Metal Sheets Ltd are suppliers of Corten Steel.
We can produce a rust patina quickly on Corten Steel by speeding up the natural rusting process, it takes just a few days, whereas in nature this can take 12 months.
We sell flat sheets and corrugated roofing sheets of Corten steel. We also manufacture interior design features in Corten steel, these are typically rusted and clear lacquered after fabrication.
COR-TEN is the trademark of U.S. Steel. It is one of a group of steels called Weathering Steels. These steels have an increased resistance to corrosion. The rust forms a protective barrier to further corrosion. The colour of a fully developed patina is dark brown and the rust is tight to surface
Corten Steel is steel alloyed with Copper, Chromium, Nickle and Phosphorous.
Outdoors rust patina forms on corten steel through cycles of wet and dry, environments which do not cycle will not achieve a good adhering patina.
Our pre-rusted corten steel sheet is aimed at the interior design market, the shades can be from dark orange to chestnut brown.
Rusted Corten kitchen doors supplied to The Main Company Ltd for Grand Designs Exhibition
Public architectural works of art like The Angel of the North is made from a structural grade of Corten Steel.
More information on Cor-Ten and Weathering Steels can be found on Wikipedia