Testing Neoloy® Tough-Cells Around the World
PRS invests considerably in research, development and field testing. The goal of PRS is to create a new generation of geocell technology and performance.
PRS invests considerably in research, development and in-situ field testing. The goal of PRS R&D was to create a tough new generation of cellular confinement system technology and performance. The result of this intensive program was the development of a patented novel polymeric alloy – NPA.
Research and testing on Neoloy Tough-Cells were conducted in collaboration with leading international researchers, geotechnical engineering universities, industry research institutes and government transportation agencies in the US, Canada, Japan, Russia, England, Poland, Germany, Holland and India, among others. These helped test and refine the new generation Neoloy technology by:
- Determining performance parameters and engineering proofs for reliability
- Validating and calibrating design factors and methodologies
- Establishing standards and specifications along with academic, professional and industry accreditation, such as the Geosynthetics Institute (GSI);TRI Environmental (Texas Research International); and ASTM technical committee D35 on geosynthetics.
As noted in Geosynthetics Magazine, PRS R&D efforts set an example of a fruitful iterative process between private industry and academia:
“Professor Leshchinsky and I note that this article…departs from…policy in an effort to offer a guideline, an example, of how product development for the geosynthetics industry can be done effectively. We hope these lessons can further advance the geosynthetics industry into the 21st century with much success.” – Editors of Geosynthetics magazine