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 seems to be a lot of confusion and misuse of terminology with short-path stills and Pope’s wiped-film molecular stills. While this is covered in our FAQs section, we have explored some of the key points below.
What is Molecular Distillation?
Molecular distillation and short-path distillation are the same things. These both imply the use of high vacuum and a condensing surface in close proximity to a heated evaporation surface. For many applications such as cannabinoids and as well as other compounds with greater molecular weight and boiling points, if the distance is not close enough, the equipment will not work well, if at all.