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Luna Technologies Adds Color Remediation Column to IO Extractor

New technology, developed with Media Bros, will filter out unwanted impurities to improve final product.

Portland, Oregon – (September 10, 2020) — Luna Technologies, a Portland cannabis extraction equipment manufacturer, redesigned its IO Extractor in collaboration with Portland’s Media Bros LLC, adding a color remediation column to filter out extraneous chlorophyll and plant matter during its fully-automated hydrocarbon extraction process. The color remediation column is a new feature designed to improve the quality and aesthetics of all produced concentrates, regardless of condition. The oils resulting from the new feature allow cannabis extractors to realize greater value from a larger spectrum of biomass, including previously unsalable goods, reduce post-processing steps, and have greater flexibility with production schedules.

"We are always working on innovative ways to improve the hydrocarbon extraction process and give our customers the tools they need," said Jack Naito, President of Luna Technologies. "Consumable color remediation media piqued our interest with increasing demand for high terpene, full-spectrum extracts. We worked with Media Bros to develop SOPs for our equipment and to integrate CRC [color remediation column] into the extraction process whereas most processors remediate downstream of extraction. I'm excited about this partnership because it allows our customers to extract an A grade product from B grade biomass."

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Luna's IO Extractor is a custom engineered, large-scale hydrocarbon extractor designed to eliminate operator error, runtime, and batch-to-batch inconsistency through full process automation. It is capable of processing 20 pounds per hour of biomass with the push of a button. The technical expertise and industry experience of co-founders Jack Naito and Kyler Buck, respectively, helped Luna become the first hydrocarbon extraction equipment manufacturer to receive pre-approval for legal production in Canada in Q4 2019.

"Luna's automation process is uniquely suited to work with our media because it allows lab staff to monitor flow rate and pressure in real time," said Sean Duffy, General Manager, Media Bros. "We needed a system that would allow our media to work at optimal parameters. The IO Extractor can both operate in those parameters and provide the data necessary to produce predictable and consistent results."

Luna is organized around an ongoing commitment to research and development. This means it will continue to work to improve the IO Extractor and to develop new, groundbreaking extraction technologies that exploit gaps in the market and set industry standards for safety and energy conservation.

Founded in 2012, Luna has quickly become one of the premier extraction manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with its technology in labs across the U.S. Buoyed by the engineering expertise of Naito, who previously worked for Boeing, the company has fortified its implementation strategy with engineering experience from the pharmaceutical, aerospace, and cannabis industries.

About Media Bros, LLC

Media Bros crafts high quality color remediation media for use in cannabis extraction. Its proprietary compounds compromising of aluminosilicates and bentonite clays, act as adsorbents inside color remediation columns, filtering phenolic resins, sulfurs, and color impurities from hydrocarbon extracts. Media Bros focuses on safety, ease of use, and absorbency in designing CRX™ and CRY™, its signature prepacked media. Learn more at mediabros.store

IO Extractor

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Cut Labor Costs
Automated controls eliminate weeks or months of apprenticeship training required for manually controlled hydrocarbon systems.

Eliminate Operator Error
Pre-programmed recipe-monitoring system checks pressures and temperatures hundreds of times per second to remove risk of operator error.

Increase Capacity
Process 18 pounds of dried plant material or 25 pounds of fresh-frozen material per run. Single operator can process 400 pounds of biomass in a single day.

Improve Run Time
50-minute average run time with a 10-minute soak. Run-to-run changeover times of two minutes.

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