Supercritical Co2 extraction has been around since the 80s and 90s, where it first surfaced as an alternative to other methods of extraction on the market. Since then, the process has become widely used in many industries, from coffee decaffeination to essential oil extraction for perfumes to a more environmentally friendly solvent for dry cleaning. Within the cannabis realm, Co2 extraction might still be a fairly new player, but the practice has quickly become one of the leading technologies for creating ingestible, high quality, and safe cannabis oils. If you are looking for Co2 extraction or extraction equipment, then Pure Extraction wants to work with you! In this article by Pure Extraction, we will be talking about a few of the benefits of Co2 extraction and extraction equipment. Read on for more information.


How does Co2 extraction work?

Also known as supercritical fluid extraction, the process separates components from each other using a specific type of solvent. These solvents are called “supercritical” because when exposed to high pressures and temperatures, they are able to move between the different states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas). In this state, supercritical fluids are able to break down structures for the purposes of extraction or separation.


What are some benefits of Co2 extraction and extraction equipment?

Carbon dioxide, or Co2, is most often used in cannabis extraction because its critical point can be reached at approximately 90 °F – a low enough temperature so that terpenes and other cannabinoids aren’t degraded. Co2 is also a naturally occurring compound (one that is even produced by our own bodies!) and is among the safest for industrial extractions compared to petroleum-based solvents such as butane or propane. Finally, the solubility of Co2 changes according to its pressure, meaning it is especially well-suited to pull out the various terpenes and cannabinoids within cannabis. At Pure Extraction, we use supercritical Co2 extraction because it’s the best choice on the market for producing “whole plant” cannabis extracts that preserve the high concentrations of terpenes and other cannabinoids.

The use of Co2 extraction for cannabis concentrates is also considered healthier because the oils contain no harsh chemical residues such as butane, etc. The human body naturally produces Co2 as part of our breathing process when we exhale, so naturally this adds to it being a safer method for extraction. Lastly, Co2 extraction is cost effective and recyclable.

When you are looking for Co2 extraction, or extraction equipment, it stands to reason that you choose the best in the business. At Pure Extraction, our professional team can provide you with quality Co2 extraction services and equipment. For more information about Co2 extraction please feel free to continue browsing through our website. We can be reached at 844-787-3398 or by filling out our contact page.