CBD Ingredients/Hemp Extracts

Whole Plant Hemp Extracts Using Supercritical CO2

Phasex utilizes its proprietary supercritical CO2 fluid extraction process to expertly extract, remediate, and purify hemp biomass all the way through to a non-detectable or full-spectrum whole plant hemp extract—often referred to as CBD distillate, which is similar to the ingredient we produce. Our PHCO2-branded ingredients feature our specialized technology, which produces Certified Organic and American conventional whole plant hemp extract ingredients; we also toll process these same materials for select customers.

This manufacturing process fits a need in many market segments—including cosmetics, nutraceuticals, supplements, food and beverage, and pet food.

To give you the most informed look at what we do, and what you can expect from our highly evolved and proprietary processes using supercritical CO2 extraction technology, we have prepared a resource guide to give you the information that will provide helpful answers regarding your processing and ingredient needs.

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Serving Diverse CBD/Whole Plant Hemp Market Manufacturers

We’ve collaborated with farmers, other processors, manufacturers, brokers, and brands in the hemp marketplace over the last few years and have developed a unique extraction and remediation technology. As this niche market has evolved, Phasex has launched a line of organic ingredients to serve the natural products and cannabis markets.

We launched these supercritical CO2 extracted and remediated ingredients to meet the high-quality organic ingredient demand that is proliferating across many applications. Our work serves customers looking for high-percentage CBD materials using whole plant hemp:

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  • CBD topicals and cosmetics
  • Supplements
  • Tinctures
  • Flavors and fragrances
  • Cannabis
  • Pet food markets
  • Gummies
  • Cosmetics
  • Food and beverage

Phasex is a differentiator in the market because we are able to provide broad- and full-spectrum ingredients with minors from the same hemp plant, and either a compliant amount of THC (full spectrum; less than 0.3%) or an ultra-low amount of THC, which typically registers as non-detectible by most third-party analytical labs. We launched these products under a new brand called PHCO2.

Our primary focus is to provide USDA-Certified Organic whole plant hemp extract ingredients, which have a high percentage of CBD (greater than 80%). We also offer American conventional products that utilize a similar supercritical CO2 extraction and remediation process.


Hemp Extraction and Remediation

Phasex has developed proprietary supercritical CO2 extraction and remediation services to provide farmers, brokers, co-packers, manufacturers, distributors, and brands a vertically integrated partner to extract the biomass and purify/remediate the resulting output. We deliver to them a compliant ingredient material which can be shipped anywhere in the United States, or around the world, where compliant hemp materials are allowed.

Alternatively, we can provide toll processing extraction services in which we can extract the crude oil out of the biomass.

Our whole plant hemp crude and CBD distillate materials process is unparalleled in the industry, and we’ve also developed secondary food-grade purification services, which allow us to remove the following from whole plant hemp crude and distillate materials:

  • THC
  • Pesticides
  • Dark colorants—chlorophylls and other components

We’ve earned the reputation as innovators of a quality, reliable extraction and remediation process that yields consistent, superior purification, and has the ability to capture relevant minors in the whole plant hemp extract.

For more information about our PHCO2 whole plant hemp extract toll processing services, click here.

Hemp Ingredient Process

Our proprietary supercritical CO2 extraction and remediation process results in specialized properties in the finished ingredient material. These ingredients are used across a number of application segments in a variety of industries. These properties exist for customers purchasing our PHCO2 ingredient materials and those utilizing their own high-quality materials combined with using the Phasex toll processing extraction and remediation services to create ingredient materials are that the “whole plant hemp extract ingredients.”

These unique properties include the following:

  • High-potency CBD/compliant to non-detectible THC extract ingredient: CBD extract concentration of 85-95% and THC levels that are typically non-detectible before they are formulated by a manufacturer with whatever other carrier material (oils or emulsion solutions) based on the particular application—cosmetics, balms, food, beverage, supplements, nutraceuticals, etc.
  • More environmentally friendly product: processed using supercritical CO2 method, which doesn’t contain harsh solvents used in other extraction or remediation methods (e.g., the other methods could result in residual levels of solvents in the ingredient material)
  • Naturally occurring cannabinoids from the original plant: typically contains some percentage of other minors (CBG, CBD-V, CBT, CBL, etc.) from the original plant material, which makes it a full-spectrum material from the original plant; which is different from isolate materials created using a variety of harsh solvents or blends of various isolates coming from various plants
  • Absence of derived isomers: doesn’t contain the derived isomers (CBN, d-8 THC, and others, which may or may not have psychoactive properties) created by other methods of remediation
  • Processed in a third-party USDA-Certified Organic process: complies with the standards to be third-party certified as a USDA-Certified Organic CBD material
  • Processed in a GMP third-party certified facility: also kosher and with food-grade processes

The First American USDA-Certified Organic Whole Plant Hemp Extract Ingredients

As a natural evolution of decades of expertise in patented food-grade supercritical CO2 process and extraction, Phasex offers PHCO2™ branded USDA-Certified Organic CBD ingredients. See our ingredients listed below!


