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.

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Cannabis Distillation Kits

CANNABIS DISTILLATION PACKAGES

Cannabis Isolation Kits

ISOLATION

Cannabis Decarboxylation Kits

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 Kits

CANNABIS DISTILLATION PACKAGES

Cannabis Isolation Kits

ISOLATION

Cannabis Decarboxylation Kits

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.

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

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.

Read More
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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💎Crystallization is a common #Isolation method used to separate a substance in its pure form from a mixture. In cannabinoid applications, #crystallization is often used to isolate #CBD with additional #cannabinoids like #THC, #terpenes, and other plant components stripped out.💎⁠

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 crystalizing isolation to 99.9%, with less than 0.3%, to undetectable THC levels.⁠

Pope has developed a variety of turnkey systems for creating CBD isolate.⁠

➡️ Check out the 🔗 link in bio to learn more and see what Turnkey sizes we offer. ⁠


#popescientific #purewithpope #Nutschefilterdryer #reactor #cbdisolate #cbdprocessing #cannabiz #hemp #CBDcrytals #cannabiscommunity
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Nothing makes us happier than our customers getting optimal results with Pope! 👏🙌Thank you for sharing @icbdextract .
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@popescientificinc 2 Stage Wiped-Film Molecular Still is the best in the business. Short residence time of the feed liquid, significantly lowered temperature due to high vacuum capability, and high efficiency in mass and heat transfer. Great quality components and easy quality control during our process allows for the best results and highest performance for distillate production.
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Do wiped-film molecular stills operate similarly to boiling flask “short path” stills?⁠

Oftentimes, people believe Wiped-film molecular stills operate similarly to boiling flask “short path” stills. This is not the case. Boiling flask stills are batch-mode apparatuses where compositions change incrementally the entire run. Wiped-film molecular distillation is a continuous mode operation, thus the feed, distillate and residue compositions remain constant for the entire run. Feed material, kept flowing at a fixed feed rate, enters a high vacuum heated boiling zone for a short residence time, where some portion of it is evaporated away and condensed. Thus, the feed is split into two streams, distillate and residue, both being collected and/or pumped away. Three principal operating parameters— feed rate, temperature and vacuum level— determine how much is collected as distillate and how much is collected as residue, sometimes referred to as the “split” or “mass balance” (MB).⁠

➡️ Read more about Wiped-Film Distillation basics on the blog. 🔗 Link in bio. ⁠

#distillation #shortpath #shortpathstills #wipedfilm #cannabisdistillation #distillationfaqs #cbd #cannabisextracts #scientific #thcdistillate #distillate #cannabinoids #cbd #hemp
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Check out our latest Wiped-film #maintenance #video🎥. ⁠

This video shows the steps taken for removing the wiper drive from a Pope 6” stainless steel wiped film molecular still. These same steps can also be taken with the Pope 4” stainless steel wiped film molecular still. This will be necessary when replacing wiper blades or doing a robust cleaning of the system.⁠

Have other topics you'd like us to cover? DM us!⁠

🔗Video link in bio! ⁠

#popescientific #youtube #maintenancevideos #pope #wipedfilmstill #wipedfilm #distillation #distillate #processingequipment #wiperblades #cleaning #cannabiscommunity #howto #tutorial #pope
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Happy St. Patrick's Day. We hope you find your gold at the end of the rainbow. 🌈 🍯 🍀⁠

If not, contact us to learn how Pope's Wiped-Film Stills can help.⁠

Sláinte!⁠


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Happy International Women's Day!⁠

We are proud of the great women on our team, and as a women-owned business, we appreciate this day of recognition. ⁠

#womenownedbusiness #internationalwomensday #womensday #womeninscience #womeninmanufacturing #womenincannabis #womeninmarketing #popescientific #cannabiscommunity #womensupportingwomen #womeninglassblowing #womeninengineering
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Need a customizable Vessel system for your lab? We can help you get exactly what you need. Contact our skilled team of specialists and we can work together to develop the best system for your requirements. ⁠


Pope offers fully integrated processing systems custom-engineered for many specific or general-purpose applications. Systems can incorporate #reactors, #crystallizers, #blenders, #homogenizers, #dispensers, #decarboxylators, filters, stills, #evaporators, portable or stationary storage #vessels, and more, configured in multiple-stage process skids, including instrumentation and controls. ⁠

Read more and contact us today to discuss your application. Link in bio.⁠


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Love this setup @nextleaf_oils 🙌
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We are proud to reveal years of hard work and #innovation from the team at @nextleaf_oils and announced that Nextleaf Labs has commenced processing activities! 🔬🌿 We are thrilled to reveal our highly #automated, efficient, and sophisticated chilled solvent, #cannabis #refinery to the world! Along with revealing our facility to the world, we had a special arrival, swipe left to see! <-- #cannabisinnovation #cannabisleaders #cannabisnews. #distillate #popescientific #wipedfilm #wipedfilmdistillation
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Our Benchtop Nutsches are stocked and ready to ship! ⁠

