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Apeks Supercritical 1500-1L benchtop system provides CO2 extraction solution to small herbal extract and essential oil companies

August 21, 2013

Nate Ames, Director of Engineering for Apeks, was interviewed for a recent article in Nutraingredients-usa.com which highlights our 1500-1L benchtop system as a solution for smaller botanical oil extraction companies. Nate and the author, Hank Schultz, discuss how there is a lack of affordable automated equipment in the food processing industry and how Apeks is…

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Apeks equipment highlighted in Business Insider article

August 20, 2013

Check out this article from Business Insider highlighting our 1500-5L supercritical CO2 system with an additional 20L vessel module at our customer Dixie Elixirs. The article does a great job showing how medical marijuana is processed from seed to sale, and has lots of pictures including this one of our system installed in Dixie’s food…

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Apeks unveils fully automated, closed loop system

August 19, 2013

We completed development of our closed loop 1500-1L Benchtop CO2 extraction system. The new technology uses approximately 2-lb of carbon dioxide, runs off 110-volts, is closed loop (recovers the CO2 after use) and is fully automated. This 1500-1L is the first of its kind in the market place, it requires no input or oversight from…

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Andy Joseph will be guest on Mike Boutin’s “Cannabis Nation Radio”

August 15, 2013

On Friday, August 16, at 5:00 PST, Andy Joseph will be a guest on Cannabis Nation Radio hosted by Mike Boutin and Julie Rose. Andy will be discussing extraction and concentration methods, extraction equipment and what to look for when considering making a purchase. You can listen live to the show this Friday at 5:00…

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Apeks featured in The Magazine

August 15, 2013

This week’s issue of The Magazine features Apeks Supercritical in an article called “Potpourri” written by Michelle Goodman. The article describes one of our 1500-5L systems being used by our Seattle customer Evergreen Health Center, and has some interesting perspective and insights into Andy Joseph’s work and family life….

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MMJ Business Daily Asks Apeks for Insight

August 7, 2013

MMJ Business Daily said that many of their readers were looking for more insight on how to purchase botanical oil extraction equipment. There is a lot of companies out their using smoke and mirrors to sell their systems. Apeks is one of the few that has an R&D program, standardized designs using ASME compliant pressure…

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Apeks feature on America Tonight

August 2, 2013

Apeks was visited today by the America Tonight crew. Andy Joseph, the Apeks team and the Joseph family were interviewed by Lori Jane Ghila for a special to be aired on Al Jazeera America later this month….

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Extraction Safety Moment – July 2013

July 30, 2013

There are countless ways to construct a pressure vessel. One of which is to weld ANSI flanges to pipe. This method is safe and allowed by ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel code. However, it is important that the pipe be fully welded to the top and bottom of the flange (or ID and OD in…

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Kava Kava Extraction at Apeks Supercritical

July 23, 2013

Apeks Supercritical’s engineers completed an amazing CO2 extraction on Kava Kava. Using the 1500-5L system (5-liter extraction vessel), Apeks extracted roughly 200 grams of highly concentrated Kava Kava oil in just over 2 hours. Testing is proceeding to determine how much can be extracted without changing out the raw material. The following video link (Kava…

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