PERTH, AUSTRALIA and GREER, SC--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2017) - Alexium International Group Limited ("Alexium," "the Company") (
About Alexium International Group Limited: Alexium International Group Limited (ASX: AJX, AJX: AX, Nasdaq Designation: AXXIY) holds proprietary patent applications for novel technologies developed to provide flame retardancy for a wide range of materials. These environmentally friendly flame retardants have applications for a number of industries and can be customized. Further, Alexium has developed products for a range of other applications including phase-change materials, water repellents, antimicrobials, and combinations thereof. Alexium also holds patents for a process developed initially by the U.S. Department of Defense, which allows for the surface modification and attachment of nano particles or multiple chemical functional groups to surfaces or substrates to provide functions such as fire retardancy, water proofing, oil proofing, and anti-microbial treatments. Applications under development include but are not limited to textiles, packaging, electronics, and building materials. Alexium's chemical treatments are currently marketed under the Alexiflam™, Alexiflam FR™, Alexiflam SYN™, Alexiflam NF™, Alexiflam AD™, Alexiflam PB™, and Alexicool™ brand names. For additional information about Alexium, please visit www.alexiuminternational.com.
About Benwel, Inc.: Benwel, Inc. is a multi-million dollar private corporation which has been in textile specialty chemicals sales since 1982. Benwel, through the vision of owner Roger Benjamin, was one of the first specialty chemical companies to see the potential in the "green" chemical space and have been operating strategically in that space since Benwel's inception. Benwel's most recent investment in the eco-conscious chemical space is International Waste Technologies which has a growing presence in the environmentally-friendly disinfection, treatment and recycling of hospital, industrial and municipal waste. Benwel, along with the extended Benjamin family, has a long history and has formed an extensive network with the competitive motorsports industry. Most recently, Benwel has sponsored racer Kyle Benjamin, who has just secured a four race contract with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Benwel and Roger Benjamin have taken the intersection of green chemistry and competitive motorsports to launch their newest venture in high-performance FR, cooling apparel.