The Building Material Architects Are Asking for: TruGrain® Made with Resysta® at 2016 AIA Convention

TruGrain® made with Resysta® has the look and feel of exotic hardwood and the performance and durability of a hybrid product. See it at the 2016 American Insitute of Architects Convention.

Houston, TX, May 08, 2016 --( Sunshine and nature surround patients at the St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon. This connection was critical for ZGF Architects, who designed the center. The facility has been lauded with many awards including Modern Healthcare magazine’s Silver Award, recognizing patient sensitivity and the overall design. ZGF selected finishes for the center that would allow it to blend with the landscape rather than take center stage. ZGF chose TruGrain® made with Resysta® for its resemblance to wood and resilience. Westech Building Products, a Westlake company, will be featuring TruGrain® made with Resysta® at the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Expo in Philadelphia on May 19-21.

One touch demonstrates the unique properties of this hybrid material, available in façade, siding and decking profiles. Although it looks like wood, it is produced from rice husks, common salt, mineral oil, and synthetic plastic polymers. Visitors are invited to get hands-on with the product at booth #1629 and see it used in several different applications. TruGrain® is an ideal product for architects, offering these benefits:

+ Water-resistant
+ Does not crack or splinter like wood
+ Skid resistant
+ Withstands pest infestation or fungal decay
+ Easy care, can be re-sanded and stained

Architects and designers across the country are using TruGrain® made with Resysta® in a variety of project types:

+ Regalia Tower, Arquitectonica
+ SU+RE House, Stevens Institute of Technology (winner, 2015 U.S. Solar Decathlon)
+ Baybrook Mall Exansion, Omniplan
+ P.F. Chang's, Aria Group Architects
+ 400 E Street Hyatt Place Hotel, WDG Architecture
+ Lake County High School, H+L Architecture
+ Seminal Public Safety & Administration Building, Zyscovich Architects

About Westech
Westech Building Products, a Westlake company (NYSE: WLK), is a leading producer of fence, deck, rail, siding, window and door profiles servicing North America and export markets from headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit

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Carrie Stallwitz