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Third Party Certifications: How Safe is your CBD Product?

Third Party Certifications: How Safe is your CBD Product?

While it is always good practice to request third-party testing results for CBD products, they can’t always guarantee a pure and safe product. Denatured ethanol extraction can cause residual solvents and other materials to end up in the product at “acceptable” levels according to regulations. In this article we discuss what you need to know when it comes to third party testing and residual contamination in CBD products.

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Seven Questions to Answer for Hemp Processing Startups

Seven Questions to Answer for Hemp Processing Startups

Are you taking the first steps in creating your own hemp processing startup? Want to know some inside information from an expert in the field? In this article, extraktLAB founder and CEO, Dr. Jon Thompson, personally reveals seven important questions for any startup to consider when building their new project.

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Top Hemp Extraction Plant Design Considerations

Top Hemp Extraction Plant Design Considerations

There are dos and don’ts in getting any extraction operation going - hemp extraction is no exception. In this article, we examine a number of extraktLAB processing and extraction process design practices for conversion of hemp flowers into cbd oils. We discuss how to...

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What Parents Should Know About CBD

What Parents Should Know About CBD

In this article, we will explore more about CBD and many of the positives and negatives associated with kids in the world of CBD, including present risks, unknowns and how parents can make the healthiest choices when considering CBD and their own children. Because the...

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Annotated Glossary of Distillation Terminology

Annotated Glossary of Distillation Terminology

Distillation techniques and technology have many variations and configurations. In this post, we provide simple definitions for commonly used distillation terminology along with commentary. This should help sharpen up communications and aid in equipment decision...

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Could fracTron Replace your Rotovaps?

Could fracTron Replace your Rotovaps?

Advances in Distillation: fracTron vs. Rotary Evaporators Does your cannabis processing company use rotary evaporators for distillation and solvent recovery when making CBD oil? How many rotovaps do you need to use? What throughput are they capable of producing? Do...

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Denatured Ethanol Questions Without Answers

Denatured Ethanol Questions Without Answers

Chemical residuals are often left behind when ethanol extraction companies use denatured or specially denatured ethanol to extract CBD from hemp. Unlike food grade ethanol, denatured ethanol is initially much less expensive. However, denatured ethanol can carry a wide...

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