CBD Oil Extraction Techniques: What Happens In An Extraction Laboratory?

Posted on Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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DropBox is continuing its pursuit to become more involved in the cannabis industry. By offering our modular labs, we can provide companies within this industry a place where they can test cannabis and extract CBD onsite. But once these companies have a lab to work in, how exactly do they extract CBD oil from the cannabis plant? Today’s blog will discuss the two primary extraction techniques that lab technicians use for this purpose.

The first, and most common, method that will be discussed is the supercritical CO2 extraction method.

The reason that this method is used so often is because it’s the safest way to extract CBD for human consumption. It's also because its high efficiency results in less waste during the process. However, the equipment that’s used to perform this method is very expensive. The most basic setups can cost around $40,000 to $100,000.

In order to extract CBD using the supercritical CO2 method, the liquid carbon dioxide’s temperature and pressure must be increased past the point where the liquid becomes ‘supercritical’ by using a compressor and heater. Being 'supercritical' means that the CO2 obtains the properties of both a gas and a liquid. This allows the supercritical CO2 to extract the CBD without damaging it and making it dangerous to consume. Next, the cannabis must be placed in an extractor and the supercritical CO2 is passed through it. This allows the supercritical CO2 to pull out the trichomes and terpene oils from the plant. The solution gets passed through a separator and is broken down into individual parts. The trichomes and terpene oils are sent to be collected while the CO2 goes to a condenser and is turned back into a liquid. The liquid CO2 is then placed in a storage tank so that it can be used for the process again.

In order to isolate the CBD, the chemical mixture goes through the processes of chromatography, winterization, and short path distillation. These processes allow lab technicians to remove unwanted phytochemicals, plant matter, and other compounds in order to have CBD in its purest form.

The second extraction method that’s used by professionals is by using ethanol to obtain CBD from the cannabis plant.

The process of ethanol extraction that is primarily used involves heating the cannabis plant to achieve something called decarboxylation. Decarboxylation is when carbon atoms are removed from a carbon chain. Once this occurs, the plant material that remains is soaked in ethanol for a long period of time. After a certain amount of time has passed, the liquid is filtered out of the plant material and left out in the open for the ethanol to evaporate. This removes water and oil-soluble compounds, such as chlorophyll, that can cause a bitter taste.

The downside to this extraction method is that not all of the ethanol can be removed from the CBD oil without the use of another filter. This can lead to the CBD oil losing more of its purity and effectiveness. However, the upside to this method is that it allows for the formation of esters. Since esters are easily absorbed by our bodies, they allow CBD to be easily absorbed by our bodies as well.

DropBox’s Class 1, Division 1 modular lab units have cleanroom process areas and laboratory/R&D space that provide the proper environment for CBD extraction. 

Configured to meet the demands of your current operation, both standard models are customizable and configured to provide the ideal workflow. The extraction techniques that we discussed require large, heavy equipment. Our modular labs provide large, durable counters in order for lab technicians to work in a safe environment while avoiding damage to costly equipment. By using our product, companies are able to have an extraction lab that is easily transportable, quickly installed, ready to connect to power, water, and sewer, and finished in about half the time of traditional construction. DropBox Inc. allows lab technicians to perform their duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Legalization of Industrial Hemp Presents Opportunities for Dropbox Inc. and Modular Labs

Posted on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

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Throughout the years, the cannabis industry and anything related to it was viewed as dangerous by the general public due to its negative portrayal in media and reputation within society. However, this viewpoint is changing, and various industries are changing along with it. As more and more people are getting involved with the cannabis industry, there is one specific area that is becoming a driving force: hemp.

It’s important to note that hemp is not the same as marijuana. Rather it is its own strain of cannabis that lacks the high concentration of THC that marijuana has. THC is what causes the hallucinations and delusions that occur from using marijuana. Hemp contains high levels of CBD which has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties. It’s also used to create commercial items such as paint, paper, plastic, and even clothing. Therefore, marijuana is primarily used for recreational purposes while hemp is used for medical/industrial purposes.

Hemp was commonly mistaken as marijuana until the U.S. Farm Bill was passed in 2018.

