About Us

CORE stands for Carbon dioxide technology experts, Optimal solvent for high-throughput processes, Reliable systems to harness separating power of CO2, Economical processes to lower operating costs.  We emphasize separations because there in another dimension to extraction, fraction collection where different components from an extraction stream can be separated in cyclone separators by using pressure and temperature gradients to concentrate extracts.

Harbaksh Sidhu founded Core Separations in 2017.  Harbaksh has spent 25 years of his career in design, development and manufacturing of equipment for supercritical and CO2 technology. He was President and part of the ownership at Thar Instruments, largest lab to pilot scale manufacturer of supercritical fluid extraction, supercritical fluid chromatography, reaction and high-pressure systems. Thar Instruments’ sold over one thousand systems for a wide range of applications with primary market being the pharmaceutical industry. He holds five issued patents in area of supercritical fluids and oversaw development of entire product portfolio of SFE and SFC systems at Thar Instruments, majority of which are a part of Waters’ Purification and SFE product line.

Harbaksh was the General Manager of Purification Business Operations at Waters Corporation after Thar Instruments’ acquisition by Waters and was the Program Director of awarding winning UPC2 analytical platform.

Core Separations’ team is now leveraging decades of innovations and extensive supercritical experience to design and manufacture systems under a new name with robust and proven technology.  Our systems embody extensive, unparalleled experience in SCF technology to deliver highest and reliable performance for any environment in need of small to large industrial scale SCF extraction systems.