' Cooper Standard – Materials Science Expertise Enables New Elastomer

Our materials science expertise is generating exciting advancements for new applications in diverse markets. Facilitated by Cooper Standard’s Advanced Technology Group, we are pleased to share that through a licensing agreement with Avient (formerly PolyOne Corp.), our Fortrex™ chemistry platform has enabled an addition to PolyOne’s specialty elastomer portfolio.

Based on Cooper Standard’s Fortrex™ technology, Barricade™ solutions are lighter in weight and show improved tear strength over general-purpose TPV and silicone materials according to Avient . Additionally, the naturally translucent material can be colored press-side or formulated in a custom pre-colored version. More information on Barricade™’s offerings can be found here.

We look forward to further supporting material technologies with Avientand continuing to advance innovation through materials science for all our stakeholders. To find out more, check out the full announcement here.