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The Woodstock Independent Reports, Dordan Enters The Next Industrial Age

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 23, 2019 11:05:54 AM

Dordan is based in Woodstock, IL-- the setting for Bill Murray's Groundhog Day; a cultural oasis for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs alike, 50-miles outside Chicago.

The Woodstock Independent is the community newspaper, which just published an article on Dordan's move into medical packaging. Titled "Entering the Next Industrial Age," the article ties together Dordan's recent investments in cleanroom thermoforming and Industry 4.0 technologies to further extend its core capabilities of custom design and manufacturing excellence to the medical device industry. 

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Dordan Integrates Industry 4.0 Technologies for enhanced agility & how you can, too

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 7, 2019 3:23:49 PM

For many small and medium sized manufacturers, the principles of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are abstract. Terms like interconnectivity, IoTT, customization, flexible automation, AI/machine learning, and Big Data are routinely referenced in the corresponding rhetoric. Yet, many don’t understand how these technologies can be applied to existing operations and systems to manifest the prescribed benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While improving quality, increasing productivity, and reducing waste has always driven manufacturers’ business decisions, when viewed through the principals of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a more elegant approach is provided. Smart factories don’t have to be fully automated, fancy factories of the future; instead, an evolution of existing equipment and processes married with thoughtful investment in new technologies and talent.

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Dordan's ISO Certified Thermoform Design Process

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 26, 2019 10:59:24 AM

Dordan Manufacturing has been designing custom thermoformed packaging since 1962.

In that time, we have developed a proprietary process for developing thermoform designs. Formalized within our ISO certified quality management system, Dordan's design process facilitates the production of highly-engineered and high-quality thermoforms that meet our customers' expectations in quick turnaround at competitive pricing. Gain insight into our ISO certified thermoform design process, 60-years in the making, below.

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Now Hiring: Packaging Engineer

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 7, 2019 8:39:51 AM

Custom thermoformer Dordan Manufacturing is now actively recruiting a Packaging Engineer to join its Packaging Engineering Group.

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Thermoforming Player Expands into the Medical Device Arena

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 1, 2019 1:27:07 PM

Medical Plastics News featured Dordan in its new article, "Thermoforming player expands into medical device arena."

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Nike’s New Green Lobster Shoe Box by Dordan Tests Thermoforming Limits

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 28, 2019 8:29:08 AM

Packaging Digest's new article, "Nike's new Green Lobster shoe box tests thermoforming limits," narrates the challenges that Dordan overcame in the design and manufacture of limited-edition packaging for the debut of Concepts x Nike SB collectable sneakers.

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Dordan's Top 5 Posts of 2018

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 28, 2018 3:41:27 PM

Thank you for your interest in Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer since 1962. Each year our digital footprint grows: Our blog, viewed by just a few-hundred people in 2009 is today seen by over 30,000. Our website traffic has increased 25% this year compared to last, bringing our unique visits to roughly 125,000. We have grown our social media following to 1,500 on Twitter and 2,000 on LinkedIn.

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Remembering Dordan Co-founder Vivian Slavin this New Year

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 22, 2018 10:41:09 AM

My grandmother and Dordan co-founder, Ellena Vivian Slavin, passed away on August 19th; she would have been 103-years-old Christmas Day.

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Plastics News on Dordan's Move into Medical Packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 12, 2018 12:52:22 PM

Trade publication Plastics News reports on Dordan's move into medical packaging in a December 4th feature by Jim Johnson:

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Trends in Medical Device Innovations

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 27, 2018 9:59:26 AM

What follows is the first post in my new series on medical device design and manufacturing; this content is the result of attendance at MD&M Minneapolis (Oct 31-Nov 1).

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