Research by the University of Kansas and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, comparing Tough Cell to HDPE-based geocells / geowebs has shown that Tough Cell’s Neoloy construction provides superior benefits.
Tough Cell provides:
- a higher elastic modulus
- greater improvement in terms of stiffness
- greater load bearing capacity
- superior stress distribution
- reduced deformation
HDPE geocells are typically used for soil erosion control in slope and channel protection applications, and as low earth retention structures, but their use in base reinforcement and load support applications is often limited to low volume roads and temporary pavement structures, because they can often lack the necessary stiffness and durability.