Synthetic fabric reinforced thermosetting resins with added solid lubricant fillers
Very good dry running capability
Very low coefficient of friction
Pilot boat LOS 113 is manoeuvring pilots every day, supported by Norden rudder bearings.
Description Norden 788 material is intended for use in high load bushings and bearings applications. The rudder bearing material is in use by a ever increasing fleet, with regular supplies to both newbuilds and retrofits around the world.
Material Norden 788 is a high load composite bearing material made of specially manufactured synthetic fabric reinforcement using a composite construction process which is impregnated with thermosetting resins, solid lubricant fillers are added which make it suitable for dry running applications. The product is dark grey in colour.
Manufacture The material is manufactured to documented procedures and standards. Full manufacturing traceability records are kept for the material.
Type approval Norden 788 Marine is type approved for wet and dry running at maximum allowed load in rudder applications. Click for certificates Engineering Manual