Posted by Derek Champoux
5 years ago / October 29, 2018
Wick vs. Quartz vs. Ceramic: What’s The Best Coil Type For Vape Pens?
To get the best vapor flavor and maximum terpene profile, it matters what goes into your vape pen. That doesn’t just mean quality cannabis oil and condensates. It also means you need to choose the best vape pen technology for a rich, full-body flavor.
Whether choosing vape products for retail or for individual use, the individual components of a vaporizer make a big difference in experience and quality. Today we take a look at the three most common types of coils to determine which is the best coil type for vape pens.
Wick-Based Coil Technology
Cotton wicks are an older technology that were once common in e-cigs and their use is becoming more scarce in modern vape pens and vaporizers.
Using cotton wick technology for a coil is cheap in cost, but also cheap in quality. They need to be replaced much more frequently than other coils. Wicks are capable of heating cannabis oil, but they have poor temperature control. The lack of controls makes it easy for them to overheat oils. As a result, they are prone to leaks and provide poor-tasting, inconsistent vapor.
Wicks are best suited to very low-viscosity liquid and are not recommended for cannabis oil. Ultimately, this technology is outdated, and quartz or ceramic vaporizers are generally preferred.
Quartz-Based Coil Technology
Quartz offers the fastest heat-up time of these three coil types. They take only five seconds to achieve heat and they require a low energy input. A quartz coil delivers a pure vapor flavor.
The biggest issue with quartz coils is that they have poor heat retention. Their temperature is better than a wick, but still leaves something to be desired. They are also prone to cracking.
Most modern vape pens use either quartz or ceramic coils. One of the shining points of quartz is the ability to take hard hits due to the high temperature. Quartz is ideal for people who prefer a harsh vapor. The vapor is intense due to the quick heating time.
The downside is that quartz coil vapes tend to be more difficult to load. As well, the harsh vapor is unpleasant to some users. As well, the lack of heat retention means the vape pen runs through battery much faster than ceramic or wick technology.
Ceramic-Based Coil Technology
Ceramic coils are rapidly becoming the standard for quality in vape pen technology. Although they take more time to heat than quartz coils, they have superior heat retention. This means less wear on the battery and a consistent vapor delivery.
As well, ceramic coils deliver the purest vapor flavor available in the marketplace today. They have a full flavor with maximum terpene profiles and no burnt taste. Simply put, ceramic vape pens have the best-tasting vapor.
They are ideal for low-temperature dabs and are the best vape pens for dabbing. With advances in technology, ceramic coils have become much more versatile.
Greentank Ceramic Core Technology solves the challenges traditionally faced by ceramics. For example, ceramic coil technology is usually susceptible to cracking at high temperatures. However, the Greentank ceramic core is triple-baked at over 1000℃, eliminating all impurities and forming a strong and pure ceramic formulation.
At Greentank, each of our vape pen products uses Greentank Ceramic Core Technology to provide the best experience and vapor taste for all our customers. We recommend ceramic to anyone desiring the purest flavor.
Ceramic Coil Vape Pens Are The Best Tasting Vape Pens Available
Whether you are looking for individual use, starting up a cannabis oils & condensate business, or seeking a superior product, ceramic coil vape pens are your best option. They provide the flavor and reliability that will keep customers coming back to your product.