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Tough Cell Solution

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.

Where Can You Use Tough Cell?

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.

Benefits

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.

Environmental

Enables use of marginal but locally available materials for structural infill (i.e: sand and recycled asphalt)
Reduces quarrying, haulage, fuel, pollution, carbon footprint
Green and sustainable construction method –reduces environmental impacts

Engineering

Stabilizes pavements over problematic soils such as sand, peat, and clays –typically found on many construction projects worldwide
Reinforced pavement foundations –enables up to 40%reduction in asphalt and support layer thickness
Durable design with dynamic modulus and tensile strength properties, same pavement performance for the entire project design life

 

Economic

Optimizes design with costs
Simple logistics and all-weather installation
Lowers capital construction costs –reduces costs of asphalt and/or aggregates
Decreases repairs, downtime, and maintenance by up to 85%

Key Engineering Benefits

High elastic stiffness cellular confinement
Long-term stabilized layer stiffness
Low strain deformation characteristics
Guaranteed lifetime design performance
High tensile strength of cell walls
Ideal for the support of heavy loads
UV & Oxidation Resistance Providing environmental durability and stability

Sustainability

Sustainability is achieved by addressing all three pillars of sustainable development: environment, economy and society
Tough Cell can reduce the use of virgin aggregate material using recycled granular material, such as recycled concrete or RAP
Provide substantial reduction of project carbon footprint
The combination of geotechnical structure and the Neoloy material in the Tough Cell solution enables project lifecycle extension of up to 75 years

Green solution

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.

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