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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CANNABIS DISTILLATION PACKAGES

ISOLATION

DECARBOXYLATION

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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, extraction, and isolation equipment being provided in the USA and internationally.

Contact us

CANNABIS DISTILLATION PACKAGES

ISOLATION

DECARBOXYLATION

Wiped-Film Molecular
Distillation Equipment 

Engineered and manufactured in the USA, Pope’s critical processing equipment has been utilized worldwide by the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food and fine chemical industries.  Our distillation systems available from lab through multi-stage production size, to greater than 100 kg/hr throughput.

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Wiped Film Distillation

Reaction and Processing
Systems 

Pope’s processing equipment is available in lab testing, pilot plant and production scale. Our unparalleled depth of experience in equipment design, application support, toll processing, piloting and testing help you achieve the best possible results.

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Pope Reactor for Processing Cannabis

Recent Blog Posts & News

Check out our blog for technical articles, upcoming events, best practices, industry news and product updates.

Summer Kick-Off Sale Includes: 

  • 5% discount off our standard wiped-film still distillation systems (Includes 2”, 4” and 6” systems)
    • + 20% off stainless-steel components (internal condenser and body) within a WFS package
  • 20% discount on stainless-steel conversion kits – the kit consists of a stainless steel body, internal condenser, and all the necessary adapters to insert it on an existing glass still.
  • 8% discount on turnkey single or multistage wiped-film distillation systems – 6”, 9” and 12” size (up to 60+ kg/hr feedrate!)
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Recent Blog Posts & News

Check out our blog for technical articles, upcoming events, best practices, industry news and product updates.

In this video, Pope’s Process & Sales Engineer, Ben Kultgen, introduces Pope’s Nutsche Filter-Dryer for the final isolation of cannabinoids. Many cannabinoid isolates are created by taking a distilled extract, combining it with a solvent, and then using temperature change or evaporation to create a slurry of formed crystals and solvent. The Nutsche filter dryer comes into play after this slurry is created. The slurry can be transferred into the Nutsche where the filtrate, also known as mother liquor, is forced through a bottom filter disc, resulting in a wet cake of crystalline cannabinoid.

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ben kultgen introduces popes nutsche filter dryer for the final isolation of cannabinoids

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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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👉 Did you know Pope runs an active tolling department? ⁠

🔗 LINK IN BIO for more information on our tolling services and how we've helped #cannabinoid customers optimize their processing. ⁠

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 at our WI facility. ⁠

We've been assisting customers with developing, optimizing and commercializing their distillation processes for years. ⁠

Pope is licensed by the FDA in food #GMP and is also kosher and halal certified. We have a #Hemp Processing License with the state of Wisconsin and are able to trial any cannabinoid feed that has a Fit for Commerce Certificate.⁠

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❓ What is the typical purity and yield of CBD isolate when starting from distillate? ⁠

This can vary greatly, but for example, it is typical for a > 85 % purity CBD distillate to become > 99.5% purity CBD in an #isolate, containing from less than 0.01 % down to an undetectable amount of THC. The yield, i.e., the amount of total available #CBD in the #distillate which ends up in the final isolated product, has been found to vary anywhere from 65% to 85% (from 15 to 35% yield loss). Higher quality starting material and higher operator skill will lead to greater yield and purity.⁠

Want to learn more? Visit our isolation/crystallization FAQs page. Link in bio 🔗⁠




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🇺🇲 Happy Independence Day from Pope Scientific! 🇺🇲Wishing everyone a fun & safe holiday weekend! ⁠

Please note, Pope offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th. 🎆⁠

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❓ Why does removing volatiles before the first distillation pass matter so much?⁠

The goal of the first distillation pass is to remove as many of the terpenes as possible. If these are removed well in pass 1, it will allow for higher performance during pass 2, with less flashing and greater vacuum, throughput, purity, yield, and clarity. However, if the feed to pass 1 also contains leftover solvent—typically ethanol—it weakens the overall operating vacuum, (no matter what type of, or how large the vacuum pumps are), leading to less terpene removal. This has a spillover effect because pass 2 is burdened with more terpenes in the feed, diminishing the above-mentioned performance and results of this pass. It’s best to have much less than 0.5% solvent in the pass 1 feed.⁠

