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We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

OUR THOUGHTS & LATEST NEWS

We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

OUR THOUGHTS & LATEST NEWS

We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

OUR THOUGHTS & LATEST NEWS

We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

OUR THOUGHTS & LATEST NEWS

We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

OUR THOUGHTS & LATEST NEWS

We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

OUR THOUGHTS & LATEST NEWS

We aim to stay at the forefront of the category through service, innovation and thought leadership – stay up to date through our blog.

Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...

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Building An Extraction Business? Know Where To Start, Before You Start.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up an astounding 99.7 percent of all business within the U.S. The perks of owning your own business are vast, and include flexibility for growth, working toward financial independence, investing in your passion, and better still, investing in yourself. With extraction now constituting the fastest growing segment of the cannabis marketplace, savvy entrepreneurs are diving headfirst into this lucrative field. We know that the time to start an extraction business is now, but where should one start, before they start? Not...

SOPs – The New Standard in Extraction Success

Since it was first invented by John Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola has become one of the world's best selling soft drinks. Coke is sold in more than 200 countries, and remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. A key factor behind Coca Cola’s immense success is its consistency. Whether you purchase a Coke in Bangkok or Boise, you as a consumer know exactly what you’re getting. Uniformity of behaviors, products and services brings a defined characteristic and perception of your company or brand to consumers. Additionally, this standardization aids in maximizing productivity and efficiency, as training, safety,...

Extraction Automation: The Power to Improve Output and Reduces Errors

In 1785, an automatic flour mill was developed by Oliver Evans, making it the first completely automated industrial process. Since that that moment, industries have recognized the value of automation to improve output and reduce production and manufacturing errors, and have worked diligently to introduce automation into their product development strategies.  Historically, the cannabinoid industry hasn’t been afforded the improved outputs and error reductions that automation offers. Xtraction Services, with our innovative equipment and services offerings, are bringing automation to the forefront, elevating the extraction industry for the better. Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order...

CO2 Extraction - Better Than BHO?

From higher potency, to ease of use, and the preservation of certain cannabis terpene profiles, extracts have become the go-to for cannabis consumers. The two most common extraction methods for transforming flower or trim into oils are butane extraction (BHO) and CO2. While both methods provide an end product with high THC and Cannabinoid content, the extraction methods and output are considerably different. It is therefore imperative to understand the intricacies of both common extraction methods before determining which practice is best for you, your brand, and your consumer base. The methods for extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants...

Looking for Extraction Equipment? You Need to Check Out a Con

Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON is short for the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. They have conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.  ...

Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Methods And The Products They Produce

Cannabis is no longer only ingested by smoking. The emerging industry has introduced a variety of concentrated products and for someone new to the space, it may be difficult to identify the right product. Since recreational and medical markets somewhat overlap and naming is inconsistent, it makes it challenging for many consumers to make an educated decision and to better understand what they are ingesting.  Here are some methods of extraction and the type of products they make: Hydrocarbon Extracts- A majority of extracts utilize butane (BHO), propane (PHO), or a combination of the two as a non-polar solvent. These...

Why You Should Decarboxylate Before Extracting?

    The most abundant cannabinoid in a typical cannabis plant is THCa. This is the acidic precursor to THC, which is non-psychoactive. To make it psychoactive, the molecule may be heated to remove a carboxyl functional group from its structure. This process is called decarboxylation and occurs when the plant is smoked. This is why eating an untampered plant will not give one a psychoactive effect, but smoking it will. This process also occurs in CBD. CBDa loses its functional group and becomes CBD, which has different chemical and medicinal properties. Orally-ingested CBD oil must first be decarboxylated before...

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System?

Why Does Pressure Matter in Your Supercritical CO2 System? Pressure is important because it is one of the key variables directly related to productivity.. If you hold the temperature constant, an increase in pressure will increase the solvating power of CO2. Without achieving proper pressure levels in your system you will fail to extract the full quantity of THC that your plant has to offer in a timely manner. Let’s look at the effect of pressure on CO2 extraction parameters: In 2017, researchers demonstrated that pressure has a direct effect on the total mass of extract produced. Pressures of 34 MPa (4,931...