Lab bedding, cage bedding, bulk bedding and bulk litter

Recycled & environmentally-friendly lab bedding

3Rs LAB bedding is made from >99% recycled paper and utilises no virgin material and no additives or chemicals. As a recycled product, it saves landfill space, saves energy, reduces pollution and uses less resources than virgin material.

Cage bedding

Laboratory bedding market research

Findings from laboratories which utilise lab bedding in both the UK and overseas have returned significant benefits in the following key areas:

Health & safety – cage bedding for labs

The unique and superior qualities of 3Rs LAB's cage bedding contributes to better health and safety, a better environment for the animal and staff, and less frequent cage bedding changing routines.

These qualities also ensure a safe product which is ideal for most bedding dispensers, vacuum systems and automated cleaning systems.

Lab bedding

Low endotoxin & coliform levels in bedding

These findings suggest that paper pellet beddings may be preferred when endotoxins are a concern such as during immunologic, respiratory or inhalation studies. Ref. Blom H.J.M 1996 Lab Animals 30 234-244

Easy to use, clean & dispose litter

Dedicated facility

3Rs LAB bulk bedding is produced:

History

The cellulose-based animal bedding product has been used in laboratory animal facilities in Australia for over 15 years.

 

3Rs LAB Basic litter properties

3Rs basic laboratory bedding

Toxicity data
Pesticides (Organochlorides)
DDT (Sum of pp’-DDE, pp-DDD and pp’-DDT expressed as DDT <0.20 mg/Kg
Dieldrin <0.20 mg/Kg
Aldrin <0.20 mg/Kg
Hexachlorocycloheane – gamma <0.20 mg/Kg
Pesticides (Organophosphorus)
Malathion (parent compound) <0.20mg/Kg
Pesticides (Miscellaneous)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Arochlor) <0.20 mg/Kg
Bacteriology
All FELASA organisms Most Probable Number (MPN) < 1 MPN per gram
Heavy Metals
Arsenic 1.00 mg/Kg
Cadmium <0.10 mg/Kg
Copper 38.00 mg/Kg
Mercury <0.30 mg/Kg
Selenium 0.60 mg/Kg
Lead 2.00 mg/Kg
Chemical and physical properties
Dust content <0.01%
Absorbency 152%
Moisture content ~10%
Granulometry Crimped pellets
4mm x 10mm average
Sterilisation Autoclaving or irradiation
Substrate compatibility Non-marking
Weight per volume Low
Bedding packaging
Size 30 litre and 45 litre
Bag Polypropylene woven bag
Opening Easy opening feature
Bag identification 3Rs Bedding Premium
Other services
Irradiation sterilisation

 

3Rs LAB Premium litter properties

3Rs basic laboratory bedding

Toxicity data
Pesticides (Organochlorides)
DDT (Sum of pp’-DDE, pp-DDD and pp’-DDT expressed as DDT <0.02 mg/Kg
Dieldrin <0.01 mg/Kg
Aldrin <0.01 mg/Kg
Hexachlorocycloheane – gamma <0.20 mg/Kg
Pesticides (Organophosphorus)
Malathion (parent compound) <0.02mg/Kg
Pesticides (Miscellaneous)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Arochlor) <0.2 mg/Kg
Bacteriology
All FELASA organisms Most Probable Number (MPN) < 1 MPN per gram
Heavy Metals
Arsenic 1.00 mg/Kg
Cadmium <0.10 mg/Kg
Copper 7.70 mg/Kg
Mercury <0.30 mg/Kg
Selenium 0.50 mg/Kg
Lead 2.10 mg/Kg
Chemical and physical properties
Dust content <0.01%
Absorbency 152%
Moisture content ~10%
Granulometry Crimped pellets
4mm x 10mm average
Sterilisation Autoclaving or irradiation
Substrate compatibility Non-marking
Weight per volume Low
Bedding packaging
Size 30 litre and 45 litre
Bag Polypropylene woven bag
Opening Easy opening feature
Bag identification 3Rs Bedding Basic
Other services
Irradiation sterilisation