Infinity Supercritical Introduces Fast Filter System for Winterizing Process of Removing Waxes

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April 11, 2018 Addendum: This fast filter technology can also be used to fast filter graphene from graphene processing. The filter allows fast capture of graphene which is currently used in the high-tech sector.

Fast Filter Process for Dewaxing Winterized Liquid – Portable and Modular Fast Filter System – Plug and Play

If you currently use Buchner flasks, consider a Infinity Fast Filter System for dewaxing your winterized solution for up to 10 times faster than conventional filtering.

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Example of dewaxing hops winterized solution – 1 Liter in about 30 seconds

This is the perfect compliment to your botanical extraction system, whether it be hydrocarbons, ethanol, or supercritical CO2.

The modular system includes everything you need to get started, including a vacuum pump, paper filters, and a fast filter system mounted in a cart frame with industrial casters, that can be easily moved by one person. The 1-5L system runs off of 110V and can be solar powered with an inverter for off-grid use.

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The Fast Filter System allows you to process more product, in less time, saving you valuable labor and giving you access to more profits.

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Features and Process:

– Different than Buchner: Fast filtering, can use variety of sorbents (paper, carbon, Zeolites, etc.). No glassware.

– Portable: Self-contained cart-based system is mounted on casters. Tilt and haul away.

– Cleaning: use ethanol to clean surfaces

– Construction: All stainless steel for filtering system.

– Maintenance: Clean surface after use. Change gaskets as desired.

– Vacuum: On-board included system.

– Certifications: FM approved (similar to UL).

– Filtrate (finished concentrate without wax): Collected in stainless collection vessel at bottom of cart. Use rotary evaporator to remove ethanol.

– Wax By-Product: Sell for cosmetics, consumer, surfboard wax, food coatings, polish, wood coating and end sealants, or making candles.

– Paper Filter: Discard after use. May use 24mm diameter filters in 5, 10, 20+ microns.

– Other Filter Media: Carbon, zeolites, and other media.

– Containment Loading Vessel: 1 Liter. Feed rate .5 to 2 Liter per minute depending on wax density.

– Collection Vessel: Up to 10 Liters

– Winterizing Solution: Ethanol to concentrate 10:1

– Scalable and Modular: Mount multiple units on our 24×48 inch footprint caster beam cart for up to 8x capacity.

– Add Capacity: Add capacity as your processing capacity grows.

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Summary: Winterization (ethanol alcohol wash) is done after extraction process to remove unwanted compounds such as wax, fats, and chlorophyll. The primary advantage to winterizing is a more potent CBD (Cannabidiol). The disadvantage is that the final CBD product will contain fewer terpenes (flavor/smell). Terpenes can be purchased separately, or removed prior to extraction run on a CO2 process, and prior to winterization, and then re-added after winterization (final product blend). The Infinity Fast Filter is perfect for the winterizing liquid filter process. The self-contained cart system includes a on-board vacuum system for fast processing. Winterizing Process: 1. Ethanol 10:1 Concentrate  2. 4-24 hours of ethanol oil solution in freezer -20 to -80 C  3. Filter paper in filter, then put oil solution from freezer into filter and turn on vacuum pump.  4. 1L in under 5 minutes.  5. Remove wax from filter, and discard filter.  6. Rotavap to remove ethanol.  Filter Media (Available on Amazon): Paper Filter: removes waxes  Carbon Filter: removes color and other waste components.  Zeolites: Experimental absorber.

For more information, please contact Infinity Supercritical

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Filter Paper Supplies from Amazon (50 cm or 20 inch diameter):

 

Ahlstrom 6170-5000 Qualitative Filter Paper, 35 Micron, Fast Flow, Grade 617, 50cm Diameter (Pack of 50)

Whatman 1001-500 Quantitative Filter Paper Circles, 11 Micron, 10.5 s/100mL/sq inch Flow Rate, Grade 1, 500mm Diameter (Pack of 100)


Ahlstrom 6310-5000 Qualitative Filter Paper, 10 Micron, Medium Flow, Grade 631, 50cm Diameter (Pack of 100)

Ahlstrom 6090-5000 Qualitative Filter Paper, 50cm Diameter, 4 Micron, Medium Flow, Grade 609 (Pack of 9)

Flash Chromatography in Separation of THC, Terpenes, and Cannabinoids

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Distillation is commonly used to purify and separate liquids. In the Cannabis industry, this is typically done by thin film or simple distillation, which uses heat to vaporize (evaporate) components, which are then condensed into fractions. Those fractions (THC, CBD, and Terpenes) can then be recombined for a recipe, or signature oil which can be used for concentrates (edibles) or vape pens. The new technique is called Flash Chromatography. http://www.biotage.com/news/effective-cannabinoid-purification-by-flash-chromatography

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What is Flash Chromatography ?

