Gallery squAIR-timber 1
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November 2020
Headquarters 66663 Merzig, Germany

squAIR-timber - A lightweight solution for air freight using cardboard fiber composite

squAIR-timber is a lightweight solution with the aim of saving weight, fuel, time and CO2 in air freight and transportation business. The objective is to replace heavy wooden beams/wooden pallets with a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution when building up air freight pallets (PMC)

squAIR-timber is 80% lighter than wood, made from recycled materials and built for multiple usages. Through a logo imprint, it can be assigned to the airline/ground handler, favouring its reuse. Indeed, the multiple uses of wood in air freight is complicated to implement as it is often used for other purposes once arrived at the destinations. squAIR-timber has an equal bearing capacity as wood and is water-resistant. After usage, it can be disposed of with the waste paper. The application of the lightweight solution saves time when building ULD pallets, as the employee no longer need a forklift and has to lift heavy wooden beams. Impacting positively sickness rate among employees thanks to its weight reduction, this solution will offer significant time and cost savings.

Key features

  • Multiple usage of squAIR-timber: it is in airfreight circulation 10 times longer than wood
  • With squAIR-timber, a cargo airline can save 1,200 tons of weight per year and thus significantly reduce CO2 emissions
  • 100% recycled material
  • Compared to existing transport applications with wood, 80% CO2 reduction


  • Weight savings of up to 120 kg per air freight pallet. Reduced weight results in lower fuel consumption and increased payload
  • Time saving due to faster ULD build up
  • Could represent 1,5 - 2 millions Euro savings per year for an airline company

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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