The Science of Vaporization
If the compounds that comprise concentrates vaporize between 300°-400°F, why do we need to use quartz and other surfaces at much higher temperatures?
The reason is because quartz and other industry standard materials are fundamentally inefficient at moving thermal energy through conduction (heating by touching things), which is due to their exceedingly low thermal conductivity.
When the entire point of the act is to move heat energy into the objective material to vaporize it, poor thermal diffusivity doesn’t cut it - As such, we must elevate the temperatures of low conductivity vaporization surface materials like Quartz well beyond the ideal thermodynamic range of our desired vaporization product (550°-600° is considered lower for quartz), because without sufficient rates of thermal flux, the latent heat of vaporization of the object material can’t be sufficiently met.
Satisfying the latent heat requirement for the concentrates to be vaporized is best achieved through the use of high thermal conductivity, high thermal diffusivity surface materials. Contrary to popular belief, “heat retention” is a meaningless terminology in the context of deliberate vaporization with such an apparatus.
Our original, signature ceramic materials such as medical grade silicon carbide, aluminum nitride, and single crystal silicon carbide excel at deliveringenergy to concentrates thanks to their incredible material properties, and in doing so reduce the operating temperature of the system.
By reducing the operating temperatures of our vaporization systems through substantial rates of conductive thermal flux, we’re keeping compounds more intact, and most importantly, drastically improving flavor and potency as a result.