AXION International Holdings president and CEO Steve Silverman later this week is scheduled to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the first bridge in California to be constructed out of AXION's STRUXURE™ building products.
AXION, a green technology company transforming waste plastics into structural building materials, provided its STRUXURE building material for the 25-foot pedestrian bridge in Santa Rosa Valley, Calif. The 25-foot pedestrian bridge is the first known bridge on the West Coast with a superstructure and fencing made of recycled plastic. Though made of 100% recycled consumer and industrial plastics, STRUXURE is compatible with traditional building materials, enabling the bridge's engineer to use timber for the bridge's decking.
The bridge was designed by VCE Service bridge engineer John Dickerson, who selected STRUXURE for the bridge's superstructure and fencing because of its structural thermoplastic material, which is non-toxic, does not leach or warp, and is completely recyclable at the end of its functional life.
"I plan to use the plastic material for projects in and around the ocean, where steel corrodes, concrete cracks, and wood warps and eventually erodes because of insects. You couldn't use a better material around saltwater because it's totally immune to anything saltwater can possibly do to it. The applications for this material are almost endless," Dickerson stated in the press release.
A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the bridge is scheduled to take place at Friday, December 7.
"We are very proud of what we've achieved in bringing a high-performance, sustainable building material into the California market that leads the world in its dedication to the environment," Silverman stated. "STRUXURE offers a superior long-term value to communities and repurposes plastic waste into structural building materials. I am honored to be a part of this ribbon cutting ceremony."
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