Corten is a weathering steel. This material is a corrosion resistant steel, that left uncoated develops an outer layer patina. This patina protects the steel from additional corrosion. It is a high strength steel alloy, and it is used where higher strength and longer life cycle material are desired. Especially in situations where untreated alloys are desired.
"Weathering" implies that due to their compound creations, those steels show increased resistance to barometrical corrosion contrasted with unalloyed steels. That is as a consequence of the steel structures a protecting layer on its floor suffering from the weather. The corrosion impeding impact of the defensive layer is delivered by way of the particular appropriation and centralization of alloying additives in it. The layer ensuring the floor creates and recovers persistently when subjected to the impact of the weather. On the cease of the day, the metal is allowed to rust preserving in mind the cease aim to shape the "defensive" covering.
It is a steel resistant to bad weather. Because of its special chemical composition, it is self-protected creating a superficial coat which prevents rust from progressing both in urban and industrial environments. This superficial rust coat provides it with an aspect suitable for decoration, façades or covers without coating.
As Cor-Ten became more popular over the years other producing mills began to develop their own atmospheric corrosion resistant weathering steel. ASTM stepped in and created what us considered equivalent specifications to Cor-Ten in most applications.
» Corrosion resistant
» Accurate dimensions
» Excellent finish
» Rust proof finish
» High performance
» Useful in Paper & Pulp Companies
» Useful in High Pressure Applications
» Useful in Oil and Gas Industry
» Useful in Chemical Refinery
» Useful in Pipeline
» Useful in High Temperature Application
» Useful in Water Pipe Line
» Useful in Nuclear Power Plants
» Useful in Food Processing and Dairy Industries
» Useful in Boiler & Heat Exchangers