Recycled plastic bridges for the U.S. Army

Recycled Plastic Bridges For the U.S. Army

New Providence, NJ — Axion International Holdings is increasing the performance of its recycled plastic bridges with a contact from the U.S. Army to build two railroad bridges that can support 130 tons.

Axion will be building the bridges, which will be made almost entirely of recycled post-consumer plastic, at Fort Eustis in Virginia, the home of the US Army Transportation Corps. The bridges will be used for locomotives and freight traffic as part of military movements and base exercises.

Axion makes what it calls recycled structural composites out of post-consumer plastic, mainly high-density polyethylene (HDPE) items like milk jugs, detergent bottles and industrial plastic like car bumpers. The only non-plastic parts will be nuts and bolts that hold the Axion materials together and metal drill templates.

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