Seawater is the Only Commercially Viable EAL for Propeller Shafts

January 07, 2015

Thordon Bearings has questioned the rise of so-called environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in oil-based stern tube seals and bearings when the industry can use the most environmentall safe lubricant there is---seawater.


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ThorPlas-White Bearings, NSF Certified for safe and sanitary use in food and water handling processes

December 24, 2014

(Burlington, Canada)  Thordon Bearings Inc. has announced the addition of ThorPlas-White to its line of high performance, non-metallic bearings.  ThorPlas-White has been specifically developed by Thordon’s New Product Development team for bearing or wear pad usage in the treatment and distribution of drinking water as well as for use in the construction of food processing equipment.


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Thordon Bearings and MSR Gryfia Team Up to Convert Ships to Seawater Lubricated Prop Shaft Lines From Oil

December 15, 2014

Burlington, Canada – Thordon Bearings Inc. today announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) under which it will cooperate with MSR Gryfia of Poland to promote the conversion of ships to an open seawater lubricated propeller shaft Thordon bearing system from a sealed oil lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.


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Viking Cruise's Newbuildings Use Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings Instead of Oil

November 04, 2014

Designed with the environment in mind, Viking’s ocean ships feature energy-efficient hybrid engines, hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hulls and bows for maximum fuel efficiency, onboard solar panels, and equipment that minimizes exhaust pollution.  And it meets the strictest environmental regulations with Thordon’s pollution-free bearings with zero risk of oil discharges, as no oil is used.


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D’Artagnan Dredger Boasts 9-Year Wear Life of Cutterhead Shaft Bearings

October 22, 2014

Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world –Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D'Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power).


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Thordon Bearings Announces Distributor Changes in Europe

October 08, 2014

Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada is pleased to announce that Duwel Group will be the new, authorized Thordon distributor for Norway, United Kingdom, and Finland.  Duwel has been active in Sweden for over 22 years and is ready and capable to provide high quality sales and service support in these countries.
 


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