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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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Women in Manufacturing who I Admire #internationalwomensday

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 8, 2021 9:04:58 AM

My long-time sustainability friend and champion, Sean Sabre, compiled a list of the most influential women in supply chains in appreciation of International Women's Day. I was honored to be among profiled. I am going to pay it forward, and recognize the women in manufacturing who I admire.

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Video: Medical Packaging for Beginners

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 4, 2021 3:23:57 PM

Watch this video for an introductory discussion of sterile medical packaging types, supply chain scenarios, quality considerations, and pricing structures. Video script pasted below.

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Dordan in Plastics News for Groundhog PPE

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 4, 2021 2:06:59 PM

The face shield that Dordan fashioned for Woodstock Willie in preparation of Groundhogs Day was featured in Plastics News, alongside other plastics manufacturers that are helping their communities during the pandemic. While Dordan's efforts pale in comparison to the others profiled in the article, we're glad that we were able to offer some humor to our community, along with the readers of Plastics News.

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Dordan fashions Woodstock Willie with face shield for Groundhog Day

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 1, 2021 9:25:07 AM

Here's some pop culture trivia for you:

Dordan's Woodstock, IL, is the 'Punxsutawney' of Bill Murray's 1993 classic, Groundhog Day. Every year, Woodstock celebrates this legacy by reliving the movie's events, which commence with the Groundhog's prognostication and continues through the day. Read more about Woodstock's social-distancing Groundhog Day in this Woodstock Independent article.

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Dordan's Top-Twenty Achievements of the Last Ten Years

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 23, 2020 11:00:56 AM

Dordan has celebrated nearly 60 years of Christmas together. This year, we want to celebrate the blessings of the last ten, to offer hope and inspiration for the next decade. In looking back, we recall Kierkegaard's saying that "life is lived forward, but understood backwards"; never has this rung so true as we reflect on 2020. 

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Dordan in MPN on how hospitals can save money by recycling PETG trays

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 8, 2020 9:25:57 AM

Medical Plastics News Magazine published my new article on how hospitals can save money, while working towards a circular economy, by recycling medical tray packaging.

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Video: Learn from clamshells how to make your packaging recyclable

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 15, 2020 1:54:59 PM

Learn how clamshell packaging became recyclable in this new video. All packaging can be recycled; it just requires work, time, investment, and collaboration. Make your packaging recyclable, too, by working with all stakeholders to isolate the challenges in order to develop the solutions.

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Video: Plastic ocean trash, where it comes from and why

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 7, 2020 9:32:35 AM

Check out my new video on plastics ocean pollution to learn where it comes from and why so we can stop the spread. Transcript with corresponding references and citations below.


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What to know when developing medical tray packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 5, 2020 3:49:03 PM

There are two standard formats for medical packaging, pouches and thermoformed trays. Thermoformed trays offer product protection and orientation, workflow organization (if a procedural kit), and ease and grace of opening. Pouches provide a sterile barrier, but do not provide the same structural protection to medical products, nor do they offer a controlled opening experience, when compared with thermoformed trays.

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Video: Dordan's trialed algae plastic now foam in sneakers

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 29, 2020 2:24:09 PM

 

Dordan thermoformed ALGIX's algae plastic in 2010, as part of its sustainable plastics research. The material was comprised of 15% algae, 85% PP. The algae acted as a filler, reducing the amount of plastic needed per application.

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Saluting American unity through ingenuity this Independence Day

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 2, 2020 3:46:07 PM

COVID-19 presents many challenges to communities and businesses. Lack of PPE for healthcare workers became one, of many, problems facing America. Upon discovery of these inadequacies, makers, small and large, rallied to produce the critical supply:

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McHenry County web series features Dordan on business during COVID-19

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jun 23, 2020 2:06:05 PM

McHenry Country web series, Stronger Together, interviews governmental leaders, business owners, community champions and more about life during COVID-19. In sharing these stories of hope, Stronger Together works to create a digital space of unity for the community.

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Third-generation siblings offer COVID-19 protection to small companies

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jun 8, 2020 9:52:11 AM

The first half-of-a-million face shields that Dordan produced were for hospitals. During that time, we were contacted by many small businesses and manufacturers that did not need thousands of shields, but a few hundred. Because these shields were being manufactured to fill a custom order, we were unable to sell to the smaller firms looking to procure face shields for their employees returning to work.

