FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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.”
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.