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.

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  • COSCO Vessel fitted with COMPAC bearings

    COSCO Confirms Thordon Seawater Lubrication for Eight Newbuild General Cargo Ships

    Jun 15, 2021
    COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO), COSCO Shipping Lines, has confirmed that the eight newbuild multipurpose cargo vessels entrusted to COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) Co. Ltd. will each feature a COMPAC seawater lubricated shaftline arrangement from Thordon Bearings. The scope of supply, to be rolled out in two four-ship batches scheduled for August 2021 and December 2022, includes COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, shaft liners, ThorShield shaft coating, and Thordon’s Water Quality Package.
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  • ThorPlas-Blue installed on Petion

    TZ Industrias and TNG Veracruz Open Mexican Marine Market for Thordon's ThorPlas-Blue

    Jun 07, 2021
    Mexico-based TZ Industrias has replaced the deck machinery bushing aboard the Caroil Transport Marine oil tanker Petion with ThorPlas-Blue, marking Thordon Bearings’ first large commercial vessel project in the country. Thordon’s grease-free material replaced a competitor’s spherical split bearing on the 72,714dwt vessels’ deck crane during a recent drydocking at the TNG Veracruz Shipyard, Mexico’s largest ship repair facility.
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