STF Group Inc.Click Here to Visit STF's Website has developed composite containers manufactured with a patent pending composite Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)Read about FRP Technology wall panel system that reduces the weight of each container by 30%. The strength of the FRP wall panel system gives SpaceCubes superior surface resistance, corrosion prevention and the ability to be stored in a stacked position in any environmental condition. FRP characteristics reduce the need for large expensive buildings, yard storage space and the energy associated with movement and transportation. Each unit comes with a panel repair kit facilitating logistic and cost efficiencies by allowing for “in-situ” repair capabilities.
Utilizing a universal cab and lift equipped chassis and interchangeable Uni-Pak carrying frame delivery system, SpaceCubes will revolutionize the shipping and storage industry. STF offers 5 different size options for a variety of different uses.
The composite materials used in SpaceCubes FRP panels eliminates or reduces any means for fungi and insects to exist, thus rendering composites cleaner and easier to maintain. Additionally, the insulated FRP panels used in SpaceCube units will reduce the effects of heat and cold preventing condensation and heat/cold damage to cargo. The naturally insulating characteristics of the SpaceCube FRP walls system is ideal for transporting vulnerable loads offering temperature and humidity stability when outfitted with readily available energy efficient, portable refrigeration equipment.
The physical properties of the materials used in composites naturally allow excellent radio signal transmissions which in turn enable proper monitoring. With GPS added to the cargo or mounted with control chips the SpaceCubes can be controlled and observed by computer using GPS satellite systems. With this built in system you can track the SpaceCube worldwide and know exactly where your cargo is throughout its journey, with added security. Additionally, knowing when your cargo will arrive allows efficiencies to be gained from both handling and customer satisfaction aspects.
Reduce Co2 emissions
Transportation of a lightweight container saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels. The volume of STFs composite containers remains the same as steel whether it is loaded or completely empty. Because SpaceCubes can be folded after they are unloaded, their volume is reduced by 70% when empty. Up to 4 empty SpaceCubes can be transported together in just the space of one. When used on land, one could ship 10 units on 5 trucks to distant locations and return all 10 on 1 flat bed. Substantial weight advantages of SpaceCubes contribute to less energy needed when moved or reloaded. These FRP panels have gone through the rigorous testing required by the Transportation agencies for international (CSC) transportation of Sea, Land and Rail.