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

December 24, 2014 (Press Releases)

(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 (Press Releases)

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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Cruise Sector Utilizes the Ultimate EAL – Seawater

November 27, 2014 (Thordon in the News)

In shipping circles it’s the cruise sector spearheading the most natural lubricant of all, writes Paul Bartlett

The global cruise industry is often at the leading edge of advances in technology. Cruise majors have been early adopters of cold ironing, for example, advanced coatings both underwater and on deck, and energy-saving initiatives such as advanced trim control.

Now the cruise industry is spearheading what must be the ultimate ‘environmentally acceptable lubricant’ – sea water. To be fair, sea water lubricated propeller shaft lines from Canada’s Thordon Bearings are not new. To read full article in Seatrade Cruise Review click here


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

November 04, 2014 (Press Releases)

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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Polar Code and the Arctic Shipping Forum North America

October 27, 2014 (Blog Posts)

Last week I attended the Arctic Shipping North America Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.  The conference focused on shipping in Canada’s arctic as well as the Polar Code which was finalised last week at MEPC67 in preparation for submission to all countries soon. 

At many times during the conference, the Polar Code was mentioned as bringing the world up to the same standards as Canada’s Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act. This is interesting, as the Canadian law states the same as the Polar Code: Any discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixtures from any ships is prohibited.


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

October 22, 2014 (Press Releases)

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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