Alchem Expands Liquid Nicotine Production for Electronic Cigarettes

December 7, 2012

Alchem says that its nicotine is virtually clear and colorless, which indicates “exceptional” purity.

Herbal extracts manufacturer Alchem International Ltd. (Minnetonka, MN) has expanded its Ballabgarh, India, facility, which is exclusively dedicated to producing pharmaceutical plant-grade extracts, including liquid nicotine extracted from tobacco leaves for electronic cigarettes.

Laurent Leduc, COO of Alchem USA Inc., says expansion was necessary to meet growing demand from e-liquid manufacturers. (“E-liquid” is the term for the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.)

Alchem says that its nicotine is virtually clear and colorless, which indicates “exceptional” purity. By contrast, the firm says, colored nicotine contains oxidized impurities that not only impact the flavor but also the effectiveness of the nicotine.

“Our liquid nicotine is produced in a pharmaceutical-grade, FDA-inspected facility,” Leduc says.