FirstUnion Group: A new generation of Purlava™ ceramic atomization technology to redefine the taste!

1. FirstUnion background

Founded in 2004, FirstUnion Group is a world-renowned electronic atomization technology solution provider, a national high-tech enterprise integrating product design, automated manufacturing, quality assurance and supply chain management, Shenzhen Enterprise Technology Center. More than 200 well-known international vape brand companies have established cooperation with FirstUnion to provide different types of OEM/ODM services. Last August, FirstUnion Group released a new generation of Purlava™ ceramic atomization technology during the Shenzhen IECIE exhibition. It is reported that Purlava™ ceramic atomization technology has been developed for more than 800 days. With in-depth research on ceramic core atomization technology, continuous iterative upgrades, breakthroughs in key technologies, it realized an excellent taste experience recently.

2. Enterprise advantage

As a leading manufacturer with 16 years of experience in the production and manufacturing of electronic cigarettes, FirstUnion has 2 production bases and 5 factories. All of its factories adopt SAP intelligent manufacturing system, which conforms to international quality standards such as ISO9001, ISO14001, QC08000, OHSAS18001 and so on. In terms of intellectual property management, FirstUnion Group attaches great importance to patent applications. So far, it has applied for 2,265 patented technologies, and the number of patents is far ahead in the e-cigarette industry. At the same time, as the first company in the vape industry to have a post-doctoral innovation practice base, FirstUnion puts R&D in the first place. The annual R&D investment accounts for 10% of the turnover. It has an R&D team of more than 200 people, and 90% have a bachelor’s degree or above.

First Union Group: A new generation of Purlava™ ceramic atomization technology to redefine the taste!

3. Purlava™ ceramic atomization technology

Origin of Purlava™ name

Lava, originally meant to be lava, represents our heating element, just like the strongest heat energy on the surface is sintered at a high temperature of 1200 degrees. The first three letters in the name stand for “Pure”, which is used to highlight a highlight of the new technology-“Pure”, Reflects the safety performance of the ceramic body. In the promotional video of Purlava™, we can also clearly see that the ceramic raw materials used by FirstUnion Group are all food safety grades. It is completely safe and secure in terms of safety.


Purlava™ core advantages

In the process of innovative research and development of the overall solution of the ceramic atomization system, the doctoral team of the Institute of Frontier Technology takes the lead in focusing on the raw materials of the ceramic body, the aerosol particle size analysis, the leak-proof structure design of the e-juice tank and the atomizer, and the e-liquid compatibility analysis, etc. On the one hand, after 800 days, a lot of manpower and financial resources have been invested in in-depth scientific research. The optimized ceramic porosity makes the atomization efficiency and taste of the e-liquid reach an unprecedented balance, and the vape juice guiding speed is increased by more than 35%. At the same time, Purlava™ fully restores the original flavor of the e-liquid, thereby obtaining a richer, fuller and stable taste experience . The leakage area of the atomization core has also been increased to 2.4 times in this move, ensuring that the product TPM value is stable above 7, which means that the amount of smoke per mouth can be comparable to box mod products.
Purlava™ has five major technological advancements:

  1. International patent structure
  2. Food grade ceramic raw materials
  3. Highly restored taste
  4. Efficient atomization, long-lasting performance
  5. Automated production, stable quality

First Union Group: A new generation of Purlava™ ceramic atomization technology to redefine the taste!

Since the launch of Purlava™’s fifth generation ceramic atomization technology, it has received unanimous praise from customers. The sweet and full taste, highly reductive fragrance experience, improved atomization efficiency, and stable and consistent vapor output have been well received in the industry.

4. Future development and planning

Adhering to the core value of “customer first”, FirstUnion Group, which has focused on the electronic atomization industry and has been working hard for 16 years, updated its corporate vision at the end of 2020: Better Technology, Better Tomorrow, It can be seen that FirstUnion Group is committed to the firm confidence and future development direction of atomization research.

Scientific research development: adhere to the use of scientific methodology to arm the organization, in terms of technological innovation, continue to in-depth basic research, and constantly iterate technological achievements. Establish a large health science research institute to raise the barriers of atomization technology.

Automated production: We will invest firmly in automated manufacturing technology, continuously improve quality and delivery, continue to build world-class factories, provide customers with a package of in-depth solutions, and bring a better future to the industry and society.

