Material Science

Material Science

Investing in new solutions that meet your application's unique demands.

We tap into Cooper Standard’s research and development resources to bring innovative material solutions to new markets. This includes:

  • Engineered products from a wide range of polymers and metals.

  • Custom polymer compounding for specialty applications.

  • Optimized material cost and performance properties.
Silicone Extrusion

Advanced Polymer Design

Innovation in polymer material science is the cornerstone of our sealing, damping and fluid transfer solutions. Our materials include:


  • EPDM - Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
  • VMQ - Silicone
  • CR - Chloroprene/Neoprene
  • NBR - Nitrile
  • NR - Natural Rubber
  • PUR - Polyurethane 
  • FKM - Fluoroelastomer
  • FVMQ - Fluorosilicone


  • TPE, TPV, TPU - Thermoplastic Elastomer 
  • HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene
  • ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • PE - Polyethylene 
  • PA - Nylon/Polyamide  
  • PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride (Rigid & Flexible)
  • ASA - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate  
  • EPP - Expanded Polypropylene 
  • PP - Polypropylene


FortrexTM is a revolutionary material platform created by Cooper Standard for sealing applications.

A lightweight thermoset elastomer, FortrexTM offers excellent compression set characteristics, weathering and aesthetic performance with an environmentally-friendly footprint.

Learn more about FortrexTM.


High-Performance Metals

We build upon investments in metal material science to deliver high-quality fluid transfer and fuel and brake delivery systems. Our metal capabilities range from stainless steel to carbon coated to aluminum.

We offer coatings such as MagAlloyTM that improve longevity on fuel, brake and powertrain lines.

Learn more about MagAlloyTM.

Fuel Line