Newsworks 2005.2

February 01, 2005

NewsWorks Online is Thordon's web-based newsletter specifically developed for users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the Marine, Hydro-turbine, Industrial and Offshore industries. You will find application information from Thordon customers regarding their latest environmentally friendly Thordon bearing applications.

Composite Becoming the Bearing of Choice for Cutterhead Dredges
Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have been recently installed or ordered on six cutter suction dredgers in Europe, China and the Middle East. <MORE>



Thordon Prop Shaft Bearings Still Doing the Job in Former CIA Research Vessel
Many ships have interesting histories. But none as intriguing at that of the 'Glomar Explorer'. With a past that includes top secret operations for the CIA, the vessel was once involved in the recovery of a sunken Soviet submarine. The clandestine "cover story" at the time was that the ship was a commercial vessel owned by none other than Howard Hughes. A real-life story of Hollywood proportions. <MORE>


More Polymer Shaft Seals Ordered by Chinese Turbine Industry
Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd (part of Dongfang Electric Corp.) and Harbin Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. have recently placed additional orders for Thordon SXL elastomeric polymer segmented turbine shaft seals bringing the total on order or already installed in 2005, to six sets. <MORE>

New THORPLAS Thermoplastic Bearing Complements Thordon's Polymer Grades

Thordon Bearings Inc., a world leader in grease and oil-free bearing solutions has announced the introduction of ThorPlas®, a new proprietary engineered (non-elastomer) thermoplastic bearing.<MORE>


Replacing Wastewater Treatment Grit Tank Bearings with Thordon SXL Saves Customer $$$
Fields Point Wastewater Treatment Facilty was replacing greased iron Peak Cap End Bearings two times each year in the grit tanks due to excessive bearing wear running against a steel shaft. After converting to non-metallic Thordon SXL bearings, the customer has seen a tremendous return on investment in this application. <MORE>