NEW PROVIDENCE -- Axion International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX™ rail ties and STRUXURE™ building products, today announced the company’s first purchase order being shipped to Brazil. The order comes from one of the nation’s largest rail lines and is anticipated to be the first of many. The nearly $200,000 purchase order for ties is intended for some of Brazil’s more challenging track conditions including extreme moisture, as well as difficult work areas such as tunnels and mountainous regions. The ECOTRAX™ ties will be replacing shorter life-span-wooden ties cut from eucalyptus trees.

“We’re very encouraged to be dealing with such an established Brazilian freight rail line and believe that it’s indicative of the progress we are making in South America and representative of the need for a high performance tie in various international markets,” stated Cory Burdick, Axion’s ECOTRAX™ Rail Division Sales Manager. “Rail lines around the world are continuing to seek alternatives for the challenges of finding quality wood rail ties. Axion’s ties are perfectly suited to harsh environments and they’re increasingly finding favor because of their ability to withstand even the most volatile weather conditions and insect infested areas. We’re pleased to find that these markets are expanding for us and we intend to explore additional opportunities for growth.”

Axion’s ECOTRAX™ ties are engineered using the company’s patented 100% recycled formula. ECOTRAX™ ties have helped divert millions of pounds of plastic bottles and waste into useful products that will last decades. Because ECOTRAX™ ties are extremely strong, durable and low maintenance they are an excellent, cost-effective alternative to traditional materials.

About Axion International Holdings, Inc.

Axion International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AXIH.OB) develops, manufactures and sells rail ties and structural building products made from 100% recycled consumer and industrial plastics and plastic composites. It offers its ECOTRAXTM composite rail ties, and STRUXURETM composite structural building products such as, I-beams, pilings, tongue and groove planking, and various sizes of boards for use in engineered design solutions, such as rail and tank bridges, pedestrian and recreation bridges, marinas, boardwalks, and bulk heading, throughout the world. Axion markets its composite products to the railroad industry, military, and industrial engineering and contracting firms. Axion International Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "safe harbor" provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause Axion’s actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated, including the availability of materials at favorable pricing, sufficient manufacturing capability and the risk factors identified in Axion’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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