For many decades, hemp was included in the Controlled Substances Act alongside marijuana and its intoxicating elements. But on December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the U.S. Farm Bill that states that hemp is to be considered an agricultural product instead of a controlled substance. This prevents the Drug Enforcement Agency from being able to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products.

As a result of this bill, more companies are now taking part in the extraction, testing, and selling of hemp across the U.S. This requires a greater need for farmland, tools, technology, and more specifically labs. These labs must be able to provide the necessary environment for proper extraction and testing methods of hemp. What is the solution for this?

Dropbox, Inc. now offers Class 1, Division 1 modular lab units that have cleanroom process areas and laboratory/R&D space.

Whether you need an extraction lab, a propagation lab, or a plant tissue culture lab, Dropbox Inc. can meet the demands of your current operation. Both standard models of the modular lab are customizable and configured to provide the ideal workflow. This includes features such as large, durable counters that can hold heavy equipment and an HVAC system to remove chemical gases during certain extraction processes. From design to delivery, we build the modular lab the way that you want it and when you need it. Its turn-key, plug-and-play, and ready-to-use design makes it the best choice for extraction, testing, and much more.  

As the cannabis industry continues to grow, Dropbox Inc. is excited and ready to grow with it!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Completes Custom Modular Chemical Lab for AEP

Posted on Fri, Jun 07, 2019 @ 15:06 PM

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DropBox Inc. Completes Custom Modular Chemical Lab for AEP

Customers looking for shipping container modifications for modular portable chemistry testing labs turn to DropBox Inc., the most experienced shipping container modification company in the United States. We take our customers needs and our solutions to the next level. The products we provide are designed and engineered to be turn-key, portable, and ready to deliver for use within a short amount time upon arrival to their locations.

ISO shipping container modifications like our modular labs are constructed from COR-TEN steel for its durability and longevity. Designed to endure travel overseas, these shipping containers are known for their strength, portability, and long life. In addition to the inherent strength of the steel being used to construct the containers, the steel is built from corrugated walls and can be stacked up to 10 containers high. All of these features make shipping containers the perfect building block for a wide range of portable jobsite solutions. 

The containers we use for products like our portable chemical labs have been used all around the world by a wide range of companies like Dow Chemical, DuPont, and American Electric Power. 

The latest example of that customer-oriented design, engineering, and manufacturing of a custom product is illustrated by the nearly finished portable chemical lab pictured in this weeks shipping container mods blog. This unit is complete with lab equipment for wet chemistry testing, cabinets, and emergency shower and eye wash. In addition to the lab equipment necessary for chemistry testing, this unit also has an office and two unisex restrooms. 

Designed and engineered specifically for chemical testing and experimentation, our portable laboratories are guaranteed to meet the demands of customers in the chemical industry. All of our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in the U.S. and around the world.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our shipping container modification capabilities CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Wet or Dry Chem Testing in a Modular Chemical Labs

Posted on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 15:05 PM

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DropBox Inc. Provides Wet or Dry Chem Testing in a Modular Chemical Lab

Although instrumentation in wet chemistry testing has shifted to more modern forms, classical wet chemistry techniques are still prevalent in many remote locations, and those classic techniques continue to maintain their importance. Many modern labs that employ the use of wet chemistry testing often require not only a high level of skill, but also the right testing apparatus in the right place at the right time. While analytical chemistry labs are science-based, the ability to provide sufficient modular laboratories for chemical testing can also require a bit of ‘art’ to get the engineering and design specifics for the laboratory just right.

DropBox Inc. continues to provide wet and dry chemistry testing space in
modified shipping containers that can be delivered almost anywhere in the world. Custom-fitted with a wide range of insulation and HVAC packages, the modular chemical labs we deliver can be used in any climate: hot, cold, wet, or dry. Our modular chemistry labs are specially designed to provide the right work space for performing rigorous and wide-ranging chemical testing and examination capabilities while providing a safe, comfortable and fully-functioning space for individuals performing the tests. DropBox Inc. provides modular labs for both qualitative and quantitative wet and dry chemistry testing. Our customizable floor plans, standard models, and wet/dry designs guarantee that regardless of your lab needs we have the turn-key, portable solution for you. 

