Sano Gardens extracts quality Fresh Frozen live material with Butane and Propane in a closed loop similar to most other hydrocarbon extractors. What is unique about our Aqua Live Resin is that Sano Gardens developed an in-line purification process akin to traditional Chromatography, in a stand-alone high pressure Chromatography column designed for that purpose by their R&D lead (IG: @murphymurri) whom also holds educational courses open to the public at the Sano Gardens facility.
As with traditional column Chromatography, unlike CRC, fractions are collected from the column at intervals that allow clean separation between the solid cannabinoid fractions and the liquid terpene fractions. These fractions are further purified through traditional re-crystallization techniques and principles, allowing the terpenes to be separated and subjected to gentler processes at lower temperatures than the solid cannabinoids. This unique separation process allows us to retain terpenes that might otherwise be lost or damaged during processing.
Where our process is only uniquely applied to Aqua Live Resin, CRC is broadly applied to a number of different classes of product including shatter and there is no effort to collect or separate distinct fractions. CRC has no care for retention time, targeting specific species, and is largely about bleaching rather than purification. Where CRC is indiscriminate, our process is deliberate and accurate. The Cannaflavins for instance are yellow, and an important part of the consumer experience and if all you care about is bleaching you might overlook that nuance.