With the proper products and training, processors can extract specific compounds like THC. Understanding boiling points of each compound is critical. Extraction processes takes time, money, and dedication but is well worth it! And with an Apeks Supercritical system utilizing cold separation to preserve the terpenes and other compounds, you can join other customers producing award-winning cannabis oils!
CO2 extracted material is free of residual solvents. Nothing is left behind once the extraction is over since the carbon dioxide bubbles away, leaving no trace in the end product.
Comparing CO2 cannabis extraction to butane or propane? Don’t forget to include the facility costs for processing with a compressed flammable gas.
Other extraction solvents, such as hydrocarbon-based propellants like propane and butane, hexane and pentane, or ethanol/alcohol mixtures, require additional distillation or purging beyond the supercritical CO2 extraction process to separate the solvent from the extracted oil. Carbon dioxide has a very low boiling temperature and wants to be a gas at room temperature, so it naturally separates from the extracted oil, without additional distillation or purging.
CO2 extraction can be done at temperatures native to the plant, minimizing thermal degradation of the plant material and the extracted oil.
Carbon dioxide is readily available and widely used throughout a number of industries. Apeks supercritical CO2 extraction systems recirculate and subsequently recover 95% of the carbon dioxide used in each extraction.
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