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Lignum Vitae Fully Engineered Water-Lubricated Bearings


Lignum Vitae North America and Hydro Tech Inc. Unite to Propel Fully Engineered and Manufactured Water-Lubricated Bearings 

Powhatan, VA. — December 5, 2023 — Lignum Vitae North America, a distinguished provider of water-lubricated bearing and seal solutions, and Hydro Tech Inc., a premier service and engineering company, proudly announce their strategic partnership aimed at advancing fully engineered water-lubricated bearings. 

This collaboration brings together the expertise and capabilities of two industry leaders to address the growing challenges in water-lubricated bearings. Lignum Vitae North America’s commitment to environmental responsibility and bearing longevity, coupled with Hydro Tech Inc.’s cutting-edge testing and engineering technologies, will synergize to drive innovation and provide comprehensive solutions for the evolving needs of hydro and marine industries. 

Key Highlights of the Partnership: 

  • Sustainable Solutions: Focused on developing and delivering bearing solutions to prioritize environmental stewardship without harmful PFAS. 
  • Technological Advancements: Merging Lignum Vitae North America’s water-lubricated bearing expertise with Hydro Tech Inc.’s engineering technologies to drive groundbreaking advancements. 
  • Providing fully engineered and manufactured bearings that factor your bearing’s operational requirements: 
  • Bearing losses 
  • Wearing at different RPM 
  • Cooling water calculations (not just a rule of thumb)   
  • Research and Development: Significant investment in R&D to remain at the forefront of technological innovation, ensuring adaptability to future industry needs.  
  • Global Impact: A shared commitment to positive global impact, addressing challenges faced by hydro and marine industries worldwide. 

Leadership Statements: 

Bob Shortridge, President at Lignum Vitae North America: “This partnership signifies a bold step towards a more sustainable future. By combining our strengths with Hydro Tech Inc., we redefine the depth of engineered water-lubricated bearings and seal solutions.” 

Mike Dupuis, President at Hydro Tech Inc.: “We are excited to join forces with Lignum Vitae North America. Together, we are well-positioned to propel innovation and make meaningful contributions to the global water-bearing industry.” 

Alliance Overview: 

Hydro Tech and Lignum Vitae have allied to supply the hydro and marine industries with design, engineering, manufacturing, and after-sales services in water-lubricated applications. This collaboration combines leading experts to support one of the most exciting restorations of material use and developments in material technology with the sustainable supply of Lignum Vitae.