Case Study: Bobsled Extracts

Posted on Nov 13, 2019, 10:49:18 AM

Bobsled Extracts purchased their first extractor back in 2017 and it completely transformed their business. 

How can the IO Extractor help your business grow and scale? 

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How It's Made: Terp Sauce

Posted on Oct 30, 2019, 10:10:00 AM

Cannabis concentrate connoisseurs are avidly searching for pure, potent, and flavorful extracts. Whether it’s shatter, wax, live resin, or crumble, premium concentrates contain a higher percentage of cannabinoids compared to fresh or cured marijuana flower buds. Unfortunately, most solvent and solventless extraction methods utilize high temperatures and pressures, which can degrade much of the strain’s original flavor and aroma. 

In recent years, however, a new and especially fragrant extract has gained favor among those that appreciate cannabis’ unique aromatic terpenes along with their THC and CBD. Terp sauce is a type of high-terpene full-spectrum extract (HTFSE) that can take your dabbing experience to a whole other level.

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Key BHO Production Factors

Posted on Oct 23, 2019, 12:27:00 PM

Cannabis concentrate popularity may slowly dwarf flower sales with estimates that see extracts reaching over $13.78 billion in revenue by 2026. High-quality concentrates such as distillates and high-terpene full-spectrum extracts (HTFSE) can be used to make everything from vape cartridges to edibles to topicals for a consumer base starving for product variety. Solvent-based extraction methods are typically used to produce higher, safer, and purer yields than amateur and dangerous open-blasting techniques.

Hydrocarbons such as butane and propane are the solvent of choice for many licensed manufacturers when making butane hash oil (BHO) concentrates. Butane is non-polar and has a relatively low boiling point (31.1ºF), which is particularly helpful when preserving terpenes with lower boiling points than cannabinoids. Besides the solvent solution used, manufacturers must consider multiple factors to determine how much material their equipment will be able to process in a shift.

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Extraction Equipment Financing Q&A: Helo Capital

Posted on Oct 18, 2019, 12:49:51 PM

Getting financing as a cannabis company is littered with federal and banking obstacles that prevent cannabis companies from securing funding to scale. Even entrepreneurs with sizable earnings saved up may require non-traditional financing options to be financially prepared.

Michael Grillo of financing company Helo Capital, specializes in merchant cash advances for businesses looking to get quick capital even with complicated credit scores. Cannabis-friendly financing companies like Helo offer an opportunity for businesses that have nowhere else to turn.

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Flavored Vape Is OUT in Oregon: How Live Resin's Time May Have Just Arrived

Posted on Oct 14, 2019, 9:37:59 AM

The exploding cannabis concentrates market has always attracted bad actors looking to cash in with sub-par products and improperly sourced materials. For those companies taking shortcuts and disregarding the health of the end-user, the chickens may have come home to roost. 

Flavored vape sales have suffered a crushing blow due to a recent health scare that has seen hundreds of vape users hospitalized with a mysterious pulmonary illness. While regulators and researchers haven’t zeroed in on a specific culprit to the epidemic of lung injuries, they suspect harmful additives or shoddy vape hardware as the components responsible. 

Regardless of the origins of this deadly vaping-related illness, live resin now stands alone as the best choice for consumers concerned with their own health and well-being. 

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Luna Technologies Becomes Exclusive Pre-Approved Hydrocarbon Extraction Equipment Provider in Canada

Posted on Oct 2, 2019, 1:09:09 PM

This September, Luna Technologies received its Canadian Registration Number, the first hydrocarbon extraction equipment manufacturer to achieve this goal.

Our IO Extractor, a fully automated hydrocarbon extractor capable of processing 20 pounds per hour of biomass with the push of a button, is now the ONLY hydrocarbon cannabis oil extractor that is pre-approved for use in Canada. Processors who want to get a jump on production can utilize our equipment right out of the box, without waiting for CRN registration. Customers will be sent a registration number along with the equipment.

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What Is Closed-Loop Extraction? A Look at Process, Safety & Benefits

Posted on Aug 12, 2019, 10:05:00 AM

The rise of cannabis concentrates has created a need for increasingly powerful, automated, and safe industrial-grade extraction equipment for botanicals. While manufacturers employ a variety of solvent-based and solventless extraction techniques to create cannabis concentrates, light hydrocarbon extraction, i.e. BHO, is the most efficient method.

Modern BHO extraction systems don't just comply with building and fire codes, they help businesses scale operations and meet growing demand for pure and flavorful full-spectrum extracts.

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Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on Jul 24, 2019, 10:10:00 AM

Butane stands apart from other popular extraction solvents such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and ethanol in its efficacy at separating cannabis and hemp's full chemical profile of therapeutic cannabinoids and terpenes.

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Extraction Explained: Debunking Myths & Clarifying Terminology

Posted on Jul 22, 2019, 2:19:03 PM

The extracts and concentrates industry is constantly evolving and developing new processes and products to satisfy every type of cannabis and hemp consumer. Along with it, new terminology has emerged to capture the differences in the various complex extraction processes. Terms such as CBD isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum have all made their way into the vernacular of the extraction industry, and are often times used incorrectly or interchangeably.

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Residual Solvent Testing — Achieving 0 Parts Per Million

Posted on May 31, 2019, 2:44:02 PM

Cannabis extracts and concentrates have long been made with solvent-based and solventless methods. Various solvents including butane, carbon dioxide (CO2), and ethyl alcohol can be used to remove the therapeutic cannabinoids from the raw plant matter. One of the most popular and efficient solvents used is butane, because it extracts the full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids from the plant, producing high-potency and quality concentrates.  

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Cut Labor Costs
Automated controls eliminate weeks or months of apprenticeship training required for manually controlled hydrocarbon systems.

Eliminate Operator Error
Pre-programmed recipe-monitoring system checks pressures and temperatures hundreds of times per second to remove risk of operator error.

Increase Capacity
Process 18 pounds of dried plant material or 25 pounds of fresh-frozen material per run. Single operator can process 400 pounds of biomass in a single day.

Improve Run Time
50-minute average run time with a 10-minute soak. Run-to-run changeover times of two minutes.

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