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Air cargo industry relies on squAIR-timber from trilatec




Emirates SkyCargo, DHL in Frankfurt and Paris, Kühne+Nagel, Lufthansa Cargo, and Cargolux are some of the players that trilatec supplies its unique squAIR-timber product, Johannes Bruijs, SVP, Global Logistics, Cargolux said. “We use the lightweight squAIR-timber elements as a substructure for all pharma shipments and they are fully integrated into the processes,” he said. Wooden beams, required for assembly of air freight pallets, are replaced by 80 per cent lighter elements made of cardboard fiber composite material. Today, the squAIR-timer is an integral component in the assembly of many shipments and saves fuel costs and CO2 due to its lower weight. The innovative construction elements from trilatec are made of 100 per cent recyclable paper and cold-glued joints and manufactured according to the carbon principle. Despite considerable weight savings, there is no need to compromise on load-bearing capacity. When loaded, one meter of the weatherproof material can carry up to five tons with a dead weight of just 1.2 kg per meter. When using wood, the dead weight is 3-4 kg per meter. The cardboard fiber composite skids are certified for use in air freight and can be placed under all containers and pallets, Brujis added.

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