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Real Woodstock on Dordan's Face Shields

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 26, 2020 2:42:49 PM

Real Woodstock is a public relations campaign that works to generate interest in Woodstock, IL, to encourage tourism and commerce. Few know all that Woodstock has to offer and why one should live and work here, so Real Woodstock has become that mouthpiece. 

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Order Free Face Shield from Dordan Manufacturing

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 13, 2020 11:10:35 AM

Dordan Manufacturing is donating disposable plastic face shields with an adjustable plastic headband strap and foam forehead strip. Face shields act as splash guards, reducing contact with aerosol propellants of bodily fluids. Face shields are worn to protect against exposure to COVID-19.

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Woodstock Reports on Dordan Manufacturing Face Shields

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 1, 2020 11:06:31 AM

Local newspaper, The Woodstock Independent, reports on Dordan's efforts to manufacture plastic face shields for healthcare workers fighting against the spread of COVID-19.

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Dordan Provides Face Shields to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 30, 2020 7:44:48 AM

Chicago, IL --March 30, 2020-- Custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, to manufacture plastic face shields for healthcare personnel nationwide to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Collaborating with four other Chicagoland manufactures, Dordan begins production of face shield lenses early April and anticipates providing 500K/month.

Dordan is also now offering the fully assembled face shields to retailers, healthcare supply chains, and others working to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

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Download Dordan's Medical Packaging Fact Sheet

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 6, 2020 9:35:04 AM

With the completion of its in house ISO Class 8 cleanroom, custom thermoformer Dordan Manufacturing is offering medical packaging solutions. Dordan has been designing and manufacturing custom thermoformed packaging since 1962. This addition of medical packaging to its product portfolio demonstrates how the family-owned thermoforming company continues to evolve to meet the changing demands of the plastic packaging market. 

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Step Inside Dordan's Cleanroom @MD&M with Interactive Video

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 12, 2020 8:11:50 AM

Step inside Dordan’s Cleanroom for Manufacturing Medical Packaging with an Interactive Video @MD&M

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Bill Murray's Super Bowl Jeep Commercial filmed in Dordan's Woodstock

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 4, 2020 11:24:03 AM

Bill Murray's 1993 Groundhog Day was filmed in Woodstock, IL, which is where Dordan Manufacturing is located. Woodstock has long prided itself on being the setting of Punxsutawney, commemorating its role in the movie with week-long Groundhog Day celebrations. This year was particularly exciting, because Bill Murray HIMSELF was in Woodstock filming a Jeep commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday. You can learn more about his visit to Woodstock here.

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Dordan Brings Sustainable Packaging Expertise to MD&M West

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jan 9, 2020 10:25:48 AM

Anaheim, CA—February 11-13, 2020—Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoform packaging designer and manufacturer, brings its expertise on sustainable packaging to MD&M West attendees, booth# 348.

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Dordan in Photos: Celebrating the Year's End

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 30, 2019 2:59:08 PM

While Dordan has made significant investment this year to provide continuous process improvements, 60-years of business has taught us that it is not just the infrastructure of a company that determines its success; its also the people.

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Dordan Manufacturing's Year in Review: 12 Developments in 12 Months

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 18, 2019 10:04:09 AM

As 2019 draws to a close, we'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on all that has happened at Dordan this year. Below are Dordan's 12 most notable developments in the last 12 months.

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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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1-page Snap Shot of Dordan's Medical Packaging Products and Services

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

60-year old custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, is now offering cleanroom-produced, medical packaging solutions, like device tray packaging and procedural and surgical kits.

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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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Thermoforming Player Expands into the Medical Device Arena

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 1, 2019 1:27:07 PM

Medical Plastics News featured Dordan in its new article, "Thermoforming player expands into medical device arena."

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Nike’s New Green Lobster Shoe Box by Dordan Tests Thermoforming Limits

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 28, 2019 8:29:08 AM

Packaging Digest's new article, "Nike's new Green Lobster shoe box tests thermoforming limits," narrates the challenges that Dordan overcame in the design and manufacture of limited-edition packaging for the debut of Concepts x Nike SB collectable sneakers.

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Dordan's Top 5 Posts of 2018

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 28, 2018 3:41:27 PM

Thank you for your interest in Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer since 1962. Each year our digital footprint grows: Our blog, viewed by just a few-hundred people in 2009 is today seen by over 30,000. Our website traffic has increased 25% this year compared to last, bringing our unique visits to roughly 125,000. We have grown our social media following to 1,500 on Twitter and 2,000 on LinkedIn.

