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Axion Partners with Coll to Expand its Recycled Structural Composite Manufacturing Capacity

SpecialChem / Aug 16, 2011

Axion International, is one of the leading producers of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100% recycled plastic, announced that it has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Coll Materials that will provide expanded manufacturing capacity located at Coll's Waco, Texas facility.

"We are excited to align ourselves with Coll Materials," said Steve Silverman, Axion's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Their facility in Texas allows Axion to increase our capacity in a strategic location so that we can efficiently service our customers and meet the growing demand for our products. More importantly Coll has a 'quality first' mentality and is knowledgeable about recycled plastics processing. Our new relationship not only provides us with the necessary short term capacity we need, but also gives us room to grow."

Marc Solda, Axion's Executive Vice President commented, "Coll Materials is known as a premier quality processor. Additionally, they offer some good nontraditional sources for cost effective raw materials. As we continue to grow it is important that Axion continues to broaden our contracted manufacturing and supplier base. This represents our first expansion in the region." Coll Materials is a fast growing post-industrial and post-consumer plastic recycling company, with its principal offices in Zanesville, Ohio. Coll Materials prides itself on the quality of its plastics and providing cost-effective waste feed stream solutions for its commercial customers.

"We are pleased to work with Axion to satisfy their plastic conversion needs," said Brian Coll, CEO of Coll Materials. "Axion's outsourced manufacturing model aligns well with our business model of providing value added conversion services to our clients. We believe Axion has a superior product and we look forward to working more with Axion as their technology grows in popularity in the United States and internationally."

Axion's RSC is inert and contains no toxic materials. It is impervious to insect infestation, will not leach toxic chemicals nor warp. Because it is lighter than traditional materials, transporting RSC is less expensive and reduces energy costs. In addition, RSC is completely recyclable at the end of its functional life.

About Coll Materials

Coll Materials is an Ohio-based plastic recycling company serving all of North America. Its principal facility is located in Zanesville, OH, with additional facilities in Waco, TX and Allentown. Coll Materials recycles many grades of plastic including HDPE, PP, ABS, TPO, PET, and other engineered resins. Coll Materials puts an emphasis on quality service and long term relationships and the company is committed to providing recycling solutions while helping build a sustainable world.

About Axion International

Axion International is one of the leading structural solution providers of cost-effective alternative infrastructure and building products. The Company's "green" proprietary technologies allow for the development and manufacture of innovative structural products made from 100% recycled consumer and industrial plastics. Axion's up-cycled products are an economic and sustainable alternative to traditional building materials such as wood, steel or concrete. Developed in collaboration with scientists at Rutgers University, Axion's patented technologies allow for products that are extremely strong, durable, flexible in design, and low maintenance.

Source: Axion International


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