Neoloy® Tough-Cells Provide Reliable Intermodal Port Solutions

The engineering strength of Neoloy Tough-Cells enables a reduction in the structural layer thickness, while cement stabilized layers or concrete/asphalt wearing course thickness can be eliminated or decreased. The surface layer can be paved with non-permeable bituminous materials or permeable concrete paving block systems.

Offering faster heavy-duty solutions at a lower price than reinforced concrete-rebar solutions and stabilized cement layers.

Ports, working platforms, storage terminals, and container yards necessitate robust reinforcement, high-quality aggregate layers, and efficient drainage systems. These requirements are precisely what Neoloy cellular confinement systems deliver, all while significantly reducing both the time and cost compared to reinforced concrete-steel solutions or stabilized cement layers. Furthermore, the long-term durability of Neoloy reinforcement results in substantial life-cycle savings.

Neoloy Tough-Cells are constructed using a high-modulus novel polymeric alloy, offering exceptional load support capabilities, even when utilizing marginal granular materials like dredged sand for structural infill. By creating a semi-rigid mattress with a beam-effect, Neoloy Tough-Cells enhance bearing capacity, improve load distribution, and effectively minimize settlement issues.

Neoloy proves to be exceptionally well-suited for heavy-duty port, storage terminal, and container yard pavements, wherein factors like soil bearing capacity, aggregates, durability, and cost play a critical role

  • Beam effect causes better load transfer by reducing vertical stresses on the subgrade
  • Support very heavy loads such as container stackers (100+ kg/cm2)
  • Improve aggregate modulus and reduce aggregate attrition
  • Reduce the thickness of (or replace) substrata and/or bituminous layers.
  • Provide excellent drainage in saturated marine environments
  • Reduce the thickness of (or replace) substrata and/or bituminous layers.
  • Degradation is gradual and not subject to sudden failure
  • Utilize locally available inferior fill such as dredged sand, instead of high-quality aggregate

Neoloy® Tough-Cells

Stabilize Runway Even on Marginal Land

Selected by airport authorities and airport pavement designers proven to improve every pavement layer in runway construction.

As new airport and runway construction expands worldwide, these sites are often located on marginal or swamp land. Subgrade stabilization, working platforms and base reinforcement are critical for the airport infrastructure, including the platforms, aprons, storage yards, runway shoulders and access roads.

Neoloy Tough-Cell has been selected by airport authorities and airport pavement designers and proven to improve every pavement layer:

  • Form a light, strong and stable working platform for construction of heavy airport runways and pavements
  • Stabilize soft soils and increase bearing capacity
  • Reinforce layer modulus of subbase and base
  • Reduce asphalt layer thickness

Measurements of Neoloy reinforcement solution at Mexico City International airport showed zero pavement settlement after 1.5 years, in area where settlement of conventional pavements was up to 3 cm per month (Read more)

  • Chosen after intensive evaluation by airport engineering authorities
  • Highest soil improvement factor: x7
  • Reduce settlement – slab effect
  • Eliminate expensive and time-consuming soil replacement
  • Reinforcement factor reduces asphalt pavement thickness
  • Highest durability and lifespan under heavy dynamic loading

Neoloy is well suited for

  • Reinforcement of airport pavements – parking aprons, runway shoulders and storage areas for containers and aviation equipment.
  • Rigid concrete pavements – meets the requirements for long-term pavement design life and minimize maintenance, while reducing the concrete slab thickness by ~25%.
  • Safe, green, reinforcement runway shoulders – turf surface cover over Neoloy Tough-Cell reinforcement provides sufficient load bearing capacity for ground equipment as well as safety factor for aircraft that veer off the runway.
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