Dordan to Attend SUSTPACK17 as Reporter for Packaging Digest

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jan 27, 2017 8:22:40 AM

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Dordan Manufacturing to Attend SUSTPACK17 as Reporter for Packaging Digest

Dordan is an engineering-centric designer and manufacturer of custom thermoformed product and packaging solutions like plastic clamshells, blisters, trays and thermoformed components.

Woodstock, IL - January 27, 2017 - Dordan Manufacturing to attend SUSTPACK17 as a contributing writer and reporter for packaging-centric UBM publication, Packaging Digest. SUSTPACK17 (April 24-26, Scottsdale, AZ) is the premier sustainable packaging event in North America, produced by Smithers Pira, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and Packaging Digest.

SUSTPACK17 is a three-day conference kicking off with tours and workshops, followed by a full agenda that includes presentations and panel discussions on a variety of sustainable packaging issues. Topics include material health, end of life management, supply chain engagement, the circular economy, and industry and governmental collaboration. SUSTPACK17 offers a diverse mix of material and packaging suppliers, consumer brands, retailers, and government representatives, peppered with speakers outside the packaging space who emphasize art, innovation, design, and the environment. 

This will be Dordan's third year attending SUSTPACK17 as a contributing writer and reporter for the publication. Dordan's Sustainability Coordinator, Chandler Slavin, began writing for Packaging Digest over three years ago after publishing an array of articles in different trade journals. Slavin has served as Dordan's Sustainability Coordinator for over 7 years, having served as Dordan's primary contact to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Walmart Sustainable Value Network, the Association of Visual Packaging Manufacturers, the Society of Plastics Engineers / Society of Plastics Industry, and the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Manufacturer Network. Slavin's largest contribution to sustainable packaging was her participation in the dialogue that facilitated the inclusion--and then recycling-- of post-consumer PET thermoformed containers. Slavin published three reports detailing these efforts from 2010 to 2015, awarded two Plastics in Packaging magazine covers and the cover of Green Manufacturer Magazine. While the market for post-consumer (PC) plastics recycling has steadily declined with the fall in virgin plastic prices, the infrastructure for PC PET thermoformed container recycling exists and will again be utilized when the market for PC recycled plastics rebounds.

Dordan CEO & President Daniel Slavin comments, "SUSTPACK17 is a great opportunity for members of the sustainable packaging community to assemble and discuss the developments and obstacles that characterize the sustainable packaging movement. Packaging Digest is a powerhouse of a publication and one that Dordan is honored to contribute editorial content to. We are grateful to SUSTPACK organizers for allowing Dordan to participate in this event, which always proves itself to be of great value to our company, our customers, and the readers of Packaging Digest."

For more information on SUSTPACK17, visit the event website here.