Dordan featured in "Seeing the Big Picture of Sustainability"

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 31, 2014 8:01:37 AM

Hello and happy Friday / Halloween, aka, the BEST day ever!

And it just got better because DORDAN is featured in Food & Beverage Packaging Magazine's "Seeing the Big Picture of Sustainability," which describes the sustainable packaging on display at Pack Expo.

Author Tom Egan begins,

As consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to rise, brand owners and manufacturers across the packaging and processing supply chain are looking for solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of their overall operations. And solutions are rarely, if ever, restricted to any single focus: Energy use, water conservation, heating, cooling and other building specifications, packaging materials and equipment choices all affect your environmental impact.

Packaging certainly plays an important role as part of a wide-ranging sustainability program. The right material specification during the package design phase can help cost-effectively minimize waste, without sacrificing form or function. PACK EXPO International 2014 (November 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL) will offer manufacturers the opportunity find the right packaging materials and equipment to efficiently and effectively reach their sustainability goals, adding credibility to environmental efforts and enhancing consumer perception of their brands.

...And enter Dordan's cameo...

Dordan Manufacturing, Inc. (, Booth #8403) an engineering-based designer of custom thermoformed packaging solutions,  traditionally highlights a variety of resins that support sustainability goals, such as cellulous acetate developed with cellulous sourced from Sustainable Forestry Initiative-managed forestry in North America. The resin, which has earned the Vincotte OK Compost Home certification, complies with EN 13432 and ASTM D 6400 standards for industrial biodegradability and compostability, and the film is recyclable – along with paper – in a re-pulping process.

Dordan’s 4th Annual Bio Resin Show ‘N Tell at PACK EXPO International will offer an overview of alternative resins, including comparative specs and cost analysis.

This year, Dordan’s Show ‘N Tell will also include its latest generation of algae-based biodegradable plastics and its “Design for Thermoforming Process,” a service that enhances customers’ understanding of the steps required to take a thermoformed package from concept to reality.

“Now more than ever, brand owners and their suppliers are held accountable by consumers, retailers and regulatory agencies to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains,” says Chandler Slavin, sustainability coordinator and marketing manager, Dordan Manufacturing, Inc. “Our philosophy behind the ‘Design for Thermoforming Process’ was to empower them with a holistic approach to design strategy, material selection and machinery usage — minimizing inefficiencies along the way and helping fully understand the sustainability-enhancing measures behind their packaging.”

Click here for the full article.

Gosh, don't I sound like I know what I'm talking about!? Come talk to me at Pack Expo, booth #8403.

algae plastic

Above: thermoformed algae plastic

Learn about Dordan's sustainable thermoformed packaging.