Corten Steel

Corten (Weathered) Steel: The distinction of naturally-oxidized look

Giving a sense of metals coming straightly from nature, Corten is the material of choice for many architectural projects. It is a suitable material for your building applications and designs whether it is commercial or residential. 

Corten is a high-strength low-alloy steel material with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance. . As an extremely robust metal, it has become very popular as lower maintenance and lighter weight product alternative to other forms of steel. 

The specific alloying elements in the steel produce a stable rust layer that adheres to the base metal resulting in higher resistance to corrosion. Instead of corroding, the steel alloy at the surface oxidase and develops its own protective film. As the surface layer forms over time, the durability and appearance of the Corten Steel and any product made from it, is intensified due to the weathering. As a result, every cladding or product made from this material will create a unique and rusty looking finish for your facilities.  

Corten is famous for its versatility and variety of functionalities among designers due to its weld-able structure. As a method, manual welding, submerged arc welding, and spot welding are used for this material. 

Profelez will deliver products made of Corten Steel to you without layer of rust. However, if you place the material outside, it will eventually start to form the rust layer (after a few weeks to months). You will not necessarily need treatment before using it. Every product forms a different and unique layer of rust, depending on the climate and the surroundings.  

Tips for Corten Steel Maintenance

  • You can clean the corten with a sturdy brush frequently to prolong the life of your product. 
  • We recommend you to place or install the product in a way that it can quickly dry after rain. 

Thanks to its sophisticated metal-cutting technology, PROFELEZ carves any design created or requested by you on the Corten sheets to create dazzling and artistic yet resilient and enduring panels to be used as fences or walls inside or outside your property. It can also be subjected to cold working and even gas cutting in a similar way as common steel while maintaining its strength level. 

Corten exhibits a yellowish appearance at the first stage of utilization and the color gradually changes its saturation and adds a brownish finish to the cladding. This product is as unique as it sounds and offers a variety of decorative possibilities that are yet to be discovered.