimes there’s virtually no information pertaining to specific ingredients. There are also companies that make nothing public, or somewhat difficult to obtain. It’s either due to the controversy of diketones, and or a desire to keep specific ingredients secret.
About these Links
Links below may be direct to the flavour manufacturer, or to a distributor or vaping supply company. At times, companies such as Wizard labs and e-Cig Express in the US, provide more detailed information than the actual flavour manufacturer.
Flavors With No SDS Available
In most cases, an SDS will be provided if the manufacturer is emailed.
Be aware that concentrated flavours with vanilla, custard or buttery notes, must contain at least one of the major custard notes, chirals or diketones. Otherwise it would be impossible to produce such a profile.