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POPE SCIENTIFIC INC.

Industry Leading Hemp & Cannabis Processing Equipment 

Backed by over 50 years of industry processing experience: Pope Scientific’s Wiped-Film Short Path Molecular Stills are recognized as the premier machines in the marijuana industry for cannabis distillation, including hemp oil distillation and terpene recovery after extraction. We have led the way worldwide in high-vacuum molecular distillation and wiped-film evaporation equipment, technology, and processing services since 1975. Final purification of THC and CBD to the highest levels of quality, clarity, yield, and product value are readily performed on Pope equipment. Today, Pope sits at the forefront of cannabis processing technology with distillation, post extraction, and isolation equipment being provided in the USA and internationally.

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  • Isolation of CBD

    Introduction CBD isolation is performed by many processors to create a THC-free product for their end-user for a variety of reasons. For those who [...]

  • Understanding Short-Path, Fractional and Pope’s Wiped-Film Molecular Stills

    Understanding the difference between short-path, fractional and Pope’s wiped-film molecular stills: Oftentimes when people are considering distillation equipment for processing hemp and cannabis, there [...]

  • Introducing the New Pope ProPass-600 Canna Still

    Providing the highest performance - greatest throughput / price ratio Recognized for decades for molecular distillation excellence, Pope Scientific proudly presents the ProPass 600 [...]

  • Pope Exhibiting at MJBizCon 2021

    Every year, more cannabis industry deals get done at MJBizCon than any other event by far!  Pope is extremely excited to be back in [...]

  • Isolation of CBD

    Introduction CBD isolation is performed by many processors to create a THC-free product for their end-user for a variety of reasons. For those who [...]

  • Understanding Short-Path, Fractional and Pope’s Wiped-Film Molecular Stills

    Understanding the difference between short-path, fractional and Pope’s wiped-film molecular stills: Oftentimes when people are considering distillation equipment for processing hemp and cannabis, there [...]

  • Introducing the New Pope ProPass-600 Canna Still

    Providing the highest performance - greatest throughput / price ratio Recognized for decades for molecular distillation excellence, Pope Scientific proudly presents the ProPass 600 [...]

  • Pope Exhibiting at MJBizCon 2021

    Every year, more cannabis industry deals get done at MJBizCon than any other event by far!  Pope is extremely excited to be back in [...]

  • Isolation of CBD

    Introduction CBD isolation is performed by many processors to create a THC-free product for their end-user for a variety of reasons. For those who [...]

  • Understanding Short-Path, Fractional and Pope’s Wiped-Film Molecular Stills

    Understanding the difference between short-path, fractional and Pope’s wiped-film molecular stills: Oftentimes when people are considering distillation equipment for processing hemp and cannabis, there [...]

  • Introducing the New Pope ProPass-600 Canna Still

    Providing the highest performance - greatest throughput / price ratio Recognized for decades for molecular distillation excellence, Pope Scientific proudly presents the ProPass 600 [...]

  • Pope Exhibiting at MJBizCon 2021

    Every year, more cannabis industry deals get done at MJBizCon than any other event by far!  Pope is extremely excited to be back in [...]

Latest Videos

Cannabis & Tech Today interview with Pope Scientific Process/Sales Engineer Ben Kultgen

This video provides an overview of how volatile materials can affect your distillation process, and how you can identify them. 

Two Pass Method for Purifying Cannabinoids With a Wiped-Film Still 

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🇺🇸 Wishing everyone a fun and safe Independence Day! 🇺🇸⁠
Pope is closed July 4th, 2022. ⁠

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CBD isolation is performed by many processors to create a THC-free product for their end-user for a variety of reasons. For those who have had the opportunity to isolate CBD using #crystallization, it is apparent that the material will readily form #crystals, sometimes almost to a fault. Controlling this crystallization becomes quite important when the user is looking to create consistent and repeatable outcomes from their process.⁠

This article will focus on a high-level background of crystallization and why specific methods are recommended for isolating #CBD.⁠

👉Access the full app note from the link in bio. ⁠

#cbdisolation #appnote #Processing #CBDprocessing #nutsche #reactor #labprocess #THC #cannabiz
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Incorporate the same scheme and design utilized by pharmaceutical and fine chemical companies to optimize your #CBD #Isolation. Simultaneously running a #crystallizing #Reactor and a #Nutsche Filter Dryer provide efficiency along with the greatest purity, yield, and product value in your application. ⁠

The advantages of pairing a Reactor and Nutsche Filter-Dryer include:⁠

🔹 Each vessel is optimally designed for performing these two different processes⁠

🔹Saves time by having both processes running simultaneously⁠

🔹Can be performed with no open handling of the raw material or slurry⁠

🔹 Isolation is a critical operation, and often the final step in the entire manufacturing process.⁠

🔹 Pope Scientific’s Nutsches are preferred-proven for CBD crystallizing isolation to 99.9%, with less than 0.3%, to undetectable #THC levels.⁠

