Cannabis: Supercritical CO2 Extractor

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Why Supercritical CO2 Fluid Extraction?


Supercritical CO2 fluid extraction has become one of the most successful clean and green botanical extraction methods in the hemp and cannabis industry.

Capable of heightened efficiency with higher profitability, supercritical fluid extraction has become increasingly popular among extract producers like extraktLAB.

As opposed to other particular extraction solvents like hydrocarbons and ethanol, supercritical fluid extraction solvents like CO2 have higher extraction yields, increased solvation selectivity, improved fractionation and diffusion capabilities, and drastically reduced carbon emissions.

What’s more, CO2 used in supercritical fluid extraction has nearly zero possibilities for chemical denaturant contamination as found in various ethanol extracts. For these reasons, supercritical CO2 is the ideal solvent used for as supercritical fluid extraction method in this industry.

Supercritical CO2 Extractor

Supercritical CO2 Extraction

Supercritical CO2 is used to extract many different kinds of biomass. The most famous and successful industrial process for supercritical CO2 extraction is the coffee decaffeination process. However there are many other essential oil extracts that are used in the supplements industry that utilize CO2 extraction. Hops is a good example. Hops are used to brew beer and add flavor to beer. CO2 traction is used to extract the essential bitter flavor from the house so that the flavors can be blended and preserved.

What is the labor difference between ethanol extraction vs. supercritical CO2 extraction?

The direct labor between the two techniques is essentially the same. However different configurations of equipment and different workflows can improve labor content and headcount.

The concept of value-added Labor in this instance is very important. Value added labor is the labor content that is spent by the laborer on direct conversion of the product into something the customer values. In reality most operations have a very low value-added labor in a very high overhead component to direct labor. We suggest the use of lean techniques and Value Stream mapping to improve workflow, reduce inventory, and by extension reduce the headcount required to produce a unit.

Highest throughput supercritical CO2 extractor

  • The extraktLAB E-180 is the fastest, most advanced and most powerful supercritical CO2 extractor on the market today.
  • It can process 844 lbs of biomass per day!
  • Designed to provide high yield in a short period of time while staying GMP compliant.
  • Variety of extraction methods.

The Most Efficient Supercritical CO2 Extractor For Sale

When it comes to profitability, extraktLAB creates the most advanced and efficient CO2 extractors for sale on the hemp and cannabis market.

As an example, extraktLAB’s most popular CO2 extractor, the E-140, is capable of an impressive 422 lbs/day processing throughput all while occupying just 24 sq ft in total.

Depending on the facility in which you are operating, you can easily scale up with the E-180, with a staggering 844 lbs/day throughput in just 48 sq ft, or start small with the E-110 at 79 lbs/day in 24 sq ft.

Every CO2 extractor from extraktLAB is built with automated process control, programmable methods, automated extraction cycles, maintenance tracking and data reporting to streamline production in a concise, powerful, intuitive extractor.

Each of these machines are built with GMP compliance in mind using FDA approved materials, batch, operator and parameter tracking and internal certifications all housed in FDA approved ASME 304 and 316 structural grade stainless steel.

supercritical CO2 extractor being used

Smallest Footprint CO2 Extractors

Size matters… at least when it comes to your equipment! We know that floor space is vitally important in determining what you can and can’t do. Our Supercritical CO2 Extractor E-140 Extractor is our most popular machine as it fits most facilities while providing impressive throughput.

There our situations when space is limited and every inch counts which is why our E-110 Supercritical CO2 extractor is perfect when you don’t have a lot of space to work with.

E-110 Size: Footprint: 24 sq ft Shipping Weight: 3,000 lbs Dimentions (without light mast): H 72″ x L 99″ x W 34″

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