Want to learn more? 🔗 Link in bio to our #youtube channel where Pope's Ryan covers the topic in more depth. 📹⁠

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🚨Our #stainlesssteel Conversion Kits are on sale for a limited time. 20% OFF!!!🚨 Keep reading👇⁠

Pope Scientific offers standard 2”, 4” and 6” Wiped-Film Still systems fabricated with 316L stainless steel in addition to glass. These Wiped-Film Stills not only offer a more robust construction, but also allow you to process at greater feed-rates. Stainless-steel has a greater thermal conductivity coefficient than borosilicate glass. This provides more than double the processing capacity for a still of the same size. In addition, 4” and 6” stainless steel internal condensers have high surface area due to a multiple vertical tube design, allowing yet additional throughput. ⁠

For customers with existing all-glass stills, Pope’s 316L SS conversion kits are available. These consist of a stainless-steel body and internal condenser plus all the necessary adapters and clamps to re-attach the existing glass components. ⁠

Pope recommends that operators be experienced with the Wiped-Film Stills in glass, with their greater process visibility, before switching over to stainless steel.⁠

Questions? Quote your kit? Contact us, we are ready to help. ⁠

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Have you considered using a mass balance to evaluate your distillation process? This super helpful tool should be in every processer's toolbox! Check out this helpful article and guide. Link in bio!⁠

If the average person was asked to do a mass balance on a system, they might not quite understand what is required. However, for chemical engineers and industrial process chemists, this is something learned quite early in their curriculum. While it is a tool often used by chemical engineers, there is no reason why it should not be part of any processor’s toolbox.
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Beautiful distillate...Thanks for the great shot from @vapencali. We love seeing what our customers produce! Send us your Pope pics to be featured!⁠


@Vapen labs produce top-quality concentrates with an emphasis on terpene retention and product purity. Their lab features state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed by skilled #chemists, #botanists, lab technicians and specialists in pharmaceutical research.⁠
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#Cannabinoids have been used by humans for millennia. All the while, the source has been plant-derived, (phytocannabinoids), as these have been the most accessible for consumption. ⁠

However, with expanding research and access due to changing laws, alternate methods for creating cannabinoids have come to the forefront.⁠

Read all about this interesting topic and how it might play a role in the cannabinoid industry... Link in bio! ⁠
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Let's kick off summer right! 🚨 Pope's Summer Sale Is On! 🚨 ⁠
We're offering limited-time discounts on our cannabis distillation 🍯 equipment. ⁠

Discounts include: ⁠

🚨 5% discount off our standard wiped-film still distillation systems (Includes 2”, 4” and 6” systems)⁠
+ 20% off stainless-steel components (internal condenser and body) within a WFS package⁠

🚨 20% discount on stainless-steel conversion kits – the kit consists of a stainless steel body, internal condenser, and all the necessary adapters to insert it on an existing glass still.⁠

🚨 8% discount on turnkey single or multistage wiped-film distillation systems – 6”, 9” and 12” size (up to 60+ kg/hr feedrate!) ⁠

🔗 Visit the link in bio for more details about our equipment sales. ⁠

This sale wont last long, get an updated quote today. ⁠

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🚨.NEW VIDEO 🚨 Did you know? Outside Pope's cannabis processing equipment, we've been manufacturing chemical processing equipment worldwide for over 50 years. ⁠

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Our expertise in various industries including #food & beverages, speciality #chemicals, #fragrances, #pharmaceuticals and more, have given Pope the advantage to complicated processes. Learn more about our team, capabilities, equipment and our facility in our latest video. ⁠

Have a complex process or need cannabis processing expertise? Contact us, we don't shy away from challenges. ⁠

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Pope is wishing everyone a happy #420. How are you celebrating today? ⁠


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yellow distract from hemp plant after the distillation process

Providing technology & equipment worldwide for over 50 years.

Today, Pope’s wiped-film distillation systems and other processing equipment is utilized in the United States and overseas by cannabis startups and collectives, mid and larger size firms, research labs and pharmaceutical companies.

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