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  August 19th, 2022 | Written by

Upcycling to Create a More Sustainable World Jettainer and B2L Breathing New Life Into Old ULDs

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Jettainer is giving a second life to retired air cargo containers. The robust materials used in unit  load devices (ULDs) are being turned into fashionable shoulder bags and key chains that are now  available for purchase. The international leader in ULD management has forged a partnership with  the upcycling specialist B2L and will enhance the product variety in the future.

The bags and keychains are made out of old ULDs that are no longer suitable for aviation, so they have  to be taken out of service. These items are manufactured, for instance, from original air cargo container  tarpaulins and belts, making them incredibly robust and easy to wash.  

B2L and Jettainer have previously worked as project partners and are ramping up their cooperation with  this new three-year contract. 

Jettainer is helping to make aviation more resource-friendly and environmentally sound with its global  management services for innovative, lightweight ULDs. 

About Jettainer GmbH 

With approximately 100,000 Unit Load Devices (ULDs) in 500 locations worldwide, the global leader Jettainer  operates the world`s most efficient ULD fleet.  

Through its unique combination of dedicated teams and leading IT landscape, using big data and artificial  intelligence, the industry expert guarantees steering and positioning as well as maintenance and repair with 100%  availability of containers and pallets. A strong partner and independent repair network, close to the customer’s  processes, completes Jettainer’s global setup with local presence. 

Meaningful innovation and digitization for highest efficiency at lowest cost are key for the transparency driver. Its  continuously enhanced service and product portfolio is complemented with ULD leasing services, cool management  and temperature chain solutions. 

Jettainer GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

About B2L 

Since 2010, B2L focuses on the development of sustainable upcycling products from original aviation  materials. 

With the brand name Bag to Life the company is well known for bags and accessories of robust and  water-repellent high-tech materials, such as life vests, aircraft harnesses, parachute silk and cargo  tarpaulin. The collection has now expanded to include a furniture collection produced from original  elements from the aircraft. The product range includes handmade unique items with high quality and  functionality, special design and with a focus on sustainability. 

The innovative upcycling cycle has already saved over 145,000 kg of original life jackets, saving over  450,000 kg of CO2. For this, Bag to Life 2021 was nominated for the German Sustainability Award.