Weather Resistant Steels

Also referred to as Atmospheric Corrosion Resistant Steel, this product is seen as an inexpensive and highly effective material to be used in structural applications which are exposed to the atmospheric elements.

How Weather Resistant Steels Work

The steel oxidises with pollutants in the air forming a thick layer of rust – this formation acts as a protective layer which prevents the steel from corroding. The layer constantly regenerates and forms over time.

Weathering steel is therefore classed as being a 'self–protecting' steel. In normal use the material does not need painting or other external treatment any kind.

Applications of Weather Resistant Steel

Weather resistant steel can be used in a wide range of structural applications. It is a commonly used product in bridge construction because of the lack of maintenance costs. It is also popular in modern architecture where the aesthetically pleasing finish is in great demand for sculptural buildings and fascias.


Masteel offers an extensive range of abrasion resistant steel with the following benefits:

  • major stockholding
  • global shipping
  • variety of plate widths
  • extensive range of thicknesses
  • quick turnaround
  • accurate 'in-house' cutting and profiling service
  • high quality steel from major European steel mills


Links to the specifications of differnet steels from Masteel are given below.

  • Corten Steel – Overview
  • Corten A
  • Corten B
  • S355J0WP
  • S355J0W
  • S355J2W

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Masteel UK Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Masteel UK Ltd


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