GREENVILE, N.C. —E-liquid manufacturer Purilum LLC entered an exclusive supply agreement with E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), maker of Leap vapor products.
The long-term contract extends Purilum and EAS’s relationship and offers the option for renewal of the agreement on a rolling basis.
"We look forward to working with EAS while leveraging our decades of experience, technical knowledge and expansive flavor library," said Bianca Iodice, president of Purilum. "At Purilum, we set the standard for excellence in flavor formulation and e-liquid production through rigorous product testing and quality verification. This agreement is a recognition of our investment in a scientific, data-driven approach to flavor delivery, and we are excited for the opportunity to support EAS in its efforts to elevate the consumer experience."
Leap products containing e-liquids provided by Purilum have been on the market since before Aug. 8, 2016, and are under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) process.
EAS, Darien, Conn., owns Leap Vapor—which features smokers and vapors with e-liquid, batteries and multiple nicotine levels—and Leap Go, a line of disposable e-cigarettes. Both moved into the substantive review phase of the PMTA process in July.
"At EAS, we have always held ourselves to the highest standards when supplying adult consumers with products they can trust," said Jacopo D'Alessandris, president and CEO at EAS. "The quality and consistency of Purilum's products are exemplary, and we are excited to continue working with them over the decades to come."
Purilum manufactures high-quality, consistent and science-based e-liquid products, according to the company. It offers bottle, cartomizer and pod and cartridge filling and assembly services at its facility in Greenville, N.C.
Purilum is a joint venture, owned by Pyxus International Inc. subsidiary AOSP Investments LLC and IOTO USA LLC.