Composites to build tank-traversing bridge for US Army

29-Sep-08
Axion International Holdings, Inc., a converter recycled plastics into high value structural products, has received a second order from US Army for a new bridge to be constructed using its patented blend of recycled composite materials. The new bridge ordered by the US Army will be capable of handling loads in excess of 140,000 lbs to allow tanks to traverse it. According to the US Army, Axion's patented blend of recycled composites materials offer durability and corrosion resistance. There is an interest within the Army for using thermoplastic composites for vehicular bridge applications at a minimum 70 ton load capacity. The need for a minimum 70 ton load capacity which is set to replace a 6 ton capacity wood bridge will require an innovative design and materials application. The company wishes to consolidate its sales channels by leveraging its success in the construction of bridges in other verticals including the golf industry and general vehicular transportation industry. The US Army order underlines the fact that Axion's patented technology is raising the bar on what can be achieved using recycled materials to open markets through previously unreachable performance standards.
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