Like anything in cannabis, there’s always a product that’s considered more ‘top-shelf’ or premium than the rest. With vape carts, it’s no different. Not only can the quality of the contents differ from brand to brand, but now even the construction of the cart matters. So, why are dental-grade ceramic carts rising above the rest in popularity and functionality?
Here we’ll break down all of the premium benefits of ceramic cartridges and how they’re different from other forms.
How Do Ceramic Vape Cartridges Work?
Ceramic vape cartridges use a ceramic heating coil instead of other common materials like metal. More specifically, here at URSA, we only use Dental-grade ceramic, which is a step beyond food-grade ceramic. This way your oil never touches any metal for clean vaping without a metallic taste.
More specifically, the ceramic used in vape cartridges is porous which allows you to wick high viscosity fluid. This means your oil will taste better, won’t unnecessarily burn, and may even last longer. On top of that, ceramic construction allows the cartridge to breathe, which allows for better airflow as your THC is vaped.
At the end of the day, if you want to pair premium oil with premium vape cartridge hardware, we believe ceramic is the way to go.
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Carts?
In a new world of ‘knock-off’ THC vapes that are manufactured poorly for quick profits – it’s more important than ever to vape better and more safely. So, if you’re wanting the most from your premium vape experience, there’s no better choice than ceramic carts. Ceramic cartridges are the ideal consistency to prevent oxidation. Meaning, they can stand up to the heat necessary for vaping, without allowing the material to break down and disrupt the precious oil you’re inhaling.
Beyond the mechanics and construction, ceramic cartridges are made to elevate your experience even further. Here are just a few more ways full ceramic cartridges stand apart from the rest:
1. Better Taste
Because the material of ceramic cartridges is more porous than metal carts, the contents of the cart are better absorbed for vaporizing pleasure. This means you’ll get a full flavor profile, and better taste overall. The high dental-grade consistency of ceramic cartridges is also pure than other materials like metal. It’s free of contaminants that typically tint the taste you’re inhaling. These traits alone allow ceramic carts to be highly capable of delivering clean and flavorful hits.
2. Improved Vapor
Like we already mentioned, ceramic cartridges are more porous than metal and other materials. Not only does this add to better flavor, but also increases the surface area of heat. The fuller spectrum of heat increases the amount of product that can be inhaled per puff. Producing robust vapors with less material used overall, improved taste, and allowing ceramic cart contents to last longer, too.
3. Less Burnt Taste
With dry hits from metal carts, it’s not uncommon to inhale an unfavorable burning taste. Since ceramic cartridges don’t use cotton for heat, you’ll eliminate the possibility of tarnishing your taste even further.
4. Clearer View of the Oil Inside
The bright, white background of the ceramic housing allows you to see the quality of the oil better than metal cartridges. Wondering what should you be looking for? Quality oils have a color range similar to honey. Oils that are exceptionally dark should be avoided, but some brands use CRC (Color Remediation Column) to lighten low-quality oil so don’t go for the lightest oil either. The oil should be clean and free of any debris. Looking for Live Resin Oil? Go for the gold. Choose oils like URSA Liquid Diamond Sauce
What Are the Differences Between Ceramic and Metallic Vape Cartridges
The major differences between metal and ceramic cartridges are pretty obvious. One utilizes a heating apparatus or coil from metal, while the other is made from ceramic. Types of ceramic and metal carts can differ, in the way that they heat or the wick that is used. For the most part, the true variance lies in the material alone. That difference however not only affects key components for vaping, like the flavor but the safety, too.
Until recently, metal vape carts have reigned supreme. They were a cost-effective, and reliable way of heating cannabis oil and ejuice through vape carts, and vape pens. That was until lower-quality metal cart material began failing compliance testing. Metal carts, especially those that are cheaply made, have the ability to ‘leach’ into the pure cannabis liquid that’s contained in the adjoining cart.
Leaching is the process of the acidity from the cannabis oil deteriorating the metal material. Which allows harmful metal compounds, like lead to seep into the product. Luckily, there are a number of safe and reputable metal cartridges that can be used by trusted brands that aren’t interested in cutting costs.
Obviously, cannabis connoisseur or not, there’s no conscious consumer that wants to be inhaling dangerous and toxic chemicals. Ceramic cartridges on the other hand, are free of this fear completely and deliver a few additional benefits that pique the interests of frequent vapers. Especially the dental-grade type of ceramic used in URSA Extracts cartridges.
What Does the Future of Vape Hardware Look Like?
We believe low-voltage vape batteries will become much more prevalent in the near future. Experienced dabbers know the importance of temperature, but not everyone who vapes THC understands the importance of temperature and low voltage batteries for their cartridges.
Some of the benefits of using low voltage hardware include enhanced taste, less deterioration of the oil, it hits like flower, and leeches less of the stuff you don’t want.
We also hope to see a future where THC vape cartridge hardware can handle being safely refilled without affecting the flavor or functionality at all. This would reduce the amount of waste that single-use cartridges create and allow consumers additional ways to enjoy their concentrates.
At URSA, we’re committed to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to THC extraction. That includes ensuring the progression, technology, safety, and effectiveness of our vaping hardware. If you’re paying to vape premium concentrates, you shouldn’t have to downgrade the experience with incorrect hardware.
When elevating for premium effects, flavor, and vaping experience – there’s one way to do it, a hit above the rest. That’s with dental-grade ceramic cartridges and their clean, pure vape results. You wouldn’t cut the corners, with any other material choice in your life…So, why choose a lesser material for your vape?