Recycled plastic technologies provider AXION International Holdings has won approval to begin in-track testing for its Ecotrax rail ties in Asia, with one of the busiest transit lines in the world.

The growing economic and infrastructure development in Asia has led to government adoption and implementation for practises that incorporate a Greener initiative.

AXION Ecotrax rail ties are made with recyclable plastic waste and do not absorb moisture as they are not porous. The company claims that its Ecotrax ties can withstand harsh environments and have excelled in areas where the environment tends to degrade traditional wooden ties.

"We have now received approval for in-track testing with one of the busiest transit lines in the world."

AXION International Ecotrax rail division manager Cory Burdick said: "We have now received approval for in-track testing with one of the most advanced and busiest transit lines in the world.

"We believe we are at a trajectory for continued growth and hope to shorten our sales cycle as our product gains provability and as the global rail industry and more countries are exposed to the superiority and benefits of our recycled plastics."

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.

Earlier this month, the company received an order from Russia to install its Ecotrax rail ties in track with a major transit line.