Learn more at First Union official site:

Purlava™- 5G ceramic heating technology is launched globally

E-cigarette technology has undergone continuous technological development, from 1.0 to 4.0 stages, from cotton cores and metal coils to the popular ceramic metal thick film technology. The development of technology has allowed the continuous iterative development of products, which has played a great role in the promotion of the electronic cigarette industry and the application of atomization technology in different fields. In 2020, when global wireless communication technology ushers in a scale breakthrough, ceramic atomization technology will also usher in the fifth generation of innovation.

Purlava™, FirstUnion Group’s new generation of printed ceramic heating technology was officially released globally now.

FirstUnion Group, as a leading provider and manufacturer of overall solutions for the e-cigarette industry, its PhD research team responsible for cutting-edge technology research and development took more than 800 days of painstaking research, after more than 20,000 analyses and experiments, finally launched the fifth generation of ceramics heating element technology.

The new generation of ceramic heating element technology named Purlava™ is used to highlight the brightest new feature – purity. In addition, compared with the previous generations of atomization methods, it has been significantly improved in fluid introduction, e-liquid lock, taste and atomization efficiency.

Purlava™ 5 high technologies:

  1. Purity

Green food grade materials and process control

The ceramic body uses natural food-grade ceramic raw materials, and the ceramic body and atomized aerosol have passed strict safety certification.

  1. Taste

Born for taste

Purlava™ has obtained international invention patents in the design of appearance and internal structure. Its unique H-shaped structure with two sides open, high strength, compressive strength ≥60N, and no slag drop. The contact area of ​​the H-shaped e-liquid reaches 21mm2, and the oil inlet area is increased 2.4 times, 2.4 times that of the fourth generation ceramic heating technology. The oil guide speed is increased by 17%. At the same time, R&D personnel continuously optimize the ceramic pore scheme and unique heating track design to make the heat more concentrated and ensure the perfect transmission and atomization of e-liquid. It achieves a stable performance in taste, and users can get a perfect taste experience from the first puff to the last puff during use.

  1. Smoke amount

Perfect experience

Dense and stable smoke output is the basic element of an excellent electronic cigarette. Under the same drawing conditions, the TPM value (unit mg/puff, the amount of smoke per puff) can reflect the amount of smoke of the device; in the TPM test, the Purlava™ R&D team continues to simulate vaping, In the simulation test, it is ensured that the product has a stable smoke volume with a TPM value of more than 7 while ensuring the consistency and stability of the taste of the batch product.

  1. Reliability

Long-lasting stable performance

While Purlava™ is highly reducing the fragrance and achieving a perfect taste, the research team has also conducted multiple tests on product reliability to ensure that the product is stable and durable. Finally, the product can be atomized within 0.1 seconds even after repeated use of 7 times. The fragrance has no decay*, providing consumers with a continuous and perfect taste experience.

*(7 times data is laboratory simulation data, based on different users’ vaping habits, the data may be different)

  1. Automated production

Efficient operation improves efficiency

Based on the mature modular industrial design, Purlava™ benefits from the quadrilateral structural design and printing process. Compared with the metal patch ceramics, it realizes the fully automated production of heating elements and improves the consistency and stability of product quality. Brand and enterprise itself will save costs and improve production efficiency.

At present, the application of Purlava™ in pod vapes has been started, and a variety of products equipped with Purlava™’s latest atomization technology will be gradually released. The innovation of 5G next-generation atomization technology is worth looking forward to.

Purlava™- 5G ceramic heating technology is launched globally

To find out more about Purlava™- 5G ceramic heating technology, please contact FirstUnion official:

Wechat: summerliuh

Tel: +86-0755-27333776

Sales Inquiry: [email protected]

Marketing Affairs: [email protected]

FirstUnion passed the second round of US PMTA review

On September 4, FirstUnion e-cigarette released official news that it had successfully passed the US FDA review on August 25, 2020, and completed the first round of PMTA review.

On September 10, FirstUnion once again released official news that the second round of PMTA review will be completed with high quality on September 8, entering the final round.

Since there is no news about the time required for PMTA review before, the time of each round of PMTA review is unknown because every enterprise has to submit tens of thousands of pages of materials.

Firstunion received the PMTA acceptance letter from FDA

On August 25, 2020,Firstunion Group has completed the first round review of the PMTA application and received an acceptance letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This notification moves the Firstunion submission to the substantive review phase of the PMTA procedure.

