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Tapvei Bedding

Bedding complying with your requirements for optimum absorption, dust levels, hardness and packaging.

Tapvei

Available in
NORWAY

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Available in sizes 2x2x1mm or 5x5x1mm.

Bedding is a compulsory element according to current laboratory animal welfare regulations and one of the main materials to which animals are continuously exposed. Its main practical purpose is to absorb moisture and ammonia from animal urine and faeces. It should also be pleasant and harmless for animals and support species-specific behaviours like nesting. High production standards help to avoid indirect maintenance and research costs of bedding-induced variability in research results. Hence, research-grade laboratory animal bedding is highly suggested.

TAPVEI's innovative technology ensures that the bedding material has no sharp edges. This significantly reduces dust levels, which in turn has a major impact on dust-related costs and the operational problems associated with excessive dust. The moisture content and absorption capacity of TAPVEI® aspen bedding is achieved by an automatic drying process with 100-120°C clean air and heated by environmental-friendly bioenergy. It also ensures that the bedding is microbiologically clean and fulfils corresponding requirements of the GLP standard.

  • Raw material – aspen (Populus tremula)
  • Moisture content around 10%
  • Relative density 180-200 kg/m³
  • Absorbing capacity 260%
  • Dust content (particles < 0.25mm), less than 0.1%
  • Binding of ammonium 26mg/L
  • Ideal for use within automated bedding dispensers
  • Recommended for IVC isolators and automated systems
  • Autoclavable
  • Biodegradable
  • Full batch analysis (see tab SCIENTIFIC)
  • Dried using only 100% renewable bioenergy
  • Safe for animal and human respiratory tracts
  • Rapid on-time deliveries worldwide, directly or through our broad distribution network

The microbiological and chemical composition of TAPVEI® products is screened quarterly in independent laboratories and compared to the limits set by GV-Solas guidelines for animal feed. Their products are screened for over 200 different compounds, and their requirements for raw material, facilities, production and storage have guaranteed an outstanding quality standard for many years in a row.

Batch analysis reports are available here (registration on TAPVEI's website is required) 

Source: Guidelines for the quality-secured production of laboratory animal feed. Society for Laboratory Animal Science, Committee for the Nutrition of Laboratory Animals, August 2001.