Pope Nutsche Filter-Dryers (also called ANFD) are known and used worldwide for critical high purity separations of liquids and solids; and are now being used in the #cannabis industry. ⁠

Our Nutsches are 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, our Nutsches are preferred—proven for #CBD #crystalizing #isolation to 99+%⁠

Pope Nutsche features & 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

For more information, link in bio.⁠



#nutschefilterdryer #crystallization #CBDcrystals #crystals #anfd #filterdyer #isolateproduction #pilotplant #filtering #filterdryer #ASME ⁠
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Looks like sunshine! 🙌

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🤩Nothing beats a classic... ⁠

Pope engineers and manufactures an all-encompassing range of distillation equipment sizes — from small lab duty, up to large industrial production units. 🍯 Our multistage, stainless steel, full turnkey skid-mounted systems serve major cannabis production installations requiring capacities anywhere from 10 kg/hr up to 100 kg/hr.⁠

Standard Packages: ⁠
✔️ Standard 2”, 4” & 6” Canna Still complete packages, consisting of always-stocked Pope standard glass parts, peripheral components and controls.⁠
✔️ SS body substitution kits and liquid pumps available.⁠
✔️ Built, tested, and shipped within 2-5 weeks after order placement.⁠
✔️ Feed rates from 0.5 to 5+ liters/hr.⁠
✔️ Starting at from $47-82K delivered.⁠
✔️ The original, USA-made classic WFS units since 1976.⁠

Our classic 2″ Wiped-Film Evaporators [WFE] are found in hundreds of industrial and academic labs, and now have become the most popular post-extraction #distillation system for startup #cannabinoid processing companies. These systems are typically used to distill from 100 ml/day up to 2 liters/day. Our larger standard glass 4″ and 6″ models are being utilized for greater throughput and are available for up to 5 and 10 liters/day. All Pope Scientific equipment is proudly made in the USA. 🇺🇸⁠

Learn more and get a quote 👉 Link in bio!⁠


#usamade #popescientific #canna #distillationequipment #wipedfilm #wipedfilmdistillation #labequipment #moleculardistillation #cannabiz #wipedfilmdistillation #distillate #classic #wipedfilmevaporator #cbd #processing #usamade ⁠

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In our latest 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 either temperature or evaporation to create a slurry. The Nutsche Filter Dryer comes into play after this slurry is created.⁠ Learn how in the video. ⁠

🔗 Link to video in our bio! 🎥⁠
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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)... Read more about this process and its relationship to solvent removal on the blog. ⁠

🔗 Link in bio!⁠





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We never tire of your distillate pics and videos! 🙌. Happy Monday!
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A lil behind the scenes at Pope this week. Using our crane to drop in the wiper blades of this 12” stainless wiped-film still. Who’s ready to scale-up?
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HAPPY NEW YEAR + BYE 2020!🎉⁠

As we look forward to a new year ahead, we want to thank you for your continued partnerships and support this past year. We wish you much happiness, good health, and prosperity in the new year and always. We look forward to serving you.⁠

#grateful #happynewyear #cannabiscommnuity #bye2020 #2021 #newyear2021 #popescientific
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The concept of two passes for the #distillation of #cannabinoids is understood by many; one pass for devolatilizing or ridding the feed material of gasses, ethanol, water, light terpene ends, etc., so that the next, cannabinoid distillation pass can be performed with greater vacuum, throughput, purity, yield, and product clarity.⁠

➡️ So why four passes? To accommodate the widest ranges in starting materials, extraction methods and other pre-distillation steps, and optimization of throughput and choices of finished products.⁠

Learn more about Pope's 4-stage Distillation System and its operation modes. 🔗Link in bio! ⁠

#wipedfilm #distillation #hemp #CBD #processing #solidworks #pharmaceutical #chemicalprocess #extraction #purification #cannabis #cannabiz #highpurity #distillate #terpenes
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A little Monday morning sunshine. #Repost @cg.253
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💙 Wishing you all a very merry holiday season! ⁠💙⁠

Pope Scientific will be closed on 🎄 December 24 & 25, 2020, and 🎉 January 1st, 2021.⁠

🌟Warmest wishes from all of us at Pope Scientific! 🌟⁠

#happyholidays #popescientific #purewithpope #holidaygreetings #appreciation
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pope distillation manufactures cannabis and hemp processing equipment for companies worldwide

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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