Corten steel is a material with low-alloy content. The main features of this material can be identified in the name: CORrosion and TENsile, being of course, corrosion resistant and having tensile strength.
Eurogrifer has invested in the study and design of Corten-steel fencing, creating a line of products available in the catalogues.
Corten steel is an innovative material with the property of self-protecting itself from electrochemical corrosion: this allows it to be used to manufacture products intended for outdoor environments in direct contact with atmospheric agents.
Under normal environmental conditions this coating is formed in about 18-36 months and its color varies from an initial orange up to a reddish-brown shade, the typical rust coloration that gives the material an aesthetic but also protective effect.
Corten is a living metal: the oxidation process restarts whenever the superficial patina is nicked or scratched, thus always creating new protection.