USDA-Certified Organic Whole Plant Hemp Extracts
We work closely with local, family, and co-op farmers in USDA-Certified Organic farms across the USA—many of whom are from 1st- to 14th-generation farms—and have been supporting their farms in growing whole plant hemp over the years. Their biomass is the key element to extracted crude, distillate, and remediated extracts that comprise our PHCO2™ branded ingredient.

Purity: It starts with PHCO2™ USDA-Certified Organic whole plant hemp biomass, CBD crude, or distillate produced under our food-grade CO2 process that results in ingredients with high actives with minors.

Potency: PHCO2™ offers 80%+ CBD, 0.0 % THC or less, compliant (80+% CBD, 0.3% THC or less), with natural minors between 0.5% - 8%, in our branded ingredients

PHCO2™ USDA-Certified Organic CBD Ingredients with All Natural Minors

Broad-Spectrum Offerings:
BRONZE PHCO2 USDA Organic Broad-Spectrum: 80+% of CBD, 0.07% THC or less (non-detectable), .05% - 3% minors (OBB)
PLATINUM PHCO2 USDA Organic Broad-Spectrum: 80+% of CBD, 0.07% THC or less (non-detectable), 5+% minors (OBP)

Full-Spectrum Offerings:
GOLD PHCO2 USDA Organic Full-Spectrum: 85+% of CBD, 0.3% THC or less, +5% minors (OFG)

American Conventional Whole Plant Hemp Extracts
BRONZE PHCO2 Broad-Spectrum: 80+% of CBD, 0.07% THC or less (non-detectable), minors .05% - 3% (ABB)
BRONZE PHCO2 Full-Spectrum: 80+% of CBD, 0.3% THC or less, minors .05% - 3% (ABF)

Massachusetts-Grown Certified Organic High-Percentage CBD Whole Plant Hemp Extracts
BRONZE PHCO2 Broad-Spectrum: 80+% of CBD, 0.07% THC or less (non-detectable), minors .05% - 3% (MOBB)
BRONZE PHCO2 Full-Spectrum: 80+% of CBD, 0.3% THC or less, minors .05% - 3% (MOFG)

For more information about our PHCO2 brand full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD ingredients, click here

Versatile and Scalable Toll Processing

The toll processing facilities at Phasex are the most versatile in the U.S. We have four (4) operational commercial-scale CO2 extraction plants located in individual clean rooms. Each suite has the capacity for processing multi-ton quantities of incoming botanical substrates.

Our ability to process from 1,000 or 10,000 kg quantities—to 100,000 kg quantities—enables our customers to evaluate supercritical fluids for their specific needs without investing early stage and high-risk capital. Our expertise ensures rapid development and scale, minimizing your costs and decreasing your time-to-market.

Phasex is staffed by a team of problem-solving chemical engineers, chemists, and technical specialists. We provide a complete range of supercritical fluid extraction services: feasibility studies, research and process development, toll processing, and technology licensing.


Biomass Extraction and Purification: Toll Processing Your Whole Plant Hemp Biomass

Phasex utilizes its proprietary CO2 supercritical fluid process that expertly extracts and purifies your whole plant hemp biomass all the way through to a non-detectable or full-spectrum material found in PHCO2-branded ingredients.

Using our GMP-certified, food-grade CO2 process—producing ingredients with high CBD actives with minors—we purify:

  • USDA-Certified Organic whole plant hemp biomass
  • Crude
  • Distillate

Your biomass extraction will be processed cleanly, without harsh chemicals:

  • NO hexane
  • NO butane
  • NO propane
  • NO ethanol

The labs and farmers we partner with know that the exceptional final material produced is backed by decades of expertise and superior quality processes.


Small-Scale Sampling

To ensure the finished ingredient meets the profiles you require, for first-time customers, we typically require small-scale sample testing of your material. Guided by years of experience toll processing thousands of other ingredients, we feel this is the first vital step in the extraction and purification process for our customers.

We test a small portion of your material in a pilot/lab-scale purification process, which allows you (and us) to see how the material will perform in our full-scale production. This pilot informs you on what you can expect for a finished ingredient, including purity and potency. This process helps align us with expectations about what you want and what we can do. Read more about our full suite of services here.

To learn more about PHCO2 -branded CBD extract ingredients, click here.

For more information about our PHCO2 brand, click here.

To begin a conversation with us about your toll processing or ingredient needs, contact us now.