Q: What Does Terp Proof mean?
A: Terp Proof is short for Terpene Proof, which ultimately is a play on words and a fancy way of saying solvent proof. Terpenes are very volatile natural solvents that will dissolve through most packaging. Terpenes are what give your extract its taste and smell. Terp proof products are designed with completely solvent proof materials, creating lossless extract containment.
Q: What does Lossless Extract Containment mean?
A: Lossless meaning, no loss. Extract Containment, being what you keep your concentrates in. Our Terp Proof products are completely inert to solvents. They are also made from one of the most non stick surfaces known to man. Combining these two properties means you won’t be losing any of your extract in or on your packaging material.
Q: What are terpenes?
A: Terpenes are a class of lipid molecule built out of repeating Isoprene units. Terpenes in plants can be oxidized to produce the compounds responsible for the distinctive aroma of fruit and spices. They are highly reactive solvents which bond with other molecules easily. Terpenes are produced by a variety of plants to serve protective function like deterring herbivores. Common Terpenes are Menthol, limonene, α-Pinene, and Artemisinin a malaria treatment.
Q: Can you press Rosin in Terp Proof sheets and squares?
A: Yes, absolutely. In fact, Terp Proof’s PTFE is one of the only materials you should be using in your rosin press. Being flexible, solvent proof, cost effective, and reusable, it’s the perfect material to squish in. Parchment paper is paper coated in silicone, and even tho rosin pressing requires no solvent. Terpenes are very powerful natural solvents that are found in botanical plant material. Extracting them is one of the primary goals of pressing. They are also incompatible with silicone, meaning it will react with the terps, contaminating them. PTFE is completely inert to terpenes and will not react with your extract even when heated up and pressed into it. PTFE can withstand up to 450°F making it an ideal material to warm press with.
Q: Can I eat Terp Proof?
A: NO. However if you do make sure to cut the sheets into small pieces so they make it all the way through. Terp proof will never be metabolized by the body and must go all the way through or they will get stuck in your stomach.
Q: What is Terp Proof made from? Or what is PTFE?
A: Terp Proof is made from PTFE, Polytetrafluoroethylene. A synthetic compound discovered in 1938 made entirely of carbon and fluorine. It’s hydrophobic, meaning water or substances containing water cannot penetrate it. PTFE is one of the most nonstick materials as its coefficients of friction is one of the lowest of any solid. It’s so non stick that bacteria has trouble adhering to it, and geckos can’t even stick to it. PTFE is so inert that it’s used inside the human body, and for medical devices. It’s completely solvent proof, so you can use it directly with butane, propane, alcohol, DME, acetone, terpenes, and many more. PTFE can tolerate heat up to 450°F and cold down to -20°F.
Q: What are the temperature limitations of Terp Proof products?
A: Terp Proof products (PTFE) can withstand heat up to 450°F and cold down to -20°F.
Q: Can I get a sample of Terp proof?
A: We offer a free 3 pack of Terp Proof 4”x4” packaging squares. (link)
Q: Do any residual compounds from Terp Proof contaminate my extract?
A: No. Since Terp proof is made from 100% virgin PTFE, it will not leach or contaminate your extract in any way. PTFE is solvent proof, and will not dissolve when exposed (or even fully submerged) in solvents, including natural terpenes.
Q: Is Terp Proof owned by BHOGART?
A: Yes, Terp Proof is manufactured and distributed by BHOGART LLC San Jose, California.