Tough Cell is a unique cellular confinement system or “geocell” for soil stabilization and reinforcement that enables cost-saving and sustainable road construction on challenging and problematic soils.
Tough Cell allows you to build lower-cost, sustainable roads, all year long, while reducing up to 50% of your project’s cost and duration. Tough Cell is fabricated from Neoloy, a novel nano-polymeric alloy which maintains its dimensional stability in a wide variation of temperatures (-60⁰ to +60⁰), under dynamic and cyclic loadings, and is highly resistant to polymeric creep.
Extensive, worldwide project experience and a deep understanding of geotechnical engineering and the working mechanisms of cellular confinement technology are key factors in combining this innovative and cost-saving technology with established and accepted design methodologies for innovation application and successful projects.
Tough Cell is the strongest and most durable geocell, suitable for load support, steep slope stabilization and earth retention applications in wide variety of markets- public transportation, government, oil and gas, emergency infrastructures, military, mining, logging, railways, airports and many more.
Typical large-scale projects require combined applications and solutions for flexible pavements, roadway construction, access road construction, soil stabilization, slope/channel protection, embankments, gravel roads and retaining walls.
Tough Cell offers a comprehensive solution for most infrastructure projects while setting a new standard in the world of access road construction, soil reinforcement and ground improvement. When dealing with complex projects and multiple challenges, Tough Cell has cost effective solutions that significantly reduce road repair, maintenance, use of virgin aggregate materials and roadway construction time.
Tough Cell is an ideal green solution, 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.
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.
Many work sites across the globe have limited accessibility due to huge areas covered with soft soils, meaning that the terrain cannot provide sufficient load support. Typical load support applications include reinforcement of base and subbase layers in flexible pavements, including: asphalt pavements, unpaved access, service and haul roads; military roads, railway substructure and ballast confinement; working platforms and so on.
Restoring critical infrastructure is an objective that needs to be launched quickly and safely. Using the Tough Cell solution offers minimal logistics as well as the advantage of using local materials during time of necessity as a swiftly implemented and active construction process.
A crucial challenge of lined reservoirs is to protect its geomembrane, while simultaneously ensuring soil and slope stability. Tough Cell Geocells, with armor infill, provide the strength needed to succeed. Tough Cells made from Neoloy novel polymeric alloy are highly resistant to extreme weather conditions, corrosive materials and have very low polymeric creep.
Earth retention applications usually require highly durable and reliable solutions, especially in regards to its stability and external facia. With this factored into the equation, Tough Cell creates reinforced geocell slopes with proven resistance to degradation caused from extreme temperatures, UV radiation, oxidation and load stresses.
The Tough Cell advanced three-dimensional erosion-control system is the best solution for any slope or channel when erosion is caused by streaming water, including shorelines beach heads, ports and other unprotected slopes. The Tough Cell geocell slope stabilization solution physically protects against erosive forces and is designed to enhance friction resistance to prevent soil migration.
Tough Cell’s sustainable green building practices offer easily constructed landscape architectures, particularly those that support a natural environment., It can be used to reinforce base layers in roads, runway shoulders and parking lots, replacing hard armor paved surfaces with grass matts. This technique not only reduces heat dissipation (heat-island effect), but improves environmental aesthetics.