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Alchem International Announces NicSelectTM, New Branding for Its Liquid Nicotine

‘Vaping-Grade’ Nicotine to be Introduced at Vapefest Sept. 20-21


Minneapolis, MN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/20/2013 --Alchem International, a world-class manufacturer of plant-based chemicals for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries, announces a new brand name for its liquid nicotine USP (U.S. Pharmacopeia).

NicSelectTM is the new brand name of Alchem’s “vaping-grade” nicotine – liquid nicotine that doesn’t just meet but exceeds USP standards for quality purity.

“It’s important to know that all nicotine is not created equal,” said Laurent Leduc, chief operating officer of Alchem, an FDA-inspected facility that has been producing pure liquid nicotine since 1985. “We’re at Vapefest to educate e-cigarette and e-juice users and manufacturers that they should be using only the freshest and purest nicotine, or ‘vaping-grade’ nicotine,” he said.

Alchem is a platinum level sponsor of Vapefest, which is attracting hundreds of e-cigarette retailers, manufacturers and enthusiasts to Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and 21.

Alchem has been selling pharma-grade liquid nicotine for nicotine patches and gums, and is now marketing and selling its ‘vaping-grade’ nicotine to e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturer such as Vermillion River Supply.

“After four-plus years in the industry, I finally found the high quality liquid nicotine that stays consistent batch after batch,” said Dave Pettis, president of Vermillion River Supply.

While nicotine itself is not carcinogenic, the impurities that can result in manufacturing nicotine can be, said Leduc. “Only NicSelect is manufactured in an FDA-inspected plant, and it actually exceeds USP standards for both purity and impurity levels,” he said.

Leduc explained that while liquid nicotine such as NicSelect is extracted from tobacco plants, some liquid nicotine is synthetically produced or extracted from nicotine sulfate. “There are very basic questions that every e-juice maker and vaper should ask, and the most basic question is: where is your nicotine coming from, and how is it produced?

“All bottles and packaging should be accurately labeled with the manufacturer name, FDA registration number and product name,” Leduc said, adding that every batch of NicSelect carries its own certificate of analysis. “Pure nicotine is very dangerous and fatal if exposed to the skin, so it’s vital that it has a warning label that clearly indicates it’s liquid nicotine USP for e-cigarette manufacturing.”

Leduc cautions that nicotine should be packed into leak-proof, secure containers as soon as it's produced with all oxygen flushed out to retain its freshness and superior flavor. Freshness is important for the best vapor production.

“Remember, e-cigarette safety is only as good as the quality of the ingredients inside them, starting with the quality of the nicotine,” Leduc said.

NicSelect is available in both full strength (1,000 mg/ml or 100% nicotine) or blended (100 mg/ml or 10% nicotine) with propylene glycol (PG) and/or vegetable glycerin (VG). NicSelect is stocked in the U.S. and Europe for faster delivery to domestic customers.

For more information on NicSelect, visit, or contact Alchem in the U.S. at, or call 952-933-3822.

About Alchem International
Alchem International is a world-class, FDA-inspected manufacturer of plant-based chemicals for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Alchem manufactures NicSelectTM, pure liquid nicotine that doesn’t just meet but exceeds U.S. Pharmacopeia standards for purity and impurity levels. Alchem has sold pharma-grade liquid nicotine for nicotine patches and gums for many years, and is now selling NicSelectTM ‘vaping-grade’ nicotine to e-cigarette and e-juice manufacturers.