Jettainer to market trilatec’s lightweight air freight pallets
Oct 23, 2018: At the 35th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin, ULD solutions provider Jettainer has entered into partnership with German start-up trilatec.
Trilatec has developed a revolutionary system squAIR-timber and based on the partnership, it will market the system together with Jettainer.
In the future, lightweight elements made of recycled paper will replace a large proportion of the wooden planks previously used for weight distribution on air freight pallets.
The innovative "paper beams" are made of a special cardboard fiber composite material based on the carbon principle and are up to 80 percent lighter than conventional wooden planks, without sacrificing load-bearing capacity. One meter of the material with a net weight of only 1.2 kilograms carries up to 5 tonnes of cargo. Net weight of a traditionally uses wooden plank is 3-4 kilograms per meter. In addition, squAIR-timber consists of 100 percent recycled material, is inexpensive and can even be disposed of alongside regular paper waste without any problems.
"The innovative system has immediately convinced us with its approach that increases both efficiency and environmental compatibility. This enables us to continuously increase the efficiency on the customer side," said Martin Kraemer, head of Marketing & PR at Jettainer, in Berlin.
"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," added Andreas Langemann, managing director of trilatec GmbH.