The extensive research, development, testing, and patents and the Neoloy® nano-polymeric alloy (NPA) for PRS-Neoweb™ geocells are evidence of PRS’ leadership in the field of geocells. These efforts included collaborative research with world renowned geotechnical experts and researchers, with over 55 professional published papers in the last 10 years.

The collaborative testing and certification program also included leading institutes and transportation authority’s around the world, such as US Federal and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), The Mid-America Transportation Center, the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), RZD Russian National Railways, KOAC-NPC Road Standards Institute, Holland, Indian Roads Congress and other standards, geosynthetics and transportation bodies around the world.

The published research with PRS-Neoweb geocells is divided into the following general categories.

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Validating Neoloy Geocells for Sustainable Highway Infrastructure (Kief, et al 2014)

Studies validate that NPA (Neoloy®) Geocells improve road base modulus by 2.75x and reduce structural thickness by 50% while using... (Read more)


Compaction “Rodeo” Field Demonstration – Center for Earthworks Engineering

The comparative “Roadeo” field test, evaluated the different engineering properties of 4 geosynthetics in poorly-graded sand embankments of new highway... (Read more)

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Neoloy Reinforced Embankment on Red Mud Soil (Sitharam, Hedge, 2013)

This paper describes the experimental and analytical studies involved in the design of a 3m high embankment with a PRS-Neoweb... (Read more)

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Research: Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay (2016)

For rail track in these areas, the resultant heaving and shrinking causes severe degradation of rail alignment, requiring extensive maintenance.... (Read more)


Research: geocell reinforced clay bed (2012)

Construction in soft, weak ground requires treating large areas to a greater depth to ensure the safety of the superstructure.... (Read more)

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Research: Geocell Reinforced Road Pavement Structures (2012)

This study from Geosynthetics Asia, provides academic proof that Neoloy Geocell reinforcement increases the stiffness and elastic modulus of... (Read more)


Research: Geocell-Reinforced Recycled Asphalt (2016)

Four cyclic plate loading tests were conducted on unreinforced and geocell-reinforced RAP bases over weak subgrade while five cyclic plate... (Read more)

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Research: Neoloy geocell road pavement reinforcement & railways (2011)

The research demonstrating that Neoloy Geocells improve layer modulus by up to x5 and reduce total costs of pavement construction... (Read more)

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Pavement Reinforcement

High-Modulus Geocells for Sustainable Highway Infrastructure, Indian Geotechnical Journal: Special Issue on Transportation Geotechnics, Kief, et al... (Read more)

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Reinforced Bases

The following is a sample of comprehensive studies, moving wheel tests, static and dynamic loading tests and field trials conducted... (Read more)

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Geogrid Trial Road Base

The leading road research and standards institute in Holland conducted controlled field trials for geosynthetics reinforcement of road bases. Test... (Read more)

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Bearing Capacity

These studies published in a number of papers have thoroughly evaluated the use of PRS-Neoweb™ geocells for reinforcement of flexible... (Read more)

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PRS-Neoweb – Railway Embankment

These papers describe research on loading tests of model rail embankments. The tests measured the strength and deformation behavior of... (Read more)

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Earth Retention

The following three papers authored by Dr. Leshchinsky (et al) reviewed testing of PRS-Neoweb™ earth retention walls at the shake... (Read more)