Linders Specialty Company also works with Corten steel, a low alloy steel which produces a resilient skin for architecture structures under challenging conditions. Corten steel is often chosen to help buildings blend in with nature. Corten develops a healthy patina of colors from a rusty orange burnish to a textured silvery glaze letting it blend in or stand out.
This type of steel alloy was developed to eliminate the need for painting. Long-term exposure to the weather allows the steel to gradually form a rust-like layer that is continuously changing and virtually maintenance-free.