Flash chromatography is a method to easily separate complex mixtures of compounds. It is based on column chromatography, which is a technique to purify (separate) compounds based on polarity and hydrophobicity. Separate occurs between differential partitioning between mobile and stationary phase. Introduce a liquid (Cannabis oil extract) and this separation technique will result in THC, Cannabinoids, and Terpenes.

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How Can I Use This In My Extraction Process ?

If you already have a CO2 extraction system, you will need to winterize your crude oil, then it will be ready for Flash Chromatography. As you identify the components to separate, the machine will automatically identify and then target components to separate into different vials. You can then recombine these separations in to recipes (for example, 10 percent THC, 85 percent CBD, and 5 percent terpenes). Using this method you can make custom vape pens, or concentrates.

Cannabis Oil Production For Profit

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Cannabis sweeps the nation

As the Cannabis revolution swings across America, states going legal are raking in huge tax revenue, and citizens are finally getting access to medical and recreational benefits of Cannabis production. The momentum is slowing moving towards oil (concentrates) which provide easier access to deliver the benefits via vape pens, edibles, and concentrates for medical purposes (CBD’s). With the political aspects aside, this review will list the aspects of producing Cannabis oil for profit.

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Using a Infinity Supercritical 10L CO2 Extraction System is a good starting point for a oil refining business.

 

Supply versus demand

The mystique of the Cannabis industry has lots of people jumping into the mix, without knowledge of running a business, or the nuances of running a business to make money. A few are becoming millionaires, but most are breaking even, or losing money. Just look at the number of licenses issued in Colorado, and how supply has effected pricing. Business Insider reports that the price of wholesale marijuana has dropped by half in about a year.

http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuanas-getting-cheaper-in-colorado-2016-9

Plan a startup strategy

What differentiates those making money, and those losing money ?

Those who make money set out with a plan, a budget, funding, and a team to deliver that plan. If you set out with detailed goals and a strategy, you’re already ahead of most of the groups in the industry. Failure to plan, is a plan for failure.

You need to have a startup plan, growth, and exit plan. If you plan and play your cards right, you’ll end up with a successful business.

Information is paramount to profit

In the planning stages, it’s critical to become informed. Read, research, inquire, and educate yourself about what you are getting into.

Read: Study online information.

Research: Online studies, scientific research papers, pricing models and consumer demand.

Inquire: Existing successful operations, and those that are not, and why they are not.

Educate: Sometimes the key to success is a very fine line, stack the deck in your favor.

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Determine your business path to success

Select the part of the industry, that interests you the most, and makes the most money.

While this may be easier said than done, select a industry segment that you will enjoy working in, and develop it.

If you are vertically integrated, and have lots of funding, you can run an entire operation from cultivation to retail sales. The savvy types will focus on one targeted segment and make money with that segment, then grow by acquisition.

 

Start with oil extraction

Who makes the most money in the oil industry ? When compared to the hydrocarbon oil industry, it is the refiners.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas-profits-20150722-story.html

In the Cannabis industry, the most value-added is extracting and refining the botanical oil.

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2015/01/12/is-cannabis-extraction-the-future-of-a-multi-billion-dollar-industry/

 

Why is Cannabis oil extraction potentially the most profitable and least vulnerable to industry pitfalls ?

While supply and demand will ultimately determine overall industry income, as a Cannabis oil refinery lab (including post processing), you have the flexibility to determine downstream products. With a extraction system, you can make live resin, vape pens, concentrates, shatter, etc. And like other industries, you can tailor the output according to the market demand. Cultivators and retails do not have such flexibility. The ability to morph according to customer demand is an important factor to profitability.

What is the best method of cultivation of Cannabis to make a methodical profit ?

The best profit model would be a indoor grow, with staggered starting and harvest cycles, on a weekly basis. This will not only utilize your energy, personnel, and extraction lab more efficiently, but also allows you to tailor downstream product offerings to consumer demand, while providing a fresh product at all times. While outdoor grows are great, they are only once a year. The stress at harvest season is tremendous, and all that supply drives prices down, at that time of year.

