AXION Sells 100% Recycled STRUXURE® Heavy Construction Mats to North American Distributor Spartan Mat, LLC

AXION Sells 100% Recycled STRUXURE® Heavy Construction Mats to North American
                         Distributor Spartan Mat, LLC

PR Newswire

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2014

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --AXION International
Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic
composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers and
STRUXURE® building products, today announced that has received a $150,000
purchase order for its 100% Recycled STRUXURE® Heavy Construction Mats from
Spartan Mat, LLC. The order consists of 7"x45"x16', 18' & 20' mats which will
be distributed across the U.S. and Canada to midstream energy companies and
civil contractors.

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AXION's mats were chosen because they are ideal for temporary support surfaces
under active heavy equipment with tracks/treads in wet conditions. STRUXURE®
mats have the ability to maintain structural integrity in wet conditions and
are estimated to last 5 times longer than hardwood alternatives.

"This is a significant milestone for AXION and the growth of our mat business
after establishing distribution channels which will expand the awareness for
all our recycled structural composite matting solutions," says AXION's EVP for
Building Products Dave Crane. "In the short period that we have been at trial,
we have established a fabricated solution and a distribution supply chain to
deliver mats to the market and customers through various distributors."

Mr. Crane adds, "The industry currently uses mixed hardwood mats, but the
quality of these productsis deteriorating and prices are rising with
increasing activity across the construction industry. Energy and civil
construction projects are on the rise and we are at a trajectory of growth
given the demand for more environmentally friendly solutions. Additionally,
more hardwood lumber is being used for decorative applications with the return
of residential and commercial building, which is putting pressure on the
supply for wood used in industrial applications. We are now poised for strong
growth given that we have built a solid business case, designed an engineered
solution which is in high demand, and we anticipate closing larger orders
going forward."

"Spartan Mat, LLC is extremely pleased with its relationship with AXION in
helping bring a much needed structural composite mat to the mat market where
so many consumers would greatly benefit from these one-of-a-kind mats,"
comments Justin Thelin, founder of Spartan Mat, LLC. "Any forward thinking
mat consumer should take a very sincere look into what a STRUXURE® mat can do
for them. From longevity, strength in compression, environmental benefits,
design values / structural properties, and dramatic freight savings from mat
weight reduction without comprising strength, these mats are a great
investment for almost all mat users. Spartan Mat, LLC will continue to offer
rentals and purchases of STRUXURE® composite mats to fill a much needed niche
in the matting arena".

Spartan Mat LLC, based in Olive Branch, MS, produces and supplies crane mats
and timber mats used for pipeline, wind farm, transmission and distribution
lines. The Company provides strong, lasting-construction mats to locations and
job sites.

STRUXURE® Heavy Construction Mats which are produced from 100% recycled
material, are engineered using a patented Recycled Structural Composite (RSC)
formula making them extremely strong, durable and resistant to rot, fungus,
insects, and moisture. The AXION technology does not absorb or release any
liquids and chemicals into the environment unlike wood. STRUXURE® mats are
ideal in wet or harsh-temperature environments and are resistant to abrasion
and tread-wear and are an excellent, cost-effective, long-term solution for
industrial, energy, and civil construction projects.

About AXION International Holdings, Inc.

AXION (OTCQB: AXIH) is a vertically-integrated green technology company, and a
leader in transforming waste plastics into structural building materials and
value added reprocessed plastic resins. 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. The
Company's subsidiary, AXION Recycled Plastics Inc., recycles post-consumer and
post-industrial plastics. Using these 100%-recycled consumer and industrial
plastics, AXION develops, markets and sells its recycled structural composite
products through its ECOTRAX® composite rail tie and STRUXURE® building
material lines. 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.

SOURCE AXION International Holdings, Inc.

Website: http://www.axionintl.com
Contact: AXION Investor and Media Relations, Andrew Haag, Managing Partner,
IRTH Communications, axih@irthcommunications.com, 1-866-976-4784,
 
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