STOCK OF CORTEN STEEL (COR-TEN A® / S355J0WP)
NovioStaal has an extensive stock of Corten Steel with the largest range of weathering steel sheets (COR-TEN A® and S355J0WP) in the Netherlands which can be delivered within 1 - 2 working days after order.
Sheets of weathering steel respectively Corten steel are available in the following dimensions:
In addition to the above dimensions, NovioStaal also carries in stock the following dimensions in Corten steel:
4000 x 1500 x 2 mm, 4000 x 1500 x 3 mm and 6000 x 1500 x 3 mm.
PRODUCTION WEATHERING - CORTEN STEEL (COR-TEN A® / S355J0WP)
In addition to the standard stock dimensions in COR-TEN A® and S355J0WP, we also offer you the possibility to deliver Corten steel plates at your desired length and sometimes even special width.
If your preferred dimensions are not shown, please call +31(0)24-6750840 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about the options on offer. We can offer different qualities and/or dimensions in weathering steel/Corten steel on request.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF CORTEN STEEL?
COR-TEN ® steel was originally an American product developed by US Steel, intended to obtain greater weathering (weather resistance). The product is best known under the name "COR-TEN", also written as CORTEN, CorTen or Corten, but there are several other similar qualities that have at least the same or even better properties.
CORTEN STEEL (CORTEN A / S355J0WP):
The name CORTEN has become a household name over the years, however the correct general name is "weathering steel”.
WHERE DOES THE NAME “CORTEN” ORIGINATE?
The name CORTEN is derived from:
ALTERNATIVE OR EQUIVALENT OF THE BRAND NAME COR-TEN A?
In the past, COR-TEN has been produced by a number of European factories under license from US Steel. Nowadays, various European steel plants produce this material in quality S355J0WP (equivalent of COR-TEN A®) and in quality S355J0W/S355J2W (equivalent of COR-TEN B®), which are covered by the European standard EN10025-5.
HOW IS THE WEATHER RESISTANCE OF CORTEN STEEL REACHED?
This resistance is achieved by an increased phosphorus (P-), copper (Cu-) and chromium (Cr-) content in the chemical composition.
The alloy of this weathering steel ensures that a relatively stable oxidation layer (also called the patina) is formed when the material is exposed to the natural elements. This patina layer forms in such a way that the underlying material is protected and hardly rusts at all.