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New material ‘could slash airfreight costs’

[ March 29, 2018   //   ]

German firm Trilatec has unveiled a new type of recycled timber for pallets that it says could be up to 80% lighter than conventional material. The squAIR-timber system can also be disposed of in paper recycling facilities. A metre of the material carries up to 5 tons evenly distributed, with a net weight of 1.2 kg/m compared with 3-4kg/m for normal timber. Trilatec has started production at a site in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg close to Frankfurt Airport.