Jettainer to market lightweight pallets that help the environment

Jettainer is to market pallets containing a high proportion of lightweight squAIR-timber, a material which does not sacrifice load-bearing capacity. 
The outsourced ULD management specialist, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, has signed a partnership with German start-up trilatec to use innovative ‘paper beams’.
The beams are made of a special cardboard fibre composite material, based on the carbon principle for protecting the environment, and are up to 80% lighter than conventional wooden planks.
One metre of the material with a net weight of only 1.2 kg carries up to five tons of cargo. The net weight of a traditional wooden plank is 3kg-4kg per metre.
In addition, squAIR-timber consists of 100% recycled material, is inexpensive and can be disposed of alongside regular paper waste without any problems. 
Jettainer announced the partnership at the 35th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin.
Martin Kraemer, head of marketing and PR at Jettainer, said: "Through the partnership with trilatec, we are expanding our portfolio and emphasizing that Jettainer integrates innovative solutions into the core area of ULD management as well as into related services and products.”
Andreas Langemann, managing director of trilatec, said: “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.”

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