Jettainer and trilatec are entering a sales partnership for squAIR-timber, a new lightweight material that will replace a large proportion of the wooden planks previously used for weight distribution on air freight pallets.
With squAIR-timber, German start-up trilatec has developed a revolutionary system ‘paper beams’ are made of a special cardboard fibre composite material based on the carbon principle and are up to 80 per cent lighter than conventional wooden planks, without sacrificing load-bearing capacity.
One metre of the material with a net weight of only 1.2 kg carries up to 5.0 tonnes of cargo. Net weight of a traditionally used wooden plank is 3-4 kg per metre. In addition, squAIR-timber consists of 100 per cent recycled material, is inexpensive and can even be disposed of alongside regular paper waste without any problems, the company said.
“The innovative system has immediately convinced us with its approach that increases both efficiency and environmental compatibility,” says said Martin Kraemer, head of Marketing & PR at Jettainer.
“Through the partnership with trilatec, we are expanding our portfolio and emphasising that Jettainer integrates innovative solutions into the core area of ULD management, as well as into related services and products. This enables us to continuously increase the efficiency on the customer side,” he says.
“Jettainer is the leading contact for airlines when it comes to ULDs and stands for reliability, as well as innovation,” adds Andreas Langemann, managing director of trilatec GmbH.
“The cooperation on the sales side for our product squAIR-timber offers us ideal access to airlines worldwide. It is a great advantage that addressing potential customers through or together with Jettainer enables us to place our topic with exactly the right contacts within the airlines.”