A revolutionary material platform

FortrexTM is a material innovation developed by Cooper Standard for a variety of sealing needs.

A lightweight elastomer, FortrexTM offers excellent compression set characteristics, weathering and aesthetic performance with an environmentally-friendly footprint. Cooper Standard ISG can now offer this innovative material in various markets and applications.

Entering the automotive industry in 2016, FortrexTM won the prestigious Automotive News PACE Award in 2018 for its advanced material science. Now, Cooper Standard’s Industrial and Specialty Group (ISG) is bringing FortrexTM to many industries.

Cooper Standard ISG’s material expertise and industry knowledge are a valuable resource for our customers. Our team will collaborate with you to determine the best material option for your application.

Extruded Fortrex Gasket


FortrexTM offers a wide range of beneficial sealing properties using game-changing material science:


  • Excellent compression set characteristics
  • Passed low temperature brittleness up to -70ºC
  • Superior thermal stability
  • Holds its shape over time


  • Exceptional weatherability
  • Non-blooming
  • Non-staining
  • Excellent chemical resistance


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


FortrexTM combines the strengths of EPDM, TPV and Silicone in one innovative material:

EPDM strengths

  • Good tensile strength, elongation & tear strength
  • Excellent ozone & heat resistance
  • Long-term sealing performance

TPV strengths

  • Good flex-fatigue
  • Low specific gravity
  • Good weatherability

Silicone strengths

  • Excellent long-term weathering performance
  • Good compression set
  • Resistant to low temperature brittleness
Fortrex Profiles