CorTen is corrosion resistant weathering steel used for outside projects where a strong, durable yet highly decorative finish is required.
When left uncoated and exposed to outside atmospheric conditions, the surface develops a layer of oxidation, which gives a continual protection to the metal and also gives an orange / brown “rust” appearance.
This layer is produced by the elements of Nickel, Copper and Chromium on the surface. These elements react to changes in the atmosphere to create the “skin”, which regenerates continuously.
It is usually delivered in a natural finish, only when left in the open environment does the oxidation occur.
Used in many architectural buildings, cladding, garden furniture, planters and large letter furniture.
CorTen will weld and paint easily.
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