Corten steel is an iron alloy which uses are countless. Simple, tough, and perfect for a variety of uses, Steel boasts great tradition and plays an irreplaceable role in the building industry. It has greater structural qualities than most other materials which allows architects and designers the ability to create openings that are larger with more glass. Utilizing steel for window and door frames allows for the thinnest and narrowest profi les available.
CorTen steel is a high tensile strength, corrosion resistant steel alloy which contains copper, chromium and phosphorous. The name (Cor-Ten) refl ects the special properties of this alloy: corrosion resistance (Cor) and high tensile strength (Ten). These properties make CorTen steel particularly suitable for use in any environment.
The large rolls of CorTen steel are cut to the required width and rolled to the specifi c profi le section. Upon exposure to air, the patina process begins which creates a protective layer of rust over the surface. Left untreated, the rust will create an ever changing appearance. A surface wax treatment can be applied which will stop the continued rusting and will provide a protective barrier against the elements.