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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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  • Video: Get to know Pope Scientific

    While cannabis is a relatively new market, Pope's processing equipment has been around for over 50 years. Learn more about our equipment, capabilities, customer service [...]

  • Cannabis in the Midwest

    Pope Scientific is featured in the 'Cannabis in the Midwest' issue of Marijuana Venture magazine. Marijuana Venture’s ongoing feature exploring the cannabis industry’s presence [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Video: Get to know Pope Scientific

    While cannabis is a relatively new market, Pope's processing equipment has been around for over 50 years. Learn more about our equipment, capabilities, customer service [...]

  • Cannabis in the Midwest

    Pope Scientific is featured in the 'Cannabis in the Midwest' issue of Marijuana Venture magazine. Marijuana Venture’s ongoing feature exploring the cannabis industry’s presence [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Video: Get to know Pope Scientific

    While cannabis is a relatively new market, Pope's processing equipment has been around for over 50 years. Learn more about our equipment, capabilities, customer service [...]

  • Cannabis in the Midwest

    Pope Scientific is featured in the 'Cannabis in the Midwest' issue of Marijuana Venture magazine. Marijuana Venture’s ongoing feature exploring the cannabis industry’s presence [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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Fifth and final day of ACHEMA in Frankfurt. Very good expo, met many old friends and met new ones. ...

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Day 3 of ACHEMA in the books! A little peek at our pope batch-mode fractional still.

#fractional #distillation #batchmode #achema #achema22 #tradeshow #achemaexhibitor #fractionslstill
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Day 2 in the books at @achemaofficial in Frankfurt Germany. Pope’s 2” Wiped-Film Still running sample materials for display. Stop by our booth in Hall 4, booth H50 to say hello 👋 and learn more.

#wipedfilm #labscale #distillation #achema22 #popescientific #tradeshow #frankfurt #germany #stills
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Meet Nick Rettig, Pope’s fabricator! This work-hard play-hard individual’s path to welding made for an interesting interview.⁠

Nick’s welding career sparked through his family of welders. His career started in his father’s shop. Through his family members, he learned how to pipe fit, amongst other welding projects like “being able to fix his own stuff”. Before coming to Pope, Nick worked at an oil refinery and installed all the fermentation tanks. ⁠

Some of the things Nick enjoys about working at Pope are that the shop is small, it’s nice to feel appreciated, and how friendly everyone is. Amongst his favorite things here, his favorite machine to use is the orbital welder.⁠

However, working is not all Nick does. When he is not on the clock, he enjoys riding dirt bikes, taking a ride in his old Cadillac 65 Coupe Deville, and going to the beach with his kids.⁠

Curious enough, he also welds outside of work on projects like hot rods and various other tasks. But if this charismatic employee hasn’t caught your attention yet, he has even done work for the silver screen in the past for movies through a friend of his dad! Some movies they did work for are Home Alone 2 (Dunkin’s toy chest/ toy store sign), Baby’s Day Out, Straight Talk, blank man (duplicated the CTA train on F150), and The Untouchables. They have even done crash car roll cages. Nick remembers meeting John Candy once as a kid while his dad worked with his friend for a movie.⁠

#welding #fabrictation #manufacturing #weloveourteam #purewithpope #popescientific #employeeappreciation #distillation
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Blowing glass in the Pope glass shop. Did you know we offer quick repairs to Pope glass parts? Not only do we stock spares, but our skilled team of glassblowers can get your parts fixed fast! ⁠

Reach out if we can help!!⁠

#glassblowing #spareparts #distillation #glassrepairs #quickshipping #popeglass #purewithpope #glassparts #glassblower #glassshop
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Happy #710 from Pope!⁠

#710day #distillate #purewithpope #happy710
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🇺🇸 Wishing everyone a fun and safe Independence Day! 🇺🇸⁠
Pope is closed July 4th, 2022. ⁠

#popescientific #4thofjuly #holiday #USA
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@popescientificinc canna stills. 2”, 4” 6”, and 2-stage 6” for canna distillation. Reach out to learn more.

#cannastill #purewithpope #distillate #pope #cannabiz #wipedfilm #distillation #pope #cannadiatillate #oil #710
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Testing 2nd pass of CBD in the #popescientific lab.

#distillate #wipedfilm #lab #cbd #processing #purewithpope
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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 ⁠
#nutschefilterdryer
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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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