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Meeting the Standard: How We Built the BVV 2-and-4CYL for Safety

At BVV, we believe that safety is paramount to a successful botanical extraction business. In a previous article, we wrote about the basics of Current Good Manufacturing Processes and following Standard Operating Procedures and their importance in manufacturing safe, pure, and consistent end-products. We’ve also shared Best Practices for a Safe Processing Lab. With this article, we explain how we designed the BVV Butane Recovery Pumps to adhere to safety standards.

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The Basics of Manufacturing Processes

In this article, we will define some of the more important principles of manufacturing a product to maintain a level of repeatability and traceability based on Current Good Manufacturing Practices. 

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What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are a group of naturally occurring volatile compounds that are produced by animals and plants alike. While terpenes may be a topic you may be unfamiliar with–surprise!–they are all around you.

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Ice Water vs. Hydrocarbon Extraction

In today's hemp processing market, current hemp processing methodologies can typically be divided into two distinct categories: solvent-based extraction methods and solventless-based extraction methods. In this article, we will compare both to better understand their benefits and drawbacks.

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Filtration Made Easy with Ashless Filter Paper

BVV offers a wide range of filtration aid with a variety of particle retention suited to your needs. In this blog, we explain the uses and benefits of Ashless Filter Papers.

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Powerful Powders on BVV™

In a competitive industry, nothing is more important than refining the quality and safety of your final product for the consumer. We at BVV™ have expanded our line of high-quality and FDA-GRAS* post-processing powders to help you get the end product that you want.

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Welcome to BVV Labs 2020

The BVV team is excited to announce the addition of a state-of-the-art research, development, and educational lab which will open towards the end of October, 2020. The 2,000 square-foot lab will be used to bench test equipment, as a classroom for educational courses for customers, and to process BVV hemp-derived products. The BVV team is striving to improve product quality and refine processes through data collection and analytics so we can better support our customers. The new lab will equip the team with the tools to do just this. In addition to improving products, the lab will be used as a space to educate and inform customers on products and best practices. Below is some of the equipment that will furnish the lab

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The Differences Between Chinese and USA-Made Glass

There are a lot of options for consumers looking to purchase laboratory glassware, and for certain products, you must look more closely than others. One of the most frequently asked questions is about the origin of the glass part in question, is it USA-made or imported? 

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Cloning Systems

When considering your setup for your vegetation and flower room, one of your considerations should be for a cloning machine. A plant cloning machine makes the process of cloning your plants easier and efficiently. In this posting we will talk about cloning systems, how they work, how to clone and some advantages and disadvantages.

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Post Processing Powders

Post processing powders are used to remove unwanted substances from your final product. Different substances can be used to target different substances, such as pesticides and plant lipids. Each powder can be used in different stages of post processing.

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Butane vs. Propane in Plant Extraction

Many plants produce resin and oil that can be isolated for food flavoring, healthcare, and more. The vast chemical differences in these compounds require distinct extraction methods to isolate them. Learn the differences between butane vs propane extraction here.

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Types Of Chillers: How To Select A Chiller For Extraction

This guide gives an overview of chillers and how to select the right one for your specific application. Also included is a list of recommended chiller/equipment pairings.

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Closed Loop Extraction Part 1: The Basics

The first of our multi-part closed loop extraction series. This post covers basic closed loop extraction, identifying the major components of the system, and understanding the chemical process inside the extractor.

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Silicone Molding in a Cold Trap Vacuum Chamber

One of the many applications for Best Value’s cold trap vacuum chambers is silicone molding. Silicone molding is the process of producing pliable yet strong molds and parts in high volume. This is common for making seals, sealing membranes, bottle nipples, medical devices, and even kitchen utensils (spatulas).

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Vacuum Pumps Overview

This post discusses vacuum pumps in depth and covers all related topics from vacuum pump selection, vacuum pump type, vacuum pump maintenance and care, as well as specific vacuum applications. It also includes a list of recommended vacuum pump pairings.

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