Many of our customers partner with us because their current labs are outdated, they need additional testing space, and/or because they need their lab in a remote location where access to some utilities might be difficult to come by. Our expertise in engineering, designing, and building shipping container modifications has given us the opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies in the world – from Dow, Duke Energy, and American Electric Power to the US Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. DropBox Inc. has provided shipping container modifications of many kinds to many different kinds of companies.   

Our in-house shipping container modification experts are ready to offer their assistance in the engineering, design, and delivery of your custom built modular chemical lab today
. For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular chemical labs feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Portable Chemical Laboratory Built Out of Shipping Containers

Posted on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 13:04 PM

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Portable Chemical Laboratory Built Out of Shipping Containers

Customers in the chemical industry who have experience working with portable chemical testing labs understand that container structures (if designed and constructed properly) are effective, turn-key, easy to set up, and can be used for a variety of chemical testing and examination purposes.

The shipping container modifications like our chemical labs have been used all around the world by chemical companies like Dow Chemical and DuPont. Regardless of whether you need a dry lab or wet lab, fume hoods, casework (cabinetry), or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, testing, and experimentation, we can deliver the product that’s right for you and your work space.

Designed and engineered expressly for chemical testing and experimentation our portable laboratories are guaranteed to meet the demands of customers in the chemical industry. All of our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states. Over the years our team has worked to develop a wide range of standardized floor plans for chemical labs but can also build custom units to meet your company’s site-specific needs. 

Our units are insulated, climate-controlled and come complete with your specified lab needs. 

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular chemical labs feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Modular Chemical Labs and Where to Find them with DropBox Inc.

Posted on Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

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At DropBox Inc. our modular chemical labs are site-ready for connection to power, water and sewer, and are immediately ready for operation. These mobile chemical labs are perfect for both temporary and permanent installations. 

Over the years we have designed, engineered, and built shipping container modifications for ground-level offices, self-contained running water restrooms, hazardous chemical storage, Blast Resistant Modules, and modular chemical labs. When it comes to shipping container modifications from DropBox Inc. the possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination.

We are committed to bringing you the quality and customer service you need. 

Our modular chemical labs are leading the industry for shipping container modifications equipped with everything needed in a state-of-the-art laboratory space. We have created a portable chem lab, that allows lab technicians at chemical plants and refineries to have the ability to perform their work duties and quality control protocols in even the most remote areas. Our portable chemical labs are delivered turn-key and site ready, for connection to power, water, and sewer.. These modular solutions are perfect for both temporary and permanent solutions at chemical plants and refineries. 

Whether you need a dry lab or a wet lab, fume hoods, casework (cabinetry), or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, testing, and experimentation, we can deliver the product that’s right for you and your work space. Our modular labs meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states and can be shipped internationally as well

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our Modular Chemical Labs feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Portable Chemical Labs in a BOX by DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 14:01 PM

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Portable Chemical Labs in a BOX by DropBox Inc. 

When it comes to shipping container modifications from DropBox Inc. the possibilities are limitless. We seek to do the right thing in all that we do. From in-house engineering and design, to manufacturing, sales, delivery and beyond even after our products have been delivered to your site. In the process of living out our quality policy, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers’ statutory and regulatory requirements, continuously improving our processes to provide increasing value to all stakeholders, and cultivating a positive, satisfying work environment. 

Our modular chemical laboratories are no exception to that rule. With our wide range of portable chem labs, we allow customers to perform onsite experimentation and testing without the need to build a permanent lab and deal with the ever-increasing cost of construction. Whether your company operates locally, regionally or on a global scale, having the right lab space for chemical testing to help you monitor and control all of your processes is a key to your success. 

Regardless of whether you need a dry lab or wet lab, fume hoods, casework (cabinetry), or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, testing, and experimentation, DropBox Inc. can deliver the product that’s right for you and your work space.

Customers in industrial and commercial construction projects who have experience working with shipping container modifications understand that container structures (if designed and constructed properly) are very safe, strong, and can be used for a variety of applications. Shipping container modifications like our portable, ground-level chemical labs have been used all over the world for industrial and commercial projects, the military, and companies in a wide range of industries.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container modifications feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Modular Chemical Labs for Refineries and Chemical Plants

Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 09:01 AM

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Modular Chemical Labs for Refineries and Chemical Plants

Modular Chemical Labs from DropBox Inc. break the traditional standards for what a chemical lab is. By developing modular, turn-key, portable labs that can be delivered anywhere at any time, we are pushing the boundaries for where and when a lab can be utilized.