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Remembering Dordan Co-founder Vivian Slavin this New Year

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 22, 2018 10:41:09 AM

My grandmother and Dordan co-founder, Ellena Vivian Slavin, passed away on August 19th; she would have been 103-years-old Christmas Day.

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Plastics News on Dordan's Move into Medical Packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 12, 2018 12:52:22 PM

Trade publication Plastics News reports on Dordan's move into medical packaging in a December 4th feature by Jim Johnson:

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Trends in Medical Device Innovations

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 27, 2018 9:59:26 AM

What follows is the first post in my new series on medical device design and manufacturing; this content is the result of attendance at MD&M Minneapolis (Oct 31-Nov 1).

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Dordan Proceeds with Onsite Hardwall Construction ISO Class 8 Cleanroom

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 13, 2018 1:56:19 PM

November 13, 2018—Woodstock, IL—Dordan Manufacturing, a full-service custom thermoform designer and manufacturer, proceeds with building an onsite and fully enclosed hardwall construction ISO Class 8 Cleanroom for the production of medical device packaging solutions.

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Intro to New Series on Medical Device Design & Manufacturing

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 12, 2018 4:54:09 PM

My family company, Dordan Manufacturing, has been designing and thermoforming plastic packaging and product solutions for almost 60 years. Our core capabilities, which we have refined over the years, are design and thermoforming excellence. We are not your typical mom and pop shop; we employ the highest quality and most sophisticated technologies, equipment, software, and talent, which allow us to cater to a variety of quality-critical end-markets.

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Insight into the PET/RPET market from Dordan CEO/President

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 25, 2018 11:09:26 AM

After years of controlled pricing in the PET/RPET resin and sheet market, recent upsets to the global supply chain have resulted in substantial price increases. Dordan Manufacturing President & CEO Daniel Slavin shares his 45+ year of thermoforming industry experience to help contextualize this unprecedented upswing in material pricing and lead-times; and, what Dordan is doing to combat these increases:

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Dordan to Debut ISO Class 8 Cleanroom Thermoforming Capabilities at PACK EXPO International

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 25, 2018 9:49:59 AM

Chicago, IL, Oct. 14-17—Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer of plastic packaging and product solutions like dunnage/WIP trays, functional components, and insert trays, clamshells, and blisters, to debut ISO Class 8 Cleanroom thermoforming capabilities at PACK EXPO International.

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PACK EXPO International, Free Registration

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 11, 2018 12:41:50 PM

Plans to attend PACK EXPO International in Chicago, Oct. 14-17? Register for free with Dordan's complimentary code.

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What IS Sustainable Packaging?

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 23, 2018 10:24:51 AM

"Bio-based," "biodegradable," "compostable," "recyclable," "recycled"; what do these terms actually mean? Educate yourself with Dordan's Sustainable Packaging Summary.

Part 1: Introduction

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Dordan's New Website Like Its Custom Thermoforms: Elegantly Functional

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jun 25, 2018 4:00:49 PM

June 2018—Woodstock, IL—Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer of plastic clamshells, blisters, trays, and components, unveils a new website Monday that offers simplicity, corporate transparency, and ease-of-use. Elegantly functional, the website is an extension of Dordan’s brand, which differentiates itself by staying true to its core capabilities of thermoform design and manufacturing excellence.

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New Packaging Digest Article: Cleanyst, the intersection of sustainability and ecommerce optimization

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 18, 2018 2:44:56 PM

Learn how reusable packaging platform Cleanyst intends to revolutionize the health and cleaning products industries in my new article for Packaging Digest. Titled "Cleanyst: The Intersection of Sustainability and Ecommerce," this article describes how consumers can make anything from surface cleaner to shampoo at home via concentrates and a mixing appliance, reducing water weight and packaging materials throughout the supply chain.

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New Packaging Digest Article: Regenerative Packaging Puts the Cherry on Top of Sustainability

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 4, 2018 3:25:11 PM

Check out my latest article for Packaging Digest, "Regenerative Packaging Puts the Cherry on Top of Sustainability"; this describes the concept of regenerative products, which James Connelly, VP of Products and Strategy at the International Living Future Institute, describes as those products that result in a net-zero or net-positive environmental impact over their life-cycle. Connelly is to keynote sustainable packaging conference SPC Impact in San Francisco later this month, and plans to educate attendees on what's possible with sustainable packaging when viewed through the regenerative products paradigm.

