Plastics Thermoforming

Plastics thermoforming is a conversion process that heats plastic sheet to a pliable state and forms it into or over a thermoforming tool via heat, pressure, and vacuum; then, die-cuts the formed parts from the plastic web, where it is stripped and checked for quality.

Dordan has been thermoforming custom packaging like plastic clamshells, blisters, trays, and components for 60-years. Family-owned and operated, we are a full-service thermoformer, offering all design, tooling, production, and ISO Class 8 Cleanroom thermoforming in-house.

 Dordan Thermoforming Capabilities:

  • Dordan has 12 inline thin-gauge plastics thermoforming machines that have the capacity to convert 80-million pounds of plastic material annually.

  • Dordan has a fully enclosed and complete hardwall construction ISO Class 8 Cleanroom for the production of thermoformed medical packaging. Equipped with 2019 Kiefel Speedformers that employ best-in-class forming, cutting, and stripping stations, Dordan honors its commitment to thermoforming excellence.

  • We have small and large format thermoformers depending on the requirements of the part and production volumes. These two sizes allow for production flexibility as we are able to use any small tool on any small format machine and any large tool on any large format machine. This scheduling flexibility results in shorter lead-times and right-sized tooling, which equates to right-priced thermoformed packaging. 

  • Dordan is a full-service thermoform designer and manufacturer. Because we have control over both the design and production of the thermoformed package, quality control is about monitoring our production process. Should there be an issue of production part non-conformity, we are quick to isolate the issue and eradicate. 

  • We are ISO 9001:2015 certified for the design, manufacture and distribution of custom thermoformed packaging and ISO 13485 pursuant.

  • Dordan can produce thermoformed parts up to 30" x 38" x 6" and between 0.010"- 0.080" thick in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes.