TAPTIA knew Leybold as a recognized brand that builds reliable products. Leadership from APTIA shared that Leybold does a great job when it comes to product support and technical product information. Through an ongoing working relationship with Leybold, APTIA has developed a system that not only works very well, but also a system they are confident in.
The Leybold pumps that are critical to the process are the VARODRY vacuum pump as well as a Leybold turbo molecular pump. The turbo pump requires additional cold traps and other hardware. This combination is the basis of the wiped-film distillation skid. APTIA works with Leybold because they are able to reach out to an engineering product manager for any type of vacuum pump or product. What’s more, they also receive technical support from an expert who's not only been on the Leybold engineering team and engineering design team for that particular equipment, but has also worked with that product in the field for a number of years.
There is a lot of excitement about being in this space, specifically the "Green Rush" hemp CBD space. As an engineering firm, APTIA can provide huge efficiency increases through the implementation of Leybold equipment. There are not many sectors in which an engineering firm can come in and provide a one to two hundred percent improvement on processes.
Profits increase 10–20%. It's a huge opportunity across the board for APTIA to provide equipment and for our equipment purchasers to have a more profitable business.