Brass tubes and brass cased tubes

Brass tubes with steel core (brass-cased tube)

The inexpensive alternative – a clever response to steadily rising commodity prices

Besides the common brass pipes, Pickhardt & Gerlach also produces a worldwide unique brass pipe with inner steel core (brass-sleeve tube). The brass-sleeve tube offers the exact same positive attributes of a normal pipe, but is around 40% less expensive than a comparable brass pipes. At the same time, the inner steel tube offers greater stability over the full length of up to 16ft (5 meter). The thickness of the brass is around 0.15mm. (Important: the brass-steel tube is NOT brass plated, but made from 100% solid brass)

You can find an overview on our standard colours here: Brass colours

Advantages of the brass cased tube

  • Up to 40% less expensive than a comparable full brass tube
  • Greater stability than a common brass tube
  • Seamless, high quality surface made from pure brass  (CuZn37)
  • Much better surface quality and scratch resistance than brass-plated material
  • Every type of surface/colour available: polished, brushed, antique, nickel, chrome, matt nickel
  • Available in lengths of up to 16ft (5 meter)


Brass cased tubes are used in various industries and markets:

  • Interior decoration: as a curtain rod in the drapery industry, as stair carpet rods, handrails, railings, stair railings and banisters.
  • Furniture: as wardrobe rails, decorative tubes and handles.
  • Sanitary industry: combined with corrosion protected core as shower rails and towel rails
  • Ship building: as railings, handrails and decorative tubes and frames
  • Lighting industry: as foot for floor lamps


You can find an overview on our standard colours here: Brass colours

Pickhardt & Gerlach offers the complete bandwidth of surface finishing of brass tubes:

  • Electroplated sufaces: chrome, nickel, matt nickel brass tubes
  • Brushed brass tubes with various grain sizes, lengthswise and circular brush
  • Polsihed brass tubes
  • Browned brass tubes with antique finish
  • Lacquered brass tubes with clear or matt protection lacquer
Brass cased tubes in stock
Diameter mm Wall thickness mm Length mm
11mm 0.7mm 5000mm
12mm 0.7mm 5000mm
13mm 0.7mm 5000mm
14mm 0.7mm 5000mm
16mm 0.7mm 5000mm
18mm 0.8mm 5000mm
19mm 0.8mm 5000mm
20mm 0.8mm 5000mm
22mm 0.8mm 5000mm
25mm 0.9mm 5000mm
28mm 0.9mm 5000mm
30mm 1.0mm 5000mm
32mm 1.2mm 5000mm
35mm 1.2mm 5000mm
38mm 1.2mm 5000mm


Brass tubes in stock
Diameter mm Wall thickness mm Length mm
9mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
10mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
11mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
12mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
16mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
20mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
25mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
28mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
30mm 0.7mm; 1mm 5000mm
35mm 0.7mm 5000mm
40mm 0.7mm 5000mm
50.8mm 1.2mm 5000mm


Advantages of brass

The use of brass in the decorative sector and specifically for the production of brass tubes has a long tradition.Very early on, metal workers recognized the advantages of the copper-zinc alloy, which combines the positive attributes of the two metals. Tubes made from brass are well received throughout the world and regarded as standard for high quality due to their smooth and flawless surface, the mouldability, the good stability and the corrosion resistance. Steel on the opposite does not offer the possibility to achive perfect and flawless surfaces due to its porosity.

Pickhardt & Gerlach uses the alloy CuZn37 for all its brass products – brass-sleeve tubes as well as common brass tubes. This alloy contains 37% zinc and 63% copper. This alloy offers a favorable mix of hardness and mouldability for the production of tubes for the use as decorative and technical elements in the drapery industry, window decoration, interior work, furniture, sanitary and lighting industry.