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KANTHAL™ Trademark & Patent under Enforcement for 2016 - VAPOWIRE Continues as Authorized Source January 25 2016, 0 Comments

 

In 2015, VAPOWIRE™ issued a news release making reference to the flood of counterfeit and untraceable composition wire and other products pouring out of China. The risks from use of these materials are numerous, with unknown metallurgical compositions topping the list. To be sure, laboratory analysis is the only way to know what you have in this black market.

KANTHAL™ has been one of the hardest hit in this wave of bootleg sales. SANDVIK™ (owners of KANTHAL™) and their legal counsel have begun enforcement of their material technology IP. Up to this point, thousands of legal notices have been issued to both foreign and US based retailers, demanding the termination of counterfeit material sales offerings. This effort is applied to their trademarked name and patented metal composition.  

 

Fact Clarification

Trademarked Name: The name KANTHAL™ is trademark protected under US Federal Trademark Law, is registered with the US Patent Office, and is owned by SANDVIK™ Materials Technology. VAPOWIRE™ has a long standing relationship with SANDVIK™, providing certified KANTHAL™ resistance wire and is authorized to use the name.

Patented Alloy: In addition to the trade mark, the metallurgical composition of KANTHAL™ is patent protected under US Federal Patent Law, registered with the US Patent Office, and is owned by SANDVIK™ Materials Technology. VAPOWIRE™ is authorized to use the alloy.

There are no legally available alternate materials under a different name that use the same composition. If it’s not KANTHAL™, it’s either an illegal copy or something entirely different.

 

All VAPOWIRE™ spools manufactured after April 10, 2015 include a hologram and a unique serial number for authenticity verification. If you suspect you have a counterfeit spool, please call us at (510) 403-4066 and provide the serial number on your spool.

VAPOWIRE™ is a division of TEMCo, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial electrical equipment that was founded in 1968 in Fremont, California.


NEW - 100% Titanium Vapowire January 22 2016, 0 Comments

Available now: 100% Titanium Grade 1 Vapowire! Perfect for your temperature control devices.

Offered in 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34 AWG.


It's Here - Nichrome 60 and 80 Now Available from Vapowire. June 05 2015, 0 Comments

You asked, and we listened. Vapowire is proud to say we have expanded our already popular product line to include all standard sizes of Nickel (26-34 awg), Ka1 (20-36 awg), and now Nichrome 60 and 80 (20-36awg). All material is in stock and ready for shipment. Just log in at Vapowire.com, or call in to place your order (510-403-4066).

Is Your Wire Real? April 16 2015, 0 Comments

Vapowire is trademark protected, uses the patented alloy Kanthal A1, and is exclusively manufactured in the United States. All Vapowire spools manufactured after April 10, 2015 include a hologram and a unique serial number for authenticity verification. If you suspect you have a counterfeit spool, please call us at (510) 403-4066 and provide the serial number on your spool.


April 15 - 21 Vapowire & Gwar Fluids Giveaway April 15 2015, 0 Comments

Entry Details: Tell us your favorite local vape shop by commenting on our Facebook post.


    We're partnering up once again with Mt. Baker Vapor to give away 10 spools of Vapowire and 10 bottles of Gwar Fluids E-juice!

    Juice Winners Will Randomly Receive 1 of 5 Flavors:

    • Bloodbath
    • GWARY4
    • Jizmoglobin
    • Spew
    • German Chocolate Beefcake

    Nicotine content (winner chooses): 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 mg/ml strengths

    Vapowire Winners Get To Pick 1 From:

    • Kanthal: 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34
    • Kanthal Flat Ribbon: 0.4 x 0.1 , 0.5 x 0.1 , 0.6 x 0.1 , 0.7 x 0.1 , 0.8 x 0.1 , 0.9 x 0.1 mm
    • Nickel: 26, 28, 30, 32, 34

    E-juice sponsored by Mt. Baker Vapor. Giveaway is limited to participants in the USA. Ends April 21, 11:59 pm PST. Winners must pick their prize within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway.


    Everything in Stock - No More Long Lead Times! April 08 2015, 0 Comments

    All Vapowire sizes are now in stock! All orders ship within 1 to 2 business days. No more long lead times. Order now »


    Giveaway - Win Vapowire & Gwar Fluids! April 08 2015, 8 Comments

    Entry Details: Log in with Facebook or your e-mail. You can then:

    • Visit Vapowire on Facebook
    • Visit Mt.Baker Vapor on Facebook
    • Follow @vapowire on Twitter
    • Follow @mtbakervapor on Twitter
    • Tweet about the giveaway
    • Tweet a vape shop
    • Instagram
    • Enter your e-mail address

    The more of these you do, the better your chances of winning!


    For our second Vapowire All-American Giveaway, we'll be teaming up with Mt. Baker Vapor to give away 25 spools of Vapowire and 10 bottles of Gwar Fluids E-juice! Enter the giveaway below.

