AXION Sells Truckload of STRUXURE Construction Mats for Use by Multiple Canadian Energy Companies

AXION Sells Truckload of STRUXURE Construction Mats for Use by Multiple 
Canadian Energy Companies 
Expands Into International Oil & Gas Services Market 
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 --  AXION
International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIH), a leader in recycled
plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX(R)
rail ties and STRUXURE(R) building products, announced today it has
sold and shipped, what it expects to be, the first of many truckloads
of its 100% recycled STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats to Calgary,
Alberta, Canada-based Market Solutions International, which services
the oil sands region of Canada, the heart of Canada's oil and gas
industry. The sixteen foot long STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats are to
be used in Northern Alberta, as a temporary surface under heavy
equipment with tracks and treads in wet conditions at oil and gas
pipeline construction sites. 
"There are some major pockets of increased oil and gas exploration
across North America. This shipment of mats brings us into the
Western Canadian expansion, the second major geography for our mats,
following sales in Appalachian region," commented Steve Silverman,
AXION's President and CEO. "The value of our products is evident to
this industry. Our mats last longer and are lighter than the
traditional hard wood alternative. They reduce the overall cost of
the industry's expansion because they can be used repeatedly and
cost-efficiently, moved from location to location due to their light
weight. STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats also solve two important
logistical and environmental issues for oil and gas companies. The
absorption of fluids is a growing concern in this industry. Our mats
are impervious to moisture; therefore they do not absorb fluids. We
utilize recycled drill pad liners as a raw material, diverting these
liners from landfills. We provide a closed loop solution for the oil
and gas industry, providing a longer lasting lighter mat while using
a bi-product as an ingredient that reduces total project costs while
supplying a 100% recycled product."  
According to GBI Research, the global oil field services market is
forecast to increase by 40% from $152 billion in value in 2012 to
$213 billion in 2017. AXION's mats will be put into field-trials by
multiple energy service companies in Western Canada's thriving oil
sands industry. Western Canada accounted for 3 million of the 3.2
million barrels of oil per day the country produced in 2012,
according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Canada
has become the world's 6th largest oil producer and continues to be
the largest supplier of oil to the United States providing the
country with over 35% of its imported oil.  
"Next month we will be meeting with Canadian energy service companies
that are conducting field-trials of STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats.
Our mats are estimated to last 5 times longer than hardwood
alternatives in the toughest of conditions. When the energy service
companies using our mats witness STRUXURE(R)'s performance, we
believe they will be looking to AXION for more purchases," stated
AXION's Executive Vice President of Building Products Dave Crane. 
Market Solutions International markets and distributes products that
deliver technological advancements and are proven to have a positive
environmental benefit. It is a specialty distributor to the energy
and infrastructure construction industries in western Canada, serving
both public and private companies. "AXION's product line offers a
fantastic combination of superior durability, very competitive
pricing over the life of the products, and environmental benefits. We
have received strong interest from oil and gas producers for
STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats and they are eager to put them into
field testing," stated Market Solutions International's Vice
President of Business Development, Tom Kaptian. "As AXION's mats
prove their performance capability, this will support the further
adoption of AXION's other products for infrastructure building in
Canada, where increasing oil production is driving infrastructure
expansion." 
AXION is manufacturing STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats at various
facilities across the U.S. The mats are fabricated from AXION's
ECOTRAX(R) railroad ties and manufactured in a variety of sizes up to
30'. AXION is currently expanding production of these items to meet
growing demand. 
About STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats 
STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats are engineered using AXION's patented
recycled structural composite formula -- produced from 100%
post-consumer and -industrial plastics -- making them extremely
strong and durable. Since AXION's products are inert, they are
impervious to rot, fungus, insects, and moisture. STRUXURE(R)
Construction Mats are ideal in wet or harsh-temperature environments
and are resistant to abrasion and tread-wear. Because of their
durability, they are an excellent cost-effective, long-term solution.
STRUXURE(R) Construction Mats will not gain weight, warp, or lose
strength when wet -- yielding consistent, reliable performance in the
harshest conditions. Through AXION's buyback program the Company
purchases STRUXURE(R) mats at the end of their useful life, recycles
them into new mats and provides a credit to the customer towards new
purchases. STRUXURE(R) mats are engineered for use in: gas and oil
pipeline construction sites; access roads; work platforms; swamp
access; wet job sites; staging & laydown sites; difficult terrain;
remote work camps & job sites. For more information about STRUXURE(R)
mats, click here or visit
http://axionintl.com/products-composite-mats-supports.html.  
About AXION International Holdings, Inc. 
AXION (OTCQB: AXIH) is green technology company, transforming waste
plastics into structural building materials. Using 100%-recycled
consumer and industrial plastics, AXION develops, markets and sells
its recycled structural composite products through its ECOTRAX(R)
composite railtie and STRUXURE(R) building material lines. From the
railroading industry to the military to global engineering firms,
AXION delivers tested, proven and superior green solutions to
infrastructure needs around the world. www.AXIH.com  
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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AXION Investor and Media Relations
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Managing Partner
IRTH Communications
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