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Fractional Distillation for high purity concentrates

In order to create high concentration oils that are devoid of terpenes, residual solvent, and trace compounds, fractional distillation is the best option. The cannabis distillates produced are ideal for vape carts, edible and topical products, as well as for the production of CBD isolate.
Distillate is ideal for formulations and edibles
Primary oil used in vape cartridges
Work-up step for isolate and conversions

Distillation Solutions

What is Fractional Distillation?

Fractional Distillation, often referred to as molecular distillation, or short path distillation, is a form of distillation used for the separation and purification of compounds. This is achieved by applying the concepts of evaporation and condensation, often referred to as distillation, in order to target specific “fractions” based on their varying boiling points. In cannabis extraction, the residual solvent and remaining light volatiles will evaporate first, followed by certain flavonoids, azulenes, and ‘head’ fractions. After this, the main fraction compromising the purest cannabinoid concentration will distill off to be collected. Followed by a tails fraction, and then any heavy terpenes or remaining compounds.


Thin Film Systems

Ai 6″ Stainless Turnkey Thin Film Distillation Gen 2 ETL


  • Throughput Capacity 3-8LPH
  • Free On-site Training Available
  • Best in Class Service
  • UL/CSA Certified

Across International Thin Film Distillation systems have been specifically optimized for the processing of hemp and cannabis oil. By eliminating common bottle necks, and enhancing the condenser configuration, we have created a machine that is more intuitive and efficient. Great for batch distillation or continuous processing, these systems come with heated gear pumps, and the option of rollers or wipers.

Short Path Distillation

Ai 5L Short Path Distillation Kit With Multiple Receiving Flasks


  • Newly re-designed distillation head with larger vacuum jacket for less heat loss during distillation, increased internal diameter for more efficient fractioning and condensation of vapor with zero clogging.
  • Ai Heavy wall glassware for durability
  • Vacuum jacketed vapor channel
  • Glass material: high borosilicate glass 3.3
  • PTFE 14/20 and 24/40 thermo inlet adapters with Viton gaskets

Ai short path distillation kits provide an effective and affordable solution for the separation and purification of various substances. By offering multiple sizes and configurations, we have created a line that is ideal for applications ranging from research and process chemistry to essential oil and cannabis distillation.

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