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    Having trouble viewing the giveaway on this post? Visit our Facebook page for the Giveaway.

    Juice Winners Will Receive 1 of 5  Flavors:

    • Bloodbath
    • GWARY4
    • Jizmoglobin
    • Spew
    • German Chocolate Beefcake

    Nicotine content (winner chooses): 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 mg/ml strengths

    Vapowire Winners Get To Pick 1 From:

    • Kanthal: 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34
    • Kanthal Flat Ribbon: 0.4 x 0.1 , 0.5 x 0.1 , 0.6 x 0.1 , 0.7 x 0.1 , 0.8 x 0.1 , 0.9 x 0.1 mm
    • Nickel: 26, 28, 30, 32, 34

    E-juice sponsored by Mt. Baker Vapor. Giveaway is limited to participants in the USA.


    Vapowire Weekly Giveaway - 25 Winners! April 01 2015, 2 Comments

    The first of our weekly Vapowire All-American Giveaway has started! 25 lucky winners get to pick a spool of Vapowire of their choice. Contest runs from April 1 (1:00 pm PST) to 7 (11:59 pm PST).

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    1 Week Lead Times March 25 2015, 0 Comments

    We're happy to announce that lead times are down to 1 week for all new orders! Shop now.

    Lead times down to 2 to 3 Weeks February 16 2015, 0 Comments

    Vapowire lead times are down to 2 to 3 weeks! Pre-order now.


    Pre-order 23 and 25 AWG Vapowire August 04 2014, 0 Comments

    We're expanding our Vapowire line to include 23 AWG and 25 AWG! Pre-orders are available now and will ship in October. View in our store »

    Win a Free Vapowire Sample Pack at E-Cig City 3 in Commerce, CA July 07 2014, 0 Comments

    E-Cig City 3 is hosting a 1 Year Anniversary event! Join them for a poker tournament, live music, food, in-store specials, and a special raffle which includes a sample pack of Vapowire!

    When: Sunday, June 8th from Noon to 5 PM.
    Where: E-Cig City 3
    5211 E. Washington Blvd #10
    Commerce, CA 90040
    (323) 318-2477

    Victory Vapor's Cloud Contest in Norman, OK July 07 2014, 0 Comments

    Compete for the biggest clouds using Vapowire coils at Victory Vapor's Cloud Contest!
    Where:
    Victory Vapor
    550 24th Avenue
    Norman, OK 73069
    When: July 22nd @ 6:00pmVictory Vapor's Cloud Contest!

    Shortened Lead Times and 500+ Dealer Locations May 20 2014, 0 Comments

    We've also been ramping up our production capacity! With the exception of the 22 and 24 AWG, all other sizes will now ship out within 2 to 5 business days. We hope these improved lead times will help our dealers meet increasing demand.

    We're excited to have over 500 stores carrying Vapowire! New dealers have also been popping up in the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. Check out our Dealer Locator.


    Consumers Beware! The Market is Flooded with Counterfeit Imports. November 22 2013, 1 Comment

    Yet another company in our industry is experiencing problems with counterfeit product that is imported from Asia.

    This is highly problematic because consumers often rely on brand reputation to determine the quality of a product. If a product is sold under the false pretense of being a premium brand, its performance and safety is highly unlikely to be up to the expectations and requirements of the user.

    Make sure that your vaping materials, like wick and resistance wire, come from a known source and are of a known composition before you compromise the quality of your vaping experience and risk your health. By choosing Vapowire you know you are getting the highest quality resistance wire, made exclusively here in the USA.

    Check out this article from Ekowool regarding the counterfeiters they are having to deal with selling "ekowool" on www.alibaba.com.

    Attention: fake EKOWOOL silica!


    Over 100 Dealers November 04 2013, 0 Comments

    We now have over 100 retailers that carry Vapowire! Thank you to all our vendors for contributing to our rapid growth in the past several months.

    1st International Vapowire Dealer in Malaysia October 23 2013, 0 Comments

    We're excited to announce that Vapowire has expanded overseas! Our first international dealer, The Vape69, is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

     

    The Vape69
    http://thevape69.com/

    NO28-0 Velodrome Biz Park
    Jalan Dataran Velodrom 
    56000 Cheras
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysai

     

    Phone: +0193423003


    30+ New Stores Carrying Vapowire October 09 2013, 0 Comments

    With over 30 new store locations that are now carrying Vapowire, we've reached over 60 vendors! Thank you to our vendors for their continued support. See all the new locations in our Store Locator.


    LA Area Southern California Dealer - Ultra Vape September 17 2013, 0 Comments

    Our newest dealer in Southern California in the LA area is Ultra Vape. They've got 28 AWG in stock, so be sure to check them out for Vapowire as well as their great selection of e-cigs, juice, high end, rare European products and Asian mods.

    Ultra Vape
    http://www.ultravaping.com/
    351 N. Azusa Avenue
    West Covina, CA 91791
    Phone: (626) 859-3400
    Carries: 28 AWG


    More shops in Texas and California September 11 2013, 0 Comments

    More and more locations are carrying Vapowire, with 3 more in Texas and 1 in California!

