Frequently asked questions

About our products

Where are your tubes made?

The majority of our stock is high quality tubing produced in the EC, USA & Japan, which can be used for the most severe environments and applications, for cost technical reasons we carry also an Asian origin stock, mostly used for hydraulic applications.

Where are Merinox tubes used? What materials do you stock?

Merinox stocks only cold drawn seamless tubing in instrumentation, hydraulic, precision, coiled, high pressurehigh temperature, capillary, control lines, pre-insulated, multi core, chromatoghy & cleaned conditions.

What is the smallest and biggest size you stock?

Our stock size range is from 0.30 mm OD up to 60 mm OD.

What is the smallest & biggest wall thickness?

Our range of wall thickness is from 0.10 mm up to 6 mm wall.

What grades do you stock?

The following alloys are available on stock:

Stainless steel:  304/L321,  316/L, 316Ti, 310/S, 317L, 904L, 6Mo/254SMO
Nickel alloys: 28, 200, 201, 400, 600, 625, 825, C22 & C276
Duplex & Titanium: Duplex 31803, Super Duplex S32750, Titanium Grade 2.
Copper: C122.


Not sure what material wood be the best for a particular project?

Our high qualified and well experienced employees are well known in their respective markets and
can answer any question you may have about specific grades and tubes.

What lengths do you supply tubes in?

Our tubes are standardized on random lengths of 5.8 to 6.2 meter lengths.

Do you produce tubes?

Additional on our stock orders, we produce on customer specification all kinds of seamless tubes.

Where can I find technical specifications of your tubes?

Please ask our well experienced sales staff for more details.

About Merinox

What is Merinox?

Merinox is a privately held company with very committed owners and dedicated staff, specialized in stockholding seamless instrumentation and hydraulic tubing, in stainless steel, copper, duplex, super duplex, nickel alloys and titanium. 

What do we do?

We carry the largest stock in Europe of seamless tubing, with more than 2 million meters of tubes in 5000 different articles, from commonly used tubing to many hard to get alloys and odd ball tube dimensions.

What is unique about Merinox?

We are unique in that we are only focusing us on the small market area of seamless tubing, in all kinds of high grade alloys and hard to get sizes, on the highest quality and service level.

When was Merinox founded?

On the 1st of April 1996, Merinox BV was founded in The Netherlands. More about the success story of Merinox, index our history

Where are Merinox tube service centers located?

Merinox BV, Alblasserdam, near Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Headquarters who is responsible for the Benelux and worldwide operations.

Merinox Ltd, Olham, near Manchester, Lancashire, who is responsible for United Kingdom &
Irish Market.

Merinox Sarl, Nesles-Ormeaux-Lumigny, who is responsible for the French & Northern African market.

MST Edelstahlrohr GmbH, Ratingen, near Düsseldorf, who is responsible for the German, Swiss & Austrian market.

How many people do you employ?

The Merinox group currently operates with a workforce of approx. 35 employees

Which languages do you speak?

Our sales teams speak: English, Dutch, German & French.

How far is Merinox located in the main European industry area?

We are right in the middle maximum 1.5 hours’ drive from the main harbors and industry of Rotterdam, Antwerp & Amsterdam, the Ruhr district, country Cheshire, Manchester & Liverpool and île-de-France, Paris.

What is the credit rating for Merinox?

From Dun & Bradstreet Merinox received a credit rating with the grade 4A1.
More detailed information about Merinox  you receive at D-U-N-S number 41-964-3622

Merinox c'est quoi?

Le groupe Merinox est une société privée se reposant sur l'engagement de ses actionnaires et le dévouement de son équipe de plus de 35 spécialistes des tubes sans soudure pour l'instrumentation - les tubes hydrauliques en acier inoxydable mais aussi dans les matériaux moins courants comme le nickel, le cuivre, le duplex, le super duplex et le titane, ainsi que des tubes de formats originaux.

About our delivery

Which countries do we ship too?

Customers all over the world rely on our tubes. We supply to more than 60 countries worldwide.

I need 1 meter of tubing, can we buy this?

Our standard minimum supply is on 6 meter random lengths, depending on size and quantity we can
supply a 1 meter cut piece of tube, a small extra charge will apply.

Do we cut tubing?

On customer request we arrange cutting for transport with a grinder, free of charge.
At customers request we can do fine precision cutting, with tight tolerances and no deburr.

How do you pack your tubes for transport?

Smaller orders will be packed on a fumigated wooden shelf, bundle wrapped in foil or carton tube.
Bigger orders are packed in bundles wrapped in wood and foil or in wooden fumigated export boxes.
To ensure all our tubes are well protected to prevent damaging during transitions and transport.

What is your lead time?

From stock, tubes can be picked up within 2 hours from ordering, on request 1 hour can be achieved.
Our standard delivery procedure is next day delivery, depending on destination and amount of business.

Which transport methods does Merinox have?

Shipping by truck, sea freight & air freight, ex works, free on board or delivered by Merinox

What are our payment terms?

Our terms of payment vary from 30 days net within the EC, to cash in advance for far away customers,
for larger projects we obtain letter of credit. All new accounts will be reviewed on credit checks.

What are Merinox general sales conditions?

Our General sales conditions can be found on this link.     

About certifying

Can you arrange extra testing?

On customers demand, all tubes can have extra testing as hardness, eddy current, ultra sonic and pressure testing. Extra costs involved, will be for customers account.

What quality approval do you have?

Merinox is certified ISO 9001 since 2006, by Lloyd Register.  

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