Cor-ten Steel is a material of choice for architects due to its weather resistance and elegant appearance. The steel's high strength and weldability make it an excellent weathering-resistant steel for a variety of applications.
Structural steel's orange-brown rusted appearance adds to its tasteful appearance. With similar mechanical properties to conventional steel, Cor-ten can be used to construct lighter structures with well-established design practices, enhanced by improved weathering properties.
The weathering resistance of steel is related to the formation of a protective oxide coating that seals the surface against further corrosion. When the coating chips or is damaged, Cor-ten Steel repairs itself to preserve its appearance and protection. Cor-ten Steel's ability to self-repair makes it ideal for projects requiring little maintenance.