What is Cannabis Distillate? Cannabis distillate is a highly refined form of cannabis extract, known for its purity and potency. It typically contains 80-95% cannabinoids, making it ideal for various products like edibles, vape cartridges, and topicals. This distillation process removes impurities and unwanted compounds, resulting in a clean and versatile product.

Steps Involved Before Distillation

  1. Extraction: Cannabinoids are extracted from the cannabis plant using solvents such as ethanol or CO2.
  2. Winterization: The crude extract is mixed with ethanol and chilled to remove fats, waxes, and lipids.
  3. Decarboxylation: The extract is heated to convert inactive cannabinoids (like THCA and CBDA) into their active forms (THC and CBD).

Wiped-Film Distillation Technology Pope Scientific’s wiped-film distillation equipment is renowned for its efficiency and precision in producing high-quality cannabis distillate. Here’s how it works:

  • Thin Film Formation: The cannabis extract is continuously fed onto a heated surface where it forms a thin film. This thin film allows for rapid and uniform heating, ensuring that cannabinoids are efficiently separated from other compounds.
  • Wiping Mechanism: A mechanical wiper or roller spreads the extract into a thin film and moves it along the heated surface. This enhances the evaporation rate and ensures even exposure to the heating element.
  • Vacuum Application: The distillation process occurs under vacuum, which lowers the boiling points of the cannabinoids. This allows for the separation at lower temperatures, preserving the integrity and potency of the cannabinoids.
  • Condensation: As the cannabinoids evaporate, they are immediately condensed on a cooled surface and collected as purified distillate.
  • Multiple Passes: For achieving the highest purity, the distillate can undergo multiple passes through the wiped-film apparatus, further refining the product with each pass.

Advantages of Pope Scientific’s Wiped-Film Distillation Equipment

  • High Efficiency: Maximizes cannabinoid yield and purity with minimal thermal degradation.
  • Precision Control: Advanced temperature and vacuum controls optimize the distillation process.
  • Scalability: Suitable for various production scales, from small labs to large industrial facilities.
  • Robust Design: Durable construction ensures long-term reliability and performance.

Pope Scientific’s wiped-film distillation technology is trusted by industry professionals to deliver consistent, high-quality cannabis distillate. This equipment’s precision and efficiency make it an indispensable tool for producing top-tier cannabis products.

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