United States Army Expands Order for Axion International's Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Bridge Army Expands Contract With Axion Adding a Second Tank Bridge to be

constructed from Axion's Unique, Patented Blend of Recycled Composite

Materials



    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axion
 International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   AXIH), a technology
 company that converts recycled plastics into high value-added structural
 products used in commercial applications, today announced that the US Army
 has ordered another new bridge to be constructed using the Company's
 patented blend of recycled composite materials. This bridge, an addition to
 the Army's original bridge order placed in July 2008, will be approximately
 fifty-one feet long, 1/3 longer than the first one and will be capable of
 handling loads in excess of 140,000 lbs to allow tanks to traverse it.
 
     James Kerstein, CEO of Axion, stated, "We're very pleased to have
 received another bridge order from the United States Army. This order is
 further tangible evidence that our patented technology is raising the bar
 on what can be achieved using recycled materials to open markets through
 previously unreachable performance standards. The development of these
 bridges synchronizes perfectly with our focus on rebuilding and greening
 the US infrastructure.
 
     As we continue to focus on building our sales pipeline, we intend to
 fully leverage this success in the construction of bridges in other
 verticals including the golf industry as well as the general vehicular
 transportation industry. Being chosen by a respected organization like the
 Army positions us extremely well for future growth opportunities."
 
     In awarding the contract, the Army stated, "Because of the durability
 (corrosion resistance) these materials offer, there is an interest within
 the Army for using thermoplastic composites for vehicular bridge
 applications at a minimum 70 ton load capacity. The need for a minimum 70
 ton load capacity will require an innovative design and materials
 application -- the existing wood bridge to be replaced currently has a load
 rating of 6 tons."
 
     In addition to the two latest orders, a bridge located in Fort Leonard
 Wood was constructed in 1998 using our first generation technology. A
 recent study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' concluded that the Fort
 Leonard Wood Bridge has had virtually no maintenance and still looked like
 new after nine years.
 
     About Axion International
 
     Axion International (www.axionintl.com) is positioned as an important
 structural product provider of alternative infrastructure and building
 products. Axion operates from a "green" base, developing structural
 products made from recycled consumer and industrial plastics that would
 otherwise be discarded into landfills. Axion International's patented
 technologies, developed in collaboration with scientists at Rutgers
 University, allow for products that are extremely strong, durable, flexible
 in use, and low maintenance. Traditional construction suppliers of wood,
 steel, and concrete cannot compete with the flexible design features of
 structural plastic. Manufactured from consumer and industrial waste
 plastics, Axion's upcycled products are an economic alternative to
 traditional building materials.
 
     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 Analytical
 Surveys' actual results to differ materially from those currently
 anticipated, including the risk factors identified in Analytical Surveys'
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 
Investors: Jim Kerstein (908) 542-0888 jkerstein@axionintl.com

SOURCE Axion International Holdings, Inc.

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