Heat-not-burn technology is a new innovation at the forefront of whole flower cannabis and tobacco industry. Both industries have been dominated by combustion based consumption methods in the past. However, we are now seeing an increase in Heat-not-burn technology innovation.
How does Heat-not-burn technology work?
Generally the way heat-not-burn technology works is the flower is put into a chamber, or a flower stick for Omura, and the flower is heated in that chamber. Devices like the PAX use conduction to heat the flower. So the flower needs to be touching the heat source in order for it to get to temperature. Omura works differently in that it uses a sophisticated convection oven and air bath system to heat the flower.
Whole flower requires various temperatures to activate the THC and CBD cannabinoids. Temperatures in excess of 550°F generate smoke containing harmful chemicals. Most heat-not-burn devices go through a range of temperatures from around 250°F to up to 430°F. This helps maintain a smoke-free experience, and significantly reducing the exposure to harmful chemicals.
Why is Omura different?
Omura’s convection oven and air bath system mean that the flower is not touching the heat source, instead warm air is produced in the oven and pulled through the flower stick to heat the flower. This eliminates burning, harsh taste and smoke that can happen in conduction heating devices. A test by SC Labs in Southern California found that the Omura Series 1 vaporizes 94% of all cannabinoids.
The convection oven system for Omura helps create minimal smell and vapor. As the heat curve goes through the lower temperatures, it heats up the terpenes where you get the flavor and the THC and CBD cannabinoids burn at higher temperatures all together delivering the ‘Entourage Effect’.