Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Axion begins ECOTRAX trials in Asia

Axion International has begun trials of its ECOTRAX composite railroad ties in Southeast Asia.

Working in conjunction with distribution partners in the region, Axion is supplying its 100-percent recycled plastic composite railroad ties for use in mainline mass rapid transit.

Cory Burdick, manager of the division, said that ECOTRAX ties "are perfect in the region, given the extreme humidity... Our ECOTRAX ties provide a minimum life of 40 years."

The company says that over the past 12 years, the ECOTRAX composite railroad tie has undergone rigorous third-party laboratory and in-track testing in the United States, exceeding all standards set forth by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association.

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