Plastic rail ties bound for South America


Axion International, a processor of railroad ties and other structural products from recycled plastic, says its first orders for the ties from South America are on its books. The company is not as yet revealing the name of the customer nor of the exact location where the ties will be used, only that it is in a major South American city.

We've been reporting on Axion for a long time, to include the use of its recycled plastics to build a bridge at Ft. Bragg across which tanks can drive. Last year two railroad bridges were dedicated in the U.S. that the company had made from 100% recycled post-consumer and post-industrial plastics. The processor, based in New Providence, NJ, uses technology developed at the state's Rutgers University to transform recycled consumer and industrial plastics into a myriad of structural products.
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