Based on a patented composite of polyurethane and recycled paper, the pct container floors provide a true alternative to the container floors made with the tropical wood. Instead of cutting down rainforests, inventors from Northern Germany have been focused on finding a tropical wood free solution.
The pct lilightweight concept, that was initially designed to be used as a component, was randomly tested for its suitability as a container floor. Extensive testing and inspection of the first prototypes quickly showed that the pct container floors could not only be used as a replacement for tropical plywood panels, but even offer significantly improved properties.
The idea of a lightweight, honeycomb structured floor plate for maritime containers was born. After the patent application was filed and granted in 2019, the focus now lies on the industrial production of pct container floors. The market offers great potential as there are around 38 million maritime containers in use worldwide. These containers currently require a new floor plate every three years. pct container floors provide double the service life and offer consistent quality, compared to tropical wood floors, as a result of industrial production. Due to their significantly lower weight, pct container floors save fuel during transport and thereby further protect the environment.