Pyxus International, a global value-added agricultural company, announced today its collaboration with Turning Point Brands, a leading U.S. provider of Other Tobacco Products (OTP) and adult consumer alternatives, according to a press release.
The companies have chosen to share certain science-based research and testing data in order to form the foundation for potions of their respective premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) prior to submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Additionally, the companies announced that Turning Point Brands has signed a supply agreement for its house brands of e-liquids, thereby expanding its existing relationship with Pyxus’ joint venture, Purilum, LLC, a manufacturer of top-quality e-liquids, flavor concentrates and finished bottle products.
“We understand that in order to meet the rigorous requirements of the FDA, we need reputable, like-minded partners,” said Pieter Sikkel, President, CEO and Chairman of Pyxus. “Turning Point Brands, which already has a strong relationship with our joint venture Purilum, LLC, has continually demonstrated their commitment to compliance and quality. We’re pleased to be partnering with them to benefit our respective PMTAs.”
The companies will share various costs and key data associated with extensive studies performed to support their respective PMTA submissions. In addition, Purilum currently provides the flavor formulations for some of TPB’s next generation products.
“Purilum has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence in flavor formulation and e-liquid production,” said Graham Purdy, COO of Turning Point Brands. “The quality and consistency of their products are exemplary, and we are excited to continue working with them, as well as Pyxus, over the decades to come.”
“We are proud to be partnering with Turning Point Brands, a leader in the OTP space and an emerging leader in next generation products. This enhanced relationship will be positive for all parties,” said Anthony Dillon, Senior Vice President of Global Specialty Products and Managing Director of E-liquids at Pyxus. “We are on track with the necessary research and testing needed for PMTA filings.”
Both Pyxus and Turning Point Brands anticipate submission of their respective PMTAs on or before the May filing deadline.