    Texas

    DFW Vapor
    www.dfwvapor.com
    720 Valley Ridge Cir #20
    Lewisville, Texas 75057
    (800) 532-0779
    Carries: 28, 32 AWG, 0.5 x 0.1 mm, 0.8 x 0.1 mm

    Dragonfly eCigs
    www.dragonflyecigs.com
    Carries: 28, 30 AWG, 0.5 x 0.1 mm, 0.8 x 0.1 mm

    Stonebriar Mall Location
    2601 Preston Road Ste 1200
    Frisco, Texas 75034
    (214) 843-0558

    Vista Ridge Mall Location
    2401 S Stemmons Freeway Ste 2126
    Lewisville, Texas 75067
    (972) 292-8026

    California

    805 Vapor
    www.805vapor.com
    2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. #202
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
    (805) 244-5099
    Carries: 28, 30 AWG, 0.5 x 0.1 mm, 0.8 x 0.1 mm flat ribbon


    Hawaii, Ohio, and Texas Dealers September 10 2013, 0 Comments

    Vapowire is expanding across the states! We've got our first dealers in Hawaii, Ohio and Texas.

    Hawaii

    Cloud 50
    747 Queen Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 224-5160
    Carries: 28, 30 AWG, 0.6 x 0.1 mm, 0.8 x 0.1 mm flat ribbon

    Elsie's Gifts and Creations
    84-1131 Lahaina St.
    House B
    Waianae, Hawaii 96792
    (808) 479-9885
    Carries: 28, 30 AWG

    Ohio

    Revolver Electronic Cigarettes
    www.revolvercig.com
    3015 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd
    Suite E
    Toledo, Ohio 43615
    (419) 531-9100
    Carries: 28 AWG, 0.8 x 0.1 mm

    Texas

    Vapor Cabana
    www.vaporcabana.com
    4901 Keller Springs Road
    Addison, TX 75001
    (972) 846-7520
    Carries: 28, 30 AWG


    NEW - 26 AWG and Quantity Breaks September 03 2013, 0 Comments

    26 AWG Vapowire has been added to our product line.

    More price breaks at 30 and 60 tray quantities of a single size now available in addition to 2 and 8 trays! Authorized dealers can log in and view price breaks in our Shop.

    Arizona & South Carolina Dealers September 03 2013, 0 Comments

    We've got our first retailers in Arizona and South Carolina. Those of you who are local to those shops can conveniently pick up wire for your rebuildables.

    We've also added more shops in Florida and California to our distribution network.

    Arizona

    Butt Out
    www.buttoutecigs.com
    708 E Virginia Ave
    Phoenix , AZ 85006
    (602) 354-3672
    Carries: 0.6 x 0.1, 0.8 x 0.1 mm flat ribbon

    Desert Vapes
    www.desertvapes.com
    202 E. Cheyenne Road
    San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
    (480) 478-3315
    Carries: 28, 30, 32 AWG, 0.8 x 0.1 mm flat ribbon

    South Carolina

    Vapor Tek USA
    www.vaportekusa.com
    1921 Whiskey Road
    Aiken, SC 29803
    (803) 226-0475
    Carries: 28, 30, 32 AWG, 0.7 x 0.1 mm

    California

    It is Vapor
    www.itisvapor.com
    850 Main St, Suite B
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    (650) 993-2447
    Carries: 28, 30, 32 AWG, 0.5 x 0.1, 0.8 x 0.1 flat ribbon

    Vapor World
    4676 Pipeline Ave, suite P
    Chino Hills, CA 91709
    (909) 597-7722
    Carries: 0.5 x 0.1 mm flat ribbon

    Florida

    Diamond Vapor
    www.diamond-vapor.com
    924 N Federal Highway
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    (954) 892-9034
    Carries: 0.8 x 0.1 mm flat ribbon


    1st Nevada & Florida Dealers August 27 2013, 0 Comments

    We have our first Vapowire dealers in Nevada and Florida! More California dealers are popping up as well. Be sure to visit them if you're in the local area!

    Nevada

    Sin City Vapor
    www.sincityvapor.com
    5025 S. Eastern Ave, #7
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    (702) 374-8786
    Carries: 28 and 30 AWG

    Florida

    Nimbus 9 Vape
    www.nimbus9vape.com
    6400 Mallards Way
    Coconut Creek, FL 33073
    (702) 413-8605
    Carries: 0.8 x 0.1 mm

    California

    E-Cig Gallery
    www.e-ciggallery.com
    24781 Alicia Parkway, Suite D
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    (949) 380-1188
    Carries: 0.8 x 0.1 mm, 28 AWG

    Vapor Delight
    www.getvapordelight.com
    1855 Lincoln Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    (310) 986-2076
    Carries: 0.8 x 0.1 mm, 28, 30 AWG