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DECEMBER 15, 2020

It's been quite a year! Let's hope 2021 brings better news for all of us. We've all had quite enough upheaval and getting used to "the new normal". Bring back the old normal! We hope that everyone managed to navigate their way through COVID-19, wildfires, elections, and more. Here's a recap from the Processing Solutions perspective:

  • January: we kicked off the Co-Solvent Injection module: a way to boost your CO2 system into the stratosphere! Learn more here.
  • February: our director of engineering, Jeremy Sexton helped develop UL 1389 standards for safety in the extraction industry. Click here to review all our certifications.
  • March: Delta Separations joined the Processing Solutions fold. Click here to learn more about Delta's ethanol range of equipment.

  • April: everything screeched to a halt nationwide thanks to the pandemic. However, we continued to manufacture equipment, making sure everyone stayed safe! To the left, Wyatt Hatfield, production supervisor, models the Apeks Supercritical facemasks.
  • May: we made our own hand sanitizer and it proved so popular, we made more and donated to first responders!

  • June: Delta rolled out the VTS-50, the solventless extraction system that uses cold water to remove trichome heads! Learn more here.
  • July: the Did You Know? series from Delta swung into high gear. Click to read all the Did You Know? snippets.
  • August: the world's first UL1389 system shipped out from Delta! Click to review all certifications.

  • September: both Andy Joseph and Ben Stephens retired! 

  • October: the wildfires in California affected the Delta Separations staff, one of whom lost his home and many were evacuated. We welcomed a new Group President to Processing Solutions, Mark Dunson.
  • November: the general election saw several new states coming online, meaning 38 states are now legal for medical cannabis and 15 for recreational use. If you're new to the industry, we have systems in stock, so order yours today!

  • December: as we wrap up the year, we look forward to a new year, with no pandemic, wildfires, or any of the turmoil the world has seen lately! We wish you all a very happy holiday season.

Holiday Schedule: The online store will close at 2:30pm EST on 12/23, reopening on 1/4. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Have you heard about the VTS-50? If not, read on! If yes, contact us to order yours. You can also watch a three part webinar series about making hash with the VTS-50.

  • Efficient: A two-person crew can output an average of 12-15 kilos of dry hash per day
  • Easy to clean: Basin is made of sanitary food-grade stainless steel with 2" port for easy drainage
  • Easy to operate: Runs easily either manually, or with the capability to set repeat recipes for auto operations

The powerful forces created by its cross flow turbulence comes from the bottom-driven paddle in combination with a uniquely shaped wash basin. The result is a maximum separation of resin heads from the plant surface with negligent to non-existent plant-particulate contamination. ​ 

Contact Sales to order yours!

Did You Know There are Three Different Types of Trichomes?

Trichomes are the tiny, hair-like outgrowths that cover cannabis and hemp flower. They make the cannabis flower look like it has been dusted in sugar or sand. 

They produce the valuable terpenes and cannabinoids like THC and CBD, that drive cannabis and hemp markets.

They are selling fast, but we still have some systems in stock as we round the corner towards the end of the year. If you're in one of the recently legalized states and want to get a head start on your competition, contact us today!

We are adding new content to The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Oil Extraction often! Recently we added a chapter about choosing the right biomass (the nose knows!) and explored common extraction methods. Be sure to bookmark the page!

Apeks and Delta together provide your complete Processing Solution! Contact us to find out how we can help your business grow. 

Did you know that Delta now offers service plans? Keep your Ethanol system running at optimal efficiency with one of our plans. Be proactive with your maintenance plan!

Click here to contact the service team! Pictured below is Zach Terflinger, Delta Field Service Engineer.

We're hosting the final webinar of the year on Thursday at 2pm EST! 

Meri Harli, senior content marketing manager, interviews our subject matter expert Casey McGarvey about Large Scale Ethanol Extraction and designing a large-scale cannabis lab. This ties in to the blog article he wrote a few months ago! Even if you can't watch this week, you can sign up and watch on demand.

Ensure your Cannabis or Hemp Extraction Business Survives 2020!  

The year 2020 is one that will go down in history as one of the most challenging in most peoples' lives. And not just for the inconvenience of the seemingly never-ending pandemic, but also for the very serious challenges caused by the worst economic contraction in the last 100 years. And yet in the midst of these challenges, the cannabis and hemp retail markets are experiencing healthy growth that would allow some to feel cautious optimism.

Read more here!

Our service techs continue to service systems and train customers on location, taking all necessary precautions. Below, Lane Bell went to Boston to train the team at Boston Bud Factory on their new Bambino® system from Apeks.

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