Let’s be blunt, selecting the right equipment is important for any startup company wanting to ensure production quality and consistency. For an equipment-dependent industry like cannabis production and extraction, the right equipment is imperative. Some startups, wanting to make the best use of their limited funding, opt for the least expensive market solutions. Sometimes, though, the extraction equipment with the lowest price tag can turn out to be a huge cost in the long run. Some of it may not even be approved for use in your region. It may result in poor or inconsistent product quality, or waste money through downtime or limited through-put. This is where our team can help with selecting and engineering your cannabis extraction equipment.
Consider Your Market and Products
Before choosing any cannabis extraction equipment, consider the products you want to associate with your brand. Do you want to manufacture specialized products such as live resins or live rosin? Is the focus on non-solvent or solvent based extraction? This will be essential for our cannabis extraction equipment engineering team to know so we can make suitable recommendations. Your job is to decide how you want to differentiate your brand and product. Our job is to help you have a facility that will produce product that supports your vision.
Ethanol or CO2 Extraction
Many companies start with solvent extractions, including ethanol, butane/propane, or CO2. All of these options are used for both marijuana and hemp extraction equipment, giving you the flexibility to develop a broader range of product offerings. With our engineering help, you’ll never have to worry about having the right equipment for code compliance and production.
If you plan to produce live resins, rosins, or other concentrates like shatter, you may want to consider the benefits of hydrocarbon extraction. This extraction method retain the natural terpene levels, adding to the aroma and flavor profiles of your products. Of course there are always trade-offs, and hydrocarbon extraction is more complex, and more importantly, a highly flammable process. This means a higher bar for that sought-after occupancy permit, and a higher cost for your life-safety systems. Your mistakes can be more expensive, so having CE+C’s team provide cannabis extraction equipment engineering will be a key success metric if you go this route.
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