When we design landscape or indoor and outdoor space, we often use a unique rust color material, its color and texture are very strong. The cool appearance is integrated with the surrounding environment, showing a kind of industrial and modern art beauty. Yes, he is weathering steel!
The special feature of weathering steel is that it forms a protective layer against corrosion over time when exposed to natural environment. No paint protection is required, and the material life is more than 80 years.
Designers choose weathering steel plate
as a raw material, because it can match warm colors, soft plants and hard cliffs. We call it landscape weathering steel!
Weathering steel, namely atmospheric corrosion-resistant steel, is a series of low-alloy steel between ordinary steel and stainless steel. Weathering steel is made of ordinary carbon steel with a small amount of copper, nickel and other corrosion-resistant elements. It has the characteristics of high quality steel, such as strength, ductility, forming, welding, corrosion, high temperature, etc. The weather resistance is 2-8 times of that of ordinary carbon steel, and it also has rust resistance. It has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, life extension, thinning and consumption reduction, and energy saving.
Weathering steel, originated from cotton steel in North America, is widely used in the production of railway cars, containers and bridges. In the design industry, it is mainly used for interior and exterior space interface decoration, long-term exposed steel structure and building decoration components, etc.
The widely used weathering steel benefits from its excellent material properties. By adding weathering elements such as copper and nickel, a dense oxide layer is formed between the rust layer and the substrate. This special oxide layer has a stable, even natural rust red color.
The main properties of weathering steel are as follows:
1. Unique performance, its color brightness and saturation are higher than general structure materials. In addition, the rough surface of steel plate rust makes its structure more volume and quality.
2. Have distinct ability to define space. Because of its great strength and toughness, it is not as much as the thickness requirements of stone due to its structure, so its thin characteristics can clearly separate the space, concise, bright and have a sense of strength.
3. It has strong body shaping ability and can maintain excellent integrity, which is incomparable with stone and wood.