Food Equipment and Drinking Water Bearings


Food equipment and drinking water equipment is subject to minimum protection and sanitation requirements for materials used in the construction of commercial food and drinking water equipment. Thordons ThorPlas-White grade was developed for food equipment and drinking water applications, and is a high performance bearing material designed to extend the wear life in pumps while also offering dry start up capabilities. ThorPlas-White is an ideal bushing material for slow moving applications where the material is designed to operate totally dry without the need for any expensive food grade lubricants. Our ThorPlas-White product is certified to NSF/ANSI 51 and NSF/ANSI 61 regulatory requirements, as well as WRAS material approval meeting product standards for the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other countries around the world.

  • Long bearing wear life
  • Good dry run capability
  • Low friction operation
  • High resistance to heat, corrosion and abrasion
  • Easy to install
NSF ANSI Standard 61

NSF/ANSI 51 for Food Equipment Applications

NSF/ANSI 61 for Drinking and Potable Water Applications

WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) material approval


ThorPlas-White

ThorPlas White NSF

Thordon ThorPlas-White was specifically developed to operate as a drinking water system component used in the treatment and distribution of potable water, and as a material used in the construction of food equipment.


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Design

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The final (fully finished) sizing of a Thordon elastomer or ThorPlas bearing can be determined by using the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program.

To download the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10, a user registration is required.

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