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CO2 Plant Extracts 101

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles, west coast sales person at Apeks Supercritical Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! Carbon is the center of life, the #1 element in the universe, and the top choice for cannabis and botanical extraction. From Rosemary to Mary Jane, CO2 extractions are replacing conventional plant extracts and changing the way cannabis is being…

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Fully Automated vs. Manual

August 8, 2017

There are claims that full automation is bad because it limits capability and isn’t flexible. However, this lacks context. Automation only limits the equipment if it’s poorly implemented. Properly automated systems are as flexible as manual systems and offer additional safety protection that manual systems can’t. Automation More expensive: higher capital outlay, but the cost of…

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Apeks recipe for winterization

February 23, 2017

A common secondary processing technique, known as winterization (due to low operating temps of the alcohol/extract), efficiently removes plant waxes from extractions. The result is thinner, higher-potency oils, ideal for vape pens, dabbing and infused products. Listed here are the basic steps to winterization, along with what equipment you’ll need. You can see the winterization process in action…

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Valveless Expansion Technology Patent Awarded!

October 22, 2015

Valveless Expansion Technology Apeks Supercritical is proud to announce that our Valveless Expansion Technology has been granted a patent by the USPTO! The process took about 3 years and the original system that was patented has undergone a number of changes – with new patents coming! USPTO Patent number 9,132,363. Google Patents 9,132,363  …

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