Learn more about our #turnkey isolation #equipment and sizes available. ⁠


#isolate #cbdcrystal #cbdisolate #processing #ANFD #nutsches #filtering #reaction #crystallization #manufacturing #purity #isolates ⁠
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Today we remember and honor the women and men who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.⁠ 🇺🇸⁠

#thankyou #memorialday #usa #neverforgotten
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During the course of post-extraction cannabinoid #processing, one of the steps normally (though not always) carried out is the conversion of the non-active acid form of the #cannabinoid(s) to the active form, prior to final product completion. This is accomplished utilizing a chemical reaction named #decarboxylation, (“decarbing” for short). The reaction can be performed at a choice of two different stages in the processing sequence; either with the #biomass prior to extraction or else with the liquid form after #extraction. In either case, the reaction is driven by heating to increased temperatures (normally between 110° and 150°C) for a specified amount of time (normally between 0.5 and 3 hours), though some operators use more extreme parameters. The reasons for choosing between the pre-extraction and post-extraction methods and the specific parameters used are various and depend on the processor’s feedstock and product goals. Post-extraction decarbing is more common and is the method covered in this article... Read the full article, link in bio! ⁠


#solventremoval #decarbing #decard #cannabisprocessing #hempprocessing #lab #postextraction #vessels #cannabiz #distillation #CO2 #ethanol
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Nutches... What are they and how are they used? ⁠

Nutche Filter Dryers are used for critical high purity separations of liquids and solids. ⁠

Today they are being used in the #cannabis industry, while historically Pope Nutsches have been utilized in pharmaceutical, bio-tech, electronics, specialty chemical, and other high purity applications in laboratories, pilot plants, and production units around the world. ⁠

With this #separation being a critical operation because it is often the final step in the entire manufacturing process, Pope Nutsches are preferred—proven for #CBD #crystalizing isolation to 99+%⁠

Interested? We stock many standard sizes. Reach out to learn more. Link in bio. 🔗⁠

Nutsche Features and Options:⁠
🔹 Vessel Sizes from 1-liter to 1000 liters or more.⁠

🔹 304 L or 316L stainless steel fabrication. Other alloys and coatings available.⁠

🔹 ASME certified for full vacuum and pressures up to 200 psi at wide range of temperatures. Other certification available.⁠

🔹 Pharmaceutical and food grade / sanitary designs and finishes.⁠

🔹 Full range of mixing /agitation options including rising / lowering agitators and conventional mixers.⁠

🔹 Limitless other optional components⁠

🔹 THCA/CBD Crystallization⁠

🔹 Jacketed for Precise Temperature Control⁠

🔹 Better than Buchner Funnels⁠


#ANFD #popescientific #purewithpope #processing #nutsches #filtering #filterdryer #crystallization #cbdcrystals #cbdisolate #isoalteion #isolate
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Making CBD Isolate: What solvents are used in the isolation process? 💎⁠

Most customers utilize heptane and/or pentane for this process, procured in the highest purity available. Heptane (C-7) is often considered preferable due to its greater boiling point (98.4°C) when compared to pentane (C-5) with its BP being 36.1°C. Highly flammable solvents like these are particularly much more dangerous if their BP is low like pentane’s is. Hexane (C-6) is typically avoided, partially due to its ability to hold a static charge, creating higher fire risk as it is transferred through vessels and piping.⁠

Read more crystallization/isolation FAQs. 🔗Link in bio. ⁠

Have questions? Interested in turnkey crystallization equipment? Contact Pope.⁠


#crystallization #isolation #isolate #solvents #processing #cbdisolate #purewithpope #postextraction #nutsche #reactor #lab #heptane #pentane
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THE CLASSIC:⁠

Extremely effective and efficient for cannabis distillation, the Pope 2″ glass Canna Still system is today’s most popular starting point for producers of high-grade #THC and #CBD concentrates for #dab, #shatter, #vape pens, #tinctures, hash #oil, #edibles, and other forms. It is based on proven fundamental designs going back to 1950 and offered by Pope since 1976, with many improvements incorporated over the years. This molecular short path distillation system is comprised of components carefully selected to provide the concentrate manufacturer with a complete turnkey package optimized for cannabinoid work.⁠

Did you start out on a 2" Pope? ⁠

Learn more about our standard Wiped FIlm Canna Stills - Link in bio⁠

#wipedfilm #distillation #glass #concentrates #purewithpope #distillate #cannabis #hemp #classic #processing #
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#Repost @herbndesign
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Pope is dope #popescientific #cannabisscience #separation #terpenes #cbd #thc #cbn #cbg #boilingpoint #wipedfilm #253bringstheheat #413 #Massachusetts #253inthe413
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If you’re considering adding distillation to your #cannabinoid production or require help in distillation process improvement, reach out to Pope. In addition to our well-known wiped-film molecular distillation equipment product lines, Pope runs a very active toll distillation services department.⁠

The tolling department includes a range of toll production stills with throughputs up to 230 kg/hr, pilot plant process development equipment and lab-scale feasibility testing stills. ⁠

Our trials and piloting help determine what improvement in purity, yield, color and clarity is possible through distillation. ⁠

Learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you... Link in Bio
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Learn how volatiles can affect your distillation process in our video/blog. ⁠

Link in bio!⁠

If you have run wiped-film equipment before, you likely have run into vacuum issues at least once in your career. Weak vacuum can often be caused by a leak in your system, which is normally readily found, but can be sometimes frustrating to fix. (If you do need help on your Pope system, we have a team of technical resources who can help you out with this.) However, if your system is vacuum-tight and the pressure increases dramatically above the desired range when feeding material to the still – what might be the issue? The cause is likely the presence of volatiles in your feed material. ⁠

#volatiles #distillation #wipedfilm #distillate #purity #feedmaterial #cannabisprocessing #hempprocessing⁠
#cannabiz
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How does isolation by crystallization remove #THC from #CBD distillate? 💎⁠

By mixing the CBD distillate with a solvent the material becomes dissolved. As this solution is slowly chilled, the CBD will begin to become supersaturated and crystallize. Crystals are highly organized structures and usually are at their lowest energy state when they are comprised of identical homogeneous units. Therefore, under the right conditions as the CBD #molecules, (the most abundant component in the solution) begin to fall into the #crystal lattices, (think perfectly played Tetris) it will eject impurities, also known as “inclusions”, which simply do not fit into the lattice. Everything gets kicked out of the growing lattice, including THC. Once crystals are formed and filtered away from the remaining liquid, some impurities remain on the surface of the crystals, contaminating them. To remove this, the crystal product is washed with fresh solvent prior to drying.⁠

Want to know more about #processing CBD isolate? Read more on our FAQs page or talk with one of our experts. Link in bio. 🔗⁠

#crystallization #purewithpope #cbdisolate #hemp #cbdprocessing #nutsche #filtering #lab #isolation #distillate #CBDdistillate
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Thinking of scaling up? ⁠
⁠In addition to our standard Wiped-Film Still Systems, we also produce turnkey skid-mounted industrial production systems. ⁠
No matter what size your operation is, Pope can supply the right-sized short-path distillation equipment to achieve unmatched post-extraction #THC and #CBD purity and yield. ⁠
⁠We will help you scale-up when you’re ready. ⁠
⁠Pope’s experts are available to help you determine what scale and equipment will work best for your desired product yield and scale.⁠

What to learn more? 🔗 Link in bio.⁠

Pictured: Pope Turnkey 3-stage PLC controlled,⁠ pharma-grade cannabinoid distillation system.⁠

#scaleup #popescientific #distillation #pharmagrade #cannabinoid #wipedfilm #cannabiscommunity #cannabiz #hempprocessing #postextraction #wipedfilmdistillation #extraction #labequipment #distillate #purewithpope
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Have you ever toured our glass shop? ⁠
Pope's skilled #glassblowers keep churning out parts! We've got replacement glass parts in stock for quick shipment. We also can do repairs on your pope glass work quickly to keep you running. ⁠

Have questions? Contact us today. DM or call 262-268-9300. ⁠

#glassparts #repairs #glassshop #labglass #replacementglass #distillation #wipedfilmglass #glassblowing #labparts #instock #usamade #popescientific #lab #purewithpope #glassrepairs #pope ⁠
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Oftentimes when people are considering #distillation equipment for processing #hemp and #cannabis, there seems to be a lot of confusion and misuse of terminology with short-path stills, fractional stills and Pope’s wiped-film molecular stills. While this is covered in our FAQs section, we have explored some of the key points in our latest blog post. ⁠

Read it now - Link in Bio! ⁠🔗⁠

#shortpath #wipedfilm #wipedfilmstill #distillate #highpuritydistillate #cannabiz #fractional #moleculardistillation #shortpathdistillation #cannabisprocessing #purewithpope #wipedfilmstills #popescientific #newblog
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Isn't this beautiful? Distillate made with @PopeScientificinc wiped-film stills. ⁠

📸Photo @alaskanhashqueen⁠

#cannabis #hemp #distillate #wipedfilm #wipedfilmstill #distillation #puregold #pope #purewithpope
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Long lead times got you down? Get up and running with Pope in weeks, not months.😎⁠

Our standard 2″, 4″ and 6″ Wiped Film Canna Stills currently have a lead time of 3-5 weeks for USA shipping.⁠

Also...To provide the best possible customer service, Pope keeps nearly all standard replacement parts in stock for overnight shipping when required. Our on-site glass shop also provides quick turnaround for glass repairs and spares, plus offers capabilities for modifications and custom components and apparatus. Contact us for your special needs!⁠

Read more and inquire - Link in bio.⁠

#glassshop #supplychain #popescientific #wipedfilm #distillation #processing #popecanna #cannabiz #distillate #wipedfilmdistillation #WFS #replacementparts #glass #repairs #USAmade⁠
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Nothing makes us happier than our customers success. 🙌

Thank you for the shoutout!

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We got that good distillate running out here in Missouri. Thank you to @popescientificinc for always providing quality equipment. I cant wait to get a big run through our continuous run setup.

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