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Particule Formation

Particule formation with supercritical CO2 is a foward looking technology.


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Training: Dive into the heart of the matter!

Full day of training to better understand and deepen your knowledge in supercritical fluids and CO2 fields. What are the trends on the market, how to use supercritical CO2 process with a hands-on session of 4H on a SFE Process Laboratory equipment.


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Supercritical CO2 applied to perfume industry

Consumers are now looking for natural products, concerning in consuming cosmetics and fragrances closer to plants and respectful of health and the environment. Today, ecology, respect for the environment, health become essential principles that companies must respect. The 12 principles of green chemistry and the 6 principles of eco-extraction are directly respected by supercritical technology. How does supercritical CO2 extraction become a technological tool that allows perfumers to add value to their product and the consumer?


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Terpenes in cannabis

Terpenes are contained in cannabis. The value of these products is studied since decades for their properties. The potential of the power of cannabinoids plus terpenes gives a powerful effect.


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Therapeutic cannabis and France

To better understand cannabis legalization in France, the hemp trade union therefore recommends not restricting the usnabinoids used, not arbitrarily restricting the pathologies and symptoms for these treatments, as well as having a holistic approach to the plant to allow all therapeutic uses. The benefits of cannabis can be extracted thanks to the extraction process that allows to obtain a pure and concentrated extract of the benefits of cannabis and to orchestrate the final composition.


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Hemp protein

Hemp is one of the most amazing and versatile plant on the earth. This forgotten plant is coming back and the world is rediscovering its properties. Source of proteins, this plant is vegetal source of protein.


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Hybrid wood: a wood of the future.

Hybrid wood: a increased wood material of the future. A wind of renewal blows on the wood sector. Facing environmental issues and challenges of the 21 century, industries are turning to new technologies. Eco-responsible, super performing, innovative: is translucent wood a key?


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EIHA press note Hemp industry

"In this press note, EIHA and its members, want to provide a clear and factual overview of the current legislative framework. To clarify: We are talking about “hemp” (Cannabis sativa L.), which is authorized under the EU’s Common Catalogue of Varieties of Agricultural Plant species (Reg. 1308/2013). Commonly hemp is known for its historic use as food and its use for rope, textiles and paper."


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Supercritical CO2 applied to cosmetics and beauty

CO2 is an essential gas for life and for plants that use it through photosynthesis to grow. Scientific engineering uses the properties of CO2 in supercritical form to extract valuable plant actives from plants.


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From by products to value added products

Developed countries, generates annually million tonnes of by-products such as potato cull, barley straws, hull … These products have valuable components


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CBD food and beverage

The cbd is known for its soothing, anti inflammatory, anti acne benefits. It can be consumed in food and beverages.


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Use of supercritical fluids for tobacco to reduce nicotine

Supercritical CO2 processes help to found and create healthier plants and fight again some issues.


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CAE advizes france to legalize cannabis

France's policy on cannabis is considered ultra-repressive and even has an archaic aspect according to the report. The paradox of repression of consumption in France reflects the ceaseless failure of the position adopted.


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Medical marijuana

Did you know that some molecules of this plant can help patients in various ways of cures? The extract of hemp plant known as CBD has little, if any intoxicating properties. Many benefits of CBD are reported: relieving pain, insomnia, spasticity, relaxing muscles in Parkinson’s disease.


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Cannabis culture boom with farm bill ?

When Trump administration legalizes hemp, SFEPROCESS provides solutions of CBD extraction. The US president signed farm bill on 24th, December, 2018. The Congress has already approved the act which allows in federal way, cultivation of hemp.


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Anti-inflammatory effects of ginger and rosemary extracts obtained by supercritical fluid extraction

Today, the power of plants is widely admitted. Since several years, scientific studies on plant derivatives have multiplied and we can now consider with no doubt that there is a therapeutic potential. In this context, ginger and rosemary extracts are traditionally used by medicine for therapeutic effects in a wide-range of health related problems.


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Why a supercritical process is greener safer and better than a solvent extraction ?

Extraction is used for many applications as nutraceutical, food, and pharmaceutical, medicinal... CO2 solvent is not toxic and non-inflammable ensuring safety and security. The final product has many advantages: pure extracts without residues with minimal post-processing steps. Usually recognized by FDA and as GMP processes, CO2 is an ideal solvent.


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Various fields of applications

When flavors and fragances are extracted thanks to a supercritical carbon dioxide process, it presents a higher organoleptic quality. The extract is closer to the natural material and the is no residue of organic solvent which is very interesting in industries. It reduces post treatment steps and permits an easier process. Thanks to the various supercritical processes CO2 extracts can be obtains from many raw materials.


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Industrial hemp

Hemp receives more attention since 1985. Indeed, industrial hemp has lower tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content than the cannabis sativa. It has been shown that CBD has anticonvulsant effects, is effective against migraine, and shows many other benefits… THC is present at much lower concentration in industrial hemp. Various contents, laws, legislations cover the processing of hemp.


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