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ISO 9001:2015 Certification Improves Dordan's Quality Management System with Risk-Based Thinking

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 22, 2018 9:13:31 AM

Woodstock, IL—March 2018—Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer of plastic packaging, is ISO 9001:2015 certified for the design, manufacture, and distribution of thermoformed products and packaging. Building on the Quality Management System of the ISO 9001:2008 Standards, which emphasize continued process improvement through monitoring, measuring, and analyzing Dordan’s ability to satisfy its customers, the 2015 Standards incorporate risk-based thinking as a means to continuously improve the value of it’s products and services.

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Three Generations Later, Innovation & Sustainability Drive Dordan Manufacturing

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 9, 2018 9:15:18 AM

Dordan was featured in the Real Woodstock, a campaign dedicated to promoting Woodstock, IL, as the ideal place to visit, relocate, live, and start a business.

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New Packaging Digest Article: How Brands can Capitalize on Cleaning the Planet

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 5, 2018 9:20:22 AM

Check out my new article for Packaging Digest on Litterati, a crowdsource clean-up model, titled, "How Brands can Capitalize on Cleaning the Planet." Litterati Founder & CEO Jeff Kirschner to keynote sustainable packaging conference SPC Impact (San Fran, April 24-26), where yours truly will be reporting, on behalf of Packaging Digest. I hope to see you there!

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Pricing Structure for Custom Thermoformed Packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 5, 2018 1:44:26 PM

Dordan is a full-service thermoform designer and manufacturer of custom packaging solutions like plastic clamshells, blisters, trays, and components. Therefore, all pricing is based on specific project requirements. There are, however, shared pricing indicators that are implicit in all thermoforming quotes. These include: material type and thickness, run quantity, part size/design, tooling, and quality control requirements.

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To Attend SPC Impact as Contributing Writer/Reporter for Packaging Digest

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jan 18, 2018 2:54:51 PM

The last few years I have had the pleasure of attending sustainable packaging conference SustPack as a writer and reporter for Packaging Digest. This year, SustPack has evolved into two different sustainable packaging conferences: SPC Impact (San Francisco), produced by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and Sustainability in Packaging (Chicago), produced by Smithers Pira. Packaging Digest has partnered exclusively with the SPC for their spring conference, SPC Impact; so, I get to go to San Fran to report from the front lines of sustainable packaging!!!

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Dordan's Year in Review: Most popular content of 2017

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 27, 2017 3:03:22 PM

As we approach 2018, it's time to look back on our most popular content of 2017, as demonstrated through views, clicks, likes, shares, and downloads. Thank you for your interest in Dordan this year; we look forward to continuing to engage you with content in 2018.

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Woodstock's Christmas Clearing House delivers joy Saturday

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 14, 2017 9:10:29 AM

Dordan has been in Woodstock, IL, since the early 90s, but just became aware of it's Christmas Clearing House this year. Produced by the Woodstock Rotary Club, Christmas Clearing House is an impressive operation that delivers toys and meals to over 1,000 families, children, and elders in Woodstock and Wonder Lake. Hundreds of volunteers donate their time to the organization and execution of Christmas Clearing House, which ensures that no family goes with out a Merry Christmas. 

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PET Sheets & Thermoforms Summit: Recycling black thermoforms and the circular economy

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 28, 2017 3:29:37 PM

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How to Expand Recycling of PET Thermoform Packaging in Europe

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 15, 2017 9:01:51 AM

Check out my new article for Packaging Digest, "How to expand recycling of PET thermoform packaging in Europe" for an update on thermoform recycling in the EU. It begins,

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How Dordan Designs Packaging for Thermoforming in 6 Steps

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 8, 2017 1:30:10 PM

Dordan is a full-service thermoform designer and manufacturer. Because we have complete control over the design and production of thermoformed packaging, our approach to package design is collaborative, leveraging our engineering, production, and quality control expertise.

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Woodstock's Dordan Manufacturing Celebrates its 55th Anniversary

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 2, 2017 8:22:13 AM

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Dordan Celebrates 55th Anniversary Thermoforming Custom Packaging with the Implementation of Robotics; hosts tour with City of Woodstock

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 25, 2017 9:27:57 AM

Woodstock, IL—October 25th, 2017—Custom thermoforming company Dordan Manufacturing, of Woodstock, IL, celebrates its 55th anniversary with the implementation of robotics, marking yet another milestone for this family-owned and operated business. Dordan hosts tour with the City of Woodstock to commemorate the occasion.

