Plastic Clamshells

Plastic clamshell

Thermoformed plastic clamshells are rigid plastic containers that showcase and protect consumer product goods at retail. They are hinged, opening and closing like a book, and snapping together via drafted platforms. Plastic clamshells often times include hang-holes for retail display, and feet to allow the package to stand on a retail shelf. Clamshell packaging is a versatile and effective packaging medium for protecting and selling consumer product goods at retail.

Dordan has 55-years experience designing and thermoforming custom plastic clamshell packaging. Our objective is to produce high-quality clamshell packaging that fulfills the requirements of our customers while being efficient to produce and cost-effective.

Dordan is a full-service clamshell designer and manufacturer, offering all plastic clamshell design, tooling, and thermoforming in-house. This integration between thermoform clamshell design and manufacture allows for the production of high-quality plastic clamshells in short turn-times at competitive pricing.

Family-owned and operated, Dordan is an engineering-based designer and manufacture of custom clamshell packaging solutions.


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Plastic Clamshell Benefits:

  • Pilferage-proof and transparent, thermoformed plastic clamshells offer attractive and safe merchandising of consumer product goods at retail.

  • Transparent plastic clamshells allow the consumer to see the product at retail, facilitating product sales. In a study by Clemson University, it was found via a mock-retail environment and participants fitted with eye-tracking glasses, that plastic clamshells provoked more product sales than paperboard packaging. Download the eyetracking whitepaper here.

  • Plastic clamshells are lightweight and easy to fulfill, facilitating efficient logistics and distribution.

  • Plastic PET/RPET clamshells are recyclable post-consumer and plastic clamshells can be made of post-consumer and/or post-industrial recycled content. Learn more about our sustainable clamshell packaging here.

  • Dordan offers thermoformed clamshells made from electrostatic-discharge materials (ESD materials) that reduce static electricity to protect electrostatic-sensitive devices. Learn more about our electronics device packaging solutions here.