FogPonics is the best kept secret in the Cannabis industry

Developed by a LA entrepreneur, the vertical grow tower system provides a weekly harvest, optimizing energy, personnel, and production specifically targeting oil production. On a five week grow out cycle, FogPonics is designed for oil production with fast growth varieties like Cinderella.

 

Oil extraction and post production

As oil is extracted from botanicals, the end product is a substance commonly referred to as crude oil. While this material can be used for dabs, it is more likely to go into post processing for refining downstream into concentrates or other products. It is typical for a extraction system to have a complimentary post processing lab, to refine and separate the oil for consumer products.

 

Strategy for success

Determining your actual business model will depend on your goals and the market in your area, but we recommend the following:

1. Start a extraction facility with post-processing lab.

2. If supply is an issue, vertically integrate with a FogPonics vertical grow facility.

3. Tailor your output products to demand.

4. Start or acquire your own vape pen brand, or develop products with your concentrates.

ROI App: http://www.infinitysupercritical.com/roi.html

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California Cannabis Production and Start-up Cultivation vs Cash Flow Strategy

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California Cannabis

We are starting to get lots of calls from California regarding cultivation and using our extraction systems for oil production and sales for January 2018. The current strategy is to put up cultivation, and then start extraction after harvest. While this may seem intuitively correct, it is the worst strategy for cash-flow.

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Start-up Cultivation Means Delayed Cash-flow

If you start with cultivation, you’re looking at 9 -12 months to begin getting cash-flow (in the process from building the grow-house to mature harvest). The time might be a bit better for pure indoor grow, but still a long time regardless. This means you will need a large amount of initial capital outlay, to build facilities, and during the grow. This is valuable time that can be better utilized.

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Start with Extraction of Oil for Cash-flow

 

The profit-makers out in the Cannabis industry have realized that while you can make money cultivating (which everybody is doing), faster access to cash-flow is from the value-added sector, of running extraction machines to produce live resin, shatter, crumb, concentrates for edibles, and vape- pen oil.

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Extraction Revenue

Don’t have your own Cannabis product ? Then check with your state regulations and purchase trim or other products from producers who do not have extraction facilities, and then work the value-added space. $50 a pound trim has the potential to get you more than $200 of oil extract. That’s a minimum of four times the value of the trim, and great cash-flow. Of course you will still need to look into the extraction license and other regulations, but this gets you started faster, and with less capital outlay.

Equity Versus Cash-flow

This type strategy gets you faster cash-flow and the all-important sales. This builds equity faster, and requires less initial capital. Starting with just a licensed extraction facility can provide you with a springboard of capital which you can leverage into your own indoor grow, or expanding extraction machinery and capabilities.

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January 1, 2018. The California Weed Gold Rush Has Begun. Are you ready ? Strategy.

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California Cannabis

The California recreational sales has begun. The current strategy is to put up cultivation, and then start extraction after harvest. While this may seem intuitively correct, it is the worst strategy for cash-flow.

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Start-up Cultivation Means Delayed Cash-flow

If you start with cultivation, you’re looking at 9 -12 months to begin getting cash-flow (in the process from building the grow-house to mature harvest). The time might be a bit better for pure indoor grow, but still a long time regardless. This means you will need a large amount of initial capital outlay, to build facilities, and during the grow. This is valuable time that can be better utilized.

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Start with Extraction of Oil for Cash-flow

 

The profit-makers out in the Cannabis industry have realized that while you can make money cultivating (which everybody is doing), faster access to cash-flow is from the value-added sector, of running extraction machines to produce live resin, shatter, crumb, concentrates for edibles, and vape- pen oil.

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Extraction Revenue

Don’t have your own Cannabis product ? Then check with your state regulations and purchase trim or other products from producers who do not have extraction facilities, and then work the value-added space. $50 a pound trim has the potential to get you more than $200 of oil extract. That’s a minimum of four times the value of the trim, and great cash-flow. Of course you will still need to look into the extraction license and other regulations, but this gets you started faster, and with less capital outlay.

Equity Versus Cash-flow

This type strategy gets you faster cash-flow and the all-important sales. This builds equity faster, and requires less initial capital. Starting with just a licensed extraction facility can provide you with a springboard of capital which you can leverage into your own indoor grow, or expanding extraction machinery and capabilities.

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