Jettainer enters into an exclusive distribution agreement with trilatec, developer of the squAIR-timber system to replace wooden planks on air freight pallets.
The trilatec skids made of recycled cardboard fiber composite materials can replace wooden planks used for load distribution on airfreight pallets, Jettainer says. The resultant weight saving of around 80 per cent leads to significant reductions in fuel consumption and helps to reduce CO2 emissions in air traffic.
“We were enthusiastic about squAIR-timber right from the start,” says Thomas Sonntag, managing director of Jettainer. “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.”
The innovative ultra-lightweight elements are made of a special cardboard fiber and compared to conventional wooden planks, they are up to 80 per cent lighter without reducing their payload capacity. Each metre of the material carries up to 5.0 tonnes with a tare weight of only 1.2 kg. In comparison, the tare weight of wood is 3-4 kg per metre. In addition, squAIR-timber consists of 100 per cent 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,” adds Andreas Langemann, managing director of trilatec. “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.”