In 1933 the United States Steel Corporation (USS) patents for the first time the Corten steel, today one of the most important materials among the types of low-alloy content (originally 0.2-0.5% copper, 0.5-1.5% chromium and 0.1-0.2% phosphorus) and high mechanical strength. The name “Cor-Ten” comes, in fact, from two English words that define the main features: “Cor-rosion resistance” and “Ten-sile strength”, ie high resistance to corrosion and mechanical resistance. Corten has conquered the greatest artists, architects and designers all over the world.
The favourite steel for the realization of daring works that seem distant in time ensuring stainless beauty. Original for its typical and irregular coloring “rust” and for its changing appearance.