10-Month Trial Proves Durability in Toughest Conditions; Mats Featured at UTCA Convention in New Jersey
NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce green building products, announced today that it has received more purchase orders for its STRUXURE® Construction and Equipment Mats. J.F. Kiely Construction has taken delivery of mats for an environmentally sensitive project in Monmouth County, New Jersey. In addition, Northeast Remsco Construction, following the initial 10-month trial under a joint testing agreement, will expand its use of STRUXURE® mats. The sales were made through AXION’s distributor, New Jersey-based Environmental Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), which distributes environmentally friendly products to infrastructure contractors and municipalities in New Jersey.
STRUXURE® Construction Mats will be featured at EIS’ booth #13 at the Utility Transport Contractors Association in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 19-22. Journalists interested in more information about STRUXURE® may contact Andrew Haag at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-976-IRTH (4784). For purchase information please contact AXION at 908.542.0888.
Northeast Remsco, AXION’s first customer to use STRUXURE® Construction Mats, recently completed a 10-month trial in parallel with traditional wood mats. After 10 months of use, STRUXURE® mats are ready to ship to Northeast Remsco’s next construction location to perform another job, while 80% of the traditional wood mats used in parallel needed to be disposed of because they were chewed up by the heavy machinery driving over them.
“The performance of the STRUXURE® mats was exceptional,” stated Jeff Clayton, Northeast Remsco’s Site Superintendent at the Old Bridge, New Jersey trial project. “The product has proven resilient over 10-months in harsh conditions and is still 100% in-tact, far exceeding our expectations. We will soon be moving these mats to a new site where they will continue to serve our future construction operations very well.”
AXION’s EVP for Building Products Dave Crane explained, “The plastics we use to make STRUXURE® mats are high-density polyethylene mixed with glass-filled polypropylene from post-consumer and post-industrial waste streams. How we shape it creates unique performance characteristic of strength and durability, at lighter weight allowing for lower logistics costs and easier installation. We make a tough mat for use under active equipment in the toughest conditions.”
The mats are impervious to moisture, made from 100% recycled materials, and are far more durable than timber-based models. They do not gain weight by absorbing liquids, warp or lose strength. Applications for the mats are diverse, and include oil, gas, mining, and civil projects in addition to, temporary roads, work platforms, swamp access, wet jobsites, staging and laydown sites, and remote work camps in difficult terrain. AXION also provides accessory products for berming containment liners, storage supports, outrigger pads and retaining walls.
“Where access to construction sites is limited, the degradation of timber-based mats can cause delays in the completion of critical infrastructure projects. AXION’s 100% recycled mats are more durable, cost effective, and keep jobsite waste out of landfills,” stated EIS President Charles Schlapfer. “STRUXURE® is a break-through for the infrastructure construction industry and we look forward to providing our market an environmentally friendly solution.”
About STRUXURE® Construction Mats
STRUXURE® Construction Mats are engineered using AXION's patented recycled structural composite formula -- produced from 100% post-consumer and -industrial plastics -- making them extremely strong and durable. Since AXION's products are inert, they are impervious to rot, fungus, insects, and moisture. STRUXURE® Construction Mats are ideal in wet or harsh-temperature environments and are resistant to abrasion and tread-wear. Because of their durability, they are an excellent cost-effective, long-term solution. STRUXURE® Construction Mats will not gain weight, warp, or lose strength when wet - yielding consistent, reliable performance in the harshest conditions. Through AXION's buyback program the Company purchases STRUXURE® mats at the end of their useful life, recycles them into new mats and provides a credit to the customer towards new purchases. STRUXURE® mats are engineered for use in: gas and oil pipeline construction sites; access roads; work platforms; swamp access; wet job sites; staging & laydown sites; difficult terrain; remote work camps & job sites. For more information about STRUXURE® mats visit http://axionintl.com/products-composite-mats-supports.html.
About AXION International Holdings, Inc.
AXION (OTCQB: AXIH) is green technology company, transforming waste plastics into structural building materials. Using 100%-recycled consumer and industrial plastics, AXION develops, markets and sells its recycled structural composite products through its ECOTRAX® composite railtie and STRUXURE® building material lines. From the railroading industry to the military to global engineering firms, AXION delivers tested, proven and superior green solutions to infrastructure needs around the world. www.AXIH.com
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