DropBox Inc. engineers and designs our modular chemical labs for the processing of chemicals at a variety of locations and climates. Our units are insulated, climate-controlled and come complete with your specified lab needs. DropBox Inc. can provide lab facilities for chemical testing and processing for a wide range of situations. 

Our modular chemical labs are site-ready for connection to power, water and sewer, and are immediately ready for operation. These mobile chemical labs are perfect for both temporary and permanent installations. 

Designed and engineered expressly for chemical laboratory use with industry standard interior finishes and mechanical systems, these modular laboratories are guaranteed to meet the demands of chemical industry standards. Our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states and can be shipped internationally as wellRegardless of whether you need additional restrooms, ground-level offices, or chemical labs, we have the perfect modular shipping container modification solution for you. Over the years our team has worked to develop a range of standardized floor plans for chemical labs for a variety of industrial and commercial customers.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container modifications feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Chemical Plants & Refineries Turn to DropBox Inc. for Portable Chemical Labs

Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 14:10 PM

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Chemical Plants & Refineries Turn to DropBox Inc. for Portable Chemical Labs

Portable Labs from DropBox Inc. are leading the industry in their use of shipping container modifications fully equipped with everything needed in a state-of-the-art lab. We have created a portable chem lab, that allows lab technicians at chemical plants and refineries to have the ability to perform their work duties and quality control protocols in even the most remote areas. Our portable chemical labs are delivered turn-key and site ready, for connection to power, water, and sewer.. These modular solutions are perfect for both temporary and permanent solutions at chemical plants and refineries. 

Our modular chemical laboratories allow customers to perform onsite experimentation and testing without the need to build a permanent lab and deal with the ever-increasing cost of construction. Whether your company operates locally, regionally or on a global scale, having the right lab space for chemical testing to help you monitor and control all of your processes is a key to your success. 

If you need a dry lab or a wet lab, fume hoods, casework (cabinetry), or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, testing, and experimentation, we can deliver the product that’s right for you and your work space. Our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states and can be shipped internationally as wellOver the years our team has worked to develop a wide range of standardized floor plans for chemical labs for a variety of industrial and commercial customers.

DropBox Inc. has been building portable chemical labs for customers at petrochemical plants and refineries for years. Based on our customers’ site-specific needs, we have engineered, designed, and manufactured modular chemical labs that meet the needs of customers throughout the U.S. and around the world. 

For more information on our Portable Chemical Labs, you can CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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Modular Chemical Labs for Petrochemical Plants and Refineries

Posted on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 13:08 PM

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Modular Chemical Labs for Petrochemical Plants and Refineries

Whether your company operates locally, regionally or on a global scale, having the right lab space for chemical testing to help you monitor and control all of your processes is a key to your success. Regardless of whether you are in the petrochemical or refining industry, from raw materials processing to the final production line, having the right lab at the right time and in the right place can streamline workflows to make sure your products meet defined specifications, safety requirements and quality standards. 

DropBox Inc. has been building portable chemical labs for customers at petrochemical plants and refineries for years. Based on our customers’ site-specific needs, we have engineered, designed, and manufactured modular chemical labs that meet the needs of customers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Whether you need a dry lab or wet lab, fume hoods, casework, or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, DropBox Inc. can deliver the product that’s right for you.

Modular Labs from DropBox Inc. are leading the industry in their use of shipping container modifications fully equipped with everything needed in a state-of-the-art lab. DropBox Inc. has created a portable chem lab, that allows lab technicians to have the ability to perform their work duties and quality protocols in a remote area. These portable chemical labs are site ready, for connection to power, water, and sewer, and almost instantaneously ready for operation. These modular solutions are perfect for both temporary and permanent use. Shipping containers are the perfect solution for chemistry and research, they can easily be shipped, they come in multiple sizes, and are durable regardless of weather conditions.

For more information on our Portable Chemical Labs, you can CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. Don't forget to check back, as our website is regularly updated with more shipping container modification info and products. 

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