AXION Continues Sales Penetration into European Markets with ECOTRAX 100% Recycled Composite Rail Ties

  AXION Continues Sales Penetration into European Markets with ECOTRAX 100%
                         Recycled Composite Rail Ties

Company Receives 5th Purchase Order from Europe

PR Newswire

ZANESVILLE, Ohio, July 1, 2014

ZANESVILLE, Ohio, July 1, 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, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of
recycled plastic, today announced that it has received its fifth purchase
order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Europe.

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The purchase orders received to date are a result of a successful lab testing
leading to in-track trials across various applications. ECOTRAX Rail Sleepers
have been installed in the following applications for in track testing
applications mainline, switch, curve, and tunnel sleepers that have performed
well and the Company anticipates receiving repeat and new orders due to the
positive feedback received from customers. ECOTRAX® rail ties have been
installed in varying conditions from coastal areas to inland, and under heavy
and light traffic loads.

"Europe represents a pipeline of significant opportunities for AXION and this
order demonstrates our continued penetration into the market. Sicut
Enterprises Ltd., our European partner, has made progress over the past year
as a result of two main drivers. First, the merits of our technology have been
recognized for its quality and performance. Second, there are fundamental
factors regarding hardwood that have led to Europe's increased market demand
for composites. In discussion with numerous railways in the European market,
it has become apparent that the quality of hardwood used for rail ties has
steadily decreased, forcing companies to replace hardwood sleepers more often,
adding greatly to time and cost of operations. The quality of hardwood is not
the same as it was 30-40 years ago and there are growing concerns that
consistency of supply cannot be met. In addition, the pending European
creosote ban in 2018 and the difficulty of obtaining quality timber are
reasons why the use of hardwood is starting to lose its appeal. We expect more
railways to take note and conduct testing and trials," said Steve Silverman,
President and CEO of AXION.

AXION currently sells its ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers to multiple domestic and
international transit and freight railroads including a domestic class 1
contract and a trial with a second class 1.

About AXION International Holdings, Inc.

AXION (OTCQB: AXIH) is a 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® composite rail tie and STRUXURE®
building material lines. AXION's wholly owned subsidiary, AXION Recycled
Plastics (ARPI) recycles post-consumer and post-industrial plastics. As a
complete plastics recovery operation, ARPI sorts, grinds, washes, blends, and
pelletizes plastic for future use, offering economic benefits to its
customers, while keeping waste out of landfills. In addition, it offers toll
recycling services. ARPI will continue to serve regional customers from its
Zanesville, Ohio facility, and establish and grow the recycling capabilities
at the Company's Waco, Texas facility to serve new customers in Texas and
surrounding states, as well as provide raw materials internally for the
Company to produce ECOTRAX® and STRUXURE®. 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.

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

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SOURCE AXION International Holdings, Inc.

Contact: AXION Investor and Media Relations - Andrew Haag, Managing Partner,
IRTH Communications,, 1-866-976-4784
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