Corten Weathering Steel
Corten Weathering Steel has been developed to minimise the need for painting because it develops a protective rustic layer. Once exposed to weather, the alloy forms a protective layer of rust. In order to begin the rusting process, simply leave it outside. It is often used in cladding, chimneys, sculptures, bridges and shipping containers.
Another major advantage of Corten steel is that it has anti-corrosive properties that are superior to other structural steels.
The two main types of Corten Steel are: Corten A and Corten B. Both have a very long life cycle, which helps to keep costs to a minimum.
Corten A can be used in outdoor applications that are regularly exposed to changing weather patterns. It also has a superior resistance to scaling at high temperatures. Corten B is often used in heavy and load bearing structures.
All of our Corten Steel is supplied straight from the mill and will be kept in our warehouse with minimal exposure to weather conditions.
It is now available as duel certified S355 J2W+N with CE Test Certs.