Contract Distillation

Pope Scientific, Specializing in High Vacuum Molecular Distillation, Evaporation and Fractionation.

Pope’s toll distillation area is equipped to handle volumes ranging from laboratory trials through large scale production runs. Our Toll Distillation Service is fully licensed by the WDA/FDA as a food processing facility and routinely performs processing using cGMP compliant procedures. Pope can also supply Kosher certification when required by our customers.

Materials Processed

  • Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • Citrus Oil & Wax
  • Soy Derivatives
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Silicones & Siloxanes
  • Waxes and Cosmetics
  • Vegetable Oil Derivatives


Molecular Distillation selectively concentrates the key fatty acids while removing the unwanted impurities of fish and other oils. Through our process, we gently accomplish deodorization, purification and concentration of valuable DHA / EPA Omega-3 fatty acids from your products, such as algae oil, fish oil and esters of vegetable and seed oils. Fatty acid esterification by molecular distillation


Distillation of specialty chemicals such as high melt point waxes,high molecular weight synthetics, perfluropolyethers, surfactants, C10, C20, C40 hydrocarbons, fragrances, and lube additives.


Distillation of cosmeceuticals which are the marriage of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They are divided into categories based on their active ingredients including antioxidants, and peptides.

Essential Oils

The results of extraction of aromatic compounds from plants are essential oils. We use fractional distillation processes to remove impurities and eliminate any decomposition to maintain the purity and fragrance you desire. Other names include volatile oils, volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the “oil of” the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of oregano


Distillation is a process in which the separation of components in a mixture is achieved due to differences in volatility, that is differences in vapor pressure, of the components in the mixture to be separated.

In flavor industry distillation is frequently utilized for the isolation of flavor compounds, the formation of artifacts during distillation has been a subject of considerable interest.


Hi-Vacuum Molecular Distillation guards certain chemical compounds against decomposition, polymerizing, reacting or destroying where Low Pressure Distillation does not.

Resins found in epoxy, paints, varnishes, enamels, and shoe, furniture and floor waxes are made using Hi-Vacuum Molecular Distillation for science and industry worldwide.

Synthetic Oils

The substances in crude oil can be separated using fractional distillation because they have different boiling and condensation points. This process is used to make synthetic oils that are used in the automotive industry.

Wax Products

Paraffin wax is a petroleum based product with a low melting point.  This wax is a result of the highest boiling fraction in the distillation process.  A white and colorless substance, it is commonly used to ease the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. Paraffin wax is also used in salons for facials, manicures and pedicures.