fortrex chemistry platform

Fortrex™, Cooper Standard's proprietary elastomer, is a unique chemistry platform yielding flexible low-weight materials.​

Fortrex™ is inherently colorless and stable against UV exposure and most chemicals.​ This highly tunable thermosetting material – which processes like a thermoplastic – features a very low compression set while maintaining a high degree of elastic behavior. 

Key Material Attributes

FortrexTM offers a wide spectrum of performance properties with an environmentally-friendly footprint.

Performance Properties

  • Excellent compression set characteristics
  • Superior thermal stability
  • Retains shape over time
  • Exceptional weatherability
  • Non-blooming
  • Non-staining
  • Excellent chemical resistance

Environmental Attributes

  • Low VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compound)
  • No nitrosamine
  • Plasticizer free
  • Low carbon footprint

Automotive Technical Data Sheet

Fortrex® Sustainability Tech Sheet

A Product Of Innovation

Generated from our employee-driven i³ Innovation Process, the Fortrex™ chemistry platform is creating new levels of performance and providing solutions to challenges in several key industries.

Winner of the 2018 Automotive News PACE Award, Fortrex™ offers weight savings of up to 30 percent versus traditional EPDM and a remarkably low carbon footprint across the entire material and production chain. Additionally, the chemistry can be modified for a broad range of applications and performance solutions for a diverse set of industrial markets.