The Tough Cell high-performance geocell, fabricated from Neoloy, introduces a multitude of proven benefits to the world of soil stabilization. This innovative technology enables highly-significant improvements – both from economic and engineering perspectives – that lead to unmatched, industry-leading, cost-effective solutions.
Tough Cell technology allows optimization according to performance requirements for each specific project. This tailoring capability maximizes the compatibility to the project’s needs, successfully creating a scenario in which this tailor-made solution can reduce project costs by up to 50%. By using Tough Cell, all project milestones are tediously thought-out – offering the best value-engineered proposition, most efficient installation method, flexible infill needs, and proven longevity for design-life performance. This innovative technology results in time, equipment and manpower savings during construction.
Tough Cell is an ideal green, sustainable solution for roads, highways and civil infrastructure. In flexible pavements, Tough Cell reinforcement typically reduces the amount of granular infill materials by 50% or more. Additionally, the reinforcement enables the use of on-site/ marginal quality and/or poorly graded infill or recycled materials. Yet, this is not where the list ends; results on sustainability are numerous.These include:
- The reduction of virgin aggregate used – less screening, crushing, processing and hauling;
- Less in-site placement (and less subgrade replacement) – less earthworks / equipment operations;
- The overall reduction of fuel use, vehicle pollution, airborne dust, sediment runoff and project carbon footprint.
The increased stiffness of the Tough Cell reinforcement also improves the pavement performance enabling higher traffic, heavier loading and/or extended service life, meaning fewer repairs, longer life-cycle maintenance and more reliable and safer roads. For erosion control and earth stabilization, Tough Cell maximizes soil confinement, maximizes drainage and prevents runoff.