S355J0WP is a structural weathering steel which is also referred to as atmospheric corrosion resistant steel. The main alloying elements are chromium nickel and copper with added phosphorous which gives it excellent self protecting qualities. As the steel reacts with elements in the atmosphere, the material forms a layer of rust over time which in essence protects the steel from corrosion.
S355J0WP (which is an equivalent grade to Corten A) provides a long lasting and economic structural steel solution for use in applications such as steel bridges stack gas applications and in steel sculptured buildings due to the material’s aesthetically pleasing finish.
Like S355J0WP, S355J0W is a weathering steel and is an equivalent to Corten B.
As the material rusts when exposed to atmospheric elements, the material builds its own protective layer which prevents the steel from further oxidation. Therefore S355J0W, like all weathering steels, offers excellent, cost effective protection against atmospheric conditions without the need for painting or external treatment. S355J0WP tends to be used for structures which use thinner materials.