Stable skids made of recycled cardboard fiber composite materials can replace wooden planks used for load distribution on airfreight pallets. The resultant weight saving of around 80 percent leads to significant reductions in fuel consumption and helps to reduce CO2 emissions in air traffic. trilatec, which developed the squAIR-timber system, and Jettainer have now entered into an exclusive distribution agreement.
Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management, and trilatec are thus further expanding their existing partnership. “We were enthusiastic about squAIR-timber right from the start. It perfectly fits into our portfolio of innovative solutions in the area of loading equipment and their control and adds to our corporate claim of sustainable logistics,” says Thomas Sonntag, Managing Director of Jettainer.
The innovative ultra-lightweight elements are made of a special cardboard fiber according to the carbon principle. Compared to conventional wooden planks, they are up to 80 percent lighter without reducing their payload capacity. Each meter of the material carries up to 5 tons with a tare weight of only 1.2 kilograms. In comparison, the tare weight of wood is 3-4 kilograms per meter. In addition, squAIR-timber consists of 100 percent recycled material, is cost-effective and can easily be disposed of with paper waste.
“The sales cooperation for our product squAIR-timber offers us optimal access to airlines worldwide. A major advantage is that addressing potential customers through or together with Jettainer enables us to place our product with exactly the right contacts within the airlines,”
added Andreas Langemann, Managing Director of trilatec.