TSE/BSE Statement for CAPLINQ Products

Trans­mis­si­ble spongi­form encephalopathies (TSEs) are con­di­tions that affect the brain and ner­vous sys­tem of many ani­mals and humans. In recent his­to­ry, a par­tic­u­lar type of TSE called bovine spongi­form encephalopa­thy (BSE) spread in cat­tle in an epi­dem­ic fash­ion. Many will remem­ber this now-famous epi­dem­ic as “Mad-Cow Dis­ease”. The uncom­fort­able truth is that the cause of these BSEs was because the cat­tle involved were fed remains of oth­er cattle.

This prac­tice has now been banned in many — if not most coun­tries — pri­mar­i­ly as a result of the TSE/BSEs.

The reg­u­la­tion that gen­er­al­ly defines this reg­u­la­tion is the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Deci­sion 97/534/EC.

As a result of both this prac­tice and the reg­u­la­tions meant to pre­vent this behav­iour, com­pa­nies are now ask­ing their sup­pli­ers to pro­vide “TSE/BSE State­ments”. Most of all, to essen­tial­ly con­firm that the mate­ri­als they sup­ply do not con­tain any raw mate­ri­als pro­duced from, or derived from ani­mal origin.

CAPLINQ has been asked specif­i­cal­ly to sup­ply a TSE/BSE State­ment for our LINQSTAT Con­duc­tive Plas­tic Film mate­r­i­al, so here is the offi­cial TSE/BSE State­ment. Of course, if you require a TSE/BSE state­ment for oth­er CAPLINQ prod­ucts, please con­tact us for such a statement.

TSE/BSE Statement

All CAPLINQ Lin­q­s­tat Series prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured com­plete­ly from syn­thet­ic or man­u­fac­tured mate­ri­als. And, do not con­tain any raw mate­ri­als pro­duced from, or sub­stances derived from ani­mal origin.

More­over, these prod­ucts are not derived from spe­cif­ic-risk mate­ri­als as defined in Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Deci­sion 97/534/EC.

The man­u­fac­tur­ing process does not use any ingre­di­ent of ani­mal ori­gin. Also, any of our prod­ucts come in con­tact with ani­mal prod­ucts dur­ing stor­age and transportation.

All prod­ucts pro­duced by CAPLINQ are free from Trans­mis­si­ble Spongi­form Encephalopa­thy (TSE) and Bovine Spongi­form Encephalopa­thy (BSE)

CAPLINQ is a spe­cial­ty plas­tics sup­pli­er offer­ing a range of LINQSTAT brand­ed con­duc­tive mate­ri­als includ­ing our broad range of elec­tri­cal­ly con­duc­tive plas­tics and anti­sta­t­ic tapes and films. If you have any ques­tions, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us if you have fur­ther ques­tions on TSE/BSE Statements.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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