American green technology firm Axion International has received a second purchase order for Ecotrax rail ties to be delivered for a major transit line in Russia.

The order was sold through the company’s distributor and business partner TVEMA, and covers the installation of 600 rail ties with a metro transit system.

Axion Ecotrax rail ties are made with recyclable plastic waste and do not absorb moisture as they are not porous.

"We are extremely pleased with our partnership with TVEMA and look forward to a very fruitful relationship."

These rail ties also have potential for the adoption throughout Russia’s rail network traversing different climates where wooden alternatives are short-lived.

Axion International president and CEO Steve Silverman said: "Russia is the second largest rail network in the world and we have focused resources against this large opportunity.

"We are extremely pleased with our partnership with TVEMA and look forward to a very fruitful relationship as we continue to progress in the global adoption process for a high quality composite rail tie and continue to build our footprint in Russia."

The company currently sells Ecotrax rail ties and sleepers to several transit and freight railroads including a domestic class-one contract and a trial with a second class-one across the world.

The railway system is the major mode of transportation in Russia, with an operational length of over 85,000,000km.