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When to enlist a thermoform packaging engineer to meet your TTM and budget goals

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 21, 2021 12:44:29 PM

All engineers understand that designing a package is one thing, and manufacturing it is another. By enlisting a thermoformer that has in house packaging engineers, product manufacturers can share, or completely outsource, the responsibility of developing the thermoform package to those highly-skilled in design-for-manufacturing methodologies. In doing so, timelines are condensed and unforeseen costs mitigated, because thermoforming engineers are able integrate the challenges and opportunities inherent in the manufacturing process into the packaging developmental process.

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Dordan 1 of 5 manufactures to meet w/ Rep. Underwood & USTR Ambassador

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 2, 2021 7:48:31 AM

On Tuesday, August 30th, Dordan joined four other women-owned or operated manufacturing companies at a round table discussion with Congress Representative, Lauren Underwood, and USTR Ambassador, Katherine Tai.

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Photos: 3rd & 4th-gen Slavins Unite at Custom Thermoformer

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 24, 2021 8:34:39 AM

The super tall guy to my left is Julian, my NEPHEW. This picture was taken at MDM in CA a few weeks back. He just moved into sales after working in QC, prior to which, he spent a few years in the plant learning the nitty-gritty of thermoforming. It's official: I'm old (-ish). 😏

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Meat and Potatoes of Dordan.com

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 27, 2021 6:14:04 AM

Easily digest our whole website with these bite-sized servings. The tasting menu includes:

→Company history, 1962-present

→Package design/engineering, tooling, and thermoforming capabilities

→ISO 9001:2015 certified QMS with ISO Class 8 certified cleanroom

→Facility overview and process flow

The menu is available for download here. *Vegan and Gluten-free substitutions available.

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20% off MDM West Registration with Promo Code

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 20, 2021 8:15:03 AM

MDM West (Anaheim, CA, Aug. 10-12) is the premier medical device design and manufacturing event, bringing together leaders in medtech, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and more.

Get 20% off attendee registration with promo code MYGUEST. Click here to register.

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Show Medtech Team Spirit at MDM West w/Temporary Tattoos from Dordan

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jun 15, 2021 7:55:36 AM

Anaheim, CA, August 10-12th —Dordan Manufacturing, a custom designer and manufacturer of thermoformed medical packaging, to giveaway medtech-themed, temporary tattoos at MDM West, booth #2856.

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Dordan Nominated as Manufacturer of the Year; photos from Awards Gala

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 10, 2021 9:26:04 AM

Woodstock's Chamber of Commerce's celebrated its city's retailers, manufacturers, leaders, volunteers, non-profits and more at its Annual Awards Gala at the Woodstock Opera House last week.

Dordan was nominated for manufacturer of the year by the community for manufacturing plastic face shields for healthcare workers, reported here by the Woodstock Independent. While Dordan did not win 😔, our most sincere congratulations to winner, Rush Creek Distilling, for retrofitting their operations to provide hand sanitizer to combat the spread of COVID. Fellow Nominees included:

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Packaging Digest on How to Handle Dunnage Trays for Parts Assembly

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 27, 2021 8:29:04 AM

My new Packaging Digest article discusses how to develop automation to successfully handle thermoformed dunnage trays for parts assembly.

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Stop by our Digital Tradeshow Booth in this Product Photo Gallery

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 7, 2021 10:33:34 AM

COVID halted business travel, including trade shows and conventions. Dordan has not exhibited since 2019, but looks forward to showing off its new medical packaging at MD&M West (Anaheim, CA, August 10-12, 2021).

In the meantime, visit Dordan's digital booth, in this product photo gallery.

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Photo Slide Show of Dordan's Facility, Equipment, Technology, People

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 18, 2021 8:57:17 AM

Step inside third-generation and family-owned custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, in this photo slideshow.

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