Galvanization is protection process against corrosion and is carried out by immersion in a tank.
There are two types of galvanization:
The painting process on our products, when required, is carried out by using thermosetting powders and follows a path of bathing in tanks (phosphating) to eliminate any grease or dirt residues. The material is then dried and electrically charged so that it attracts the coloured powders and then is immediately put in the kiln to bake the paint.
Corten is a special steel that was patented in 1933 as a low-alloy, high-strength, self-passivating, patinable defined steel.
After about 18-36 months, the material reaches its self-oxidation process: it shows a reddish-brown patina that protects the material itself from atmospheric agents.
It does not require painting or other treatments.
Today, Corten is considered an innovative material for its natural appearance that does not require further treatments that are harmful to the environment.
Corten should be chosen when there is the need for a material that requires no protection against atmospheric agents, when installed outside.
Corten is made of slabs or tubulars in various sizes and thicknesses.
It does not need any kind of finish and maintenance, because it protects itself with the natural oxidation that is created on the surface from any atmospheric agent and is long lasting.