Tough Cell is a high-performance geocell, structured in a 3D honeycomb formation of polymeric material. The Tough Cell cellular confinement system ensures equal load distribution, increases the pavement layer strength and reinforces the infill material of low strength and easily sourced aggregates such as sand, local soils or recycled materials. Tough Cell Geocells are fabricated from a new Novel Polymeric Alloy called Neoloy®; specifically developed for geocells that have been found superior in comparison to any other geocell or cellular confinement product. Tough Cell allows you to build more durable roads, while reducing up to 60% of your project’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Tough Cell strips are welded together to form a honeycomb-like polymeric cell section which are laid out and filled with granular infill, creating a reinforced composite “mattress” used for versatile soil stabilization and reinforcement applications including municipal paved and unpaved roads, access roads, heavy haul roads, mining roads, railroads, container and heavy equipment yards, slopes, channels, retaining walls and landscaping. This technology is the preferred choice in a multitude of industrial market sectors including oil and gas, logging, mining, military, and other soil reinforcement projects especially on soft soils, peats, expansive clays and permafrost.
Tough Cell has a patterned structure of geocells designed to distribute vertical load upon a larger area, therefore reduce the strain on one spot and maximize the load bearing capacity of the structure This mechanism is referred to as "the beam effect". When loading vertically on top of the geocell, a semi-rigid slab is formed over the soft soil, distributing the load evenly and decreasing the stress to the subgrade. This effect was carefully and vastly tested at the University of Kansas and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.