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squAIR-timber

A lightweight solution for air freight using cardboard fiber composite

November 2020
Gallery squAIR-timber 1
Gallery squAIR-timber 1
01.

Identification

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.

Sector

Application

Label Date November 2020
From Germany
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 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
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 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
04.

Activity Region

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  • Activity
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Company Profile

Trilatec GmbH

International spare parts procurement for the manufacturing industry.

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Headquarters 66663 Merzig, Germany
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