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Dordan fits mold for successful family business

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 23, 2017 1:16:18 PM

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Dordan Pens Third Most-Read Article for Packaging Digest in September

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 6, 2017 10:47:15 AM

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Interaction, Virtual Reality, and Automation Trend at PACK EXPO

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 2, 2017 2:17:15 PM

International PACK EXPO descended upon Las Vegas last week, where attendee interaction, virtual reality, and automation trended on the show floor. It's hard to think about my time in Las Vegas without thinking of the atrocities commited. My thoughts and prayers are with Las Vegas.

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Dordan to Host a Tour with the City of Woodstock, Mayor Brian Sager

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 20, 2017 11:53:56 AM

Woodstock, IL—October 3rd, 2017—Custom thermoforming company Dordan Manufacturing, in celebration of its 55th anniversary October 25th, hosts a tour with representatives from the City of Woodstock and Mayor Brian Sager. This is the first time Dordan has hosted a tour with the City of Woodstock since it moved to Woodstock from Chicago in the early 1990s.

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New Packaging Digest Article: How to Change Plastic's 'Waste' Reputation

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 5, 2017 9:52:35 AM

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Woodstock Mural Nears Completion: Photos of Dordan's Slavin with Mural Artist, and Designer

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 28, 2017 4:13:58 PM

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Where were you during the last total solar eclipse, in 1979?

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 21, 2017 11:32:42 AM

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Julian Slavin brings Family-Owned and Operated Custom Thermoformer Dordan Manufacturing into the 4th-Generation

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 14, 2017 3:39:18 PM

Dordan Manufacturing is an engineering-based designer and manufacturer of custom thermoformed product and packaging solutions.

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Dordan Featured in Plastics Today's Molder Spotlight Series

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 28, 2017 10:55:20 AM

Hello, my sustainable packaging friends!

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New Packaging Digest Article: Sustainable Packaging Insights Ignite Social Sharing

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jun 5, 2017 2:15:13 PM

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Free Webinar TOMORROW: Innovations in Sustainable Packaging with Amazon

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 30, 2017 1:46:44 PM

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Dordan Donates to Woodstock Mural Project

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 25, 2017 10:38:13 AM

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for innovators: design plastic packaging that keeps the value of plastics in the economy and out of the oceans

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 22, 2017 3:10:19 PM

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Dordan Manufacturing is Re-Certified by PJR for ISO 9001:2008 for the Design, Manufacture, and Distribution of Custom Thermoformed Products and Packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 15, 2017 11:36:38 AM

 

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Dordan breaks 1,500 followers on Twitter

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 8, 2017 11:25:51 AM

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Keep Woodstock Beautiful

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 4, 2017 4:01:18 PM

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SustPack17 Video Interview, Procurement at BestBuy

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 2, 2017 8:42:51 AM

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Thank you SustPack17!

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 1, 2017 10:44:08 AM

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Download Dordan's Easy-Open Clamshell Presentation

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 3, 2017 4:38:55 PM

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My New Packaging Digest Article on SustPack17 Keynote: Let's 'Do' Sustainable Packaging; Imagination Converts Ideas to Action

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 29, 2017 10:38:11 AM

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Interview with SUSTPACK17 keynote Adam Montandon, article in Packaging Digest coming soon!

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 9, 2017 1:49:51 PM

Hello, world!

I interviewed SUSTPACK17 keynote speaker Adam Montandon for an article I am writing on the presenter for Packaging Digest. He is a man of many trades, but his byline for the conference website lists Co-Founder of Factory of Imagination. After consulting the bios and abstracts of the various speakers lined up to present at SUSTPACK17, I had absolutely no idea what the Factory of Imagination was or why Adam was keynoting a sustainable packaging conference; hence, he became the first one on my "wish list" of interviewees.  After an almost 2-hour Skype session with Adam, based in Denmark and originally from the UK, I can not WAIT to witness his presentation, which promises to be nothing like what I've seen at SUSTPACK before. Imagine strange, silly, and anything but boring.

Associate Professor of Product Design and Innovation at SDU in Denmark, Adam has given keynotes at many universities and events around the world, including: The Royal Institute of Science in London, Berkeley University in CA, Transmedial in Berlin, MipTV in Cannes, TEDxLinz in Australia, and many more.

He is a teacher, author, event organizer and producer, workshop extraordinaire and life-long advocate of how fun and business can, and should, intersect to create truly fascinating products and experiences. 

Look out for the full interview in Packaging Digest, coming soon!

Above: Adam Montandon

 

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