Jettainer has entered a sales partnership with trilatec to market squAIR-timber, which replaces wooden planks in pallets with paper beams.
The paper beams are made of a special carboard fibre composite material, 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 1.2 kilogrammes carries up to five tonnes of cargo, while wooden planks weigh 3-4 kilos.
The squAIR-timber is made of 100 per cent recycled material and can be disposed of with regular paper waste.
Speaking at the 35th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin, Jettainer head of marketing and PR, Martin Kraemer says: “The innovative system has immediately convinced us with its approach that increases both efficiency and environmental compatibility.
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.”
trilatec managing director, Andreas Langemann says: “Jettainer is the leading contact for airlines when it comes to ULDs and stands for reliability as well as innovation. 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.”