Alchem ups Nicselect production

Alchem ups Nicselect production

January 6, 2015

Alchem International has installed new equipment at its Houston, Texas, USA, factory and is dramatically increasing the production of Nicselect nicotine blends. Customers can purchase Nicselect nicotine blends in five-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums and in new 275-gallon totes.

“Few can offer nicotine blends in drums, let alone totes,” says Tom Schrier, Alchem International’s vice president of business development and sales. “The growth of the e-juice market means many companies are buying nicotine in drum quantities.

“Offering totes was the next logical step; they’re easier to handle and are also more cost-effective. The addition of totes is just another sign of our capability to satisfy the growing needs of this rapidly growing market,” Schrier says.

According to Alchem International, Nicselect blends contain all premium USP and kosher-grade ingredients, blended in the U.S at a GMP- and ISO9001-certified facility. Every batch carries its own certificate of analysis and is packed into leak-proof, secure containers to maintain freshness.

Since pure liquid nicotine is hazardous, most e-juice makers prefer working with nicotine blends, according to Schrier. Nicselect contains 10 percent pure liquid nicotine and 90 percent of propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG).

PG is preferred by some manufacturers for its ability to blend with other flavors, while vapor-producing VG has grown in popularity with so-called “cloud chasers,” vapers who enjoy blowing large clouds of steam. Many e-juice makers mix PG and VG together with a variety of food-grade flavorings to create signature e-liquids.

While nicotine has a very long shelf life, customers still want the blends to be as fresh as possible, says Schrier. “We replace the oxygen with inert gas in the totes to minimize oxidation and color change,” he explains.

Naturally extracted from tobacco plants in Alchem International’s FDA-inspected facility, Nicselect exceeds the standards set forth by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, the official authority that regulates prescription and health care products manufactured or sold in the U.S.

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