TruGrain™ made with Resysta®, manufactured by Westech Building Products Inc., a Westlake Chemical company, offers the warmth and feel of wood, but also embodies the sustainability and wearability that natural hardwoods lack. TruGrain stands apart from wood composites because it is a bio-based wood substitute.
TruGrain takes agricultural waste and transforms it into a durable building product with many applications. Approximately 60% of the proprietary formula is rice husks, a rapidly renewable resource in great supply. Common salt and synthetic plastic polymer combined with the husks yield a product that can be formed to almost any shape or size. TruGrain does not crack, splinter, rot or discolor and is pest and fungal resistant. It is also water resistant, even against saltwater, so its lifespan is considerably longer than wood and it is also slip–resistant. Sun, rain, hail, snow and extreme temperatures have no impact on TruGrain, making it a great choice for any environment. TruGrain also qualifies for third party sustainability certifications based on its sustainable resource content and being 100% recyclable in the manufacturing process.
Unlike its composite counterparts, spot damage on TruGrain can be repaired. It can be sanded, stained and sealed, just like wood.
TruGrain's biggest selling point is aesthetics. The material components and extruding process result in a product that is virtually indistinguishable from the tropical hardwoods which are popular in construction today. Typical applications of TruGrain are decking, porch boards, siding and facades, but it's well–suited for windows, paneling, shutters, fencing and outdoor furniture.