Firstunion has always put the safety as priority during the ID design, manufacturing, and quality testing. When applying for PMTA, in order to achieve overall health improvement, we need to prepare three aspects. The first is consumer safety, which is for E-cigarette users. The second part is public safety, which is for all people. The third part is high-quality manufacturing, which is necessary to prove to the FDA that it can continue to produce products with the same quality. The entire application process requires a huge investment of capital, manpower, and material resources, not just based on the consideration of entering the US market. More importantly, we hope our global consumers to experience more safety products.

What has Firstunion done for the PMTA?

Receiving the acceptance letter from FDA represents an important step for Firstunion in the PMTA process, because our vapor products, as an alternative to combustible cigarettes, will be initially supported by the FDA under high-quality requirements.

Before entering the substantive review stage, after more than one year of hard work, we completed more than 100,000 pages of application material evidence to support our claims. Multi-faceted testing data and reports proved that our products are suitable for protecting public health. We look forward to continuing to work with the FDA in the coming weeks and months and remain optimistic that the PMTA process will bring orders.

Firstunion has 16 years of ODM/OEM experience with international customers, excellent manufacturing capabilities and R&D advantages are the fundamental elements to the PMTA application. Firstunion SRA team is currently undertaking 7 projects of PMTA application for our ODM/OEM customers around the world.

Firstunion Laboratory has been certified by UL and NEMKO WTDP and other authoritative organizations, the test results are mutually recognized by these organizations. The time and cycle of customer certification requirements can be extremely shortened, which have a huge competitive advantage than other company. During document submissions, which steps of preparing documents should be formulated by the chief scientific compliance officer of Firstunion and assigned tasks by a strict project management process. We strive to ensure that our customers’ products continue to be in the market and continue to be sold.

What can we do for your vaping brands?

Scientific & Regulatory Affair ( SRA) of Firstunion 

Firstunion has been engaged in Vape industry for many years, and the international professional compliance team provides customers with one-stop PMTA service. Including project management, program design, testing and research, scientific writing, review and release of all-round services, a great deal of manpower and material resources are saved meanwhile can save application costs. To support customers achieve long-term development in the international market.

We believe that under the new regulations, a fair and honest PMTA procedure will be adopted to establish a higher standard for the Vape industry, meanwhile which is the needs of development for Vape industry. By assisting customers with PMTA application services, it helps Firstunion maintain close communication with customers.

Firstunion laboratory certified by UL Witness Test Data Program (WTDP)

On June 2nd, 2020, Firstunion R&D laboratory acquired the UL Witness Test Data Program (UL WTDP) lab certification. This is another laboratory accreditation certificate after the CNAS and NEMKO lab certification. Firstunion group proved their leading superiority in electronic cigarette testing field.

With the expansion of international markets, Firstunion group to attach great importance of the quality and international certification of products meanwhile has been built deep cooperation with international certification agencies. The certification will make the product certification cycle shortly and enable to expedite the progress when new products enter into the international market, which is also an important component of the quality strategy.

UL WTDP is the Witnessed Test Data Program conducted by UL, a global leader for product safety testing and certification.  Having passed the assessment of UL WTDP, Firstunion could then have tests conducted at the certified test facilities under the supervision of UL personnel. This allows schedules to be easily maintained and information reviewed readily on-site.

Firstunion laboratory certified by UL Witness Test Data Program (WTDP)

Firstunion group has an international standard testing and verification platform. The laboratory management is extremely standardized and professional. Its technical strength, personnel level and testing capacities all exceed the requirements of the certification standards. Dr. Li Ding, Chief Scientific and Compliance Officer of Firstunion Group, said, “After passing the UL’s WTDP laboratory audit and supervision accreditation program, Firstunion will help the enterprise further improve the optimization capabilities of PMTA products, and speeds up the application process and provide more comprehensive services to customers. In addition, it can help the enterprise to improve its competitiveness, further enhance the market reputation for its products, and achieve success in the global market.”

UL is an abbreviation for Underwriter Laboratories Inc. The UL Safety Testing Institute is the most authoritative in the United States and the largest private organization engaged in safety testing and identification in the world. It is well known that the North American market is the most advanced and perfect testing standards for products, and high requirements for testing and certification of products. UL certifications also an effective guarantee of the quality of products.