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CO2 Plant Extracts 101

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles 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 consumed. CO2 extracts are the highest quality…

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Investing in CO2 Extraction Systems

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! It’s all about the yield… or is it? When doing research on plant extraction machines business owners and investors simply want to understand the ROI. The problem is that yield is not the only part of the equation. If your goal is to extract medicinal compounds and…

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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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Butane Extractions

August 7, 2017

–by Scott Sondles Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! Butane cannabis extracts are loved in many circles and are vilified in others. On the one hand butane was the go-to extraction method of black market entrepreneurs and provided more potent medicine to patients. On the other, this extraction technique can turn into a ball of flames…

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What Else Can I Process with my Apeks system?

July 18, 2017

Our R&D department is constantly testing on new substances to see if we can extract something. Here’s what we’ve tried so far: Pepper seeds Vanilla Algae Kava Kava Lavender Turmeric Cacao Mangosteen (an Asian fruit) Hops Coffee Seaweed Coconut Mint Bee Pollen Our customers tell us that in addition to the obvious, they’ve extracted: Hemp…

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Extraction room requirements

April 27, 2017

Space and room requirements for Apeks systems     To help plan your extraction rooms, here is a list of dimensions and components you’ll need to house your Apeks systems:  Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit minimum, 80 degrees maximum Electrical cabinets: 3′ clearance in front   Room dimensions: 20′ x 20′ x 8′ ceiling height (this size accommodates lab equipment) …

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Ohio House Democratic Minority Leader Fred Strahorn Visits Apeks!

October 29, 2015

Legalization We were proud to host Ohio House of Representatives Democratic Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at Apeks yesterday! We demonstrated our CO2 extraction equipment and discussed legalization of marijuana in Ohio. Leader Strahorn spent 2 hours at Apeks and gave us some fantastic insight into the Ohio legislature and Ohio ballot issues 2 and 3,…

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