Corten steel (often referred to as Cor–Ten) is a weather resistant steel which could more accurately be termed as an "Atmospheric Corrosion Resistant Steel". It is a copper chromium alloy steel – this alloy displays a greater level of resistance to atmospheric weathering when compared to other unalloyed steels
Most ferrous materials are suitable for hot-dip galvanizing. Cast iron, malleable iron, cast steels, hot-rolled steel, and cold-rolled steels all can be protected from corrosion with zinc applied in the hot-dip galvanizing process. Weathering steel and certain stainless steels (300 series) also can be galvanized.
ASTM A588. A high-strength, low-alloy steel plate utilized primarily in structural applications such as bridges and buildings. This grade is designed for projects requiring atmospheric corrosion resistance. Its advantage over A572 50 is its weathering ability.