What Packaging Enthusiasts at MD&M West Were Most Interested In

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 12, 2024 2:43:32 PM

Dordan had a great time showcasing its medical packaging at MD&M West last week in Anaheim, CA. 

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Dordan in Plastics Today on Thermoforming Advancements

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 8, 2023 9:46:50 AM

Dordan is featured in Plastics Today's article on developments in thermoforming, which compares the cost, trends, and applications of heavy-gauge forming, injection and blow molding, twin sheet forming, and thin gauge thermoforming.

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At MD&M? Meet our medical packaging experts, booth# 2738

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 10, 2023 10:56:22 AM

Dordan is in Minneapolis at MD&M, a part of Advanced Manufacturing. In addition to displaying its thermoformed medical packaging, Dordan's booth is staffed by veterans in the thermoforming industry with decades of experience in package design and manufacturing. 

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Free MD&M Minneapolis registration with Dordan's comp code

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 27, 2023 4:27:15 PM

Dordan is exhibiting its medical packaging at MD&M Minneapolis (October 10th-11th), booth #2738.

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Medical packaging supplier, Dordan, to exhibit at MD&M Minneapolis

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 12, 2023 11:15:40 AM

Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 10-11th, 2023-- Dordan Manufacturing, a designer and manufacturer of medical packaging like device and catheter trays, surgical/procedural kits, sub-component assembly trays, and more, to exhibit at MD&M Minneapolis, booth #2738. MD&M is the region's most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing conference, with hot topics including cardiovascular, 3D printing, and robotics. 

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How to manage new thermoformed packaging projects

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 29, 2023 11:38:45 AM

Dordan is a full service thermoform packaging supplier of clamshells, blisters and trays with in house design, tooling, thermoforming, and cleanroom manufacturing of medical packaging. ISO 9001 certified, we have a structured and documented approach to all services, including the sales process. Here transparency and consistency allow for the development of custom thermoformed packaging that meets our customers' expectations for performance, price, and lead time. What follows are the steps taken for managing new thermoformed packaging projects at Dordan. 

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Understanding the costs of cleanroom tooling for medical packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 14, 2023 9:03:35 AM

Thermoformed medical packaging is made by using pressure and vacuum to push malleable plastic into a CNC machined aluminum tool. While the design of the package is critical, the development of the thermoform tooling is paramount to the production of high-quality parts.

Dordan's medical tray packaging on display at MD&M in Anaheim

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Costs of cleanroom medical packaging vs. standard production

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 2, 2023 7:45:46 AM

Thermoformed medical packaging, like medical device trays, blisters, kits, and assembly trays, can be manufactured in a cleanroom or standard production facility. The main difference is that cleanrooms are sterile, controlled environments, where airborne particulate is monitored, and bio burden agents mitigated.

The cost of cleanroom medical packaging exceeds that of standard production packaging because one is investing in quantifiable assurance that the thermoformed package will meet the requirements for medical device safety and efficacy.

In order to provide a sterile environment for manufacturing medical packaging, investments in new equipment, materials and procedures must be made; understanding these helps provide guidance when deciding which manufacturing environment is appropriate for your medical device or product.

Dordan's ISO class 8 cleanroom for thermoforming medical packaging

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Dordan featured in Advanced Manufacturing video

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 12, 2023 8:07:39 AM

Dordan Manufacturing is profiled alongside other manufacturers in a promo video from the Mchenry County Economic Development Corporation. The MCEDC works to position the county, which is located about 60-miles northwest of Chicago, IL., as the ideal place to live and work. 

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Nuts & Bolts of Dordan Manufacturing

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 23, 2023 7:32:50 AM

Dordan Manufacturing is a full service packaging designer and manufacture of thermoformed packaging solutions like clamshells, dunnage trays, and medical packaging. We have in house package design, prototyping, tooling, thermoforming, and cleanroom manufacturing.

Dordan is a third generation, privately held family company based outside Chicago that has been manufacturing custom thermoformed packaging since 1962. Get a short overview of our products and services below. 

Third-generation siblings and owners, Chandler (left) and Aric Slavin 

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