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Packaging Digest Feature: New Cleanroom Enables Sterile Medical Packaging Capabilities

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 11, 2019 3:47:59 PM

Packaging Digest reports on Dordan's new cleanroom in, "New cleanroom enables sterile medical packaging capabilities." Author Kate Bertrand writes:

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Dordan to Debut Exclusive Video of Cleanroom at MD&M, Minneapolis

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 30, 2019 11:03:53 AM

Minneapolis, MN—October 23, 2019—Custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, to debut its ISO Class 8 Cleanroom for producing medical packaging in an exclusive video at MD&M, booth #2417. MD&M Minneapolis is the largest med tech event in the Midwest, bringing together experts across the supply chain for a two-day, three-track educational workshop and expo.

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Plastics Today Feature: Dordan Unveils Cleanroom for Medical Packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 19, 2019 8:44:29 AM

Industry publication, Plastics Today, visited Dordan for an exclusive look inside it's new cleanroom for the manufacture of medical packaging.

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Project Vesta: Removing CO2 with Weathering of Beaches

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 23, 2019 9:25:42 AM

My understanding of climate change is always evolving. While fundamental changes in agriculture, transportation, energy, and consumer behavior are necessary to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases, I know little of what technologies exist, in the near future, to "turn the tide on climate change."

Enter Project Vesta, a not-for-profit that is working to accelerate Earth's natural long-term carbon cycle that removes CO2 from the atmosphere through a chemical reaction between volcanic rock, CO2, and water, with green beaches! And when I say green, I mean literally, green.

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New Packaging Digest Article: Plastic Discovered That Offers Solution to Pollution

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 30, 2019 1:42:38 PM

Berkeley Lab discovers a new plastic that can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing its quality, thereby changing the economics of recycling.

Check out my new Packaging Digest article to learn about the discovery of PDK and how it offers a solution to pollution.

Above: Time-lapse video of PDK dissolving into original monomers

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Download Dordan's Medical Packaging Fact Sheet

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 23, 2019 3:44:46 PM

60-year old custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, now offering medical packaging.

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NPR on Understanding Plastic's Carbon Footprint

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 11, 2019 11:24:27 AM

NPR published an article this week, "Plastic Has a Big Carbon Footprint-- But That Isn't The Whole Story."

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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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