Thordon launches ThorPlas-Blue lifetime-lubricated polymer
July 31, 2013 – Thordon Bearings Inc. has added ThorPlas-Blue to its grease-free polymer lineup, saying the lifetime-lubricated polymer is capable of operating pressures to 45MPa (6527 psi). ThorPlas-Blue not only has a lower density and less weight in comparison to metal bearings, adds the company, but it also is self-lubricating, meaning no grease nor corrosion concerns. Typical industrial bearing and wear component applications where ThorPlas-Blue would be ideal are found in vertical pumps, hydro-turbines, sewage and wastewater treatment, pulp & paper, agriculture, slaughterhouse, forestry, sugar cane, mining, automotive manufacturing and the steel industry. Products can include grapple bearings, pump bearings, lock and dam gate bushings, screw conveyor bearings, wire rope sheaves and wear components.