Corten Steel

Cor-Ten Brombal

About Corten

Corten steel has a unique, distinctive appearance. The intense richness of its finish bestows a warm, natural, yet at the same time extremely elegant look. Its distinctive appearance is a result of an oxidation process which forms a protective patina that remains unchanged over the years.

The Material

Corten steel is a high tensile strength, corrosion resistant steel alloy which contains copper, chromium and phosphorous. The name (Cor-Ten) reflects 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.

Transformation Process

The large rolls of Corten steel are cut to the required width and rolled to the specific profile 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.

Advantages

  • Thermally broken.
  • 100% recycled material.
  • Durable and resistant to environmental elements.
  • Perfect choice for highly corrosive environments.
  • Unique finish not replicated by any other material.

Finish

Corten steel has a unique distinctive appearance. The intense richness of its finish bestows a warm, natural, yet at the same time extremely elegant look. Its attractive appearance is a result of an oxidation process which forms a protective patina that remains unchanged over the years. A hand applied wax treatment can be administered to achieve a smooth look.